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Is poor posture the cause of your pain?

Poor posture can wreak havoc on the body. It can lead to neck, shoulder, and back pain, discomfort, headaches, muscle weakness, muscle tightness and even a predisposition to joint arthritis. This article discusses good posture, bad posture, and what you can do to prevent injury with simple tips and exercises.

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5 Surprisingly Common Causes of Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is one of, if not the most, common reasons patients visit physiotherapy. In fact, up to 45% of adults will experience an episode within the year. For some people, it’s a temporary ache that eases up after a few weeks. Whilst others will experience chronic and disabling pains. These types of pain can derail lives and significantly impact the quality of life.
Read our blog for 5 surprisingly common causes of lower back pain and some simple tips to help.

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Doing Less: An Awkward Amount of Time

With winter approaching, the days become colder and shorter, and we often find ourselves doing less and sitting more. This time last year we were in the midst of COVID isolation and lockdown so many of us found it difficult to be active. The result of inactivity over those months last year resulted in a big increase in the number of people falling and admitted to hospital.

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Falls Prevention – working to keep you safe

Australians over 65 commonly experience falls and subsequent injuries. Some injuries caused by falls may be serious enough for a lengthy hospital stay and rehabilitation. Physiotherapists and occupational therapists work together with clients to treat injuries caused by falls and to prevent more falls in the future. This blog provides you with #fallsprevention leg strengthening exercises to reduce the risk of falling and increase your #safety.

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Tennis Elbow – what’s gardening got to do with it?

Gardening requires flexibility, strength, and endurance, while gripping, clipping, shearing, and pruning strains the forearm, and can lead to inflammation and pain just below the elbow. Sometimes referred to as ‘tennis elbow’. Tennis elbow can be difficult to treat and the first line of treatment is REST, but this is often difficult to accomplish – particularly if you are a keen gardener! Read on for 5 things you can do to prevent or reduce the risk of tennis elbow, and our exercise physiologist, Alex demonstrates exercises that can assist.

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