Posts in the ‘Physio Therapy’ Category

New Clinical Guidelines for the Treatment of Knee OA

Government Guidelines for the Treatment of Knee OA (Osteoarthritis of the knee) Clinical guidelines from the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care have recently become available to practitioners.  They relate to the treatment of Osteoarthritis of the knee and how this chronic and difficult to treat condition should be correctly managed. The

Osteoarthritis: Physio and Naturopathy Brisbane CBD

Osteoarthritis What is Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common forms of arthritis seen in the clinic of a Physio or Naturopath. It is a condition that affects the whole joint including bone, cartilage, ligaments and muscles.  Cartilage is a firm cushion that covers the ends of the two bones, absorbing shock and enabling the

Recreational Running – Topics to Consider New Farm Brisbane33585481

Recreational Runners: Interesting facts regarding performance and injury. Running as a way to gain fitness, reduce weight and build leg strength is one of the most effective choices available. Frequently I hear that people are put off from venturing into the sport by myths that it will “wreck your knees”, “that it is too hard”

Flu Buster Tea Naturopathic Remedy New Farm 33585481

Flu Buster Tea This is an old herbal flu buster tea. It is designed to increase your core temperature, increase perspiration and help your immune system fight off the flu. It also has some anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Aniseed has been added to help settle upset tummies. Fennel or dill seeds could be substituted instead

Standing Up Desks – A Short Discussion New Farm Physio 33585481

Standing Up Desks – A Short Discussion The drive to make our workplaces less restrictive on our movement has generated an even mix of fads and great ideas.  To combat the hour upon hour of prolonged sitting, office workers have tried sitting on large fit-balls, inflatable sitting discs and foam sitting wedges. More recently, standing

Pelvic Floor Strengthening Exercises at New Farm Physio

Pelvic Floor Exercises at New Farm Physio   What is the Pelvic Floor? The pelvic floor are an important group of muscles that sit at the base of the pelvis.  Picture a hammock like structure that runs between the coccyx at the back and the pubic bone at the front.  The main function of these muscles

One Leg Stance: A Simple Test for Brain Function

Standing on one leg for up to a minute has been found to be a quick and simple test that could be used by physios and doctors to assess two key areas of frailty within the elderly population. Those two areas are 1: risk of stroke 2: cognitive decline. Researchers from the University of Kyoto

Acute Achilles Tendonitis: A Case History Brisbane CBD

         Acute Achilles Tendinitis in an Active Male in his Early Sixties. A professional man who enjoyed weekly golf and tennis presented with acute pain in his Achilles tendon.  The severity of the pain was such that he had a marked limp and great difficulty walking short distances.  He mentioned that a walk after a

The Thoracic Core: A New Approach to Core Stability Strengthening. Brisbane CBD 33585481

The Thoracic Core:  A New Approach to Core Stability Strengthening. Brisbane CBD 33585481   The discussion a week or so back was about the application of axial load through the skeleton in order to bolster G forces.  The aim of adding weight bearing load directly through the skeleton is to stimulate the recruitment of the core stabilizing muscle

Gravity Fit Training How to address BOTH “cores”. Brisbane CBD 33585481

Gravity Fit Training at New Farm Physiotherapy Brisbane CBD Gravity training is a form of core stability training that transitions people from basic core strength to a performance level of dynamic core strength. This training ties together dynamic core strength in the abdominal pelvic area with core strength in the thoracic and upper limb areas.