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How Exercise Can Help Control Diabetes

Diabetes is a major epidemic challenging Australia’s health system. About 280 Australians develop diabetes every day. That’s one person every five minutes!  This includes all types of diagnosed diabetes (1.2 million known and registered), as well as undiagnosed type 2 diabetes (up to 500,000 estimated).  This article discusses how exercise can help control diabetes and […]

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Why Pilates Is A Safe & Fun Exercise Option During Pregnancy

There are a number of benefits associated with exercise during and after pregnancy. Today’s article discusses these benefits and why Clinical Pilates is a safe and fun option. Why exercise? Recent Sports Medicine Australian Guidelines highlighted the importance of being active while pregnant. Being physically active during pregnancy has a number of benefits. These include: […]

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Is Your Posture Causing You Pain?

Most people will experience symptoms of tightness, stiffness, aching or pain at some point in their life. Sometimes these symptoms are associated with the tasks we do each day, or the posture we are in when we do them. This article discusses why that is. Most people have an understanding of what posture means, but […]

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The Reason Your Ankle Might Be Still Sore

Ankle sprains are the most prevalent musculoskeletal injury in people who participate in physical activity. However the potential long-term consequences are often underestimated. This article explains why some ankle sprains take a long time to heal, and how a Physiotherapist can help you recover faster. An ankle sprain occurs when there is damage to the […]

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An Exercise Program Can Help You Avoid Joint Replacement Surgery

Do you have knee or hip osteoarthritis?  Have you been told you may need surgery?  The good news is there may be an easier and more cost effective option. What is Osteoarthritis and do I have it? Our joints are lined with cartilage. Cartilage is a smooth, rubbery type of tissue that covers the end […]

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Why It’s Important To Exercise If You Have Osteoporosis

Low bone density is commonly associated with ageing. But recently we have seen an increase in younger people being diagnosed with it. Some even before they turn 50 years old. So why is the density of our bones important? It’s important because our bone density tells us how strong our bones are. It is also […]

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Noisy Joints: Do the Noises Mean Something Bad?

Do your knees creak? Does your neck crack? Do your ankles, wrists or hips click? Have you ever wondered if you need to see a Physiotherapist about these noises? Or are noisy joints better ignored? The good news is that in most cases, as long as there are no other symptoms, you don’t need to […]

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What is a Tendinopathy Injury?

Many of us know the feeling. You go for a run after not having exercised for a while. Or you play a game of netball, basketball or touch footy for the first time in years. You feel good at the time but the next morning reality sets in as soon as your feet hit the […]

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Clinical vs Traditional Pilates … What is the Difference?

What is Pilates? Pilates is a form of exercise that utilises a person’s body weight or the resistance of equipment. It combines movement and breath control to improve strength and flexibility. Pilates has become a popular form of exercise over the last decade. You will find classes at most gyms, community centres and physiotherapy clinics. […]

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Fibromyalgia Syndrome

What is Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS)? Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) is a collection of symptoms characterised by widespread pain in the body. The pathology of FMS is not well known, but we do know it is not related to ongoing tissue damage (Clauw, 2014). Instead it’s thought to be connected to an overactive central nervous system that […]

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