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Clinical Pilates

Pilates or Yoga? What’s best for me?

As physios we often get asked what the difference is between Pilates and Yoga and if either would be of benefit to their injury/condition. It’s also surprising how often clients believe that yoga and pilates are very similar. I often here”Aren’t they the same thing?” And “they’re both pretty easy right?” or “It’s mostly just

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pregnancy exercise

Exercising during Pregnancy

Whilst I have been advising woman on what exercises are appropriate during pregnancy for my entire career as a physiotherapist- it’s nice to be able to give a personal perspective now that I am 35 weeks pregnant and can appreciate some of the symptoms many of you have had to put up with. Every woman

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injury rehabilitation physio

Common Running Injuries

With the end of Autumn nearing, comes some last minute outdoor runs before many of us are confined to a treadmill! Unsurprisingly, this is also the time of year that I tend to see an increasing number of clients with running-related injuries, namely Achilles tendinopathy and shin pain. Both presentations can be extremely debilitating, especially if

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Top tips for plane travel

Whether it’s a long haul international flight or a quick domestic trip up to Sydney, there’s no doubt plane travel is tough on the body. And it can be mentally draining and exhausting too! After racking up some frequent flyer points the last couple of years here are my top tips for plane travel to

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Pilates to improve your running

When training for marathons or any distance running events, many people substitute the gym for additional miles on the road. While the added mileage may benefit your endurance training, it may also lead to more injuries. When the musculoskeletal system cannot meet the demands of increased mileage, compensation and poor technique creep in, creating instability

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Wrist Injuries- A look at TFCC

The Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex (TFCC) is a complex structure within the wrist joint, acting as a major stabilizer of the joints between the forearm and the hand. The TFCC carries approximately 20% of load transmitted from the wrist to the forearm, as well as allowing for complex movements of the wrist. The TFCC is made

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dry needling

Dry Needling…could it help me?

Often patients will ask me about dry needling. What dry needling is? The benefits? And what the difference is between dry needling and acupuncture? I use dry needling in the treatment and management of many of my patients, with excellent results and minimal pain!   What is dry needling?  Dry needling is a safe, minimally

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Ankle Sprains

Ankle sprains are one of the most common sports injuries. A sudden twist or landing on the foot awkwardly can overstretch and tear the supporting ligaments of the joint, causing pain and swelling. Ankle sprains commonly occur when the foot rolls in too far. This injury is particularly common in activities that require running, jumping

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New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions Happy New Year everyone! I cannot believe it is 2015 already and Christmas has been and gone for yet another year. The New Year always brings with it the chance to set new goals and plan for the year ahead. Whether this is re-assessing career pathways, planning business development, saving for a

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