Dry needling is a popular and effective technique for treating a variety of acute or chronic musculoskeletal conditions. It involves inserting acupuncture needles into or around dysfunctional tissues, usually leaving them for at least 10 minutes, and sometimes gently moving the needles for extra stimulation.
A headache is defined as the symptom of pain felt anywhere in the head or neck area. Twenty to thirty percent of the population will experience a headache and they can affect anyone of any age. Over 300 different types of headaches have been described but there are several types that are more commonly recognised such as a tension headache, … Read More
“One of the most exciting areas of research and development in the Physiotherapy sphere at the moment is in the understanding of Pain.” I have been a physiotherapist for 20 years, and feel incredibly fortunate that I find myself in a profession that is so rewarding. I work as a Clinical Educator at the University of South Australia teaching undergraduate … Read More
By Rachel Combe – Founder, Director and Principal Physiotherapist of Physio Pilates Proactive You would have to be living under a rock to have not noticed the huge surge of Pilates-type studios and gyms opening up around Australia. I say “type” because I want to examine whether they all truly follow Joseph Pilates’ original principles. I feel I have some … Read More
This morning I read with alarm that 41% of women (The Advertiser’s Tory Shepherd quoting Vic Health study) are embarrassed to exercise in public. That same study also shows 73% of women in Australia have low or sedentary activity levels. These statistics are unnerving but not completely surprising based on my experience as a physiotherapist and Pilates Instructor over the … Read More
By Stephanie Rand, Physiotherapist Running requires both physical and mental abilities – balance and core control, coordination, muscle strength and flexibility, and neuromuscular factors. Running can not only improve your physical health, but can also be a time where you let your mind relax. However, as much as it is helps with physical fitness and also mental clarity, it also … Read More
For the older population keeping fit is essential. But so many forms of exercise can be hard on the bodies of older adults. Many have turned to Pilates as a way to stay in shape while reducing the risk of injury that weight-bearing exercises may cause. With its focus on controlled breathing and quality of movement – not quantity of … Read More
By Caitlin Cormack, Physiotherapist Golf requires a combination of many physical (as well as mental) factors – muscular strength and flexibility, core stability, balance and neuromuscular function. As most golfer’s would be aware, the game largely hinges on the golf swing, which often looks a lot simpler than it actually is! The movement of the golf swing at the time … Read More