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headache physiotherapy

Causes and Treatment of Headaches

Headaches can affect up to two thirds of the population and the cause of headaches is multifactorial.   Headaches can be classified into seven main categories:         Headaches associated with viral illness (respiratory infections, etc.,)          Vascular headaches (migraine or cluster headache)         Cervical headache (referred from the joints, muscles and/or fascia)         Tension headaches

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christmas nutrition

Tis the season to enjoy eating … mindfully!

Rather than provide a stock set of nutrition tips (eat more veggies, watch your portion sizes, alternate alcohol with plain mineral water), I thought it was time we start training for Christmas, specifically how to reconnect with your body, ditch the guilt, avoid over eating and gain pleasure from the foods you eat. The Christmas

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nutrition heart health

Looking after your heart

  In Australia, every 10 minutes someone has a heart attack and every hour one of those heart attack sufferers lose their life. Seeing as heart attacks are so prevalent it is really important that you know how to prevent and detect heart attacks so that you can continue to live a long and healthy

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sports physiotherapy

Rio Olympics/paralympics- a personal encounter

One of our clients and good friends Victoria Kahn recently returned from the Rio Olympics/Paralympics and kindly answered some questions for us about her experiences working with the equestrian teams at the Games. What was your role at Rio? I was the Sports Science/Sports Medicine Manager and Physiotherapist with the Australian Equestrian Team for the

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running physiotherapy

What running shoes are best for me?

I recently interviewed Claire Thomas from Mizuno Australia, to find out some more information about the huge range in running and training shoes that are out on the market these days. Claire has worked in the running shoe industry for 8 years now, and has extensive experience and knowledge about the technical side of running

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remedial massage

Remedial Massage- give back to your body

Spring is here and the days are getting longer, soon it will be warmer and will become easier to start exercising and moving more. This change in season also brings the Tri season, Melbourne Marathon, fun runs and sporting events which involve training, time, and treatments to keep you injury free and able to compete

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sport physiotherapy

Paediatric Physiotherapy

Recently PMPP’s physio Ali Wilson attended a Paediatric Physiotherapy course at the Royal Children’s Hospital, to extend her knowledge on children’s musculoskeletal conditions. Here is her story:   Over the weekend of 27/28th August, I was fortunate enough to attend the ‘Building blocks for Paediatric Physiotherapy’ course at the Royal Children’s Hospital. Over the two

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postural physiotherapy

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

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 treatment is evident in the growing

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