Pilates: Stepping Up Your Fitness Game Even as a Senior

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As you grow older, keeping fit becomes the most important thing to ensure that you’ll still be able to do the things that you love doing, be it travelling around the world, dancing, or gardening. Around the age of 40, you will start losing a good amount of muscle mass per decade. Recent research has […]

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Pre and post natal exercise education

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Pre and Post natal exercise classes in Brisbane. Pre and Post Natal Pilates classes are run by a Pilates trained physiotherapist in our rooms in the Brisbane suburb of Graceville. Your ultimate health is foremost with you and your baby in mind. Classes are run in a safe environment for you and your baby. Any […]

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Kids Netball Injuries

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NETBALL :SOME COMMON PROBLEMS With the Netball season now in full swing we are starting to see kids with preventable injuries coming into the clinic. Proper warm up and warm down sessions can help to prevent some of the most common injuries such as achilles tendinopathy and jumpers knee. Achilles tendinopathy can be quite common […]

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Osgood-schlatters disease – a common early adolescent complaint.

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Questions often asked about Osgood Schlatters Disease. What actually is it?  Can Physiotherapy Help? Do anti-inflammatories help?  Is it growing pains? When we think about the anatomy of the knee there are four main bones that form the knee joint complex.  The femur which is the long thigh bone, the tibia which is the long shin […]

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Finding it hard to stand up from sitting ?- Sit to stand made easy

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How to get up from sitting to standing with ease. Standing up from a seated position can become quite difficult for some of us with knee pain, especially as you get older.  Quite often I watch older people trying to stand up and they are pushing on the arms of their chair, using a lot […]

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Is Technology Causing Us All a Pain In The Neck?

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Technology can cause neck pain.   In some countries where they are very techno savvy, you can see everybody on a train or bus looking down at their smart  phone. No matter what age they are they are all staring at the screen.  This could lead to  what is called a kyphosis or was once […]

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March 2017 newsletter -Sports Injuries

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              Sports Injuries – Physio Clinic Newsletter – March 2017 The body feels the repercussions from Sports at any level, you don’t have to be an elite athlete to need Sports Physiotherapy. Athletes and individuals who play sports regularly are more prone to develop sports injuries. Some of the common sports injuries are tennis elbow, […]

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Is your Suitcase a pain in the back?

Category: Back and Neck Pain

Back pain can be caused whilst travelling After travelling around Japan and Australia on holiday this year I began to think about different types of suitcases, and considering a lot of patients come in after their holidays with back pain, it’s quite easy to see how some suitcases are much easier to use than others. […]

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AVOID CHRISTMAS INJURIES

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2016-avoid-common-christmas-injuries-physio-clinic-newsletter-december Avoid Common Christmas Injuries – Physio Clinic Newsletter December 2016 With the festive party season in full swing and holidays just around the corner, physios are urging everyone to take extra caution, to stay safe, injury-free and happy this Christmas. The best Christmas present you can yourself and family is; Your Health. 

Physiotherapists see […]

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September newsletter

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Is Post-natal exercise safe? When should I start?

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Many new mothers are confused as to whether post-natal exercise is safe to do or are unsure when they should start. Firstly, you need to be checked out by your Doctor or Obstetrician.  It is not recommended that you attend a gym or start back at your exercise routine until at least 6 weeks post […]

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Exercise tights -the `bare `facts

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Are you a gym and a fashion junkie? We are always looking for the best exercise tights to wear at the gym. If you are like me they need to me not too hot, keep everything in, not get wet while you are sweaty and must look Ok while on ( because how many of […]

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Beware of your beach holiday

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A holiday at the beach could be detrimental to your health according to our results pooled over the last 10 years. Every year families spend their holidays at the beach. All year adults and children alike spend their days sitting at computers or desks. Now many of you are very active also but the week […]

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Are you planning on getting Pregnant?

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Research suggests that the healthier you are before you are pregnant the easier your pregnancy and ultimate birth experience may be. Often women are scared to begin pregnancy pilates, yoga or exercise classes until after the first trimester. It is true to say that many women may feel unwell during the first trimester and not […]

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JUNE SPECIAL.1-ON-1 PILATES REFORMER .

