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Manage your hand arthritis

Manage your hand arthritis

Arthritic hand problems most commonly arise from osteoarthritis (OA) or rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Although, both can cause pain and swelling in the joints, RA is an autoimmune disease which can lead to deformity if it isn’t well managed from an early stage. OA is usually caused by previous injury, overuse or general deterioration of the joints with age. Although OA of other joints in the body can be caused by being overweight or due to previous injury, OA of the hands usually runs in families. This blog will focus on OA of the hand and how you can manage it.

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Strength Training: What’s the best way to improve strength?

Strength Training: What’s the best way to improve strength?

The benefits of strength training have been known for some time with research now confirming why it’s important to include strength training in any type of exercise program. Resistance, or strength training improves sport performance, prevents injury, improves bone density and helps recovery from muscle and joint injury. However, what is the right load to use, how many repetitions are best and how often should the exercises be performed in a week? In this blog, we will answer these questions and help you understand the reasoning behind the load and dosage we give you.

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Physio hasn’t worked for you in the past? We discuss 4 possible reasons

Physiotherapist working on 35 year old woman

We sometimes hear from patients that they have put off seeking treatment following an injury because they have previously tried physiotherapy and found that it didn’t work. Understandably, this can lead to a reluctance to invest time and money into future treatments. 

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Choosing the right pillow

Woman sleeping with head on pillow

Having the right pillow for your neck determines whether you’re going to get a good night’s sleep or not wake up with a stiff and painful neck. We discuss what to consider when buying a pillow so that you have the best chance of finding the one that’s best for you.

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Hip and knee arthritis: surgery is not the best first option

Senior man clutching his knee as he stands up from his chair

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common lifestyle disease in people aged 65 years and over, but it can also affect people as young as 30. In Australia, treatment usually focuses on surgery but a new program, GLA:D Australia, offers a safe alternative that may avoid the need for surgery.

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How you can manage recurring back pain

How you can manage recurring back pain

Research shows that if you have one episode of back pain, you are more likely to have another episode. However, this doesn't mean that you are going to keep getting worse. We give you advice on how you can manage recurring back pain, prevent the frequency of recurrences and continue your normal lifestyle.

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Do you suffer from recurring or nagging back pain?

Do you suffer from recurring or nagging back pain?

Our 3-Dimensional Back Pain Reduction Program has been developed to help you.

Back pain affects 4 million people in Australia (ABS 2017-18 National Health Survey Results) and is one of the most common conditions we treat at PhysioSpot. Often people, and treating professionals, only look at short-term pain relief without treating the cause or working on prevention.

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Private Health Insurance Reforms and Pilates

Private Health Insurance Reforms and Pilates

From the 1 April 2019 Private Health insurance rebates will no longer be available for a range of natural therapies through your ‘Extras’ cover. This includes Clinical Pilates sessions. The Department of Health – not private health insurers – introduced the review of natural therapies in its campaign to remove rebates for low-value care.

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How to pack & fit your child’s backpack to prevent injury

How to pack & fit your child’s backpack to prevent injury

Heavy, poorly designed and poorly packed backpacks can all contribute to straining your child’s back. We have tips on backpack safety for parents to help you prevent this.

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Four Tips For Avoiding Injuries While Exercising

Four Tips For Avoiding Injuries While Exercising

With the warmer weather and approaching holidays, now is a great time to exercise, become more active and have a healthy lifestyle. We have four tips to do this without the pain from injury.

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Heal Your Heel!

Heal Your Heel!

Plantar fasciitis – it's not the easiest condition to pronounce, but you certainly know when you have it! Plantar fasciitis literally means inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is an anatomical structure that is found in the sole of the foot and connects the heel to the toes.

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Just an Ankle Sprain

Just an Ankle Sprain

Almost everyone has twisted their ankle at some time in their life; in fact, it is one of the most common reasons for people to visit an emergency department. However, whilst some sprains are only minor, some can continue to give problems for years. This depends on the severity of the sprain and/or lack of good rehab.

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Preferred Provider Schemes: What are they?

Preferred Provider Schemes: What are they?

We often get asked why we aren’t part of any preferred provider schemes, and so we have put some information together to help you understand how these schemes work, and why we do not participate in them.

It also outlines some options that may be of benefit for you to consider.

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( Posted in: General Practice )

Three Helpful Stretches For The Busy Office Worker

Three Helpful Stretches For The Busy Office Worker

If you happen to have an office job, it can’t have escaped your notice that sitting has been shown to be associated with a variety of chronic health conditions. Office jobs are one of the most common forms of employment in the developed world, so here are some tips to help you stay healthy when sitting all day.

