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Telehealth – What Is It & Is It For Me?

Can Telehealth work for me?  Amidst the pandemic of the Corona virus and ever-changing government restrictions, it is becoming more important that people socially isolate and stay at home. To continue or establish a health plan in this time can seem challenging. However, due to Telehealth you can still have regular appointments and be seen by your […]

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Coronavirus Updates

Telehealth – What Is It & Is It For Me? April 2nd, 2020 Click here to read more on what Telehealth is and if it is for you. In The Current Lockdown, is Physiotas Still Open? March 31st, 2020 𝗬𝗲𝘀, 𝘄𝗲’𝗿𝗲 𝗼𝗽𝗲𝗻 Physiotas is still open at all locations for appointments either in the practice […]

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What You Need to Know About Concussion

Concussion is a topic that is getting a lot of media attention lately for a variety of reasons. The positive side of this is that more people are recognising concussion when it happens, and being managed more appropriately. There is a slight downside though, which is that sometimes people are expecting worse outcomes because they […]

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The Spine, It’s Nerves & How They Communicate

The spine is a marvelously strong structure that houses the pathways for information. That information can include the control of movement or feelings of pain, pressure, and temperature. The pathway for which this information travels is made up of nerves. Nerves are responsible for transferring information from a peripheral structure (eg. calf muscle or the […]

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Hip Conditions that Cause Children to Limp

Is your child complaining of leg pain? Has your child started to limp? Are they unwilling to put weight through their leg? If you answered yes to any of these it can feel daunting knowing what to do next. Depending on the age of the child it can also sometimes be hard to determine where […]

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Do I Have Bad Posture? Posture Myths & Misconceptions

Have you ever been told, or told someone else, ‘you have bad posture’ or ‘stand up straight? Have you been told that slouching when you sit, or bending when you stand, causes ‘your back to go out’ or leads to chronic pain? Have you ever been told by your doctor, physio or personal trainer that […]

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What are the Benefits of Stretching?

Stretching is often performed by athletes, older adults, the injured and uninjured. How can I stretch? There are 4 main types of stretching, but two of the most commonly prescribed are; Static and Dynamic. Depending on your individual presentation and assessment, stretching is often prescribed by physiotherapists and exercise physiologists. It is important to keep […]

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Behaviour Change: How to Break the Cycle

At some point we’ve all done it. We’ve said it, thought it, bought new gym clothes/ shoes/membership or taken up walking … only to fall short of our goal or go off the rails a few weeks later. This post isn’t to make you feel guilty about it. Instead it’s to give you the opportunity […]

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Keep Rollin’, Rollin’, Rollin’

Alright, partner Keep on rollin’, baby You know what time it is. Ah Limp Bizkit! What a band hey! But also massive fans of the increasingly popular foam roller (*not confirmed). So what is all this hype about foam rollers? Foam rollers are a self-treatment tool athletes use to improve their recovery and general wellbeing […]

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The Big Issue – Weight and Pain

At Physiotas, we deal with clients’ joint and muscle pain on a daily basis.  It is a common occurrence that these same clients have been told (by GP’s, specialists etc) to ‘lose weight’ to help their pain and function.  And this is generally true.  The problem is that people often haven’t received an explanation of […]

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