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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 about your […]
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 Womens […]
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 hip that […]
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 instability, […]
It’s Winter and often with it comes an increase in the number of children participating in contact sports. Did you know that concussion is a from of traumatic brain injury and it can occur even without contact to the head? Please prepare yourself for the care of your child by clicking and reading this link […]
A new decision support tool for patients suffering with osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee has recently been developed. The tool will provide evidence-based information to assist you in making more informed decisions by identifying treatment options, including the risks, benefits and cost. Find out more about this comprehensive tool by clicking here. Remember to also read our […]