Low back pain getting you down?

LOW BACK PAIN   Low back pain is a major cause of disability in Australians and the most common complaint we see in our physiotherapy practice. It is estimated that 70-90% of people will experience back pain at some point in their life. The Australian bureau of statistics states that 3.7 million Australians suffer from …
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Pain with Bursitis?

Bursitis   What is bursitis? Bursitis is inflammation of a structure called a bursa. A bursa is a small fluid filled sac that forms part of many joints around the body including the shoulders, hips, knees, toes and fingers. Their job is to lubricate the space between bone and the joint and reduce friction on …
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When to use ice or heat

Lots of people ask us when should we use ice or heat? Both these modalities can be good for pain relief so it can be tricky to know when you should use one or the other. Ice is a natural pain killer and has anti-inflammatory effects. Ice helps with inflammation by contracting your blood vessels …
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Correct Lifting Technique

Lifting incorrectly can be harmful to your body. A lot of people hurt their backs, necks and shoulders while lifting. Here are a couple of really good tips to help you lift better and prevent injury to your spine and shoulders. Get a firm footing with your feet apart for a stable base. Bend your …
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Correct workstation setup

Incorrect posture at work can lead to many problems including neck pain, back pain and headaches. It is vitally important that if you work a desk job where you will be sitting in front of a computer for long hours during the day that you get the workstation set up correctly. Important points to set …
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