Whiplash – why and what happens

Whiplash is an injury to the neck that occurs following a sudden acceleration-deceleration force that causes unrestrained, rapid forward and backward movement of the head and neck. Symptoms include pain, decreased range of motion and tightness in the neck, as well as headaches, muscles spams, and pain radiating further down the back. In the early days after the injury it is important to start some simple and gentle exercises to get your neck and head moving. This blog addresses what you can do to settle the inflammation in your muscles and other tissues as well as gentle strengthening exercises.

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Achilles Tendinopathy: An Awkward Amount of Time

Suffering from ankle and leg pain? Today’s Awkard Amount of Time focuses on Achilles Tendinopathy. Do you ever find yourself with awkward moments of time, where it is not quite enough time before your ‘next thing’ to really start something else in between? This happens to me quite often, and with the extra time I have needed to think about my practice and how best to serve my clients in this time of physical distancing, these little moments have started me thinking. So Iintroduced a 2 to 3 minute conversation on social media where I talk for a couple of minutes – on a really useful or interesting snippet that I hope you will enjoy.  All the best, Deb.

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Understanding Osteoporosis and what you can do about it

Osteoporosis is a common condition in which the bones become brittle and fragile, usually because of hormonal changes or deficiency of calcium or vitamin D. The bones lose minerals such as calcium more quickly than the body replaces them, leading to a loss of bone density. Osteoporosis is sometimes known as ‘The Silent Disease’ because many people do not know they have it until they break a bone. It affects over 1 million Australians. This week’s blog the causes and risks of osteoporosis, what you can do to maintain and improve your bone density.

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Dry Needling: An Awkward Amount of Time

Suffering from muscle pain? Today’s Awkward Amount of Tims focuses on dry needling. Do you ever find yourself with awkward moments of time, where it is not quite enough time before your ‘next thing’ to really start something else in between? This happens to me quite often, and with the extra time I have needed to think about my practice and how best to serve my clients in this time of physical distancing, these little moments started me thinking. So I introduced this 2 to 3 minute video – on a really useful or interesting snippet that I hope you will enjoy.  All the best, Deb.

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Why doing less is a problem

Periods of decreased activity can be problematic with COVID 19 changing the lives of many, if not all of us. Many of us have been isolating for months to reduce our risk of catching the virus. Isolation has brought with it decreased amounts of activity and with that – decreased strength and increased stiffness in the muscles and joints. Strong and flexible muscles are critical to helping support joints. If unprotected – joints are at risk of injury – and people are at a higher risk of falling and causing more injury. Our blog addresses this important issue and sets out a few basic exercises you can introduce to maintain your strength and flexibility.

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An Awkward Amount of Time: Foam Rolling

Exercising at Home? Today’s awkward amount of time is focused on Foam Rolling. Do you ever find yourself with awkward moments of time, where it is not quite enough time before your ‘next thing’ to really start something else in between? This happens to me quite often, and with the extra time I have needed…

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