“Oh no! My back’s just gone!”

Rachel CombeChronic Conditions, PhysiotherapyLeave a Comment

You may have experienced this before: bending over to pick something somewhat trivial off the floor when suddenly you experience the most excruciating pain in your lower back and you are unable to straighten up again. It’s a horrible feeling and it is understandable that you think that you might now have back pain for the rest of your life. … Read More

Hypermobility

Ellie ParnellChronic Conditions, PhysiotherapyLeave a Comment

Can you place your hands flat on the floor with knees straight? Do you have “double-jointed” thumbs? Have you ever had a “party trick” in which you could contort your body into strange positions or do the splits? If you answered yes to any of these, you may have hypermobility syndrome. Hypermobility is when the structures supporting your joints – … Read More

Ageing Well

Caitlin CormackLifestyleLeave a Comment

It is easy to assume that the changes you notice in your body as you get older are all due to ageing. Wrinkles, greying hair, changes in eye sight, stiffness in the body that wasn’t there before, and a decrease in strength can all make it seem like it’s all doom and gloom. Even from the age of 30 we … Read More

Pregnancy and Exercise

Caitlin CormackPhysiotherapy, Pilates, PregnancyLeave a Comment

Pregnancy is a physically demanding time. Regular exercise is an important way to help your body cope with the increasing demands placed on your joints, muscles, heart and lungs. There are many other benefits to exercising whilst pregnant also including: reduced leg cramps and swelling. reduced/improved symptoms of constipation. improved sleep patterns. reduced anxiety. reduced pain perception. However, there are … Read More

One week until The City to Bay

Tamara MatulickSports & RecreationLeave a Comment

Five last-minute tips to get you to the finish line (and the start line) at The City to Bay: Work out what you are going to wear During the last week of training test out the exact clothes, socks and shoes that you plan to wear for the event a few times before Sunday the 16th September. Not only to … Read More

Pre Pointe Assessment for Dancers

Rachel CombeDance, Physiotherapy, Sports & RecreationLeave a Comment

Pre Pointe Assessment Pilates Proactive

Looking at starting pointe work soon or in the future? Pre pointe assessments are an important component of the journey to pointe work. Ballet is one of the most rigorous forms of dance, largely because dancers are required to support all of their body weight on the tips of their toes in a fully ‘plantar flexed’ (extended) position. Dancers who progress … Read More

HELP! I’m short of breath.

Tamara MatulickChronic Conditions, PhysiotherapyLeave a Comment

Shortness of Breath Adelaide Physio

Did you know that physiotherapists can help you with your shortness of breath? Oh, and a warning if you are reading this while you are eating, we can also help people with excess phlegm. If you have noticed that you are more breathless than you would expect for the same amount of activity, then the first step you should take … Read More

Top Five Training Tips for the City to Bay

Tamara MatulickSports & RecreationLeave a Comment

With 8 weeks left until the City to Bay Fun Run, there is still time to fit in some training and get you across the finish line at Glenelg. Follow a training plan. There are a plethora of training plans available online for all levels of ability. Look for one that will build up to 12km and has a combination … Read More