Health Tips

What is a Trigger Point?

An important aspect of musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction is addressing all possible contributing factors, including the presence of joint or spinal dysfunction, postural imbalances, reduced coordination of movement, poor posture and the effect of trigger points.

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Headaches and Treatment

At Physiotherapy for Women we understand that almost everyone experiences one form of headache from time to time.  Most individuals simply take a painkiller for quick relief. But what if your headaches are persistent and almost daily occurrences or if your headaches are very severe and debilitating- how do you manage then?

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Correct Lifting

Lifting injuries are a common cause of back pain. You can protect yourself against damage with good lifting habits, both at home and in the workplace.
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Arthritis Fact Sheet

Arthritis is a major cause of disability and handicap in Australia affecting people of all ages and walks of life. Arthritis is not a single condition. There are over 150 kinds of arthritis, all of which affect one or more joints in the body.

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Osteoporosis Fact Sheet

Osteoporosis is a disease in which the bones become fragile and brittle. They fracture more easily than normal bone. Even a minor bump or fall can cause a serious fracture.

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Posture is the position in which you hold your body upright against gravity while standing, sitting or laying down. Good posture helps to minimise the amount of strain imposed on our muscles, joints and ligaments whilst performing our daily activities.

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Nutritional Guidelines

Your dietary intake and eating habits offers one of the most influential means of determining how you feel and perform on a daily basis

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When do I use heat and When do I use cold?

This is a question frequently asked by our clients in both consultations and exercise classes at Physiotherapy for Women. Hot and cold therapies have been used for centuries as healing modalities to promote health and well-being.

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Workstation Ergonomics

Your workstation should be set up to cause the least amount of stress on your body. Prolonged hours of poor posture or repetitive work habits, often in a stressful environment can result in significant overuse injury.

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Optimal Chair Setup

Correct seating posture is an essential ingredient to preventing spinal injury and fatigue.

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