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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 29

Men’s Health

Men’s Health is an umbrella term that relates to the problems or pains in the pelvis. These can include pain emanating from structures inside the pelvic gridle: CPP (Chronic pelvic pain) or prostatitis, pain from the pudendal nerve (pudendal neuralgia), dysfunction of the male pelvic floor, the function or dysfunction of the male sexual organs […]

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 12

Mat Pilates classes

Mat Pilates is great for strengthening and toning with a focus on your core and for increasing your flexibility. It involves precise moves and specific breathing techniques and increases your body and mind connection which translates into improved body awareness and posture. Pilates exercises can be tailored to your individual needs and is a great […]

Mar 27

Back pain: Ain’t nobody got time for that!

by Kelly Homann What can I do? 1) Sit and stand well   Keep the natural curve in your back. The lower back is supposed to curve in slightly. Make sure your tailbone is right back in the seat when leaning back. A lumbar support pillow will help, especially in certain seats which promote more […]

Mar 6

More great pain science knowledge bombs!

The NOI group with contributors all over the world but some of the best based here in Adelaide, are the foremost pain research group in the world. Educators, researchers and clinicians, they are helping all of us improve not only our understanding of pain but also how we try to explain pain to our patients. […]

Feb 2

Do you know the truth of these common back pain myths?

by Kelly Homann Do you experience back pain? Lower back pain affects nearly everyone at various ages and stages in life. Below are some common things I hear patients say and things they have been told. Sometimes the advice is unhelpful, or even harmful, so I thought I’d post some of the ‘myths’ below.   […]

Dec 12

8 easy exercises to prepare for labour

There are many things to prepare for when planning for a new baby but you mustn’t forget the actual labor and delivery. Did you know that you can do some pretty easy exercises to prepare for labor and delivery? Getting your baby into an optimal birthing position and preparing your pelvis for labor are important […]

Nov 23

Play with me while I’m on my Tummy!

By Stacey Xydias So last time we mentioned tummy-time, it was as a useful exercise to help your baby with plagiocephaly or torticollis. BUT it is also amazing in assisting your baby to develop their muscles and their skills for everyday life. Tummy time should be an important aspect of your baby’s every day routine. […]