Health Tips

Soft Tissue Injury

Soft Tissue Injury—Physio Clinic Newsletter—September 2015 Soft tissue injury is an injury to any of the soft tissues of the body. The most common soft tissues injured are muscles, tendons, and ligaments. These injuries often occur during sports and exercise...

Nordic Walking Class

Benefits of Nordic Walking - Activates 90% of body's muscles (90% when smiling!) - Gives a 20-25% greater cardio fitness effect than normal walking without poles. - Decreases the weight load on joints of the lower body (including lower back). - Develops core stability...

Referred Pain

One of the most common questions that physiotherapists face is "What is referred pain?" The name suggests a strange problem, one that doesn't relate to a specific area. Put simply, referred pain is pain felt in an area that does not seem to have any relation to the...

Workstation Setup

Your workstation should be set up to cause the least amount of stress on your body. Prolonged hours of poor posture or repetitive work habits, often in a stressful environment can result in significant overuse injury. Applying the following points can help tominimise...

Vitamin Supplements

Most people base their health on how they feel. Just because you feel healthy and in perfect fit now, does not mean you do not need supplements. When it suddenly strikes - an illness, a health problem, a sign of old age, weakness - we begin to search for a dietary or...

10 Healthy Back Tips

Exercise Regulary – This doesn’t have to be anything overly strenuous. Something as simple as a daily walk can make a huge difference. Eat A Healthy Diet – Proper nutrients allow the body to repair itself easier Maintain Good Posture – Are you sitting up straight as...

Food Intolerances

Many chronic health conditions can be triggered by unidentified and untreated food intolerance's. If you have any of the following recurring symptoms then you may be suffering from food intolerance. Do not ignore these warning signs or your symptoms could become more...

Understanding Food Allergies

Allergies occur when an overactive immune system produces proteins called IgE antibodies against substances in the environment that are otherwise harmless — pollens, house dust mites, moulds, animal hair (dander), and in some cases, specific food proteins. Food...

Magnesium – What is it?

Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in the body and is essential to good health. Approximately 50% of total body magnesium is found in bone. The other half is found predominantly inside cells of body tissues and organs. Only 1% of magnesium is found in...

Vitamin D

Australia is well known for its abundance of sunshine. Hence, it is perhaps surprising that vitamin D deficiency is a common condition affecting a large proportion of Australians. A recognised consequence of low vitamin D is osteomalacia in adults. It also contributes...