Benefits of Back Massage

Massage is now regarded as a mainstream therapy and is increasingly recommended by doctors and medical professionals. It has been recognised as an overall wellness program. As our nerves run through the spine, the back is one of the most beneficial parts of the body for massage. Regular back massage can help to alleviate lower [...]

Physiotherapy for Achilles Tendinitis

Achilles tendinitis refers to a type of overuse injury of the Achilles tendon. The Achilles tendon is a band of tissue that connects the calf muscles located at the back of the lower leg to the hell bone of the foot. Achilles tendinitis is common in athletes and runners, especially those who have suddenly increased [...]

Physiotherapy for Hamstring Injuries

The hamstrings are tendons at the back of the thighs that attach the large muscle of the thigh to the bone. The term hamstring also refers to the group of three muscles – biceps femoris, semitendinosus and semimembranosus – that run along the back of your thigh, from your hip to just below your knee. [...]

Deep Tissue Massage


Do you have Postural problems? Or suffering from fibromyalgia? Cannot bear the excessive pain caused by an injury that you might have due to some accident? Are you suffering from chronic pain in a certain muscle or muscle group? There is a natural way to relieve deep muscle pain, which might interest many who are [...]

Six Thousand Steps a Day Keeps Arthritis Away

We all know that walking is good for us. Until recently, we didn’t know how good or how much. Now, thanks to a study published in Arthritis Care & Research, we know that 6,000 steps a day is the magic number. The Magic 6,000 Based on their studies, the research team reported that walking 6,000 [...]

Physiotherapy and Body Awareness for Musicians

Athletes and dancers understand the importance of taking care of their bodies. Musicians, not so much. This lack of attention can lead to career-ending injuries. ABC Radio National interviewed a group of physiotherapists who work with musicians.  The topic: The biomechanics of playing music, and the associated injuries. http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/bodysphere/musicians-and-their-bodies/5572706#transcript The Australian National Academy of Music [...]

After Knee Surgery: The Knee Brace vs the Physio

Throughout the past two decades, members of the orthopaedic community have studied the pros and cons of post-operative functional bracing after ACL reconstruction surgery. Traditional protocol calls for patients to leave the operating room with a knee immobilizer after ACL reconstruction. Six weeks latter, they get fitted for a functional ACL brace. A 2003 survey [...]

Safe Sport Warm-ups: What You Need to Know

The athletic warm-up is one of the most contentious issues in sports medicine, reports Science Daily. Athletic coaches have differing opinions about the benefits, length and type of warm-up required for enhanced sport performance. Some even question the necessity of the pre-game warm-up, while others consider it essential to safety and performance. Somewhere down the [...]

Fitness Training for Women in the Australian Defense Force

In 2011,  the Australian military decided to open up all ranks in the armed forces to servicewomen. The decision allows women to serve alongside male soldiers on the frontline. However, Australian defense minister, Stephen Smith  stressed that women would not receive preferential treatment in the armed forces. They must meet the same stringent physical and [...]

Wii-Habilitation: What Will They Think of Next?

The popularity of Nintendo’s Wii video game system has already extended way beyond the teenage gaming cult. Not only are adult users playing along, but physiotherapists have discovered the benefits of Wii Therapy for patients recovering from strokes, broken bones, surgery and even combat injuries. The typical stretching and lifting exercises that help injured patients regain [...]

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