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postural physiotherapy

Are your feet the missing link in your low back pain?

[mk_page_section padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”0″ sidebar=”sidebar-1″ first_page=”false” last_page=”false”][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Lower back pain is a complaint that most people will experience to some degree during their lives. Sitting, standing and running posture in combination with muscular imbalances and weakness in the lumbo-pelvic or “core” region have long been widely accepted factors. The success of mobility, coordination and strength based

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postural physiotherapy

Prolonged Sitting and why we need Stand-up desks!

[mk_page_section padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”0″ sidebar=”sidebar-1″ first_page=”false” last_page=”false”][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Sitting Statistics On average people working in sedentary jobs such as office workers, receptionists and people who drive for a living, spend 6.3 hours or 79% of every workday sitting*. When you add time spent outside of work sitting (driving, eating, watching TV, personal internet use), this is a

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sports physio

Ready to ski? Stay injury free

[mk_page_section padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”0″ sidebar=”sidebar-1″ first_page=”false” last_page=”false”][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text] Winter has well and truly set in and the first of the snow for this season has started to fall. Are you ready to hit the slopes? Skiing and snow boarding are unique forms of exercise that require strength, balance, coordination and control. You may have been keeping

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vertigo treatment

Vertigo (BPPV)

[mk_page_section padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”0″ sidebar=”sidebar-1″ first_page=”false” last_page=”false”][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, commonly known as BPPV or vertigo is dizziness that is usually described as ‘room spinning’ as oppose to lightheaded dizziness. What causes BPPV? The inner ear contains 3 canals that sit at different angles, all filled with fluid. When the head moves, movement of the

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Mums & Bubs

From fractured spine to pregnant with twins- a tale of recovery

[mk_page_section padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”0″ sidebar=”sidebar-1″ first_page=”false” last_page=”false”][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]Lisa Carlin has been a long term client at PMPP and kindly agreed to answer some questions from Sheree about her injury and recovery following a horse-riding accident in 2011. We are so proud of Lisa’s determination and hard-work and her amazing recovery is a testament to how following

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Physiotherapy yoga

Mindful Breathing

[mk_page_section padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”0″ sidebar=”sidebar-1″ first_page=”false” last_page=”false”][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]In this day and age, we live exceptionally busy lives and often find ourselves racing the clock and ending up completely exhausted, only to do it all again tomorrow! In March 2015, I was diagnosed with Graves’ Disease – a condition in which the thyroid gland works overtime. Due

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physio exercises

Sit-ups…..to do or not to do?

[mk_page_section layout_structure=”full” attachment=”scroll” bg_position=”left top” bg_repeat=”repeat” bg_stretch=”false” enable_3d=”false” speed_factor=”0.3″ bg_video=”no” video_mask=”false” video_opacity=”0.6″ top_shadow=”false” section_layout=”full” sidebar=”sidebar-1″ min_height=”100″ full_width=”false” full_height=”false” intro_effect=”false” padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”0″ margin_bottom=”0″ first_page=”false” last_page=”false”][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text disable_pattern=”true” align=”left” margin_bottom=”0″]I recently had a conversation during a Pilates class with a client who was 36 weeks pregnant at the time.  She was quite upset as a friend of

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nutritionist

Boosting Immunity

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]A varied, well-balanced diet, regular exercise, lots of water and good sleep are keys to avoiding illness in the lead in to the long winter ahead. On top of this I also swear by my daily routine of vitamin and supplement intake as an added preventative. Every day I take 4 supplements religiously, vitamin

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physiotherapy

Why does my jaw hurt?

[mk_page_section padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”0″ sidebar=”sidebar-1″ first_page=”false” last_page=”false”][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]A common complaint presenting to dentists and physio’s is “why does my jaw hurt?” Commonly patients present with jaw or facial pain or discomfort when opening the mouth wide or chewing on hard or large food, such as apples and nuts. Clicking, popping or grating sounds may also be

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Physio running

Minding the bump- a personal experience exercising during pregnancy and post-natal

[mk_page_section padding_top=”0″ padding_bottom=”0″ sidebar=”sidebar-1″ first_page=”false” last_page=”false”][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]When I found out I was pregnant, like most women I was concerned with weight gain and wanted to fit back into my normal wardrobe again. I also wanted to be able to continue exercising which was a big part of my life before. I was used to running

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