As a practising physiotherapist, I often treat patients for lower back pain as a result of shovelling or raking in the garden. The good news is that there are several preventative actions you can take to protect against low back injury. Read my full blog for 5 things you can do to reduce the risk of lower back injury in the garden, you will also find a short video with two exercises that can help.Details
Damaging your anterior cruciate ligament – often referred to as the ACL – is one of those knee injuries that can be career ending for any amateur or professional sports athlete and can mean months of rehabilitation and months on the sideline. We recommend an injury prevention warm up program, the 11+, which when implemented consistently will help protect and reduce the risk of injury to yourself and your fellow players. While developed for FIFA it is applicable to most sports that require frequent pivoting, such as netball, and basketball. Read my full blog for more, an exercise video, and to download the 11+ manual.Details
I’m very pleased to welcome Sophie Edwards, Occupational Therapist to the Move Better for LIfe team. Sophie will be based out of our Armidale clinic.
Occupational Therapy helps people with their daily activities from self-care to leisure to work and speaks to our commitment to helping our clients move better for life.
All of us at Move Better for LIfe hope you are enjoying a healthy, happy and safe Easter break, all the best, Deb.Details
In my practice as a physiotherapist, I often see people presenting with pain that appears for no apparent reason. There is no trauma or noticeable injury, however there is pain particularly in the joints. Sometimes these people have pain because they have hypermobile joints. Joint Hypermobility Syndrome affects the joints and bones allowing them to…Details
You may have heard of foam rolling which helps muscles become more receptive to stretching and moving, as well as relieving muscle soreness. It can help improve your performance running, help you more easily get out of a chair, or minimise your risk of getting a hamstring injury. Read the blog for how you can use a foam roller and its benefits.Details
Walking can be mentally and physically invigorating. It can also boost your immune system and improve your quality of sleep. If you are interested in starting to walk to improve your health there are a few things you should do to ensure you are walk ready, minimising the risk of injuring and increasing your likelihood of success. This blog provides you with #walkready tips and calf strengthening exercises you may find useful.Details
Most of us spend a long time at the computer and more and more often that’s at a laptop. With more of us working from home at the kitchen table or on the couch, means we tend to see an increasingly number of clients experience in neck pain and headaches. But with some simple exercises and good general fitness levels, you can reduce the impact.Details
On behalf of our team, I would like to welcome you to our first edition of Move Better for Life for 2021. In this edition, I am excited to announce that we are now providing occupational therapy services out of our Armidale clinic and are hiring for Tamworth. I’m also pleased to advise that our Armidale-based exercise physiologist Shae Flynn has returned to work after taking time off for maternity leave. In Tamworth, we have welcomed a new physiotherapist with a focus on sports rehabilitation, Paddy Bowen. While many of you may know Ben Fittler as one of our wonderful Armidale receptionists, what you may not know is that he is now a qualified massage therapist. And our wellness classes have all recommenced for the year.Details
One of the most common injuries to the feet is plantar fasciitis, which is an inflammation of the muscle which supports the arch of your foot. It’s very common and is often caused by changes to footwear, walking barefoot (such as on the beach during holidays) or through sporting stress. But, through regular exercise and preventative stretching you can reduce both the pain and frequency.Details
A calf strain/tear affects the muscles at the back of the lower leg and tends to come about due to a sudden excessive force through the muscle, or with repetitive overuse. Read on for treatment tips and exercises to promote recovery.Details