Merry Christmas Everyone

By |2018-12-21T20:49:29+11:00December 21st, 2018|Events, Marketing|

We'd like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a prosperous start to the New Year. We also thought you'd enjoy some pictures from last nights Christmas Party. Fun had by all involved, thanks to a wonderful team, due reward for excellent work again this year. Yes, after last nights efforts, we'll stick to [...]

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Pelvic Form Physiotherapy

By |2018-08-31T04:54:21+10:00August 31st, 2018|Education|

A wonderful professional development session today was enjoyed with Pelvic Form Physiotherapy's Amy Hansen discussing all things pelvic floor. Did you know that: 75% of women experience prolapse at some point in their life 40% of men in their 40's have erectile dysfunction (and this statistic increases by 10% for every decade). It is estimated [...]

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Exercise Extra – Figure 4 Stretch

By |2020-11-02T23:09:22+11:00August 24th, 2018|Exercise|

This specifically stretches the piriformis and iliotibial band (ITB). This can be useful for knee, hip and back pain when used appropriately. Lie on your back with your feet flat on the floor. Cross your left foot over your right thigh. Lift your right leg off the floor. Grab onto the back of your right leg [...]

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Can Physiotherapy help my Osteoarthritis?

By |2018-08-24T03:20:50+10:00August 24th, 2018|Education|

Yes! High-quality evidence proves that exercise reduces pain and improves physical function in patients with osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis (OA) has a significant impact on one’s physical function and quality of life. The knee, hip and hand joints are predominantly involved, resulting in physical symptoms of pain, swelling and reduced function. Furthermore psychosocial symptoms of anxiety and [...]

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Netball Australia Knee Program

By |2018-08-27T10:57:48+10:00August 22nd, 2018|Marketing|

Did you know Scott is a nationally endorsed provider of Netball Australia’s KNEE program?! What is the KNEE program? The KNEE program is a 10-12 minute warm up that prevents knee injuries, enhances performance and extends play. The KNEE program provides: · An evidence based warm up specifically tailored for netball players · The potential to reduce [...]

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Lumbar Disc Herniation: Should I have Surgery?

By |2018-07-30T02:04:18+10:00July 30th, 2018|Education|

Lumbar disc herniation is a common low back disorder that produces low back pain and/or leg pain in adults. A herniated disc is a displacement of disc material beyond the intervertebral disc space, these usually remain asymptomatic however can cause discomfort if the disc compresses an adjacent nerve or the spinal cord. Disc herniation often occurs [...]

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Inadequate Sleep and Resistance Training

By |2020-11-02T23:09:22+11:00July 25th, 2018|Education|

A recent systematic review has evaluated the effect of sleep deprivation (i.e. no sleep) and sleep restriction (i.e. a reduced sleep duration) on resistance exercise performance. Resistance exercise is an effective means to maintain and improve physical capacity and metabolic health, however, the outcomes for populations who may perform resistance exercise during periods of inadequate [...]

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Exercise Extra – Pectoralis Stretch

By |2018-07-25T11:02:10+10:00July 25th, 2018|Exercise|

The pectoral muscles (major and minor) are located in the chest attaching to the collarbone (clavicle), sternum, ribs and the arm bone (humerus). Pectoral tightness results in the movement of the shoulder forward and occurs with poor postural habits (‘slouching’) where the chest concaves and the shoulders become rounded. This positioning increases the risk of [...]

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Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries

By |2020-11-02T23:09:22+11:00July 25th, 2018|Education|

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury is one of the most commonly seen injuries in sport and has a devastating influence on patients activity levels and quality of life. Complete ACL rupture can induce other pathological knee conditions including knee instability, damage to menisci and the chondral surface. This can lead to early onset of osteoarthritis. [...]

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Operation Christmas Child

By |2018-07-29T05:33:51+10:00July 9th, 2018|Events|

I know it's early but at Nelson Bay Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Centre we support the work of Samaritans Purse via Operation Christmas Child. We have supported this great cause in previous years and once again we will be doing so. We have set the goal of filling a minimum of 5 boxes (one for a [...]

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