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Channel Your Inner Sports Physiotherapist To Prevent Injuries To The Beginner Runner

Posted by on Jan 25, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

New year, new you. That’s the mantra for thousands of Australians each year when they decide it’s hip to get fit! Running is one of the cheapest exercises you can choose to boost your exercising endeavours. All you need is a new pair of shoes and the motivation to get those legs out the front door. The problem is, your over-enthusiastic attitude could send you straight to the injury bench if you do not follow two rules designed to protect newbie runners.  Follow The 10% Rule While your mind may be willing to tackle a 10 km...

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What You Should Do After a Loved One Passes

Posted by on Jan 11, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

When a loved one passes, it is hard to deal with it on an emotional level and also handle the details that need to come next. However, it might be your responsibility to make important phone calls or gather paperwork. Here is a list that makes it a little easier to know what is expected after someone dies. Make Necessary Phone Calls Phone calls need to be made shortly after someone has passed. There are many different people to call to start making arrangements. Most people like to start with their close family and friends to inform everyone...

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Using physiotherapy to manage fibromyalgia

Posted by on Dec 18, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Fibromyalgia is a complex cycle of episodic pain and fatigue. Sufferers report all over tenderness and pain, particularly in joints. The mechanisms behind fibromyalgia are not yet fully understood, and there is no cure known yet. Physiotherapy can be a useful way to help manage the pain and discomfort in the mean time. Joint mobilisation Part of the diagnosis criteria for fibromyalgia is all over pain, both in the joints and the soft tissues. Unfortunately, the disorder can create a downward spiral whereby the sufferer moves and exercises...

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Frequently Asked Questions About Visiting a Physiotherapist

Posted by on Dec 1, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

A physiotherapist can help with healing after an injury or surgery and can help a patient adjust to conditions that may affect their mobility such as arthritis. If you’re never visited a physiotherapist before, you may wonder about how the visits work since it’s much different than visiting your regular doctor for a checkup. Note some questions that are often asked about physiotherapists and which you’ll want to check with your therapist or clinic before treatment begins. 1. Why is an initial assessment needed? An initial...

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When Dental Implant Placement Is Not an Ideal Treatment Option

Posted by on Nov 5, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

In years past, when individuals lost teeth as result of accidents or dental disease, they resorted to replacing the lost or missing teeth with removable dentures, also known as false teeth. Nowadays, your cosmetic dentist will likely suggest dental implants. These are simply replacement teeth that are lastingly attached to your jaw. Whereas old-fashioned dentures served as replacements for your natural teeth, dental implants serve as replacement for the root of your teeth. In spite of the popularity of dental implants, there are situations...

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Why visiting a professional is important for you and your dentures

Posted by on Oct 13, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

There are many aspects to consider when you are getting a new set of dentures; it doesn’t matter if you’re getting your first set or if you’re simply going to replace the ones you already have. Fitting The most important thing to consider when getting your dentures is the fit. Both partial dentures and full dentures can cause irritation in the mouth if not fitted properly. The easiest solution, to make sure you are getting what you are in need of, is to go to a professional dental or denture clinic. There are many different...

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Having a Tummy Tuck

Posted by on Sep 23, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Carrying loose, excess skin on your abdomen can drastically affect your self-esteem and when years of dieting and exercise can’t seem to shift it, cosmetic surgery may be the next logical step for you. But how much do you really know about a tummy tuck procedure? If you’re considering abdominal surgery, read up on a few of these do’s and don’ts beforehand to ensure things don’t go belly up! When considering surgery: DO be close to your ideal weight before surgery For a tummy tuck to give you the best possible...

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What to Expect the First Time at a Bulk Billing Doctor

Posted by on Aug 21, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

If you have never been to a bulk billing doctor before, you may not know what to expect. You may wonder if you need to bring cash, how you assign your Medicare benefit or how you take care of other logistics. Luckily, the process is fairly easy and straightforward. Here’s what you need to know: 1. There are no co-pays when you use bulk billing doctors Although the government looked extensively at the idea of adding copays to the Medicare bulk billing system, no copays were added. As of early 2015, copays are not allowed as part of the...

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How Physiotherapy Can Support Those With Cystic Fibrosis

Posted by on Jul 28, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Symptoms associated with cystic fibrosis such as a build-up of thick mucus in the lungs, a persistent cough and breathing difficulties can make simple daily tasks a challenge to complete. You doctor can prescribe medication expand your lungs and encourage mucus to clear, but these medications come with a range of side effects and patients are increasingly keen to avoid drugs. Physiotherapy can help you manage the respiratory symptoms associated with cystic fibrosis, so regular sessions with your physiotherapist should form part of your care...

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The Pros & Cons Of Photochromatic Eyeglass Lenses

Posted by on Jun 26, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off

Photochromatic lenses are often advertised as sleek, futuristic devices, but in actual fact they were first developed back in the 1960s. Often sold as ‘transition’ or ‘reactive’ lenses, photochromatic lenses automatically darken in response to sunlight, and lighten in darken conditions. Naturally this a boon for people required to wear prescription glasses. How do photochromatic lenses work? A photochromatic lens may appear to be a simple piece of glass or plastic when not exposed to sunlight. However, embedded within...

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