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  • September

    Why do things hurt?

    Can you try and define pain? Pretend you are explaining it to someone who has never heard about or felt pain…… Pretty tricky isn’t it. Well, you are not alone. The definition for pain has changed several times over the years. Currently the international association for the study of pain (IASP) defines pain as an “unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage!” It’s important to remember that each individuals’ pain is unique to them. We…

  • September

    Will my body be the same after having a baby?

    Antenatal Physiotherapy   With increasing awareness of the importance of pelvic floor muscle function expectant mothers often ask me how pregnancy and child-birth will effect their pelvic floor. These are the questions that are often asked: “Will I leak?” “When can I return to exercise?” “Do I need to do pelvic floor exercises” “Will childbirth cause prolapse?” As physiotherapists with a special interest in Women’s Health, we have a good understanding of pelvic floor anatomy and function and how this…

  • August

    Concussion and Physiotherapy

    Over the past few years concussion has become a hot topic in Australia as more and more research emerges in terms of the long term complications that these injuries can cause. Concussion or mild traumatic brain injury is caused by a force exerted onto the head or other parts of the body where the forces are then transmitted to the brain in a “whiplash” type incident. Most common concussion injuries are as a result of falls, motor vehicle accidents, and…

  • August

    Is running bad for my knees?

    Ever since I can remember I have heard mixed messages about running and what it does for our knees. I can recall a coach yelling at me as a youngster for running on the cement when there was perfectly good grass less than a metre away. Had I been a fool, or did it not really matter? What are your beliefs? This has been a debate brewing in the health industry & society for years. Running has been blamed for…

  • July

    Hamstring Rehabilitation exercises

    As recently discussed, hamstring injuries are one of the most common injuries to occur in sport. As these have a high recurrence rate it is vital that as physiotherapists we get people back to their activity as soon as we can but, also limit the chances of injuring the hamstrings again. There are 2 ways to injure your hamstring muscle group. Running at high speeds Over-stretching such as kicking or dancing During both of these activities, the hamstrings must be…

  • July

    Hamstring Strains

    Hamstring strain injuries are one of the most common injuries in running sports and can take anywhere from two to six weeks or more to heal depending on the degree of injury. It is important to rehabilitate hamstring strains well after injury, as they have a high recurrence rate and can become problematic for some people. Fortunately, our physiotherapists are very experienced in helping people to get back to the sport or activities they love, quickly! What is a Hamstring…

  • June

    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

    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

    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

    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,…

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

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