What is Hypermobility? How can a physio help?

May is Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) awareness month and as this is something that we see at PhysioTec very often, the timing is perfect for a blog on this topic. EDS refers to group of connective tissue disorders with at least 13 different subtypes. 12 of these types are very rare and one is far the…

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All you need to know about Hip Labral Tears

Have you ever experienced a deep pain in the front of the hip or groin region? You may also experience a locking, clicking or catching sensation when you move your leg. Whether this is from a fall, a sporting injury, or it has been going on for a while; you may end up getting an…

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We all know the importance of maintaining bone strength as we get older, and the importance of bone strength in maintaining independence, and reducing our falls and fracture risk. But what about muscle strength? In a previous blog, we discussed low bone density and its strong correlation to falls risk. In this blog, we will…

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Good balance is vital for reducing falls and fracture in osteoporosis. Balance is particularly important for those living with osteoporosis, where the risk of fracture is much higher than for those with good bone density. Fractures in older people can also have a big impact on mobility, independence and quality of life.  There are a…

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BUILDING BONE – THE FOUNDATIONS Osteoporosis is a common disease in Australia. Osteoporosis affects over one million Australians, and is more common among women than men. It is a condition where the bones become weak, fragile and brittle. When bones lose minerals (such as calcium) faster than the body can replace them, this leads to…

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WHEN SHOULD YOU SEE A PHYSIOTHERAPIST? Seeking the advice of an experienced physiotherapist is something that many athletes consider in their training efforts.  For starters, physiotherapists play a major role in the care and performance of athletes, but how exactly can a physiotherapist support the general population? From an athletic standpoint, the use of a…

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THE TOP 10 WAYS THAT PHYSIOTHERAPY CAN IMPROVE YOUR LIFE Physiotherapy is not a relatively new area in healthcare; rather, it has been around for many centuries in some form but in Australia it was established as a formal association in 1906. With the now substantial amount of scientific research to support the profession and…

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PERTURBATION TRAINING See one of our Physiotec staff, Colm Coakley, demonstrating some perturbation training using the CorMax Torpedo. Half filled with water, the Torpedo becomes an unstable load which your muscles need to figure out how to control. Consequently, it provides a great dynamic stability challenge! Also, due to the ever-changing stimulus, it keeps the…

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It’s spring time and for many it’s a sign to start getting fit for summer. For those who had been hibernating during winter it is worth taking note of these following tips to bulletproof yourself for the months of running ahead. Remember you are exposing your body to increase stresses and strains that it may…

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When is it safe to begin resistance training? It is a common misconception that resistance training in children stunts growth. Many parents and coaches remain convinced that weight training will result in short stature, due to potential damage to the growths plates (epiphyseal plate). In actual fact, The Australian Strength and Conditioning Association (ASCA) have…

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