Category: Back and Neck Pain

Have you ever wondered what a pilates reformer was or what you could do on it? Sick of classes full of reformers with not enough instruction? For an extra special in June and July we are offering 1 on 1 pilates reformer sessions for only $50. Health fund rebates may also apply.  Book in to […]

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How do i treat a ligament sprain?

Category: Uncategorized

Treatment of Ligament Sprains A sprain is an injury to a ligament (tissue that connects two or more bones at a joint). In a sprain, one or more ligaments is stretched or torn. Sports people, particularly soccer players will often sprain their ankle joint. A sudden twist or strange movement (often during running); can lead […]

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Ankle Sprains: Sprained ankle treatment and recovery time.

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Ankle Sprains: Sprained ankle treatment,sprained ankle recovery time. Ankle sprains are a common type of injury in the lower limb. There are many ligaments that hold the different bones in the ankle joint together. An ankle sprain can comprise of  damage to one or more of these ligaments. The most common ankle injury/sprain occurs when […]

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Homemade Granola

Category: Healthy Recipe

Ingredients 1 cup whole rolled oats (Optional) 1 cup buckwheat groats ½ cup unsweetened shredded coconut 1 cup seeds – I use ½ pumpkin seeds, ½ sunflower seeds 1 cup nuts – I use almonds and macadamia nuts / brazil nuts (raw unsalted) ¼ cup coconut oil 2 Tbsp. cinnamon Preparation Preheat the oven to […]

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Chocolate protein balls

Category: Healthy Recipe

Preparation Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes Servings: Serves 25 Ingredients: Balls: 2 cups almond meal ½ cup desiccated coconut ¾ cup natural low carb whey protein powder (or other) ¾ cup raw cacao powder 6 medjool dates 2 tbsp. raw honey 2 tsp. coconut oil I will often add a handful […]

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EXERCISE AS TREATMENT FOR TYPE 2 DIABETES

Category: Exercise

Type 2 diabetes or ‘adult onset’ is characterised by insulin resistance (with or without insulin secretory defect). This condition arises from a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Despite there also being a strong genetic component, lifestyle factors including high blood pressure, insufficient physical activity, overweight/obesity and poor diet are all major contributors to an […]

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Magnetic therapy to help pain and injury.

Category: Pain Management

Patients come to Graceville Physiotherapy to get a proper medical diagnosis and receive cutting edge/innovative therapies so they can recovery from injury and get back to their sport or the things they love to do sooner. One therapy we recently added to our treatment tool box are a special type of medical magnet called Q […]

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Treatment for Plantar Fasciitis using orthotics

Category: Orthotics

Treating Plantar Fasciitis Plantar Fasciitis (PF) is a degenerative syndrome of the plantar fascia resulting from repeated trauma at its origin at the calcaneus1. It is reported to be the most common cause of inferior heel pain in adults2. Plantar fasciitis is also known as painful heel syndrome, heel spur syndrome3, runner’s heel, policemen’s heel, […]

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Effective Non-Pharmacological Pain Management Alternatives

Category: Pain Management

Physiotherapists know all about effective non-pharmacological pain management. Here is a list of the following we use… Cold Packs – help to reduce inflammation and decrease pain. Good in relieving acute pain such as sports injury pain or acute neck pain following a motor vehicle accident. Heat Packs – heat packs can reduce the pain […]

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How can Physiotherapy help with Chronic Pain Management?

Category: Pain Management

Those with chronic pain know that a chronic pain management program will help them to live as normal a life as possible. Physiotherapists are experts in chronic pain management. Individual programs can be set up to suit that persons needs. i.e. an effective chronic pain management program for someone with chronic lower back pain may […]

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How can I fix back and neck pain?

Category: Back and Neck Pain

It is important to first properly diagnose back and neck pain. See your physiotherapist before the pain gets out of hand. A visit to your physiotherapist at your first sign of pain will ensure you get adequate advice quickly. This means less visits. The longer you leave it the more treatment you may require. See […]

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Why do we get back and neck pain?

Category: Back and Neck Pain

Back and neck pain would have to be the most common reasons why people visit their physiotherapist. More sick days are taken in the workforce through back and neck pain than any other pain. A lot of people feel that once they develop back and neck pain that it is there to stay or will […]

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How soon after birth can I do post-natal excercise?

Category: Pre and Post Natal Health

Post natal exercise can be performed soon after delivery depending on the type of exercise. Your physiotherapist will give you some gentle exercises that can be performed day one. These may include gentle foot and lower leg exercises, especially if you have had a caesarean section. After you have had your baby your physiotherapist will […]

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Is Pregnancy Pilates safe?

