Over 40? Manual work and lasting the distance

When we reach our 40’s and over, manual work can take its toll on our bodies if we don’t pay attention. You are far more likely to injure yourself from 40 onwards. I see this in my physio practice often where many people we see are 40 and over. Of course, we treat people with…

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Beach holidays and shin splints

With the holiday season and beach holidays upon us it is worth looking at the injuries people present with in the practice after returning from holidays. One of these is shin splints. Shin splints present as a dull, aching pain and tenderness in the front of the lower leg adjacent to the shin bone. There…

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Preparing for your holidays: Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is one of those injuries that many people have never heard of until they experience it themselves, only to discover there are many other sufferers out there. What is plantar fasciitis and what does it have to do with the upcoming holidays? Plantar fasciitis is inflammation of the plantar fascia on the underside of…

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Drought Proofing your Body

The drought is taking its toll not only in my home in the New England area but across much of Australia, and as most of you would know, its effects are wide reaching. An unexpected effect is injury caused  by carting buckets of water around. We have had several people present to the clinic with…

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