Multiple Sclerosis and Exercise – Kyrah Tos

What is Multiple Sclerosis? Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, inflammatory autoimmune disease which is characterised by the formation of areas of demyelination (plaques) throughout the brain and spinal cord. The plaques can impair nerve conduction and transmission leading to a variety of symptoms such as weakness, fatigue, balance problems, numbness and/or cognitive disability. The…

LATERAL EPICONDYLALGIA – Amber Koen

What is Lateral Epicondylalgia (Tennis Elbow)?   Tennis elbow is a common condition that approximately 40% of the general population experience at some point in their life. This condition presents gradually as pain arising from the top of the forearm and/or the outside of the elbow. This is where our main gripping muscles originate from…

Hamstring Strains

Hamstring strains are one of the most common injuries across a variety of sports e.g., AFL, soccer, sprinting, dance etc. The severity of the strain can range from very mild (grade 1), to very severe (grade 3). There are numerous risk factors that can increase your chance of sustaining a hamstring strain including age, muscle…

Exercise & Diabetes – Kyrah Tos

What is Diabetes? Diabetes is a chronic condition that affects the way the body processes blood sugar known as glucose. The primary types of diabetes are Type 1 and Type 2. Type 1 diabetes (5%–10% of cases)  is an autoimmune disease which results from cellular-mediated autoimmune destruction of the pancreatic b-cells, producing insulin deficiency. In…

Back Block Exercise

Perform 3-4 times a day as required for pain relief (at least 2 times a day) Lie with yellow pages across top of sacrum and under buttocks Need to lie on the floor with none or 1 pillow only Slowly straighten and relax 1 leg at a time remain in this position for 1 minute…

COLD and HEAT TREATMENTS

CRYOTHERAPY Cryotherapy is the application of cold or ice for the treatment of acute or overuse injuries. It may be applied via number of methods including ice pack, “cryocuff”, frozen vegetables, crushed ice, ice block massage or ice water immersion. The effects of Cryotherapy are a decrease in pain, decrease in swelling/bleeding and a decrease…

Fitness for Seniors

MEDICAL EVIDENCE SHOWS THAT IF YOU KEEP PHYSICALLY FIT BY EXERCISING REGULARLY YOU INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF LIVING A HEALTHIER LIFE – FEELING WELL, LOOKING WELL, MAITAINING YOUR LIFESTYLE. PHYSIOTHERAPISTS ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO KEEP ACTIVE WITH SENSIBLE EXERCISES SUITED TO THEIR AGE AND PHYSICAL CONDITION. WHY EXERCISE? Strength and mobility – exercise helps to prevent…