“What runners should I buy?” This is a question we get asked all most every day. The answer is unique to every person as footwear choice depends on many factors. Typical things your physiotherapist will consider when discussing your footwear options: What activity do you need the shoes for? Have your goals changed? E.g. Are […]
Physical therapy is ideal for an ageing person because it is aimed at reducing pain, increasing mobility, and regaining function and balance. Benefits of Physiotherapy for Seniors 1. Helps manage pain Back, neck, and joint pain are common complaints for older people. One of the main culprits is arthritis, and as the pain progresses for […]
What is a mobility problem? Mobility problems can occur at whatever age or ability you are; ranging from babies to athletes and to the elderly. Mobility is the ability to move – this can be running, walking, navigating a wheelchair or walking with aids like crutches or walkers. Your mobility may have deteriorated to some […]
Wry neck Have you ever felt like your neck has ‘locked up’ and all of a sudden you can’t turn your head properly? It may have happened quite suddenly after you performed a seemingly inconsequential movement, or perhaps you woke up from a poor night’s sleep with sharp pain and an inability to look to […]
Flu season getting you down? Does it seem like everyone you know has been sick lately? Coughs and colds seem to be everywhere and the flu this year has been a nasty one. So far this year (as at the 26th of June) there have been 22,730 confirmed cases of Influenza across Victoria. This time […]
We all know that being sedentary for long periods of time is not so great for our overall health and wellbeing, especially if it occurs most days of the week. It has been said that sitting for extended periods is worse than smoking. This is because your “bodily functions” also become sedentary – your circulation […]
As the Easter holidays have just only past us, let’s take a moment to reflect on holiday breaks and exercise; as social occasions and treats become ever-so-tempting! And not having our usual routine can make it a bit harder to stick to our fitness goals.
Ahh the silly season – packed full of Christmas parties, family gatherings and BBQs with friends- all great fun but can make it hard at times to maintain a healthy lifestyle. While it is necessary to enjoy all the great times the festive season brings, it is also important that your health goals are not […]