Middle aged woman with pained expression with lower back pain

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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May 2021 Newsletter

With winter coming there is a natural inclination to do less and sit more however doing less increases your falls risk as you age. You can read more on this in this month’s edition of Move Better for Life. I also have the pleasure of introducing two new receptionist staff to our team, Bronwyn Poulton…

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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. The reason is simple – doing less and sitting more reduces muscle strength often more evident in the older population. Strong and flexible muscles are critical to support joints in particular the knee, hip, and shoulder joints. If unprotected, joints are at risk of injury and people are at a higher risk of falling and becoming injured.  

So as the colder weather sets in and you find yourself inclined to stay indoors, reconsider, put on a warm coat and gloves, and set out on a brisk walk. You will feel so much better for it!  

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Woman falling on steps

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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Man experiencing tennis elbow is in visible pain grasping his elbow.

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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