We’re all guilty of it in some form. Carrying out tasks that put unnecessary strain on the neck. Whether that be craning our neck over our laptops all day while working, reading a book in bed slouching, loading our lumbar spine (that’s another story), or walking from our daily public commute texting or scrolling through socials or digital news –
With the days getting longer and restrictions in WA easing, this time of year simply invites you to get out and about. After being isolated at home, a lot of people are seeing the value in better health – to eat better, to get more active and make some positive lifestyle changes.
Sound like you?
Pain relief in labour can be highly varied using various forms of pain medication. As well as these medically administered pain relief options there are also many more conservative options such as general movement, massage, warm water and TENS.
Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve stimulation (TENS) has been used in the management of chronic and acute pain for many years and in the last 20 years has also been adapted to use during labour to assist with reducing the intensity of pain during contractions(1).
So you’re still working from home! For some, this is an exciting prospect, a chance to see their family more and enjoy a more relaxed work environment. For others, however, this prospect can feel quite daunting and be logistically challenging. It’s important to have a comfortable set-up to avoid neck tension, back pain, stiff joints and even knee pain.
As we move into March, summer sports are winding up and the focus has moved to winter sports.
The activities people do in summer often vary to the football / netball / hockey they may play through winter (or the other alternative of not doing anything over summer). This means that hamstrings can be less conditioned than they were at the end of last season.
With growing uncertainty and concern regarding COVID-19 it has been a difficult time for many in our community. We at Beechboro Physio are monitoring the situation daily so we have the most current and accurate advice available to enact plans for our staff and patients.
The health and safety of all who attend our clinic is paramount.
Warmer weather brings lots of fun, but we also see an increase in people reporting foot pain at this time of year. Change in weather often brings about a change in footwear, with people more likely to spend more time in thongs or flat sandals which offer their feet very little support.
The vast majority of people we see in the clinic with hip, knee, shin and ankle pain while running, have poor rotational control when standing on one leg or running.
Without the control from the glutes, the leg will naturally rotate inwards which generates a huge amount of force through the leg. This can lead to many different overload injuries.
A tradies’ health is their most important tool, yet Australian tradies experience some of the highest rates of injury and time off work compared to other workers. In fact, 3 in 5 serious workplace injuries involve a tradie, despite tradies making up only 30 per cent of the Australian workforce. The Australian Physiotherapy Association is encouraging all tradies,
We are very proud of the service and care we provide to our clients at Beechboro Physiotherapy. But the work we do with you in the clinic isn’t the only way we help you achieve your outcomes. The period between Physiotherapy sessions is crucial in maintaining the benefits you’ve achieved and progressing even further.
Providing a home exercise program (HEP) to patients is one of the most fundamental and important aspects of physiotherapy. Research has shown that patients who adhere to their prescribed exercises are significantly better at achieving their goals and demonstrate a greater increase in physical function.