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This program for living with chronic pain and illness, is based on the scientifically validated mindfulness based approaches of MBSR, MBCT and ACT. Mindfulness approaches teach methods of being awake to the whole of life, even when it includes difficulties such as pain and illness. This program helps people to develop a new [...]
Your shoulders are composed of large muscles that regularly exert themselves when carrying, lifting, pushing, and pulling, all movements you will do countless times over your life time. Because of the extent of its use, shoulder injuries are commonplace.
‘Shoulder’ is a colloquial term used to describe a four jointed system:
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Do you sit most of your day? Do you move from bed to chair to car to chair at work then sit for lunch before driving home and sitting before bed?
Research over the past 10 years has shown that people who spend more time sitting are more prone to suffering obesity but also from [...]
Some people think that their condition isn’t bad enough to warrant physiotherapy treatment or just feel they do not need an occasional check-up.
We all know that regular servicing of our cars helps to ensure trouble free motoring and can save us a lot of money in repair bills. We should have the same attitude [...]
Sciatica is caused by pressure on the sciatic nerve – a very large nerve that originates from the lower lumbar spine and travels through the buttock into the leg as far as the back of the knee and to the foot.
Sciatica is characterized by pain, numbness, and weakness in the legs. Commonly pain and [...]
The importance of good posture cannot be stressed enough in these modern times. It extends far beyond our outward appearance and aesthetics. Your posture is an indication of muscle balance and mechanical efficiency.
Our Physios at Hinterland Physiotherapy often see cases where postural faults initiate a chain of events that result in incapacitating pain, time [...]
What is exercise and what does it mean?
Exercise is anything that gets you moving and active. It includes formal exercise such as a gym class, lifting weights or going for a jog. Exercise also occurs in everyday activities (known as incidental exercise) such as vacuuming, taking the stairs instead of the lift and walking [...]
You have just pulled off an unbelievable intercept and are running down a footy field full speed about to score a length-of-the-field try when you feel a searing pain in the back of your leg and all of a sudden the 15 metres to the try line is somewhat unattainable. You have torn your hamstring, [...]
Have you ever heard a footy player tell you that they have “popped” their shoulder 73 times? Have you seen the Lethal Weapon movie where Mel Gibson voluntarily dislocates both his shoulders to escape from an unfortunate underwater situation he has found himself in? Did you cry when Peter Sterling was forced to retire from [...]
I have decided to write this month’s article about an injury that one of my patients sustained. My patient told me to write the blog “on an injury that is very close to my heart, or should I say close to my cal. I have had to spend the last three weeks sitting on the [...]