January Newsletter

‘Back to School’ clinic

Developmental changes as kids grow, sitting for long hours on laptops and carrying heavy backpacks can take a toll on a growing body.

Our ‘Back to School’ clinic is a great opportunity to get your kids feet, back and posture health checked for free by Graceville Physio Pain Slayers and Podiatrists from Queensland Foot Centres. Held at The Athlete’s Foot Indooroopilly on Monday 13th January between 10 and 2pm. No need to book. Also includes a free goodies bags for the kids!

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Getting active in the New Year

For many people, the new year is a time to start a new exercise routine. The current physical activity guidelines suggest that we should all be getting at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity per week, and we would get even more benefit if we could get that up to 300 minutes per week. This should come from a combination of cardiovascular exercise (e.g. hill walking, running, swimming, aerobics, HIIT etc) and weight training, and ideally it should be something you enjoy and can see yourself continuing in the long term!

New Years is also a time when we see a lot of overuse and training error injuries – people going too hard too fast and not allowing appropriate recovery between sessions. The key to a successful exercise routine is appropriate load (not too hard or too easy), adequate recovery time and consistency.

If you are thinking of starting up a new exercise routine this New Year, get in touch with your Physio and we’ll help you make sure it’s one you can enjoy, injury free, for the year to come … We have a range of group clinical exercise classes that may suit you!

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Are you looking to join an exercise class?

Here’s a list of some of the great benefits of joining us at one of our classes here at Graceville Physiotherapy …

Before you start one of our classes we get you to come in and have an initial one to one physio assessment to identify the areas that need to be worked on, unique to you, and understand the reasons behind any problems with movement you may have. Understanding your history gives us more insight in how best to help you get the most from our classes.

Our classes are small …. this means you will get alot of individual attention. We want you to feel safe while exercising and feel reassured that the exercises you will be doing will not aggrivate any pre-exisiting conditions or injuries.

Our classes are flexible …. our Physios will make adjustments and modifications to exercises to suit you and will also adjust intensity as you progress.

Our classes are fun …. you can be involved with others interested in in maintaining an active and healthy lifestyle in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

We offer massage appointments Monday to Wednesday with our fabulous therapist Jeannette!

 If you have poor posture, sit at a desk all day, stressed or struggling to get a good nights rest then a massage could be good for you!

We offer 60min, 45min and 30min appointments.  Call to Book!

Waking up with neck pain? … it might be time for a new pillow. 

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While you may be attached to your pillow, it could be the cause of unnecessary neck pain for you. The neck is often the most vulnerable part of our body when our sleeping setup is not ideal. Side sleepers may let their neck fall excessively to the side with a pillow that is too low or have their neck elevated too much by having their pillows too high. The importance of having a supportive pillow that supports your neck while sleeping cannot be overstated. If you find yourself putting your arm under your pillow while you sleep, it is likely that your pillow is too low. Having your shoulder in this position overnight can put unnecessary stress on the structures in the shoulder joint and should be avoided if possible. Speak to a pain slayer for more advice on how to improve your sleeping posture and to find out if your sleeping setup is right for you.

We stock the Complete Sleeprrr Memory Foam Pillows which feature removeable and adjustable inserts which allow you to change the shape and height of the pillow to suit your comfort and postural needs.

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