Are you losing confidence walking on uneven surfaces, or feeling unsteady in the shower? Did you know one of more older Australians living in the community aged 65 and up fall one or more times every year? There is an increased tendency to fall with advancing age as strength is lost, normal walking gait is changed, and the body’s balance system becomes dulled and slower to respond to sudden movements. Minor injuries are most common but unfortunately there is risk…
Back pain during pregnancy is extremely common and usually nothing to worry about. It can occur at almost any stage of your pregnancy. At Burleigh Heads Physiotherapy we have a specialised pregnancy table which you can lie facedown on through your entire pregnancy. The level of pain can vary from woman to woman and I find my patients often experience increased symptoms in subsequent pregnancies. In cases where pain is severe and has not responded to a pregnancy massage we…
This article discusses the rotator cuff tear / strain of the shoulder, the symptoms and how to manage it.
Gold Coast Physiotherapy and Allied Health at Burleigh Heads and Broadbeach
This article discusses shin pain (shin splints) caused by medial tibial stress syndrome, stress fractures or compartment syndrome. We discuss treatment and management.
Time to Detox Detoxification is a natural process during which your body deals with environmental and dietary toxins and metabolizes them to less harmful substances or excretes them from the body. An Express Detox program is suitable for healthy individuals looking to optimize their overall well-being (please note the “Express Detox” is not suited to individuals with chronic health conditions). Those who suffer from chronic health conditions need a longer and more involved program. It is however suitable for those who may have…
Physiotherapist Ceridwen Way delivered this presentation to the Miami Combined Probus Group at Mowbray Park Surf Life saving club on Tuesday 4th August 2015. The crowd were enthusiastic and joined into the post-speech exercise/stretching session with gusto. Hopefully, they are now all Moving better, Feeling better and Living better everyday! Fitness is for fun and fitness is for life. Let’s get fit! Exercise is important because : Being inactive has serious consequences Increased risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high…
Exercise is good for everyone. “Hooray!”, I hear you shout, “let’s get to it”. Exercise for Adults especially with many battling an increasingly sedentary lifestyle is a hot topic. Exercise is beneficial for your – bone strength muscle strength endurance balance mental health prevention of certain diseases ( eg type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and certain cancers) skin and cardiovascular systems and much more Certain types of exercise are better for achieving certain goals. For the purpose of today’s article, I’m…
Thanks to Aleks Baruksopulo (Podiatrist) for this guest post If you are running in the Gold Coast Marathon which is coming up in the beginning of July you are more than likely ticking away the kilometres in preparation. This can be a difficult and delicate time on your body because of the potential wear and tear and the increased risk of an overuse injury. Checking to make sure your running shoes are not worn out and that you have the correct…
This article discusses the signs and symptoms of osteoporosis and its causes. It also discusses preventitive measures for osteoporosis to prevent loss of bone density leading to fracture and pain and deformity.