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 [...]

At The Core: An Expert Speaks Out

Stuart McGill, a Professor of Spine Biomechanics at the University of Waterloo, Canada, directs a laboratory that investigates spine injury mechanisms, rehabilitation, and performance enhancement.  Doctors from all corners of the globe refer their most challenging patients to him. The National Strength and Conditioning Association recently interviewed Dr. McGill about a subject near and dear [...]

Perth Physiotherapy for Soccer Related Groin Injuries

If, like the rest of the world, you’ve been watching the FIFA World Cup 2014, you are probably in awe of the players agile and dynamic maneuvers. With these moves, however,  comes the inevitable list of injuries. FIFA lists the ankle, knee, hamstring and head as the most common sites for injury among soccer players. [...]

What is Bindegewebsmassage? Who’s it for?

“It’s the best damn massage I’ve ever had!” – Laura Hannigan, American athlete on Bindegewebsmassage Massages have a long history when it comes to finding the origin. According to historical researches, massages have been in existence long before the birth of the Christ. Ancient Chinese and Indian documents dating back to 5000 years include a [...]

Perth Physiotherapy for Anterior and Posterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries

The PCL (posterior cruciate ligament) and the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) are the two major ligaments in the knee which allow the knee to extend and flex. Pivoting and cutting sports such as football, rugby and basketball often lead to noncontact injuries such as ruptures of ACL and PCL. The posterior cruciate ligament connects the [...]

Words of Wisdom From Pilates and the Elders

Joseph Pilates did not simply create a method of body conditioning. He developed a philosophy of health, movement and lifestyle. Joe the philosopher wrote many passages of wisdom about his belief system. Many of these quotes have been passed down from generation to generation. After his death, some of his original students, now called the [...]

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