Author Archives: Body Organics
Low Back Pain – causes, treatment and prevention
Thu,Jul 18, 2019 at 05:19PM by Body Organics
Low Back Pain – recognise the cause Be it acute or chronic, living with low back pain is an alarmingly common affliction. Despite the best efforts of health professionals worldwide, low back pain (LBP) is the number one cause for disability globally. Low back a pain has doubled in prevalence in the past 25 years,…..
Osteoarthritis causes and treatment options to consider
Sun,Mar 24, 2019 at 10:56AM by Body Organics
What is osteoarthritis? Most people have heard of osteoarthritis (OA). For those who haven’t, OA is the accelerated wear down of cartilage in joints of the body. In advanced stages where cartilage has worn through entirely, bony surfaces can be exposed which causes friction and damage to the bone when the joint moves. People often…..
Pelvic girdle pain during pregnancy
Fri,Jun 10, 2016 at 12:06PM by Body Organics
During pregnancy, the body goes through many weird, wonderful and sometimes uncomfortable changes. In particular, a hormone called relaxin is released to prepare the body for childbirth. Relaxin softens the ligaments in the pelvis and other joints, in order to help the baby pass through the pelvic area during birth. Although relaxin exists for good reason, it can cause…..
An osteopath treats more than just back pain!
Mon,May 16, 2016 at 12:19PM by Body Organics
What is an osteopath? There are many misconceptions surrounding what is an osteopath, what is osteopathy, what does an osteopath do, as well as how osteopathy can benefit your body. One of the most common of these misconceptions is that an osteopath only treats back pain. Osteopathy is one of the fastest growing health professions in Australia. To become a registered…..
Frozen shoulder exercises
Thu,May 12, 2016 at 11:40AM by Body Organics
Could you be suffering from frozen shoulder AKA adhesive capsulitis? Do you have difficulties putting your hands behind you head? Lifting your arms out to the sides? Reaching into your back pocket? Doing up your bra? You may have frozen shoulder. Frozen shoulder symptoms Adhesive capsulitis, commonly referred to as frozen shoulder, is a condition characterised by…..
Sports Taping by Professional Physiotherapists
Thu,Feb 25, 2016 at 02:00AM by Body Organics
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…..
Kegel exercises and pelvic floor exercises to keep your pelvic floor healthy
Tue,Jun 02, 2015 at 03:16PM by Body Organics
Your pelvic floor and what you should know about it … When we think of core strength, what immediately comes to mind is our abdominal muscles. However, our core is much more complex. There is no standardised definition of core strength, however, the core muscles can be thought of as those that help us maintain…..
How to run more efficiently and avoid injuries
Fri,Apr 10, 2015 at 02:06PM by Body Organics
Benefits of running Running is one of the most convenient forms of exercise that you can start with as you do not need special equipment. Also the many benefits of running are well known, such as: // It is a weight bearing exercise so running helps build strong bones // Running will strengthen…..
Two simple exercises to help prevent hamstring strain
Tue,Apr 07, 2015 at 05:09PM by Body Organics
Hamstring strains and running Running is becoming more and more popular as a form of exercise. It is great to see people getting out and becoming more active, however with this increased activity we are seeing an increase in the amount of patients with running related injuries such as hamstring strain. There are a variety…..
Physiotherapy for back pain
Tue,Mar 17, 2015 at 05:37PM by Body Organics
Almost everyone has had some form of lower back pain at some point in their lives. It may have started after a tackle at a sporting event, after moving house or after a long day sitting at a desk. It may be just a little niggle that comes on from time to time, or the…..
The importance of asking ‘why’?
Wed,Feb 11, 2015 at 06:33PM by Body Organics
Are you one of many who recently made a New Year’s resolution to improve their health and wellbeing? Would you like to hear my New Year’s resolution? My resolution is that all of my clients ask ‘why?’ of their health professional. Why should I do this exercise? Why are you choosing this treatment over another?…..
Rectus diastasis – separation of the tummy muscles
Fri,Feb 06, 2015 at 03:37PM by Body Organics
What is rectus diastasis? Rectus diastasis (also known as diastasis recti) is the separation of the connective tissue (fascia) that joins the left and right sides of the abdominal muscles together. This occurs most commonly in pre or post partum women. The hormonal changes during pregnancy coupled with the increased load on the abdominal muscles…..
What are the benefits of doing pregnancy pilates?
Thu,Feb 05, 2015 at 03:35PM by Body Organics
Changes during pregnancy There are myriad changes that occur to the body and progress right throughout pregnancy. Many of these changes will affect the activities that a person is able to perform, as well as the exercises that they feel safe and comfortable doing. It is, however, important for women to maintain their health, strength…..
Pelvic stability exercises and tests for runners to do at home
Sat,Jan 24, 2015 at 12:53PM by Body Organics
Importance of pelvic stability for runners Increasing daily physical activity is one of the top New Year’s resolutions year after year. As a physiotherapist it is always great to see people getting more active and moving their bodies in different ways, however this is often a time when new injuries occur. Running is a complex…..