Summer physiotherapy

Summertime Quiz

Hopefully you will find yourself lazing by a pool or the ocean at some time over this summer.  Christie Gardner thought that an anatomy quiz might be fun.  How much do you know about how your body works?  A score of less than 3?  You need to read all of our blogs!! Question 1: What connects…

physiotherapy and exercise in jordan springs

Summertime exercise

As we approach the busiest time of year, filled with Christmas parties and lazy summer days, it is hard to find the time to exercise. Often people loathe the thought of having to exercise in the heat and decide to avoid it all together. The recommendation for physical activity in adults is at least 150…

Prostate Cancer and Exercise

Exercise and Prostate Cancer

Did you know 22,000 men are diagnosed with Prostate Cancer in Australia annually?  Sadly, 3,000 men die of this disease every year, with more men dying of Prostate cancer than women dying of breast cancer. Advances in diagnosis and treatment have lead to 5-year survival rates approaching 100%. This means men with prostate cancer are…

Clinical Pilates Penrith

Clinical Pilates – what is it?

The term pilates is one that is often heard – but who really knows what it means?  Christie Gardner, one of our physiotherapists has undertaken professional training in clinical pilates.  Here are her insights. The Pilates Method was developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century in Germany. Pilates involves exercises which work on: posture,…

body positive car

Dear Diet

How many times can you have your heart broken before you finally say, enough is enough? Dear Diet, it’s not me it’s you. I think we should break up. And no I don’t think we can be friends. We’ve been together since my teens, when I think about it we’ve been together forever. I watched…

Sleep and physiotherapy

Sleeping position. What is yours?  

Everyone has their preferred sleeping position but if you are carrying an injury, or you suffer from ongoing back or neck pain, some are better than others. There is no one right position for sleeping but generally speaking, when you are sleeping the aim is to keep the body in a neutral position. when you are…

Injury prevention for cricket

Injury free cricket

Cricket season is upon us again. As proud sponsors of Penrith Junior Cricket Association we want to make sure that all of our cricketers from park to grade stay on the pitch all season and minimise their risk of injury. Cricketers tend to present with a few common complaints. Upper back pain/ stiffness Lower back pain…

Sleep Pain Physiotherapy

Is pain impacting on your sleep?

We all know that we need sleep. Without adequate sleep we feel terrible and unable to take on the world. According to several studies, sleep plays an essential role in: metabolism, immune function, memory and learning. Without sleep, your physical health and emotional wellbeing suffers. The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) defines…