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Top Tips for Preventing Back Pain

Back pain is far from an uncommon problem. According to the 2014-15 National Health Survey by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, an estimated 16% of the population suffer from back pain. It’s estimated that 70-90% of all people will experience lower back pain in their lives. Proposed causes range from poor working conditions to lack of exercise to the over-abundance of sitting in the modern lifestyle. Whatever the causes, people need relief from back pain. If you’ve experienc...

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How to Warm Up Before Working Out this Winter to Prevent Injury

No matter what kind of workout you’re going to be doing, it’s vital to do the right warm ups before you get started. Working out can strain your muscles and joints and they need to be prepared for what’s thrown at them; warm ups allow you to ensure that’s the case. If you don’t, you’ll put yourself at greater risk of injury, which is not what you want. It’s even more important to warm up properly before working out during winter because injuries are more common at thi...

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The Benefits of Prenatal Pregnancy Physiotherapy

The changes that a woman’s body goes through during pregnancy are profound - particularly in regards to physical changes. From the outside, many people will only observe changes in the abdomen, as it will visibly grow larger and protrude further in order to accommodate the baby growing inside. But other changes occur (both as a result of this change and alongside this notable change) too. More pressure is placed on the internal organs. The mother’s centre of mass changes. There...

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Can Physiotherapy Help with Back Pain?

Back pain is a very common health concern in the modern day, with millions suffering from it on a daily basis. Sadly, in addition to the major discomfort, back problems can restrict your ability to enjoy life to the max as you cannot play sports or mess around with the kids as you’d like to. Worse still, the symptoms will only get worse over time – unless you tackle the problem head on. There are many potential types of treatment and management to consider, but physiotherapy...

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6 Ways Physiotherapy Can Help You Recover from a Sports Injury

injuries are inevitable when performing sporting activities on a regular basis, but that doesn’t make them any less scary. Aside from affecting your athletic performance, the damage can potentially impact other aspects of your daily life. As such, following the very best route to recovery is essential. While physiotherapy isn’t the only treatment that should be considered (a broken bone needs to be seen by a hospital, for example), it can play a significant role in your recover...

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