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Category: Health & Wellness

Movember – Prostate & Testicular Cancer

At Physiotas this Movember we have been raising awareness for men’s physical and mental health. The aspect of Movember that focuses on physical health this month is dedicated to raising awareness for prostate & testicular cancer and the many struggles men can face after these cancers. One in six Australian men will get will be […]

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Movember 2021

We are now halfway through Movember now at Physiotas and there has been some #mogress. At Physiotas this month we have been raising awareness for the physical and mental health of our brothers, sons, fathers, uncles, nephews and all the men in our life. Help us support this fantastic cause by growing a moustache, pledging […]

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World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day is the world’s largest diabetes awareness campaign and is this Sunday, November 14th! Diabetes affects just under 5% (1.2 million) Aussies in 2021. This includes 30,000 Tasmanians diagnosed, 12,000 undiagnosed and 45,000 at risk. Diabetes globally affects 537 million people with rates and risks increasing due to a modern westernised lifestyle. Three […]

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Movember 2020 

It’s the time of year when things start to get a little bit hairy with the annual Movember Men’s Health Fundraiser. Movember is on a mission to improve the state of Men’s Health with a particular focus on the areas of suicide prevention, testicular cancer and prostate cancer. The statistics around the current state of Men’s Health are alarming; on average, Men die 6 years earlier than women and in Australia, […]

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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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Exercising “Right”

Often when we start exercising for the first time in a while, or the first time, it’s hard to know if we’re exercising right or not. Before we go any further, let’s take the negative connotations of exercise away for a moment, as well as the actual word exercise, and replace it with movement. Thinking […]

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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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