Tennis Elbow

By Adelaide Women's Physio | October 22, 2018

What does Tennis Elbow mean? Tennis elbow is a painful condition affecting the outside part of the elbow. This area is called the lateral epicondyle and so the medical term for this condition is lateral epicondylitis. Tennis elbow is usually caused by overuse of the forearm. The outer elbow tissues become inflamed. This involves wrist Read more

Physiotherapy and Gardening Advice

By Adelaide Women's Physio | October 4, 2018

Spring is a special season for all gardeners.  Weeds are tugged at and cleared, soil is dug and nurtured, seedlings and seeds are planted.  It is so easy for many gardeners to take on too much, resulting in musculoskeletal strains and sprains. Sustaining an injury whilst gardening occurs easily. Physiotherapy is often needed to ease Read more

Mid-Back Stretch – Cat Stretch

By Healthweb | September 13, 2018

Woman with shoulder pain

Mid -Back – Cat Stretch Lower into a squat with the hands on the thighs, back arched Contract your abdominal muscles. (Try to pull your belly button gently toward your spine.) Slowly round your back, pushing it up toward the ceiling. Allow your head to drop forward and curl your pelvis under. Hold for 10 Read more

Pregnancy Related Pelvic Girdle Pain and Back Pain

By Adelaide Women's Physio |

What does pelvic girdle pain in pregnancy mean? Pelvic girdle pain (PGP) in pregnancy can arise from the three main joints of the pelvis and the muscles, ligaments and nerves associated with these joints. There are two sacroiliac joints (SIJ) at the back of the pelvis. The SIJ exists between the sacrum and the side Read more

Lower Body Warm Up – Air Squats

By Adelaide Women's Physio | July 13, 2018

Before heading off on a walk, run or other sporting activity, air squats are useful to warm the lower and upper body.  It is also a useful morning stretch exercise that can be done before rushing out the door to work, or even whilst waiting at  the bus stop. 1) Stand comfortably with your arms Read more

Brain Training With Neurobics

By Adelaide Women's Physio | June 15, 2018

What is Neurobics? Neurobics is a new scientific term referring to the selection of tasks that stimulate the brain’s biochemistry. This stimulation has been shown to activate new pathways within and between neural tissue of brain centres. Brain circuits are thereby strengthened or maintained with specific mental exercises that provide mental challenges. Promoting mental agility Read more

Osteoarthritis – the value of self management and therapy

By Adelaide Women's Physio | April 11, 2018

Osteoarthritis or OA is a degenerative condition of the body’s joints. It occurs most commonly as we age, but even young people can develop osteoarthritis. Primarily weight bearing joints like the hip, knee, ankle and lumbar spine are involved. However any joint in the body can be affected. Osteoarthritic changes in joints have been shown Read more

Is your baby visible and kissable when babywearing?

By Adelaide Women's Physio | March 22, 2018

Slings are a great way to carry your baby – especially in the first 3 months when they love to have you close.  It is really important to be aware that not all slings are safe as there have been instances where babies have suffocated. This may be because the baby was not yet old Read more

Core Muscle Activation

By Adelaide Women's Physio | February 2, 2018

When you’re suffering from lower back pain, developing an awareness of core activation is important. Activating core muscles gently: Begin by lying on the floor with your knees bent and feet flat on the floor Try to relax your low back, keeping it in a neutral position (which means you should feel a slight curve Read more

Warm Up Before Exercise!

By Adelaide Women's Physio | January 19, 2018

Whether you are a novice or an expert in exercising, it is essential to warm up and stretch before you exercise. Warming up is necessary as it helps to prepare your body for exercises by increasing your heart rate and improving blood circulation. It even prepares you mentally for your workout. Stand upright and march in Read more

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