My Journey to the Commonwealth Games

On the 4th July 2017 (my birthday) I received the wonderful news that I had been selected as a physiotherapist at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast.  I was honoured at being selected, nervous and so excited at this wonderful news.  This was definitely going to be the highlight of my 30 year...
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Effective Self-Treatment with the McKenzie Method

The McKenzie Method is a non-invasive approach to physical therapy, providing pain management through effective diagnosis, patient education and self-treatment. In this article, we’re explaining how this innovative method works for many patients in Australia. The McKenzie Philosophy Many of our clients have heard about the McKenzie method as a self-treatment system for back pain,...
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Older patient being helped to walk through rehabilitation by a physiotherapist

Restoring Your Power through Rehabilitation!

Suffering from an injury can be detrimental to your overall health and mental wellbeing. Whether it’s a sports-related injury, a work-related injury, or simply an unfortunate accident – it can prove a real setback to your emotional and physical state. No one wants to feel like they’re not their true self. While injuries are often...
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Physiotherapy and Natural Therapies: Why Not Both?

Most of us who maintain an active and healthy lifestyle are aware of the benefits of physiotherapy. Whether you’re a life-long sports enthusiast, you have suffered an injury or you simply like to remain health-conscious, many people have directly experienced the great benefits that a physiotherapist can bring to our lives. But could we be...
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Healthy knee joint and unhealthy painful knee joint

Understanding Osteoarthritis

Many Australians suffer from osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease that’s often referred to as “wear and tear” arthritis. In fact, this is the most common chronic condition of the joints. While there is no cure for osteoarthritis, there are many treatments available for pain relief, including physiotherapy. In this post, we’ll go over everything you...
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Fitness group of 6 warming up doing jumping jacks at the park.

The Importance of Warming Up

Do you lead an active lifestyle? Whether you’re an athlete or you just like to go to the gym a few times a week, it’s very important to warm up before taking part in any physical activity. Warming up is one of the most important steps in preventing injuries. A warm up is usually involves...
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Close up of man’s shoulders getting a deep tissue massage.

Benefits of Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage provides benefits for a wide range of people, from elite athletes to those recovering from injury or illness. The benefits of deep tissue massage range from treating common conditions like chronic lower back pain and arthritis to relieving stress and anxiety. Massage therapy serves to relieve pain and help the body heal...
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Techniques for Preventing Back Pain

There are many different types of back pain and many different causes for your discomfort. Back pain can get in the way of everyday activities and movements, from playing your favourite sports to simply bending over to pick something up to sleeping comfortably through the night. In this post, we’ll go over the types of...
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A Man Physiotherapist Checking Ankle Sprain of a Lady

Recovering from Ankle Strains

One of the most common injuries you can sustain, especially if you play sport, is an ankle sprain. If you’ve sprained your ankle, you’ve stretched or torn one or more of the ligaments on the outer side of your ankle. If you’ve already had x-rays and seen a doctor, then you’ll probably be able to...
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