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Neural tension in Physiotherapy

What is neural tension? Neural tension can occur when nerves are not sliding and gliding through tissues as they usually would. The nerves that supply the sensation and movements to your arms and legs are called “peripheral nerves.” When neural tension occurs in peripheral nerves, it can cause areas of referred symptoms into parts of

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Plagiocephaly: head shape in babies

Plagiocephaly (or misshapen head) is a very common problem that often causes significant parental concern. However, it is also a highly preventable and treatable condition with the right information at the right time. What is Plagiocephaly? Plagiocephaly refers to a misshapen or asymmetrical head shape. It is sometimes referred to as “Deformational Plagiocepahly” or “Positional Plagiocephaly”. A

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Pain: the good and the bad

What type of pain you should be worried about and what you should expect As Physiotherapists, we encounter all kinds of pain and the patients who experience it. I could write a thesis on pain as it is so complex. Instead, I would like to focus on how we, as Physiotherapists, understand and interpret your pain. In

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self care

Self care

What exactly is Self Care? Self Care is a concept that’s been talked of a lot in the past few years. Often referred to as a ‘buzzword’, it is frequently misunderstood. It is a term used to define a practice that has a lifetime value. Undoubtedly, it is a practice that involves more than simply massages, manicures,

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Running assessment

Running takes on many forms! You might notice when out for a run that there are many different running styles around! To understand what I mean, take a look at this short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nu8FlpDSPl4 People have accomplished amazing running races with “technically-poor” running styles.  So how can this be? There’s more than meets the eye when determining what

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5 tips for running success

The big day in the running world: On Sunday 10 October, thousands of recreational runners will take on the challenge of a 5km, 10km, half marathon or full marathon distance at the Melbourne Marathon Festival. With new title sponsors and following the 2020 cancellation of this event, this 2021 version promises to be bigger than ever.

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Chee’s guide to the snow in Victoria

Welcoming the winter ahead I am hopeful that, following this lockdown, we will be able to get to the snow in Victoria once again! We all need something to keep us active and moving and Victoria has plenty on offer. For some, winter means we will spend more time resting indoors. On the other hand,

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Diaphragmatic breathing

Breathing is the thing we do constantly in life, yet we often forget about the importance of it. It is our easiest and most natural method for stress relief. With a bit more awareness it can help us in stressful moments. Normally in stressful situations we breath into the “top” of our lungs. At the

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Why meal plans don’t work

Meal plans – the reality: As we move into the colder months and back into some semblance of a pre-covid routine, that New Year’s resolution to shift the lockdown weight may seem like a distant memory. Meal plans are one way people attempt to avoid this inevitable slump in motivation. “I just want a meal plan. I

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Muscle Memory

We’ve all heard the saying, ‘’It’s like learning to ride a bike’’. But what is it that allows us to pick up a skill we’ve previously learned but haven’t practiced for months or years. The long-lasting memory for learned skills, is often known as muscle memory. What is muscle memory? Even the simplest everyday actions

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