Category: Health & Wellness

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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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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Can I Return to Work or Play Sport Even With Pain?

Recently Ryan covered the topic of “There Are No Shortcuts” where he discussed the return to your activity. This week we are going to look at a similar theme and something we are asked quite a bit, edging more towards why having some pain when returning to playing sport or work still might be okay. […]

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Athletes Without Pain – Why See A Physio?

It’s often thought that in order to see a physio you need to be injured or in pain. You may think that now or have thought that in the past, but here’s a myth buster for you – it’s not true. Physiotherapists are now increasingly used by sports teams to help improve the performance of […]

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Low Back Pain and Rowing 

Low back pain is a common problem in rowing, and it can be easily improved with the right management.  What is the cause?  Low back pain in rowing is caused by overload to the structures in the back, it is most commonly from an increase in training load or intensity, which is very common after the school moratorium. The repetitive stress from […]

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What is a Dietitian and How Can They Help Me?

Generally speaking, a Dietitian is considered an “expert” in human nutrition and understands the relationship between nutrients and their interaction with the human body. Dietitians are fully qualified and regulated healthcare professionals with the ability to; assess, diagnose and treat any nutritional problem or deficit based on symptoms. The key difference between a dietitian and a nutritionist is […]

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