Support MND

By |2020-11-02T23:09:21+11:00October 1st, 2019|Events|

A pioneer in physiotherapy within the Hunter Valley passed away in July, having been diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) earlier in the year. Mrs. Judy Mitchell may well have been known to many of you as a physiotherapist in Maitland, a Shoal Bay resident in later years, or as an important member of the [...]

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Night Cramps

By |2019-10-01T06:03:36+10:00October 1st, 2019|Education, Research|

Often people come to us reporting night cramps in their legs. Did you know there exists evidence to suggest that stretching before bed can help this? Joannes M Hallegraeff et al (2012) found that stretching the calf and the hamstrings for as little as 10 seconds each for 3 repetitions immediately before going to bed, [...]

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The Benefits of Walking

By |2019-10-01T05:23:40+10:00October 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|

Here's a bit of fun courtesy of one of our happy walkers: "Walking can add minutes to your life. This enables you at 85 years old to spend an additional 5 months in a nursing home at $5000 per month. My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was 60. Now she's 97 [...]

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Chronic Pain Mythbusters

By |2019-10-01T05:03:23+10:00August 26th, 2019|Education|

2019 World Physiotherapy Day - Sunday 8th September People who have chronic pain often tell us that it can be difficult to get or stay active. But physiotherapists can suggest activities or an exercise program that are right for the individual experiencing chronic pain. They can help understand how pain works, reduce fear around pain, educate [...]

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SALE: EOFY Footwear Walkout

By |2019-06-18T11:34:36+10:00June 18th, 2019|Marketing|

EOFY Orthotic Footwear Walkout sale! Remaining Summer stock at markedly reduced prices. See photos and corresponding text below. Items wont last long, first in best dressed. Offer only on existing stock pictured. Does not apply to new orders. Size 5 (5M/6W)- Black Wave Thong ($40, RRP $65), Khaki Wave Thong ($40, RRP $65), Pink Vionic [...]

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Hip Bursitis or is it?

By |2020-11-02T23:09:22+11:00June 18th, 2019|Education|

Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome or Hip 'Bursitis'? Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome (GTPS) is a term used to describe the condition previously often inaccurately diagnosed as trochanteric bursitis. Bursae are fluid filled sacs that provide cushioning between bony prominences and overlying tissues. Trochanteric bursitis was previously used to indicate inflammation of the bursa of the lateral [...]

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What’s best for your ankle sprain?

By |2020-11-02T23:09:22+11:00June 18th, 2019|Education|

When should you see a Physiotherapist for your ankle sprain? Ankle sprains (rolled ankles) are one of the most common musculoskeletal injury. Most people think that a sprained ankle is a minor injury that will resolve on its own. However, research has shown that symptoms such as pain, swelling, reduction in range of motion and [...]

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