Category: Chronic Pain

Return to Sport – Basketball

With Tasmania doing such a wonderful job in reducing the numbers of cases of Coronavirus, this means that to everyone’s delight, that gyms are reopening, the trails are accessible to campers and hikers and… BASKETBALL IS BACK! Obviously, not in its full capacity yet, however, it will be exciting for athletes of all ages to be able to […]

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Return to Sport – Back in the Pool

As restrictions begin ease, we can look forward to getting back in the pool and returning to swim training sometime soon. When swimmers have been out of the water for so long how can we help prevent injuries? There is a little research to guide us; however, as this is such a unique scenario, with the break well over two months, a gradual […]

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Return to Sport – Reducing the Risk of Injuries Post Isolation

Have you started a new exercise routine because of iso? Gyms have been shut, local pools are closed, local sporting clubs are closed and even the national parks have been closed. This is the reality for us here in the North West and has resulted in large changes to exercise routines. If you’ve been for a walk recently you will notice how many people have taken up walking, […]

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The Fact of the Matter

We live in a world where we want quick fixes and the easiest way to achieve what we need. This may look like taking a pain masking medication, a blood pressure or cholesterol lowering drug, a miracle diet or the most fashionable piece of exercise equipment that will basically do it for you. The fact […]

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Movement is Medicine

Movement is Medicine Every year, Exercise & Sport Science Australia (ESSA) put together an “Exercise Right” week, and this year we think they have it spot on; Movement is Medicine. The importance of a healthy, active and fulfilling lifestyle has become evident now more than ever. With the world changing as it has recently, we […]

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Working From Home: Am I Set Up Right?

Working from Home Is My Workstation Appropriate? COVID–19 has forced many people to stay home and not to attend their workplace. But for those who can, work must go on. Luckily with the advances in technology and connectivity we can continue working from the comfort of our own homes. However, it can come with some […]

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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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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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Pain: Intensity versus Unpleasantness

Last summer I went for a swim in the sea with my daughter. As I waded in ever so slowly clad in my wetsuit, my daughter was happily splashing around in her bikini. I asked her how on earth she could ignore the extreme unpleasantness of the cold water, to which she replied it was […]

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What is the Rotator Cuff & How Can Massage Help? 

The rotator cuff is made up of four muscles and their tendons – supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subscapularis and teres minor. They attach to the scapula (shoulder blade) and the humerus (bone of the upper arm).  The shoulder joint is made up of a ball (humerus) and socket.  The rotator cuff stabilises the shoulder joint by holding the […]

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