Tag Archives: physiotherapy
Knee replacement exercises for pre and post surgery
Tue,May 28, 2019 at 11:12AM by Carla Mullins
Knee replacement exercises pre and post surgery can be an important factor for successful rehabilitation Why are knee replacement exercises such an important topic? There were 50,000 knee replacement surgeries in Australia alone in the last year! The most common reason for knee replacements is osteoarthritis, a condition which affects one in nine Australians (AIHW…..
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…..
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Collarbone fracture rehabilitation in a pilates studio setting
Wed,Dec 19, 2018 at 07:12AM by Carla Mullins
The collarbone is an area of the body that is commonly fractured in falls. Collarbone fractures can result from simple activities such as falling off our bicycle, playing tennis, skateboarding, skiing, playing touch football, car accident, or even an accidental trip after a few drinks! This article is about collarbone fracture rehabilitation, of particular relevance…..
Lateral hip pain
Wed,Feb 21, 2018 at 10:23AM by Douglas Wilson
Lateral Hip Pain We often hear people come to us and say “I’m having trouble sleeping at night” or have trouble walking because of pain in the side (lateral ) of my hip. The general term for this lateral hip pain is Greater trochanteric pain syndrome (GTPS). There could be a variety of reasons why the…..
Chelmer pilates studio and physiotherapy clinic to relocate
Wed,Aug 23, 2017 at 01:07PM by Michael Schwarer
After 7 years it’s sad to say that we will soon be relocating our Chelmer pilates studio and physiotherapy clinic to Annerley and West End, with the last day of services at the Chelmer studio being Saturday 19th August 2017. After that date we will no longer be offering pilates classes, physiotherapy or osteopathy services at…..
Physiotherapy treatment for ACL injuries
Sat,Jun 03, 2017 at 01:22PM by Douglas Wilson
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are one of the most common knee injuries experienced by active Australians. News of a torn ACL is especially devastating for active individuals, especially if they are training for a big event. Professional physiotherapy treatment for ACL injuries can you achieve a faster, more effective and longer lasting recovery. How can physiotherapy assist…..
Pilates courses for physiotherapists. Quality pilates courses to diploma level.
Sat,May 27, 2017 at 07:05PM by Michael Schwarer
Pilates courses for physiotherapists from a multidisciplinary perspective Body Organics provides nationally accredited pilates courses for physiotherapists and other allied health practitioners who want to teach pilates as part of their professional practise. Body Organics is unique in that our pilates training approach works beyond the physiotherapy framework as typically taught by many training schools in Australia. The Body Organics…..
Trigger point causes and treatment options for relief of symptoms
Thu,Feb 02, 2017 at 02:55PM by Douglas Wilson
What is a trigger point? The term trigger point or myofascial trigger point is used to describe the common source of symptoms in many musculoskeletal pain presentations, but are often overlooked as the possible source of both acute and chronic pain. Trigger points are commonly defined as hyperirritable spots in muscles and surrounding fascia that present as…..
Ballet in Brisbane – pilates and strength training for ballet dancers
Tue,Jan 31, 2017 at 07:27PM by Carla Mullins
Unique offering for ballet dancers in Brisbane Ballet is a challenging but beautiful regime requiring strength and agility. Any dancer knows that the demands on your body can be brutal. To perform and compete in the world of dance you need to have strength, agility and grace. It is little surprise then that most ballet…..
Pilates exercises for children
Fri,Nov 11, 2016 at 06:52AM by Carla Mullins
When working with pilates exercises for children it is important to incorporate upper body strengthening work. Children under the age of 8 years benefit from bear walks and wheelbarrow exercises as a way of helping them to achieve upper limb strength and stability. Remember that the bones in toddlers and children are different to adults……
Sciatica Symptoms and Treatment
Thu,May 05, 2016 at 04:56PM by Carla Mullins
Exercises for treating sciatic nerve pain What is sciatica? Sciatica is a term that is often thrown around, but what does it really mean? True sciatica is characterised by pain, discomfort or electric shocks into the back or buttocks, and can radiate past the knee into the foot. Sciatic pain runs in a pattern along…..
Sports physiotherapy Chelmer
Mon,Mar 07, 2016 at 09:40PM by Michael Schwarer
Sports and physiotherapy in Chelmer, Graceville and Sherwood suburbs Demand for sports physiotherapy in Chelmer is strong this time of year as there are so many sporting clubs based in the suburbs of Chelmer, Graceville and Sherwood. There are Australian Football, Rugby League and Cricket clubs that have been in the area for many, many years. These…..
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…..
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…..