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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1. MANAGE YOUR STRESS The effect of the COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating worldwide. We are lucky in Australia that the spread of illness is now being well contained. However, the social distancing measures have not come without a significant cost for many businesses, their employees and our way of life. Higher levels of stress…

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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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HYPERMOBILITY AND INJURIES Have you been told that you are double jointed? You may have heard this term before to describe being more flexible than usual. Well, your joints are not “ double” but passive structures such as ligaments and connective tissue allow more stretch than normal.  Connective tissue holds our cells together in our…

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