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The Benefits of Pregnancy Massage

During pregnancy, a woman’s body experiences many physical and hormonal changes to accommodate for the gestation and delivery of a baby. Physical changes include an enlarging abdomen, breasts and weight gain. Strain is increased on the lower back, hips and lower extremities because of the increasing weight. A pregnancy massage may assist in relieving tension

Patellofemoral Knee pain

also known as Anterior knee pain, Patellofemoral pain syndrome What is Patellofemoral Knee Pain? Patellofemoral (PFJ) knee pain is a common condition especially in the active population. It results in pain around the knee cap. It is often described as a strong ache/pulling sensation and can be difficult to localise. The condition is often aggravated

Hydration

Over 50% of our body is made up of water. Water is used to make up bodily fluids, regulate our body temperature and in many other bodily processes required for daily functioning. Not drinking enough fluids can make us tired as well as decrease muscle activity and concentration. So how much fluid to drink? Your

Snowy injuries

After last weeks chilly weekend, this weeks cold blast and plenty of snow being dumped all over the state it was only appropriate to write a blog on snow injuries. We have lots of fun going to the snow, whether it is going tobogganing or building snowmen with the kids, to tackling the slopes on

Dry Needling

What is Dry Needling? Dry needling is a treatment technique which most commonly involves inserting a fine needle into a trigger point in the muscle. A trigger point is a taut band of muscle which is sensitive, often referred to as a knot.   Is it the same as Acupuncture? Although it uses the same medium

Do you have Pelvic Pain?

The team at Village Physiotherapy and Rehab have just spent the last 2 weeks revising, learning and perfecting our assessment and management of hip and pelvic pain and conditions. A common misconception is that the joints in your pelvis do not move. Well we’re here to tell you that they do. Yes, they only move

What is Concussion?

Is a person only concussed if they get knocked out during a game of football? Is it when someone has hit their head and tells you they are seeing stars? What happens if a player does get a concussion? Are they allowed to return to the field of play? The term concussion is used to

Tight hips?

Do you look over at the person next to you in yoga in astonishment??? Do you cringe every time you have to get up/down off the floor??? Well this one is for you! Why do our hips get so tight?? Poor posture. Standing in a lazy floppy position, hanging off your hips… Prolonged sitting usually

Trigger Points

Have you ever heard the term trigger point thrown around and not fully understood what your Physio is talking about? Do you get “knots” in your muscles? An active trigger point is defined as a hyperirritable spot in a skeletal muscle that is associated with a hypersensitive nodule in a taut band (Simons, Travell and