Low back pain is a prevalent issue that can affect people of all ages and lifestyles. Whether it's due to a specific injury or a result of prolonged sitting and poor posture, low back pain can be both uncomfortable and disruptive.
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Your ankles are remarkable joints that provide stability, balance, and mobility to your lower limbs. However, they are also vulnerable to injury, especially if they lack strength and flexibility.
Shoulder pain is a common complaint that can affect people of all ages and lifestyles. Whether it's a dull ache, sharp discomfort, or limited range of motion, shoulder pain can be both frustrating and debilitating. In this blog post, we'll explore the causes of shoulder pain, the diagnostic process, and the effective physiotherapy solutions that can help you find relief and regain full shoulder function.
Knee surgery can be a transformative experience, offering relief from chronic pain or a path to returning to your favorite sports and activities. However, the success of knee surgery often hinges on what happens during the recovery phase. Proper rehabilitation is crucial to ensure a speedy and effective recovery after knee surgery
Knee injuries are among the most prevalent concerns for athletes of all ages and skill levels. Whether you're a professional athlete or someone who enjoys recreational sports, knee injuries can be a significant setback.
When it comes to back pain, many of us tend to think of it as an inevitable part of life. After all, who hasn't experienced a twinge or ache in their back at some point? While it's true that back pain can strike anyone, anywhere, at any time, there are several risk factors that you can control to reduce your chances of experiencing this common ailment
A Breath of Fresh Air in Managing Hypertension In today's fast-paced world, stress and health concerns often go hand in hand. One health issue that has been steadily on the rise, particularly among the elderly population, is hypertension.
In peripheral artery disease (PAD), the five-year mortality rate climbs to 20%. Cardiovascular events account for seven out of ten of those deaths. Additionally, three out of ten PAD patients experience nonfatal cardiovascular events.
Last month, we reported on the science showing that some hypotonic sports drinks can hydrate the body better than water!
Athletes are always in the market for ways to push the boundaries of human potential. One trend that seems to have come and gone is the use of nasal dilator strips. Do they deserve a second look?
In April, we welcomed Jessica Dingle to our physiotherapy team. She has earned graduate certificates in both pelvic floor physiotherapy and exercise and women’s health through the University of Melbourne.
A new study out of Massey University in New Zealand, and recently published in Sports Medicine, finds that some sports drinks are better for hydration than water itself, but not all.1
In the pursuit of weight loss, various strategies have been explored, ranging from dietary modifications to increased physical activity. Here’s one you may not have seen before: the speed at which we consume our meals
What is the World’s Most Disabling Condition? The Lancet’s Low Back Pain Series Working Group published today’s definitive paper for summarizing the condition we call non-specific low back pain (LBP) (1).
Sometimes we feel like painful joints are just something we are going to have to live with, even to the point of near disability
A recent, multi-national study out of Europe is heating up the old debate about heat treatments for non-specific back pain.1 It’s an important question.
Nutritional strategies need to be specific to individual goals. With evidence that they may decrease the risk of diabetes, decrease heart disease, and improve weight loss, low-carb diets prove popular
Consider Exercise Physiology and Physiotherapy at the First Sign of Trouble .In 2020, the peer-review journal, Maturitis, published a study documenting a dramatic rise in age-adjusted, fall-death rates across Australia.1
Have you ever wondered if more expensive running shoes work better for you than less expensive shoes?
Poor bone health is rapidly increasing in Australia. There’s an estimated 31% increase predicted from year 2012 to present.1
Earlier this year, professors from LJ University (Ahmedabad, India) and UiT The Arctic University of Norway published a paper connecting stressors on marine life with modern healthcare.
Nonspecific low back pain (LBP) ranks as one of the most common and costly musculoskeletal disorders. Despite a strong focus on the problem for decades, healthcare spending on this problem continues to rise. Nonspecific low back pain (LBP) ranks as one of the most common and costly musculoskeletal disorders. Despite a strong focus on the problem for decades, healthcare spending on this problem continues to rise.
