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Vertigo – A Case Study

BPPV (benign paroxysmal positional vertigo) is a condition that causes a sudden onset of vertigo when the head is moved into certain positions. Vertigo is felt as dizziness and is often combined with nausea. BPPV is caused by a dislodging of tiny crystals within the inner ear. The inner ear contains three semicircular canals which

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Seven ways to avoid the holiday binge this Christmas

So you’ve gotten through the chilly winter months, and you’ve started peeling off the layers. You may have put on a few warming kilos, or maybe you haven’t. But now you’re about to go into a season of Christmas lunches, Christmas dinners, Christmas drinks and Christmas work functions. And don’t forget Christmas sales. This whole

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Ballet Pre-Pointe Assessments

Has your dance teacher told you to see a physiotherapist before you start pointe training? Are you unsure of your readiness to commence dancing en pointe?   Pre-pointe assessments are designed to assess the risk of injury to a dancer. They can help determine how ready you are to commence pointe work to ensure the

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Running Physiotherapy

Spring into Summer

Summer is just around the corner! At this time of year people start feeling the pressure to get into shape after a long winter. The warmer weather is a great motivation to get ourselves back out, about and moving and for this reason, injuries are also common at this time of year. Whether you’re ramping

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What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness is a mental state achieved by focussing one’s awareness on the present moment, while acknowledging and accepting feelings, thoughts and bodily sensations. It is the ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we are doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us. Sounds easy

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Baby Brain – Fact or Fiction?

Is “baby brain” a real thing? I have never been pregnant however many of my pregnant clients often complain that they feel like their memory does not seem as good compared to pre pregnancy and that they sometimes feel a bit “fuzzy” in the brain. I have noticed this with my pregnant friends and family

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Cramping – causes and treatment

A cramp is defined as a spontaneous or involuntary electrical activity of a large number of skeletal muscle fibres. This quickly develops into a painful, sustained contraction (muscle spasm), known as a cramp. Cramping can be divided into 2 groups: Nocturnal (night time) cramping Exercise induced cramping   What Causes Exercise-Induced Cramping? Overuse that fatigues the affected muscle

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Infrared Sauna

Following the Melbourne marathon, I decided to take up the advice of my valued client, Rose, and book in for a recovery infrared sauna. Having done numerous 30km+ runs, I knew what I would be in for the day after running 42km! Every single muscle from my neck down was tight, sore, irritated. Despite the

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