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.
One in every 200 people suffers from lymphoedema. Given that lymphoedema is such a common side effect of cancer treatment and several other conditions, why is it that most health care professionals don’t know anything about it?
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?
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.
Do you have a problem with leg cramps during the night?
Do these cramps cause pain, and disturb your sleep?
If this sounds familiar you are not alone. Up to 33% of the general population over the age of 50 experience nocturnal leg cramps. Read more
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We would like to acknowledge all of our loyal clients for your extreme patience and tolerance during the road upgrades and changes around town, as well as your ongoing support to Peak Physio. We would like to say a little THANK YOU to you all:
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With over 200 types of headaches and migraines now classified, research has shown that different headache and migraine conditions may share a common disorder, i.e., they are not separate conditions.
So, if we can effectively learn to treat headaches by influencing that common thread that defines them, that means we may be able to have an effect across the entire range of headaches that exist.
“Everything in the human body is connected”. You may have heard this phrase before, and it is particularly relevant when talking about the connective tissues and the fascia. This is the basis of Craniosacral Therapy (CST). Read more
Australian rules football, rugby union, rugby league, netball, soccer, and skiing are all sports synonymous with winter time in Australia. What you may not know is that these sports are also the most frequently associated with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) ruptures within Australia (Janssen et al, 2011).
What is the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)?
The ACL is one of the four major ligaments in the knee responsible for stabilising the joint. The anterior cruciate is arguably the most important of these ligaments and, if injured, is certainly the hardest to recover from. An ACL rupture (complete tear) is one of the most-feared athletic injuries, as it generally requires surgery and a 7-9 month recovery period.
Prevalence of ACL injuries in Australia
A recent study conducted by Zbrojkiewicz, Vertullo, and Grayson (2018) looked at the rates of ACL reconstruction for young Australians between 2000-2015. As the winter sports season has just kicked off, it is important to be aware of their findings and how they may impact you.