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Kids Need to Practice Good Computer Ergonomics Too

Kids Need to Practice Good Computer Ergonomics Too

  When I was a kid we never had computers or electronic entertainment, so we  had to go outside and play for fun. I remember my cousin had an Atari game console that we got bored of after 15 minutes. After that we would do something physical like climbing on our...

Sports Injury Rehab

Sports Injury Rehab

Physiotherapy plays an major role in the approach to the management of sports injuries. The aim of physiotherapy is to treat and fully rehabilitate the athlete post-injury, post-operatively, to prevent further injury and to return the athlete to sport in the shortest...

Physiotherapy for Injury Prevention

Physiotherapy for Injury Prevention

Many people come to see us after they have suffered an injury, and we are happy to help them; but many of these injuries could have been prevented if they had come before they had the injury. A great part of the physiotherapy treatment protocol has to do with injury...

Sciatica and Physiotherapy

  Sciatica is caused by pressure on the sciatic nerve - a very large nerve that comes from the lower lumbar spine and travels through the buttock into the leg as far as the back of the knee and to the foot. With Sciatica symptoms people usually feel pain,...

The Importance of Good Posture

The Importance of Good Posture

The importance of good posture cannot be stressed enough in modern times. Good posture goes far beyond our outward appearance and aesthetics. Your posture is an indication of muscle balance and mechanical efficiency. Our Physios at Canton Beach Road Physiotherapy...

What is exercise and what does it mean?

What is exercise and what does it mean?

Exercise is anything that gets you moving and active. It includes formal exercise such as a gym class, lifting weights or going for a jog. Exercise also occurs in everyday activities (known as incidental exercise) such as vacuuming, taking the stairs instead of the...

Hamstring tear strengthening exercises

Hamstring tear strengthening exercises

About 10 years ago I was asked to join a social touch football team. When I was younger a loved playing football and was reasonably good a touch footy, so I signed up. At the time my main form of exercise was Martial arts 3 days a week, so I was in reasonable shape...

Knee pain and a tight ITB

Knee pain and a tight ITB

    Knee pain is one of the most common complaints people have. It can limit many different areas of life from how we walk, sit, run and compete in sport. Just about everyone I assess with knee pain has a tight lateral quadriceps muscle and iliotibial band,...

Get to know your discs

Get to know your discs

There is a lot of misconception about spinal discs. In 1934 a famous study showed the disc could swell onto nerve in the lumbar spine. Since then all sorts of therapies have been aimed at the disc. Discs have become so famous and blamed for so much pain that people...

Advanced neck strengthening

Advanced neck strengthening

If you have a basic level of neck strength it is time to try some advanced exercises. Watch this video for a demonstration of advanced neck strengthening exercises. I have found that the great thing about these exercises is that they not only strengthen the neck in...

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