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  • March

    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

    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

    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 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

    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

    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

    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…

  • September

    What is trigger point dry needling (TDN)?

    TDN is a manual therapy treatment technique that uses fine filament needles to: immediately release trigger points in overactive / tight muscles normalise tone in a muscle and/ or stimulate tendon healing The result of trigger point dry needling: immediately improves pain and irritation in a muscle or joint improves joint mobility and function allows for quicker recovery and rehabilitation What is the difference between Trigger point dry needling (TDN) and acupuncture? TDN needling is VERY different to acupuncture. The…

  • July

    FIFA 11+ and the KNEE program

    In the middle of the Aussie sports season, I thought it would be great to discuss two programs within some of the most common sports that have been shown through a multitude of studies to decrease the risk of injury and keep you out of the physiotherapy clinic. With ACL injuries alone accounting for 25% of serious netball injuries and up to 20% of soccer injuries, I think the following two programs are 100% necessary within any local club. FIFA11+ FIFA 11+ was designed…

  • June

    Laugh Without Leaking World Continence Week 18-24 June 2018

    Resources from Continence Foundation of Australia – Five healthy habits for your bladder and bowel Good healthy bladder and bowel habits can have a significant impact on our lives, and small changes in our daily habits can help prevent, or at least improve, urinary incontinence and faecal incontinence.  By taking just a few of the following healthy steps in the right direction, you can make a positive impact on your bladder and bowel health. Inspiring stories Sharelle McMahon Elite netballer,…

  • April

    Bone Health

    Have you ever wondered what the potential risk factors are for osteoporotic fracture? There are both intrinsic and extrinsic factors relating to the risk factors of osteoporosis. Genetics dictate the majority of your bone strength but there are modifiable lifestyle factors which contribute to your overall bone health including physical activity and dietary factors. If you are over 50 and are concerned about the above risk factors of osteoporosis please see your doctor for more information or a referral for…

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  • Burleigh Heads

    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