How much exercise does it really take? Everyone tells us to stay active, but do some recommendations ask too much and end up discouraging some people
Over the past decade, Advanced Physiotherapy has published 15 bulletins outlining the research demonstrating supervised exercise therapy to be a good first-line treatment in osteoarthritis
In prolonged exercise, athletes burn through considerable amounts of carbohydrates and fluids. If that nutrition is not replenished during the exercise period, performance diminishes.
We often think of chronic low back pain as a problem for middle-aged adults. Unfortunately, a recent study of more than 1,000 children age 10 to 17 finds that this common problem affects our children as well
Projections show the prevalence of osteoporosis and osteopenia in Australians age 50+ increasing from 66% in 2012 to 86% in 2022.
Running barefoot obviously changes gait patterns. Specifically, when running with shoes, we are more likely to land on our heels, and we use longer strides.
Over the past decade, a debate about the healthiness of endurance running has simmered.
A sports psychology study shows the profound effects of belief, brands, and the complications of detecting them.
High-income countries have witnessed a dramatic rise in opioid-related deaths over the past two decades.1
Bed rest serves as a time-honored recommendation for both injury and illness. However, the drawbacks of bed rest include a somewhat surprising list of consequences: decreased heart volume, increased insulin resistance, skeletal muscle atrophy, muscle denervation, triggering of neurodegenerative processes, and decreased oxygen uptake capacity.1
Squats are an important exercise. They protect our ability to perform various actions effectively and without injury: lifting, running, climbing stairs, etc. We often read advice on how to perform squats based on professional opinion or expert consensus.
Knee pain affects one in three people in parts of Australia.1 When walking makes the knee pain flare up, people often begin avoiding physical activity for fear of worsening their knee. Consequently, this barrier to physical activity contributes to physical disability.2
While healthcare has been rapidly building knowledge about COVID-19, data regarding post-COVID, long-term sequelae is only beginning to trickle in
A new study with nearly one million people finds that early physiotherapy for everyone would largely pay for itself by reducing spending on emergency departments, advanced imaging, and other healthcare spending.
It’s a classic question. Which is better for your goal: strength or endurance training?
Elastic athletic tape has been used in various settings with goals such as inhibiting pain, increasing muscle strength, facilitating motor skills, and reducing muscle fatigue – especially when sports injuries or musculoskeletal disorders are present.
Following an ankle sprain, full recovery before return to sport or full activity is important.
Ankle sprains are common. Given time, most begin to feel better on their own, and people return to full activity. Unfortunately, these circumstances may be lulling people into believing they have fully recovered
It’s obvious that we get wider with age. What may be less obvious is why
The common term is tennis elbow. It refers to pain on the outside of the elbow and results from all sorts of repetitive activities, not just tennis and not just sports.
Osteoarthritis is Not Just for Seniors Arthritis is often thought of as a problem that only affects a more mature population. In fact, one form of arthritis, osteoarthritis of the knee, is a problem for younger, more active people as well.
An important new study in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health shows that conventional thinking may be wrong
People looking to enhance the effects of their workouts often use protein powder supplements. Why? Protein consumption strategies increase muscle hypertrophy, increase fat-free mass, and decrease fatty mass
Worldwide, low back pain causes nearly 24 billion days lived with disability each year. From the first decade of this century to the second, that sum of disability increased 17.5%.
Whiplash associated disorder (WAD) encompasses a syndrome of symptoms that may result from an acceleration/deceleration injury of the neck - especially disability and neck pain.
One out of every 50 Australians deals with atrial fibrillation (AF).1 This condition involves an irregular – often rapid – heartbeat leading to poor blood flow.
We all know that we need to eat protein to maintain and build muscles. Malnutrition in this regard can make exercise counterproductive to building strength. But does it matter when the protein is consumed?
The science demonstrates unequivocally that whiplash should receive physiotherapy within 96 hours of the injury.1-