Do You Need To Seek Treatment For A Calf Tear?

In short, yes! It is important to seek treatment for a calf tear. A physiotherapist specializes in musculoskeletal injuries. They are the best person to help you with your rehabilitation. The human body is amazing and while you’re reading this blog, it will have already begun the healing process. Actually, the healing process began as…

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Home Gym: Substitutes For Your Favorite Pieces of Equipment

Home sweet (or sweat) home! If you’re unable to make it to your gym, you can still maintain your fitness and strength in the comfort of your own home. You’d be surprised what everyday household items can be substituted for your favorite pieces of gym equipment. Let me guide you through your new home gym!…

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Flexibility: 3 Ways To Increase Yours In One Session


Flexibility – that loose, free, mobile feeling. You want it right? We all wish we had it! Perhaps the only way you know how to shoot for it is traditional, touch your toes and hold kind of stretching. This ‘static’ stretching can be frustrating. It can be really uncomfortable with no immediate increase to your…

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Bushfire Victims: How To Access Health Services


Bushfire has engulfed a devastatingly large part of Australia this summer. As a country we’ve come together. We’ve raised an amazing amount of money to help our fire fighters, the people directly affected by the bushfires and our beautiful wildlife. I’ve watched the news every day, like we all have, deeply saddened by the footage…

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ACL Rupture: Is Surgery Necessary?

Once your physiotherapist, or other trusted health professional, has diagnosed you with an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture, you might automatically think “Oh no – surgery!” What if it doesn’t have to be that way? Clinical trials looking into the best way to manage ACL rupture are continuing to support exercise therapy supervised by a…

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Ankle Sprain: When To Seek Help?


Ankle sprains are extremely common. Whether you’ve sprained your ankle playing sport, chasing the kids around the backyard or walking down stairs after 1 too many beers (I see the latter more than you’d think!), it’s difficult to know when to seek help. The simplest and most common ankle sprain occurs when your foot is…

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How Laptop Users Can Avoid Neck Pain

by Sarah Beck, Physiotherapist   In a live Facebook video, Karen Finnin, founder of Online.Physio and musculoskeletal physiotherapist, broke down a recent review of neck pain in office workers by Chen and colleagues (2018). Karen spoke about the interventions that have been shown to work for neck pain rehabilitation in computer users, and noted the areas…

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Learn How To Get The Perfect Sitting Posture Faster


Posture – it’s good, it’s bad and it’s ugly. As a physiotherapist posture is a big focus with many of my patients with musculoskeletal problems. It can be the cause of many injuries, but also the solution. What if there was a secret to the perfect sitting posture? A magic theory that would lead to…

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8 Tips On How To Sit Less By A Physiotherapist

Last blog I broke down the Australia’s Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines. I focused on how much physical activity is recommended and included tips on how to incorporate it into your everyday life. (Check it out!!) However, how long we sit per day is just as detrimental to our health as not doing enough…

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Am I Doing Enough Exercise? The Latest Physical Activity Guidelines

Ever wondered if you do enough physical activity? We recently reviewed Australia’s Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines and found them to be a great reminder of what we need to be doing each week to stay healthy. The Guidelines highlight the importance of getting your body moving and your heart pumping. They also emphasise…

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