Monthly Archives: August 2016

Physiotherapy is Not a Luxury

By |August 31st, 2016|

Physiotherapy is vital for health and wellbeing of the Australian community. It enables countless Australians to have quality of life.

Yet despite the evidence of its benefits, physiotherapy is treated as a luxury item. It remains out of reach to many Australians who need it most, including people living with chronic conditions and many Australians who […]

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World Physiotherapy Day

By |August 31st, 2016|

Each year, on 8 September, we celebrate World Physiotherapy Day, a global event recognising the incredible role physiotherapists play in the community and the relationships that patients have with their physiotherapist.

The theme for this year’s World Physiotherapy Day is ‘add life to years’—aligning with the World Confederation for Physical Therapy. The message builds on the findings of […]

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Operation Christmas Child

By |August 31st, 2016|

At Nelson Bay Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Centre we support the work of Samaritans Purse via Operation Christmas Child. We have set the goal of filling a minimum of 6 boxes (one for a boy and girl in each age group 2-4, 5-9, 10-14). Each shoebox we pack will likely be the first gift the […]

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A Pain in the Neck

By |August 31st, 2016|

Pregnancy often causes marked lower back and pelvic pain as a consequence of the extra weight carried, the changes in the spinal curvature and the presence of pregnancy hormones that increase joint laxity. Once the baby comes along you’d be excused if you thought “phew, glad that’s over now my pain can go”.

However, many women […]

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