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Jan 8

Exercise – why is it so good?

Exercise, or rather better movement is a physio mantra. It is the ‘why’ we do what we do. We understand the benefits exercise has to every single body. Here are a few reasons why exercise really is that good. This very short Youtube clip by David Butler physio and pain scientist summarises the benefits of […]

Dec 10

Smashing goals in the new year

Another year winds down, can you believe it? It’s now time time to reflect on the year that has been. What were you most proud of? You can pat yourself on your back and say what a great job you did. Now,  it’s time to look ahead. What would you like to pat yourself on the […]

Dec 4

Motivation and commitment

Motivation to exercise or move regularly can be challenging, especially if we are sore or we’re just not very good at the exercise we’ve been prescribed. We all ‘intend’ to do exactly what we need to do, yet so often we “fall off the wagon” and our commitment goes with it.  Without commitment our best intentions […]

Nov 26

Movement in your work day

Movement makes us feel better Movement causes lubrication and lubrication is what helps our joints, muscles, tendons, heart, circulation, brain. If you’ve been keeping up with our weekly blogs you’d also know that movement is what helps pain. When our back is the most sore and all we want to do is curl up and […]

Nov 26

Five tips to get more exercise in your day

As a society we spend way too much time sitting down. Sitting down driving to work, sitting down at work, sitting down driving home, sitting down to watch TV (or Netflix) after a long day at work– that’s just way too much sitting! For a while now we’ve been seeing campaigns and research telling us […]

Nov 20

Back pain myths and truths

Do you experience low back pain? Do you want the good news? Nearly every person in the world experiences low back pain at some stage during their life. Sometimes the pain doesn’t go away. Back pain that continues on for more than about a month is considered as chronic pain. There are many reasons why […]

Nov 12

Pain is pain? Yes and no…

We’ve all experienced pain. Some time’s the pain just doesn’t go away. If pain is there for more than a month or so it is often called Chronic pain. Chronic pain is less about an injury, and more about you brain. To understand more, lets look at the experience of pain. Why is it that […]

Nov 5

Osgood Schlatter Disease – knee pain in active kids

By Vital Core Physio Olivia Bredenkamp Is your healthy active child complaining of pain in the front if the knee? Osgood-Schlatter disease (OSD) is a common knee condition that affects active growing children and is characterised by pain in the front of the knee, however it is not a disease as the name suggests. It’s […]

Oct 29

Knee pain in runners and active people

Pain around the kneecap during or after running can be very debilitating. However with a bit of education, modification of loads and a few physio exercises, you can overcome it.

Oct 23

Heel and arch pain – Plantar fasciopathy: Adelaide physiotherapy

By Vital Core Physio Elizabeth Santos Plantar fasciopathy What is it? Plantar fasciopathy is the most common cause of heel pain. It used to be called “fasciitis” as it was thought to be primarily an inflammatory condition. Treatment used to focus on ice and rest to treat the so-called ‘inflammation’. Research over the last 20 […]