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Thoracic and rib pain during pregnancy

During pregnancy, many changes occur to the body. Pain and discomfort can arise from the growing and changing body. Commonly, women will experience pelvic girdle or lower back pain throughout their pregnancy. However, a significant number of women will experience upper back (thoracic) or rib pain. Where is the pain located? The thoracic spine is located between the neck

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Kinesiology Tape

Do you ever watch a professional tennis game or competitive bike race and wonder what the colourful strips of tape athletes wear is? Well, the answer is Kinesiology Tape. Kinesiology tape (or KT tape) is a therapeutic tape, which we apply strategically to the body to help reduce swelling, provide support, decrease pain and improve

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Hormonal headaches and migraines

What is the difference between a headache and a migraine?  A headache can be characterised as having a slow onset, usually bilateral mild to moderate dull pain. A migraine, however can be described as more severe pain that is often unilateral, throbbing and can last between hours to a few days. Migraines can also include the

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Pelvic girdle pain in pregnancy

What is pelvic girdle pain and how common is it? Pelvic girdle pain (PGP), also commonly referred to as Pelvic instability, can be described as a collection of signs and symptoms of discomfort and pain in the pelvis and lower back region. Pain can either be felt at the back of the pelvis, on one or both

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Limber – putting an end to back pain

Bart de Vries, Physiotherapist and founder of Limber, talks to us about back pain and the implications of our chosen work desk. What you believe about back pain might be delaying your recovery.  What people commonly understand about back pain is outdated. Commonly held beliefs like bed rest, pain medication and surgery have been proven

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Total knee replacement – a firsthand account

To replace a KNEE or NOT TO replace a KNEE: that is the question. As a disclaimer, I wish to note that my experience may be vastly different to others. We all experience pain, recovery and ‘getting back on our feet’ differently. However, on my journey through total knee replacements (yes, I had both done, separately), I picked

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9 long and scary months – surviving a high risk pregnancy

Nine long and scary months: Pregnancy can be the most wonderful experience filled with excitement, joy and happiness. There are an entire range of emotions that you will feel while your body is growing your little bub. Unfortunately for many women who experience a high risk pregnancy, they will experience enhanced anxiety, stress and fear. For some

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R U OK?

R U OK? Today is the 8th of September – Australia’s R U OK? Day. R U OK? Day is a time to check in with those you care about. While it is in our nature to consider people who are openly struggling with mental health issues, it is equally important to touch base with those who seem

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Running and Knee OA

I recently attended a webinar with knee Orthopaedic surgeon Nigel Hartnett and physiotherapist Christian Barton, on the topic of “Does Running cause or increase the risk of knee OA (osteoarthritis)?” They looked at extensive research around the world relating to running and osteoarthritis. They were interested to know if running causes knee OA and if

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Hydrotherapy

What is hydrotherapy? Hydrotherapy quite literally translates to ‘therapy in the water’. It is used as a form of rehabilitation for a range of injuries and conditions. While a hydrotherapy pool is typically between 33 and 36 degrees and fairly shallow, these exercises can be done in water of any temperature and depth. The warm water is

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