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Should you stretch before exercise or sport?

stretching

Stretching before sport, competition or exercise has been the golden rule for many years and as physios we have reminded people to stretch and incorporate it into their warm-up. It is believed to prevent injury and improve performance, but for several years now we have been questioning whether this is really true. 

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Special Offer - Save $30 off your next consultation

Special Offer - Save $30 off your next consultation

Save $30 off your next consultation when you refer a friend in March. Your friend will benefit too by saving $30 off their Initial Physiotherapy consultation! Please read our Terms and Conditions.

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Codeine ban: Strategies to manage your pain without harming your health!

pain management

On the 1st February this year, medicines containing Codeine were banned from being purchased without a prescription. Common over the counter medicines to manage pain, such as Nurofen Plus, now require a visit to your doctor. However, there are other strategies that are just as effective and have better long term outcomes for many pain causing conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, nerve damage or pain arising from injury or surgery.

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Is using a tablet giving you neck pain & headaches? Learn how to prevent these and other injuries

tablet injury tips

The use of computer tablets has drastically increased in recent years and they are now common in work places, schools and homes. They have many advantages over computers and laptops, however, we are also seeing a marked increase in the injury rate associated with these devices. 

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Standing desks: Are they better for you?

Standing desks: Are they better for you?

There has been lots of information on the harmful effects of prolonged sitting and people are requesting standing desks in their workplace. We look at the benefits & disadvantages and what’s best for you.

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What you should know about Foam rolling

What you should know about Foam rolling

Foam rollers have become very popular over the last few years but what are they used for and do they really help? If you are thinking of buying a foam roller, don’t, until you read this.

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Tennis Elbow: Causes & Treatment

Tennis Elbow: Causes & Treatment

If you have pain on the outside of the elbow which is made worse by gripping & doing repetitive activities with your hand, you may have tennis elbow. The medical term is Lateral Epicondylitis or Lateral Epicondylalgia. Unfortunately, recovery can be slow taking anything from a few months to 2 years. However, physiotherapy can help speed up the recovery time and prevent recurrences.

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Tendinopathy: What is it, and what can you do about it?

Tendinopathy: What is it, and what can you do about it?

Do you have a painful lump at the back of your ankle or your shoulder hurts when you raise it? If so, you may have a tendinopathy...but complete rest is not the answer.

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Mastitis vs Blocked Ducts

Mastitis vs Blocked Ducts

Do you have a sore breast? Is your breast swollen? Does it feel firm to touch? 

You could have mastitis! Or blocked breast ducts.

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Pain Management with Aquatic Physiotherapy - 7 reasons why it can help

Hydrotherapy

There are many benefits of Aquatic Physiotherapy on pain, physical function and mental health. We discuss 7 reasons why it can help you manage your pain.

 

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Treat yourself or a friend with a massage voucher for Christmas!

Treat yourself or a friend with a massage voucher for Christmas!

Massage & Myotherapy Christmas Vouchers available now.

No limit on purchases. Valid until the 30th June, 2017.

A great offer at only $60 for a 1 hour massage!

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Celebrating 20 Years in the Knox Community

Celebrating 20 Years in the Knox Community

Physio Spot is celebrating 20 years in the Knox Community. Come and join in the celebrations on Saturday 30th July between 12:00 and 4:00pm.

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School Holiday Massage Special

School Holiday Massage Special

We are offering a Massage Special this school holidays for all teachers and staff.  Book a 1hr massage with Jodie for ONLY $60.00

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Knee Pain – exercise may be the most effective treatment

Knee Pain – exercise may be the most effective treatment

One of the most common causes of knee pain is Patellofemoral pain. This is a common condition that causes pain around or under the kneecap. At physioSpot we see many patients with this pain, both males and females, and young and old. This debilitating condition can make it very difficult to walk up and down steps, squat, walk up and down hills and sit for long periods of time.

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Is your child’s backpack injuring their spine?

Is your child’s backpack injuring their spine?

About 70 per cent of Australian children suffer back pain from school bags. The beginning of the school year is a good time to look at what type of backpack your child has, if it is suitable and if it is being worn correctly.

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Welcome Jodie Browne, our new Remedial Therapist

Welcome Jodie Browne, our new Remedial Therapist

We welcome our new Remedial Therapist, Jodie Browne, to the team and to celebrate her arrival she is offering a 25% discount for the first 1 hour treatment. This reduces the consultation to $60 for 1 hour! However, this offer is for a limited time, so book early.

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