December Newsletter

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a happy, healthy New Year

2021 has been quite the year! We are proud to have been able to continue to provide continuity of care for our patients throughout the lockdowns and other covid challenges! We hope you have a great break over the festive season and we look forward to helping you live your life pain free in 2022! Other than the Christmas Eve and the public holidays we are open for appointments. If you need physio please call us on 32781186 or book online any time day or night

     FESTIVE SEASON CLINIC HOURS

    Thursday 23rd December – 7am to 7pm

    Friday 24th December (Christmas Eve) – Closed

    Saturday 25th December (Christmas Day) – Closed

    Monday 27th December (Christmas Day holiday) – Closed

    Tuesday 28th December (Boxing Day holiday) – Closed

    Wednesday 29th December – 10am to 7pm

    Thursday 30th December – 10am to 7pm

    Friday 31st December – 7am to 6pm

    Saturday 1st January (New Years Day) – Closed

    Monday 3rd January (News Years Day holiday) – Closed

    CLINIC HOURS RETURN TO NORMAL ON TUESDAY 4TH JANUARY

    Surviving the lead up to Christmas … Prevention is better than cure!

    At this time of year, on top of your normal workload, more time is spent standing, lifting and carrying shopping, not to mention attending more social functions than normal. As a result, any old lower back and neck niggles can be exacerbated. If possible try to pace yourself. Here are a few tips to help reduce the load on your back. Also check out our lower back pain page for exercises to help. As we say prevention is better than cure!

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    Tips to reduce the load on your back and help to prevent low back pain:

    When shopping or standing for long periods:

    • Wear low heeled, well cushioned shoes.
    • Try not to hold the same position for too long.
    • If shopping all day take frequent breaks to sit down.
    • Avoid carrying heavy bags for long periods.

    When lifting:

    • Bend your knees, feet astride, pick up the object and hold it close to your body with your back straight and use your knees to stand up. This protects your spine.

    Hopefully you will have a happy and pain free Christmas break.

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    Meet our new team members

    Meris & Kaitlin

    Our Physiotherapist Meris Tan (right) has a comprehensive background in classical ballet as well as representing Queensland in figure skating. Reflecting her hobbies, Meris has a specific interest in dance and sports related injuries as well as women’s health, neck pain and back pain. Meris has extra qualifications in Clinical Pilates and Sports training. In her free time Meris loves crafting such as painting and pottery, watching movies and playing with her new kitten Benny.

    Kaitlin Wong (left) is our new addition to the reception team and is our social media expert! Kaitlin is currently studying Clinical Exercise Physiology at the University of Queensland and has an avid interest in health and movement. In her free time Kaitlin loves to play water polo as well as doing weekend trips to the beach and attempting to surf. This year she has started training long distance running, with the goal to complete a half marathon in 2022. She also has taught herself to crochet – mastering crochet bucket hats and a making a crochet blanket.

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