Physiotherapy for falls prevention

It is a common misconception that as we age, it is normal to experience falls which can result in injury, unplanned hospital admissions and loss of confidence. It is estimated that roughly 1 in 3 Australian’s over the age of 65 have had a fall in the past 12 months. But what constitutes a fall? A …

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How the body works

Introduction Did you know that Musculoskeletal conditions are the leading contributor to disability worldwide? In February of this year, the World Health Organisation estimated that 1.71billion people were living with musculoskeletal conditions. The worlds population in 2021 is estimated to be 7.87billion people. That means 21.7% of the worlds population currently have some disability associated …

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Exercise Right Week 2021

Welcome to Exercise Right Week! This year, the theme for Exercise Right Week is EXERCISE CHANGES LIVES. At Up and Active Physiotherapy, Paul and Toleah are our resident Exercise Physiologists who assist people every day to change their lives through the use of exercise. They use movement as medicine to assist those living with: · …

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The Value of Physiotherapy

Value. It’s a word that we’re all very familiar with. The oxford dictionary defines value as ‘the regard that something is held to deserve; the importance, worth, or usefulness of something’. For many of us, the usefulness or value of what we do or buy is important. And so, it should be – we devote …

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WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU SEE AN EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGIST

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU SEE AN EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGISTExercise Physiologists are university qualified, allied health professionals who use exercise therapy as their primary treatment modality. Exercise Physiologists are experts in the prescription and delivery of exercise to treat and manage a range of conditions including (but not limited to):• Musculoskeletal injury and surgical rehabilitation• Chronic …

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What is Hydrotherapy?

What is Hydrotherapy and what are the benefits? Hydrotherapy is clinical exercise completed in an aquatic setting, usually delivered by a physiotherapist or exercise physiologist. Hydrotherapy exercise is often prescribed to people with chronic pain or disability to assist in the management of their condition. The properties of water make hydrotherapy a unique type of …

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Why is Exercise Physiology Important?

Why is Exercise Physiology Important? Exercise should be considered on of the most important things you do for the day. Exercise can help improve your physical health, reduce stress, improve joint health, increase energy and improve mood. Regular exercise can also help to combat chronic illness. If you have recently been diagnosed or are worried …

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What is the difference between an Exercise Physiologist and a Physiotherapist

While there are some similarities between the two professions, an exercise physiologist and a physiotherapist have their own skill set and scope of practice which demonstrates how they differ. Both exercise physiologists and physiotherapists complete a minimum of four years study at university and must adhere to strict accreditation requirements which includes completing a minimum …

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10 Benefits of Walking

10 Benefits of Walking One of the most popular forms of exercise in the world is walking. Almost everyone is familiar with the goal of 10,000 steps per day and almost everyone knows that going for a regular walk can be great for your overall health, but how many people are familiar with why walking …

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Running injuries

Runners often present to Up & Active Physiotherapy with injuries to their lower limbs. Over the past 15 years I have treated a number of runners and today I am going to discuss with you why running isn’t a balanced exercise and often leads to injury.  The first error is most often from training load errors, …

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