How will the new Private Health Reforms affect my Pilates classes?

As you are probably now all aware, the Federal Government has released private health reforms which target alternative therapies. Unfortunately, ‘Pilates’ has fallen into this category of ‘alternative’ therapy. As a result of the reforms, Private Health Insurers are no longer paying rebates on such therapies, including Pilates.

There was an important exception to this rule… Physiotherapy!

Footy Tipping Competition

Footy Season Is Here!!

With pre-season games already stared, we’re ready to go for 2019!

Every year Beechboro Physio runs a Footy Tipping Competition. We have some fine prizes up for grabs as well as in-practice specials!

1st Place Prize $500
2nd Place Prize $200
3rd Place Prize $100

While the prizes are pretty serious,

I Have Pelvic floor issues but I haven’t had a baby

I have pelvic floor issues, but I haven’t had a baby?

When we talk about pelvic floor issues or dysfunction – this covers a wide range of topics including incontinence, prolapse and pain. These topics can happen on their own or in conjunction with each other and affect each other. This blog is going to focus on incontinence and prolapse in regards to women who are having issues – but haven’t yet had babies.

Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome (ITBFS)

Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome (ITBFS)

The iliotibial band is a long tendon that runs down the outside of the thigh and inserts on the side of the knee. It provides stabilisation to the knee in the walking and running motion. With repeated bending/straightening of the knee, the iliotibial band (ITB) rubs against the prominent bone on the outside of the femur (thigh bone) at the knee.

The Hip and Groin

Hip and Groin Injuries

The hip and groin is a complex area, with a wide variety of possible injuries in numerous anatomical structures. In addition, imaging such as MRI reveals a high prevalence of ‘abnormal findings’ in athletes without symptoms, increasing the complexity of determining diagnosis in this area.

The diagram below details pain related to one or more of the following entities –

Pelvic Floor

What are the Pelvic Floor Muscles?

The floor of the pelvis is made up of layers of muscle and other tissue. They stretch like a hammock from the tail bone at the back to the pubic bone in the front. A woman’s pelvic floor supports the bladder, the womb (uterus) and the bowel.

Dry Needling

Dry Needling

Dry needling is the use of very thin pins to release myofascial trigger points in the muscles. A trigger point is a palpable part of the muscle, which is tight due to the muscle sacromeres being partially crossed over each other but they are in a static state, no longer contracting or relaxing.

One Leg Physio Test

Take the One Leg Physio Test with Beechboro Physio

Great balance can improve your health & fitness and in people 60+ can reduce the risk of falling. One Leg Physio has started the One Leg Test to see the average performance balancing on one leg in age groups. This can be done with your eyes open or closed for more of a challenge.