Osteoarthritis of the Hip and Knee

Hi everyone, today I’m going to look at how you can help manage the pain and discomfort you experience when you have osteoarthritis of the knee and hip. Based on a review by a panel of experts identifying treatment interventions that had good evidence behind them the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners have developed recommendations for the management of osteoarthritis of the knee and hip.

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Move Better for Life – July 2020 Newsletter

Should you exercise wearing a mask? Many Australians are now required to wear a mask, others are asked to voluntarily wear them where social distancing is not an option and still others are choosing to because they are either vulnerable or out of an abundance of caution. So, is it wise to wear a mask…

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An Awkward Amount of Time: Back Supports

Today’s awkward amount of time is focused on Back Supports.
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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 I introduced this 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

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Could that pain in the neck really be in your back? Mid back pain

If your work or hobby involves you bending forwards over a workbench, a desk, a bar or any other project for long periods of time, you could be at risk of experiencing mid back or thoracic spine pain. This is not a problem if you maintain that position for a short time, however issues occur if you maintain this position for long periods. As a result, your posture suffers, and leads to stiffness, aching between your shoulder blades, and even backstabbing pain. Sometimes the pain can radiate upwards to the back of the neck and head. Fortunately, there are many things you can do to help. Find out more in my full blog.

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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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An Awkward Amount of Time: Achilles Tendinopathy

Suffering from Ankle and Leg Pain? Today’s awkward amount of time is focused 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…

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