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Let’s Talk About Chronic Pain

An Evening of Education, Discussion and Questions   Where: Physiotherapy Centre Ivanhoe, 71 Marshall Street, Ivanhoe When: Thursday 26th July – 7pm to 8.30pm By: The Physiotherapists at this Clinic For: People who want to learn more about pain and ways of dealing with it TOPICS: Taking control of your pain Understanding pain and its…

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Mastitis

Physiotherapy treatment of Mastitis Most mums, unfortunately at some stage throughout breast feeding, will experience mastitis. However, most women are unaware that physiotherapy can quickly & effectively help relieve signs & symptoms of mastitis. And they do not need a referral! Physiotherapists can also provide breastfeeding mums tips on how to self-manage signs/symptoms & help…

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Facing Fear

Fear is the emotional reaction to perceived danger. To avoid danger we listen to the fear and limit ourselves. Often what we fear is not dangerous at all and if overcome we could achieve so much more. Our patients are often afraid of pain and we ask them to move into it or try an…

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Vestibular Migraines

Migraines affect nearly 30 million Americans, especially women, who suffer from them by a three to on ratio, according to the National Headache Foundation. Doctors aren’t sure exactly how many people are affected by vestibular migraines but they know these headaches have a unique twist that run-of-the-mill, throbbing migraines don’t; a component of vertigo. Susan…

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Weekend warriors – calf tears

Are you between 35 and 55? Are you keeping fit and active? You might be a weekend warrior! After a sedentary week at work, it is good to get outside, move the body and get the heart pumping. However, there are risks associated with trying a bit too hard, the most common being calf injuries.…

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Shopping Centre massages

In light of a recent article I read, I thought I would take the opportunity to comment briefly on having massage treatment at local shopping centres… I have had a few of my patients come to see me after attending such a place, because unfortunately they were now in more pain than before they went…

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Riders cheat ageing

A client of Chris’ sent in this interesting article, which he thought might be of interest (thank you!) If you think that all your bike riding makes you feel years younger, you are right.  A ground-breaking new study into the process of ageing has unexpectedly proved it. King’s College London and the University of Birmingham…

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Kids Sport

Most of us grew up without needing physiotherapy. These days it is not uncommon to see children and teenagers present with injuries at physiotherapy. For whatever reason the younger athlete plays sport, it is important to understand there is an upper limit to the number of hours per week a young body can take. Often…

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Weekend Warriors Welcome!

After a busy week at work many middle aged people use the weekends to enjoy physical activities. This leads to an improvement in fitness, health and enjoyment of life. This should continue but remember that after age 45 muscle repair is 15-18% slower than a 30 year old. Muscle mass and bone density decreases and…

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Stretching

There are some arguments about whether or not stretching before &/or after exercise reduces injury risk. Studies are mixed, but they all tend to agree that stretching can decrease general muscle soreness & improve overall flexibility. Here a few tips for stretching: • Static stretching is best post exercise, incorporated into your cool-down, & should…

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