Village Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Shellharbour

Sleep for health and healing

Have you ever noticed how terrible you may feel when you have not had enough sleep? Did you notice less focus, poor judgement, difficulty controlling your emotions? Dont worry we have all been there. Getting enough sleep is crucial for bodily function and healing. Neuroscientist Dr Sarah McKay reports it "is the foundation on which all other aspects of brain health are built. One night without good sleep and your brain function drops considerably"....

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Injury free festive season.

Would you like to have an injury free festive season and finish 2018 on a high?

That time of year when the man in the big red suit comes to visit is fast approaching. All too often it is the time of the year where injury rates increase. In fact a study in the Medical Journal of Australia (MJA) reported a 9% increase in hospitalisations during the Christmas and New Year holiday period (25 December to 1 January)....

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Heat or Ice?

A common question we receive in clinic is - Should I use heat or ice? Surprisingly most people are not aware of what we should be using in certain circumstances. There is alot of conflicting advice surrounding this question but we are going to make it simple for you....

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Ankle injury

How many times have you had an ankle injury and just thought "it will be fine, walk it out". The fact is if you’ve ever rolled your ankle you’re probably going to do it agai...

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Tradies add health to your toolbox!

August marks Tradies Health Month. A month focused on tradesmen and tools to prioritise you health and safety at work. It is well documented in the literature that men are less likely to seek out the services of a health professional. So to help in bringing a voice to Mens Health, the APA and Safe Work Australia have partnered to bring you Tradies Health Month....

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What is Osteopathy?

Osteopathy is a form of hands on manual therapy which recognises the important link between the body’s structure and the way it functions. Osteopaths focus on the body as a whole unit with paying attention to how the bones, joints, muscles, nerves, circulation, connective tissue and internal organs function....

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Foam rolling- a few easy tips.

It might feel like you have done enough for your body by getting out and exercising, but your body needs a little bit of help to recover well and to stay injury free. Research is now showing that foam rolling helps to increase circulation so the connective tissue and muscle are getting more oxygen and water than if you just stretched....

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Dietary changes to reduce inflammation in your body

Continuing on from our previous blog about the connection between your gut and your immune system, I have included some simple dietary and lifestyle changes that you can make to help reduce inflammation in your body.  This inflammation could be due to injury, poor food choices or a diagnosed inflammatory condition....

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The link between your gut health and your immune system

Digestive problems, allergies, asthma, autoimmune diseases, mood disorders and general sickness are just some of the many symptoms that can all be correlated to how well your gut health is being maintained. As more research becomes available, the more it reveals the connections between gut health and its importance to overall health....

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