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Finding the right balance

Falls and loss of balance are often viewed as an inevitable part of the ageing process. Some of the main reasons for this include weakening muscles and stiffening joints, sensory and balance problems, vision difficulties and side effects of medication. One in four people aged over 60 have at least one fall per year, and

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Pain in the thumb

Do you experience pain in the base of your thumb? You may have what is called osteoarthritis (OA) of the carpometacarpal (CMC) joint of the thumb. This can be common, particularly as we move across the lifespan. If untreated, can be extremely debilitating, restricting ability to perform day to day activities. Symptoms Symptoms may include

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A week away at Netball Nationals

Last week I had the privilege to be one of the four physios to travel with the Victorian Men’s & Mixed Netball teams for their National Championships in Brisbane. There were 6 Victorian teams competing across multiple divisions. U17s, U20s, U23s, Men’s Reserve, Open Mixed and Open Mens. Traveling with a team is both a

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New concussion guidelines

From the Ground to Recovery: New Concussion Guidelines With community football commencing in the next couple of weeks you may or may not be aware of the new concussion guidelines. On the 1st of March, the AFL announced the new developments in relation to the return to play protocols in the concussion guidelines for all

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Polymyalgia Rheumatica: a patient’s perspective

I recently approached one of my longstanding patients for her perspective on Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR). This blog, as with all of our firsthand accounts, is designed to be informative and insightful. Please seek medical support if you think you may also be suffering from PMR. What are/were your PMR symptoms? The original symptoms began 12

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Ice baths vs. saunas

Ice baths vs saunas… what’s with the trending excitement? When it comes to post-exercise recovery, athletes and fitness enthusiasts often turn to ice baths and saunas as popular options. Both methods are believed to help reduce muscle soreness, promote relaxation, and aid in recovery. But is one more effective than the other? Let’s delve into the benefits

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Stress urinary incontinence: my story

Drawing on personal experience: When considering becoming qualified in Pelvic Health Physiotherapy, I reached out to my good friend and sounding board, Rosie. “Ali, I have an exercise for you”. She told me. “Write down every single thing that you have experienced firsthand, that you are likely to see in a patient presenting for a Pelvic Health consultation”. Before

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Preparing for Running

Many clients have set their goals for 2024 and running is on their list. This may be starting from scratch, or returning to running after a long hiatus. Or it could be returning to running post injury or postpartum. Others are seasoned runners wanting to build up to a half or full marathon. Although everyone

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Magnesium: enhancing your sleep

Sleep: are you getting enough? In the fast-paced world we live in, achieving quality sleep can be a challenge for many. Sleep is crucial for overall health and well-being, impacting our physical, mental and emotional state. If you’re struggling to get a good nights sleep, magnesium might just be the missing link to your restful slumber. On a

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C-section recovery and massage

Congratulations on your extra special new family member!! The initial stages of motherhood can be daunting and sometimes there’s nothing more daunting than feeling or even looking at your cesarean section (c-section) wound for the first time. Rest assured if this is how you’re feeling – this is completely validated!! A nice way to think

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