The Healthy Body Company is a dynamic family run health business committed to supporting the healthy active lives of our clients and our broader community. The Healthy Body Company brings together a team of qualified health professionals including: physiotherapists, exercise physiologists, remedial massage therapists, yoga and pilates teachers.

how to choose the best desk

How to select a work desk

The centre point of your workspace is often your desk. People spend up to 8 (sometimes more!) hours a day sitting at their desk. Back, neck, shoulder and arm pain along with headaches and eye strain are common workstation related injuries. Prolonged sitting causes physical fatigue as you hold parts of your body steady for…

Selecting a chair

How to select a chair

You know that: prolonged sitting can cause or exacerbate back pain static postures increase the stress on the back, shoulders, arms, legs, and in particular, can add large amounts of pressure to the back muscles and spinal discs. The image below illustrates that sitting already places larger pressures through the discs in our back when…

Acute wry neck

Wry Neck

Have you ever woken up with your neck stuck and unable to turn or move your neck? You may have a case of wry neck! What is a wry neck? An acute wry neck is the sudden onset of severe neck pain, it is accompanied by spasm of the neck muscles, causing the neck to…

Common Netball Injuries

6 Most Common Netball Injuries

Netball continues to be one of Australia’s most popular team sports, with people of all ages and skill levels participating. As netball involves repeated fast stop-start movements, jumping and landing, throwing and catching, and quick direction changes, injuries of the foot, knee, shoulder and finger are very common. Injuries frequently occur from awkward landings, falling/slipping…

Geordie pars Defect

Pars Defect – Gymnast battles through

Geordie McColl, a talented gymnast from the Penrith region, first come to see us at The Healthy Body Company during his lead up for state trials for the National Men’s Level 7 Gymnastics NSW Squad. Geordie was experiencing ongoing back pain when hyperextending (bending backwards beyond the normal range of motion) during training and competitions. While, our…

HIIT physiotherapy push up

Getting back into exercise

Want to get fit but not quite sure where to start? Research shows that HIIT (or High Intensity Interval Training) is the best way to get fit in the shortest amount of time– no more hours spent on the treadmill or stationary bike (woohoo)! The principle of HIIT involves using a combination of high intensity work intervals…

Soccer injuries

Soccer Injuries – Yes, they happen!

It has now been 7 weeks since the season of the NSW Premier League 2 has begun and out of the 3 teams I am providing physiotherapy for, a third of the players have an injury! Considering the lengthy preparation during a preseason of 4 to 5 days per week training, this is a large proportion…