Category: Pre and Post Natal Health

Pregnancy Pilates is certainly safe if performed under the guidance of a qualified professional. Physiotherapists and trained exercise physiologists are highly trained professionals and with Pilates training on board you are in safe hands. Our pregnancy Pilates classes can be taken from the beginning of your pregnancy until the end of your pregnancy safely as […]

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What are the best pregnancy excercises for the third trimester?

Category: Pre and Post Natal Health

It is important in the third trimester to not overexercise. The best pregnancy exercises are those related to breathing, relaxation and strength. Cardiovascular exercises may be performed with care and if possible under the guidance of a suitable health professional such as a physiotherapist, midwife or Pilates/Yoga instructor with qualifications in this area. During the […]

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What is Dry Needling?

Category: Dry Needling

Dry Needling is well known as an ancient form of healing. Many physiotherapists are now using Dry Needling- or dry needling (when a physio uses it), as it has been shown to have great healing effects. Penetration of the needle stimulates an effect at that site. The needle also stimulates the nerve fibres. These fibres […]

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How is Physiotherapy used in Pulmonary Rehabilitation?

Category: Respiratory Physiotheraphy

Physiotherapy is used in pulmonary rehabilitation to: help expand the lungs Relax the breathing Improve oxygenation Promote relaxation Improve pulmonary fitness Decrease severity of asthma and croup attacks

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What is Lung Physiotherapy?

Category: Respiratory Physiotheraphy

We have been treating lung conditions here for 25 years. The respiratory conditions that can benefit from physiotherapy include: Asthma Bronchitis Emphysema Bronchiectasis Bronchiolitis Lung surgery Lobar Pneumonia Bronchial Pneumonia Cystic Fibrosis Croup Treatment techniques include: Breathing techniques Learning to expand different sections of the lungs. Learning how to breathe using your diaphragm. Learn how […]

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What is Sports Physiotherapy?

Category: Sports Injuries

Physiotherapists who have special interest in sport strive to get the best from their clients. Sports physiotherapy involves assessment of the client’s particular movement faults, correction and strengthening exercises help them to correct these faults. These correction and strengthening exercises help the sports person to perform to their ultimate ability. Sports physiotherapy can also involve […]

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What are the Benefits of Massage Therapy?

Category: Massage

Massage makes people feel nurtured. The sole act of placing of hands on the body helps to facilitate an overall healing response. It is well recognised that babies who are touched and cuddled do better than babies who lack this attention. Massage increases circulation to skin and muscles. It helps with muscle injuries and improves […]

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Can I do Pilates exercises at any Age?

Category: Pilates

Pilates exercises can be performed at any age. We have had clients as young as 3 years attending for pilates based programs to help with their balance, movement and development. We also have clients in their 90’s who attend for Pilates for surprisingly, similar reasons, balance and mobility. Pilates exercises benefits anyone at any age. […]

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Is it Safe to Do Pilates at Home?

Category: Pilates

Of course it is safe to do Pilates at home. Provided you have already been given specific instructions by a physiotherapist or Pilates instructor and been given a specific program for your individual needs and requirements. Many of our clients are given a home program of Pilates exercises that meet their individual needs. You must […]

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Benefits of Pilates

Category: Pilates

Regular Pilates practisers find there are many benefits of Pilates. These include … Looking taller and slimmer due to the strengthening of the muscles at the segmental vertebral level. Feeling strong and able to stand and sit for longer periods of time. Decreased back pain, neck pain, hip pain, knee pain, foot pain and shoulder […]

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5 Important Questions to ask your Physical Therapist

Category: Physiotherapy

Ask your physical therapist about their qualifications and about where their special interests lie. You will be able to ascertain how interested they are in you! Ask your physical therapist for exercises. Never leave an appointment without an exercise or some form of homework. This could be as simple as “never crossing your legs when […]

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Different Types of Physiotherapy

Category: Physiotherapy

There are many different types of physiotherapy available for a whole multitude of ailments. Most people are familiar with physiotherapy associated with sports injuries or spinal pain. Other types of physiotherapy include treatment for … Respiratory conditions including asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, emphysema – treatments deal with correct breathing techniques, positioning for optimum lung expansion and […]

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