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How to ‘wear’ a baby

[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]Babies often want to be held and cuddled. Between feeding, changing and settling, there’s very little time to make meals or attend to the ever-growing loads of washing or housework. If you have more than 1 child to care for, giving attention to older siblings (often needy toddlers) is

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Bursitis – what is it and how is it treated?

[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] What is a bursa? We have bursas (or bursae) all over our body, in fact we have over 150! A bursa is a fluid filled sac, usually found around joints, between bones and tendons, muscles and/or skin. Bursae cushion and glide to allow for movement and also prevent

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Running Physiotherapy

Running a marathon – a personal experience

[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]To say that I have always been a running enthusiast is not a strong enough statement…..I have always been OBSESSED with running!! I quite literally love the feeling of pounding the pavement. Running has been a regular part of my week since I was 16 years old and whilst

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Travelling after joint replacement surgery

[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]The following blog post was written by orthopaedic surgeon Mr Ilan Freedman.   A question which patients commonly ask is “When can I fly after having a Hip or Knee Replacement?”. Traditional reservations regarding flying after hip replacement surgery are due to the potential risk associated with prolonged immobilisation (i.e.

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Pregnancy Hormones and how they affect your ability to exercise throughout pregnancy

[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]We all know that pregnancy causes a whole gamut of symptoms. These include changes to your body shape, mood, appetite, and of course fitness/activity levels. And just when you think you have figured it out, everything changes again as you move through the trimesters. So what is actually happening

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Strength training: pre-season vs in-season

[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]Why in-season strength training is just as important as your pre-season For many of us who play a sport, summer is the time for infamous preseasons – we increase our strength training, our conditioning, and prepare our bodies for the long season ahead. But what about during the season?

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Getting on top of your low back pain in 2018 – could Pilates be the answer?

[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]There are many different causes of low back pain. 1 in 7 Australians are reported to experience symptoms associated with low back pain. Typically these people avoid moving and avoid doing exercise in the fear they will make it worse. Avoiding movement can quickly cause joint stiffness and muscular

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Gluteal Tendinopathy – A Pain in the Hip

[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]Tendons are bands of fibrous tissues that connect muscle to bone. They have elastic properties that are generally well suited for the loads required by daily activities. However, when the loads placed on the tendon become far greater than it’s capacity, the tendon undergoes structural changes. This is known

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Stress and how it can affect you

[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]It is coming into my favourite time of year Summer, and the Oh so wonderful Christmas period! This time of year for me is about winding down and relaxing before we start a new, but for some people this time of year incites stress. What is stress? Stress is

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Physiotherapy for Mastitis

[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]What is Mastitis? Mastitis is a blocked duct which presents as a tender breast lump, and may also cause localised redness Milk accumulating behind the blockage causes milk protein to escape from the ducts into the surrounding breast tissue The protein is recognised as a foreign body, creating an

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