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Hypermobility and Physiotherapy

Hypermobility, what is it?

What is Hypermobility? Hypermobilty refers to excessive joint laxity, or a lack of integrity of the tissues that support the joint and prevent excess movement. This can be congenital or developed in individual joints following trauma or injury. It is more commonly seen in women and younger people. Many dancers and gymnasts have hypermobile joints. …

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Why talk Pelvic Health?

•3.84 Million Australians suffer the indignity of urinary incontinence •3.1 Million Women and 780,000 Men. •Major impact on physical, emotional and social health and wellbeing. •Consequences: embarrassment, social isolation. Stigma and financial cost.     Normal bladder/bowel control •On average we pass urine 4-6 times during the day and up to twice at night. •Your …

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PINC & STEEL Program Physiotherapy – Giving women and men with cancer strength!

The PINC Program is a physiotherapy based rehabilitation and fitness program for men and women with cancer. The benefits of regular exercise and healthy lifestyle practices for cancer survivors are well reported and yet many survivors are insufficiently active. Miche Hansen – Senior Physiotherapist has completed the required training and is now a PINC Certified …

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Exercising in the heat

When you are exercising at moderate to high intensities the muscles demand blood to supply energy to exercise. The body therefore shuts down blood flow to other regions to allow an increased flow to the muscles.   In the heat our cooling mechanism is managed by increasing blood flow to the skin so the body …

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Odell Manuel - Bench Pressing at Vector Health using a GymAware to monitor bar velocity

Why velocity? 

So, you have a program and you are going along well, and all of a sudden, you are experiencing a lot of frustration as you cannot break through what you think is a plateau in strength.  You are pushing really hard, your are trying to lift more each week and everytime you come to test, …

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