Monthly Archives: October 2019


By |October 1st, 2019|

We have enjoyed a couple of recent social Events together as a team outside of our work environment. Thanks to our Reception team of Kathi and Lyndal for taking us out of our comfort zone with painting, and then to Lockie for a bit more physical action and fun at David Grahams Putt Putt.

The first person to […]

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Birthday Fun

By |October 1st, 2019|

Can you tell Lyndal likes cake!…hehe, now I’m in trouble. We celebrated (belatedly because they all ran away on their birthdays) Lyndal and then Lockie’s birthdays with cake and a chat. Another year older, another year wiser, or so they say!

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Support MND

By |October 1st, 2019|

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 |October 1st, 2019|

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, reduced […]

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What is a Bursa?

By |October 1st, 2019|

A bursa is a small fluid filled sac that provides a cushion and allows smooth movement between soft tissues, like muscles and tendons, and hard bone. It is like having a small water balloon, ie the bursa sac between a hard corner, ie the bone and a piece of rope, ie the tendon, so the […]

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The Benefits of Walking

By |October 1st, 2019|

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 years old and […]

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