Monthly Archives: February 2016
Hand Exercises & Wrist Exercises
Sat,Feb 27, 2016 at 02:00AM by Carla Mullins
Hand exercises for use in pilates and movement classes Hand exercises and wrist exercises are important elements of pilates and movement classes, however they are often given little attention as compared to other areas of the body. “The hand is the visible part of the brain.” Immanuel Kant, German philosopher 1724 – 1804 Over the years I…..
Sports Taping by Professional Physiotherapists
Thu,Feb 25, 2016 at 02:00AM by Kirsten Wilkes
Sports taping for sports injuries With the winter sports season around the corner sports taping increases in importance for sports people, whether they be amateur or professional. As a physiotherapist my attention turns to the increased injury rate associated with starting each new season. Injuries often occur due to inadequate preparation or progressing too quickly. How these…..
Finger Fatigue in Teenage Girls
Wed,Feb 24, 2016 at 11:41AM by Carla Mullins
Does your teen suffer finger fatigue? Does your teenager suffer pains in their fingers, shoulders or neck from texting and hand held devices? Body Organics studio Director Carla Mullins talks about the dangers of finger fatigue in an article featured in the Courier-Mail. Social media and the internet blamed for rise in number of teens with pain…..
Ankle stiffness in runners and athletes
Sun,Feb 21, 2016 at 02:00AM by Carla Mullins
How does ankle stiffness influence the risk of injury in runners? An article I recently read explored the question of dynamic joint stiffness in high-arched and low-arched athletes during a barefoot running task(1). The researchers wondered if ankle stiffness was a potential underlying risk to injury in the two different groups. The importance of this question…..
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo
Thu,Feb 18, 2016 at 02:00AM by Douglas Wilson
What is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo? The sudden onset of severe dizziness due to no apparent cause is something that may affect many of us throughout our lifetime. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is a disorder of the inner ear and is the most common cause of vertigo symptoms. Causes of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo Calcium…..
Physiotherapy open Saturday
Sun,Feb 14, 2016 at 06:00AM by Michael Schwarer
Physiotherapy open Saturday We now have physiotherapy available on Saturdays at our West End and Chelmer clinics. So if it’s urgent or you can’t make it for physiotherapy treatment during the week then come in for physiotherapy open Saturday. Physiotherapy open Saturday for sports people // Taping and strapping – if you’re nursing an injury…..
Labral tears and hip pain
Fri,Feb 12, 2016 at 05:15PM by Carla Mullins
Labral tears and hip pain Labral tears are a common cause of hip pain and associated dysfunction. When we walk, run and move our femurs (thigh bones) move in and around the hip as if there was a mortar in a pestle. The precision of the rhythm is essential in order to minimise injury and…..
De Quervain syndrome – exercises for recovery
Tue,Feb 02, 2016 at 01:27PM by Carla Mullins
What is de Quervain syndrome? De Quervain syndrome is a painful inflammation of tendons in the thumb that extend to the wrist (tenosynovitis). The swollen tendons and their coverings rub against the narrow tunnel through which they pass. The result is pain at the base of the thumb and extending into the lower arm. De…..
Osgood Schlatter Disease and Sever’s Disease
Tue,Feb 02, 2016 at 12:44PM by Douglas Wilson
What are Osgood Schlatter Disease and Sever’s Disease? Anterior knee pain and heel pain throughout the early teenage years can sometimes be considered the rite of passage labelled “growing pains”. Osgood Schlatter Disease (OSD) and Sever’s Disease (SD) however can cause pain severe enough to impede movement if symptoms are ignored and activity levels are increasing……
What is boomeritis?
Tue,Feb 02, 2016 at 12:02PM by Michael Schwarer
My mystery affliction finally had a name! A number of years ago whilst driving my car and listening to the radio, I heard an interesting interview with the then editor of Australia’s Macquarie Dictionary. She was talking about all the new words that had entered the Australian lexicon in the prior 12 months. Her favourite that year was…..