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Exercise for the Right Reasons

So many of us seem to have a negative relationship with exercise. We tend to see exercise as a chore; another inconvenience that we just don’t want to deal with, or as a punishment, (hands up if you ever had to run laps of the oval or do push-ups at school?) Unhelpful messages like the […]

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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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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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Coronavirus Updates

  Update April 13th, 2020 Physiotas remains open at all locations from tomorrow, 𝗧𝘂𝗲𝘀𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝟭𝟰𝘁𝗵 𝗔𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗹. In order to keep you safe and our staff safe we ask the following: 🌿 If you have been at the NWRH or NWPH anytime from March 27, that you reschedule your appointment for 14 days from the time you […]

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Why Your Rehab Might Require Exercises

Many clients who walk through our door will receive exercises as part of their rehab. The reason behind this varies from person to person but is largely dependent on the issue that they present with. A lot of thought and consideration goes into selecting the appropriate exercises. Compliance with rehab exercises is often an issue […]

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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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What is Lymphoedema & How A Lymphoedema Physiotherapist Can Help

Fluid from the body’s tissues drains into the lymphatic vessels, which are close to the blood vessels. This fluid is called lymph. Lymphatic vessels carry the lymph fluid to lymph nodes where substances that could be harmful, such as bacteria, are filtered out and destroyed. This process helps to protect the body against infection. The […]

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Incidental Exercise: A Healthy Habit that Can Improve Your Pain

We all know exercise is important for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. The latest guidelines suggest we should be accumulating 2 ½ to 5 hours of moderate intensity exercise, or 1 ¼ to 2 ½ hours of vigorous intensity exercise a week. However our habits throughout the rest of the day might be undoing this hard work. […]

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Have You Trained Enough to Safely Return to Playing Sport?

The biggest risk factor for acquiring an injury during sport is having previously had that injury whilst playing. This is the same for any muscle/tendon/ligament/bone injuries. For example, having rolled an ankle playing basketball makes you significantly more likely to roll it again when playing basketball. Another common example is the runner who experiences pain […]

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