Torn Your Calf? Here’s What To Do!

Torn Your Calf? Here’s What To Do!

Your calves are made up of a group of muscles that move your foot, ankle and knee! The most superficial group of these muscles are often really tight which can lead to easily over stretching them, causing a tear.  In this blog we will chat about how to identify a calf strain and how to…

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Tips For Shift Workers

Shift work means working outside of the usual 7am – 6pm time period. Shift work can upset your body’s “internal clock”. Your internal clock is what tells your body to be awake during the day and to be asleep at night. It is common for shift workers to find it hard to know when and…

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Do I need a Physio or an Osteo for a Sprained Ankle?

A sprained (or rolled) ankle is a common injury that can regularly occur through most age groups. Whether it be a sporting injury, simply tripping over, or being that bit too confident in your new pair of heels, it is something that manual therapists see all the time.    In the early stages of an…


Packing A Healthy Lunchbox

It is important that we are providing our children with a healthy lunchbox to support their growing bodies and brains. Research has shown that good nutrition during childhood is linked to improved concentration, attendance and grades at school.   So what should you include in your child’s lunchbox?     Preparing your child’s lunchbox doesn’t…


What is a Healthy Snack?

For many of us, snacking is a normal part of our dietary intake, however it is important to think about the snacks that we are opting for.  Opting for healthy snacks throughout our day is a good way to respond to our normal hunger cues and also assists in keeping our bodies energized and satiated…


Is Bed Rest good for Low Back Pain?

It’s the old advice that we may have grown up listening to, or heard from health practitioners over the years when you’ve hurt your back: “Lie down for 3-7 days with minimal movement and avoid all activity to allow your body to heal”. But is bed rest really a good idea for acute low back…


Staying Healthy And On Track Over The Festive Season

The festive season is always a busy time filled with Christmas catch-ups, works parties, barbeques, dinners out and many other events where it is easy to overindulge and feel a bit too full.   A lot of people find that it is easy to maintain their weight and stay consistent during the year, however the…

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Knee Pain in Children: Osgood-Schlatter Disease

Osgood-Schlatter disease is a common condition of the knee in adolescents. It involves inflammation of the area just below the knee cap, where the tendon (patellar tendon) from the knee cap attaches to the shin bone (tibia). The most common complaint with Osgood-Schlatter disease is pain below the knee cap. Additional signs may be swelling…

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Why is core strength so important for my back?

We always hear that core strength and activation is important for our health. But what makes it so? There is a misconception about core strength which has been floating around for eternity. Often we think about the ‘core muscles’ as being our ‘six-pack’ – something that we need to develop by doing 100 situps per…

what to expect when you see a dietitian

What to Expect from a Dietetics Appointment

What to expect when seeing a dietitian is a question we get asked by prospective patients all the time. Many people don’t know what to expect within the appointment or even what indicates needing to see a dietitian. When should you see a dietitian? Individuals are commonly referred to see a dietitian by their doctor,…

what is irritable bowel syndrome

What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)?

What Is Irritable Bowel Syndrome? Irritable bowel syndrome, otherwise known as IBS, is a common gastrointestinal disorder that is expected to affect around 1 in 5 Australians.

What is a coffee enema

All You Need to Know About Coffee Enemas

What is a coffee enema and why have they gained recent popularity? Today I wanted to share an evidence-based insight into their use, in particular self-administered enemas, what they claim to treat and things you should consider prior to electing to have one.  What is an enema?