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Pain Management: Simple Strategies for Dealing with Persistent Pain

Just about everybody has to deal with pain at one point in their life or another. However, some of us have to deal with pain on a regular basis.

There are any number of conditions that can cause pain and it comes in many different varieties. Some people deal with constant, burning pain. Others deal with occasional dull aches. Whatever the cause of your pain, there are a number of treatment options available.

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Is Fat to Blame? The Relationship Between Weight & Pain

It has become common knowledge that in this 21st century our society is battling rising rates of obesity. Over the years there have been huge amounts of research that links higher obesity rates with chronic diseases such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, stroke, cancer and… the list is endless. 

However it is less commonly known that being overweight and carrying even a little bit more weight than we should can be linked to experiencing pain.

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Dry Needling: Everything You Need to Know

Physiotherapists have a reputation for brutally digging into trigger points (or ‘muscle knots’, as they are colloquially known) with their hands, thumbs, fingers and even sometimes elbows, leaving their patients feeling battered and bruised (temporarily, of course!).

If only there was a technique that could treat trigger points without inflicting the same amount of pain, and without causing grown men to weep. There is, in fact, such a technique and an increasing number of physiotherapists are becoming trained in it, sparing their precious hands and their patients’ pain thresholds at the same time.

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Women’s Health Physiotherapy: The Problems No One Talks About

Historically, physiotherapists have been known mainly for treating back and neck pain or running onto a football field when a player has sustained an injury. However, the emerging practice of “gender health” or “pelvic health” physiotherapy and, specifically, Women’s Health has recently garnered increased publicity. Many patients with pelvic dysfunction are suffering in silence, not aware that help is available. So we think it’s time that we devoted a little more space to the problems that no one wants to talk about.

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Knee Pain? Here’s How Physios Treat Common Knee Complaints

The knee is the largest joint in the body, comprising the junction where the thigh bone (femur) meets with the shin (tibia and fibula) and the knee cap (patella). It is classified as a ‘hinge joint’, meaning its predominant movements are bending and straightening, although there is a small amount of rotation that occurs in the joint as well.

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How Pilates Can Help Clients of All Ages, Shapes & Sizes

Cities are full of studios dedicated to it, most gyms have several classes and new Mums take their bubs along to baby friendly sessions. Pilates is a health trend that has stayed the course and it certainly doesn’t look like it is going away anytime soon. So, what exactly is Pilates and why does everyone rave about it?

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Treating Ankle Sprains: Why Physio is Critical

Ankle sprains are undoubtedly one of the most common injuries we see as physiotherapists. The vast majority of active people will have experienced an ankle sprain during their lifetime and, unfortunately, sprains have a nasty habit of recurring if not managed well in the first instance.

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Sports Physiotherapy: Classic Cricket Injuries

Summer in Australia means sun, sand, holidays, family and Christmas. On the sporting front, it means dropping the Steedens and Sherrins and trading them in for those shiny red Kookaburra cricket balls. Since we’re in the middle of the cricket season, we thought it was time to take a look at the sport through the eyes of a physiotherapist.

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