Village Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Shellharbour

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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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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Pilates… Tell me more!

So lets start back when Pilates was created. It was created by Joseph Pilates, a German-born fitness guru, back in the 1920’s. Joseph created unique sequences of movements that worked the mind and muscles in harmony.

Joseph Pilates had a vision and mission to change the state of the world’s health crisis through movement, good nutrition, improved quality of sleep, spending time outdoors, and spending quality time with family and friends. This was back in the 1930’s and as most of you are aware we are still dealing with the same lifestyle and health issues today....

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Back Pain – Fun Facts

When doing some research surrounding back pain last night, I was surprise when I found this infographic. On reading it, I thought to myself this would be great for every back pain client to have. It is full of answers to the most common questions I hear within the clinic. Are you worried about your back pain? Do you have a million question that you can't find the answer to? If so, read below. Or book in an appointment for some advice....

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How good is your childs school backpack??

With the 2017 school year about to start, we are sure all the parents out there are spending some time shopping for school supplies - new shoes, socks, lunch boxes and drink bottles. But, have you asked yourself - what is the best backpack for my childs spinal health??

More and more children and young adults are attending physiotherapy during the school year with back, neck and pelvic pain. Sometimes this pain is overlooked and left for too long - with irreversible changes already done. In recent research, a relationship was found between school bag loads, posture problems and spinal pain. It was noted that one of the major causes of back pain in young age groups is carrying excessive loads in an ill-fitted or inappropriate school bag....

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Pilates is coming to Village Physio!

Over the last month, Maddie has been studying hard for her certification in Matwork Pilates. Starting in February, Maddie will be running both individual and small group classes (max 5) within the clinic. If you are keen to join, please contact the clinic to register your interest....

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Why do I have Back Pain?

Lower back pain has one of the highest incidences in the population that we treat. Unfortunately it is becoming increasingly prevalent and no age is safe from it. Lower back pain is hitting those as young as the early teens and is continuing up through the elderly. So what is causing this increase in prevalence???...

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