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  • June
    17

    Massage and the Endocrine System

    The endocrine system regulates our bodies by secreting chemicals into our blood.  It affects just about every cell, organ, and function of the body, and also has a significant impact on our moods and mental state. Massage can affect the mix ratio and proportions of some of these chemicals which in turn causes a shift in our state of being.  It is helpful to know that the endocrine and nervous systems influence each other by a feedback loop. The body’s…

  • June
    6

    Help, I keep feeling dizzy! What is BBPV and how to fix it?

    Written by Jacob Taylor Physiotherapist Do you get dizzy and feel the room is spinning at times when you roll over in bed or turn your head quickly? Do you get dizzy when you change head positions while driving or walking? If so, there’s a chance you could have a very treatable condition called BBPV. BBPV stands for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo and is a common condition which presents in the adult population, particularly in patients over 40 although it…

  • May
    28

    Anxiety and Massage

    Anxiety, stress, insomnia, depression.  These things can make everything else in life so much more challenging. The mind is powerful. Chemical balance and imbalances do matter. Regardless of how you feel, we want you to feel better, live better, and if it’s affecting your physical activity – then move better too! Caring touch delivered in a therapeutic way in a safe environment is powerful too.  I’m sure you’ve probably heard the story of the babies in a science experiment a…

  • April
    29

    The Role of an Accredited Exercise Physiologist

    What is ESSA?   ESSA (Exercise and Sports Science Australia) is the national advocacy, accrediting and membership body for Exercise Physiologists. AEP’s were granted status as a Medicare provider in 2005. This was followed by recognition of the compensable services under Workcover, DVA, and private health insurers. Part of the allied health system for management of chronic disease and injury.  More opportunity lies in preventive health. Physiology refers to the functioning of the body, cells, muscles, connective tissue, organs, bones,…

  • March
    14

    Does Caffeine make you Pee?

    People with urinary incontinence are often told to give up caffeine but for those who derive great pleasure from their cuppa, this can be difficult to do and also add more stress to the already stressful symptoms of incontinence. Today, let’s look at the facts around this advice. I want to acknowledge that I am sharing largely from an educational piece by Taryn Hallam, an awesome Australian pelvic floor physiotherapist educator. General Information about Bladder Health and Incontinence The bladder…

  • January
    29

    ACL Function

    Anterior Cruciate Ligament and it’s function The ACL is one of the four main ligaments (along with the PCL Posterior Cruciate Ligament, MCL Medical Collateral Ligament and LCL Lateral Collateral Ligament) in the knee that provides stability during movement. Ligaments are made up of fibrous connective tissue and connect bone to bone within the body. The ACL specifically prevents the anterior translation or slide of the tibia vs the femur, hyperextension and excessive tibial rotation. It is due to these…

  • January
    8

    You’ve just sprained your ankle. Do you need an X-ray?

    Lucky for us there are a set of rules set up to determine if you sprained ankle is just that or if an x-ray is required for a possible fracture. The above diagrams show the specifics points which if are tender require an x-ray to be completed. (Image from http://gymnastcare.com) Together with these four points; if you were unable to weight bear through the affected side immediately after the injury or when you get home then again an x-ray would…

  • December
    11

    Anterior Knee Pain including Osgood Schlatter’s Disease

    Anterior Knee Pain (Patellofemoral Pain, Patella Tendinopathy or Osgood Schlatter’s Disease) is characterised as pain at the front of the knee from insidious origin that gradually builds up over time. At Burleigh and Broadbeach Physio Centres it is the one of the most common knee complaints we see. Patellofemoral Pain is more specifically dysfunction and overload of the joint between the patella and the femur, which is very often associated with a sharp increase in activity eg. Running. Patella Tendinopathy…

  • November
    29

    Peyronie’s disease

    Men’s Health for Movember 2018 I thought I’d share some information about a little-known, very distressing condition called Peyronie’s disease (PD). It has a higher incidence in the post-radical prostatectomy population. I would like to recognise Jo Milios (Physiotherapist, PhD candidate) for her dedication to this topic making it the subject of her RCT’s, which will hopefully be published soon. PD is a disorder whereby, fibrous inelastic plaques form in the tunica albuginea (TA) of the corpora cavernosa of the…

  • October
    18

    Our skeleton and how to care for it

        Osteoporosis is defined as “a progressive metabolic bone disease characterised by the loss of bone mineral density, compromised bone strength predisposing to an increased susceptibility to fracture.” Essentially, it’s a disease that causes brittle bones that are more likely to break. It is typically known as a silent disease, as it is often not picked up until it is too late and a fracture occurs. In Australia, about 1 in 4 women over 50 and 1 in 2…

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  • Burleigh Heads

    Burleigh Heads Physiotherapy Centre
    07 5535 5218
    18A West Street
    Burleigh Heads
    QLD, 4220

  • Broadbeach

    Broadbeach Physiotherapy Centre
    07 5539 8830
    Suite 54, Level 2, Oasis Shopping Centre, Victoria Ave
    Broadbeach
    QLD , 4218