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Oct 16

Sports physiotherapy – not just for the elite

The sun’s out, spring is here. The weekend warriors are out in maximum numbers, and why shouldn’t they be?! This is the perfect time to pick up the activity levels, shed the winter insulation and get back into sports. Perhaps it’s the early part of your summer sporting season – tennis, cricket. Perhaps your kids […]

Sep 20

Post Baby – Will my tummy ever go back to ‘normal’?

Wow I wasn’t expecting that! So you’ve had your baby. You love them more then lift itself. But…. What’s happened to your body? You still look and feel six months pregnant – no one told you about that bit… and there’s this line/ gap/ hollow down the middle of your now striped/ scarred tummy… whats […]

Sep 18

Pilates! Everyone is doing it….but what is it?

What IS clinical Pilates? Clinical Pilates is used in the modern physiotherapy world to benefit acute and chronic neck and back conditions, poor posture, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, post surgery rehabilitation and aid in the prevention of recurrent injuries. It can also be used to improve sporting performance. Clinical Pilates requires specific equipment that utilizes springs and […]

Sep 11

The recreational runner….. with an injury

Runners are a funny lot, aren’t they? We freak out if we’re told we can’t run. We have odd expectations of what is a “normal” distance to do (load to apply), what is “worthwhile” training, and what is “soft” or not worth bothering with. This is the tale of a running patient we’ll call ‘Kate’ […]

Sep 3

Lifting the lid on incontinence in Australia

Research shows that more than three quarters of Australians experiencing bladder leakage (Urinary incontinence) prefer to put up with the embarrassing problem than seek professional help, despite the fact most cases can be prevented, cured or better managed. Figures from the  Continence Foundation of Australia show 76 per cent of people with incontinence (4.8 million […]

Sep 2

So, what is Women’s health physiotherapy?

There are so many different stages of a woman’s life and each provides it’s own unique physical challenges. A physiotherapist who is expert in these stages can make the world of difference. Women’s health physiotherapy encompasses a huge variety of conditions that may effect women throughout their life. Such conditions include; Incontinence or leakage of […]

Sep 2

TENS for labour pain

How it can help maintain control during child birth. TENS can used for a huge number of conditions including back and joint pain. It has more recently been shown to be extremely effective in the management of over active bladder syndrome. Today we’ll explore how it can be used to assist women in childbirth. Labour […]

Mar 2

Common triathlon related injuries

 By Jane Rothe – Physiotherapist and Triathlete When it comes to triathletes there are three common biomechanical problem areas that lead to  both social and serious athletes paying their Vital Core physiotherapist a visit… 1) Upper back stiffness 2) Hip flexor tightness 3) Poor rotational control of lower limbs Upper back/thoracic stiffness This is a […]

Dec 9

Birth trainers – are they for everyone?

Many expectant mothers ask us about using birth trainers such as the EpiNo in preparation for labour. The idea of stretching the perineum in preparation for a vaginal delivery is of course not new with perineal massage being used for decades if not longer. The EpiNo device has been around for a number of years […]

Sep 23

The Perfect squat

Squats are an excellent exercise to maintain or improve lower body strength, especially around the hip joints. The key to a good squat is the ability to spread the load/effort across three joints; ankles, knees and hips. A common error is doing all the bending at the knees, and overloading the big front thigh muscles, […]