Female Pelvic Pain

Female Pelvic Pain Some studies report that ¼ of women experience or have experienced persistent pelvic pain. This is pain that has continued for most days for 6 months, in the area below the belly button and above the legs. Pelvic pain, is undeniably hard work! It takes its toll on your body both physically, …

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Functional Constipation

Constipation is a common health complaint.  Queensland Health report constipation affects 1 in 5 Australians at some point during their life.  It can be transient and resolve with simple strategies, such as increasing daily water intake and dietary fibre.  For some individuals, constipation can become chronic and complex.  It can create other health concerns and …

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How the body works – Part One

How the body works – Part One I: Bones Welcome to our continuation of the blog series ‘How the body works’. In today’s article we will step through some understanding of bones. It is generally accepted that the human adult skeleton is made up of 206 bones (with some variation person to person). Some are …

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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

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 …

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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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