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Common Childhood Sports Injuries

Sprains A sprain is an injury to a ligament, a stretching or a tearing. One or more ligaments can be injured during a sprain. Ankle sprains are the most common injury. Strain A strain is an injury to either a muscle or a tendon. A muscle is a tissue composed of...

What is Massage?

What exactly are the benefits of receiving massage? Useful for all of the conditions listed below and more massage can: Alleviate pain and improve range of motion. Assist with shorter, easier labour for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays. Ease...

Tips for a Healthy Spine

Approximately 80-90% of the population suffers from spinal pain at some point. A healthy spine is an often overlooked and essential part of a healthy lifestyle. People, who suffer from back pain, particularly if it is long-term, are generally less healthy than those...

Family Fitness Exercises

As a parent, it is important for you to encourage your children to be physically active. A child should try to do at least 40--60 minutes of exercise each day. To achieve this goal, plan some family togetherness time. Here are some easy ways to reach that goal...

What is a Trigger Point?

An important aspect of musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction is addressing all possible contributing factors, including the presence of joint or spinal dysfunction, postural imbalances, reduced coordination of movement, poor posture and the effect of trigger points....

Golf Tips for Injury Prevention

If you take the Physiotherapy approach, you're in good company. Physios suggest these simple measures to help you avoid back pain or injury and improve your game: Purchase equipment that fits. Don't try to adapt your swing to the wrong clubs: A six-footer playing with...

How To Garden Without Hurting Your Back

As summer progresses, many Australians become more active around the house and garden. Unfortunately, this can lead to an increase in back problems. If you are a keen gardener, it is important that you take measures to look after your back. Here are some things to...

Cricket Injuries What To Do?

Cricket is one of Australia’s most popular sports. However, injury can hamper performance and reduce participation. A study by Orchard et al (2006) has shed some light about the types and incidence of injury in Australian cricket. Here are some points to consider:...

Physiotherapy Check Ups

Some people think that their condition isn’t bad enough to warrant physiotherapy treatment or just feel they do not need an occasional check-up. We all know that regular servicing of our cars helps to ensure trouble free motoring and can save us a lot of money in...