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8 Common Myths & Realities About Grief

On April 14th, 2016, posted in: Blog, Counselling by 0 Comment

Here are 8 of the most common myths and realities about grief. Knowledge of these issues is extremely helpful for both the bereaved and those wishing to help them. Myth #1. “It has been a year since your spouse died. Don’t you think you should be dating by now?” Reality. It is impossible to simply..

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Heat or Ice?

Both Heat and Ice have a role to play in the management of pain relief, however they have different indications for use. So when should you use them? ICE:    Ice is most effectively used in the initial management of soft tissue injuries. Many people would have heard of the R.I.C.E (or R.I.C.E) regime. This stands..

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Are you inflamed?

Inflammation can be a good thing Everyone has experienced the remarkable phenomenon of acute inflammation – a sprained ankle, splinter, or cut – and as a result have witnessed the affected area turn red, puffy and hot as your immune system rushes to your aid to assess the injury and fight any pathogen that might..

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Beat the Back to School Blues

On February 17th, 2016, posted in: Blog, Health and Wellbeing by 0 Comment

Kick-start the New School Year Parents understandably want what is best for their children and aim to ensure that life at home and at school is the best it can be. Nevertheless, if a child is experiencing stress, inadequate sleep or is finding it hard to learn and understand due to poor cognition, then life..

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MOvember for men’s health

This Movember, the Australian Physiotherapy Association is encouraging everyone to get moving for better health, and have set a 30 day challenge of being active in some form every day. 1 in 4 adults in the developed world don’t exercise enough. Moving more in our everyday life is crucial for preventing disease and reducing the risk..

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Better Living Through Detox

What’s the Big Deal About Detoxification? Detox. It’s a term you’ve no doubt heard a lot of on TV, in magazines or in the gym. But why should you ‘detox’? Detoxification is your body’s natural process of changing dietary and environmental toxins into less harmful substances before eliminating them from your body. Supporting natural detoxification..

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Beat Stress Before It Beats You

On September 16th, 2015, posted in: Blog, Stress by 0 Comment

Is Stress Getting in the Way of Achieving Your Health Goals? Modern living and stress seem to go hand in hand and it may be no surprise to you that the effects of stress can have a significant impact on mental wellbeing. Nevertheless, you may not know that the effects of stress can impact other..

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Optimal Sitting Posture

On August 19th, 2015, posted in: Blog by 0 Comment

One of the most common presentations I see is neck and back pain as a result of long hours of sitting at a desk. Often, this can be avoided with a few simple changes to your desk set up. Here are a few simple tips to optimise your desk set up at home or at..

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Take out Insurance Against Colds and Flu this Winter

For many people the shortening days and cooler weather heralds not only the start of winter but also a string of absences from work and a backlog of tasks as you or your loved ones succumb to winter illness. What if you could take out a wellness ‘insurance policy’ against colds and flu, and gain..

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Why We LOVE Our Spiky Balls

Donʼt you hate it when your practitioner tells you to get the spikey ball out “OUCH.” Well we LOVE them. The beauty is you can even use them even if youʼre not in pain, as they are great in many ways. Benefits Relieves muscle tension Improves flexibility Gets into “that” knot Can use it almost..

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