Physio Caringbah

5 quick tips for your posture

Firstly – while you read this on your computer or smart phone – think about how you are sitting. You’re probably slouching – don’t worry we all do it. The first step to improving your posture is having awareness of it in the first place. Our bodies are strong and robust structures that are made…

Physiotherapy Penrith Dry Needling

Dry Needling – what is it?

What is dry needling exactly, and how can it be of benefit to me? Dry needling is a technique used in physiotherapy practice where thin needles are inserted into a muscles “trigger points” to decrease pain and muscular tension. Thin needles are put into the altered or “dysfunctional” tissues in order to improve or restore function.…

back exercises

5 Daily Exercises to Keep Your Back Happy

Lower and upper back stiffness can affect anybody.  So, if you are experiencing back stiffness, you are not alone! Why do we feel stiff? We are made to move.  However, if you live a sedentary lifestyle, which might include sitting at a desk for most of the work day in conjunction with long commutes, the lack…

cardiovascular disease and exercise

Physical Activity, Exercise and Cardiac Disease

Cardiac disease, or cardiovascular disease (CVD), is the single biggest leading cause of death of Australians every year. And by a lot! Nearly 30% of all deaths last year were attributed to CVD (ABS, 2017). The stark reality is when you die, chances are it will be due to a heart related disease. Don’t worry, I’m…

Exercise During Pregnancy

You’d have to be living under a rock to not be aware that exercise is an integral part of leading an active and healthy life.  Regular exercise can help to improve cardiorespiratory fitness and reduce the risk of various lifestyle diseases including diabetes. However, whether exercise is a normal part of your everyday routine or…

Renee Yoga

Yoga at Jordan Springs

“Yoga is the calming of the fluctuations of the mind” Yoga means union. The union of the body with the mind. This partnership is too often lost in our daily lives where the body is busy performing all daily chores, running errands and working, while the mind is busy with a constant influx of thoughts…

Renee physio jordan springs

Q&A with Renee Coleman

Renee Coleman, Physiotherapist at Jordan Springs is quite busy in her spare time. Everyone has a story and Renee certainly does! When Renee isn’t at work at The Healthy Body Company, she does Taekwondo, Brazilian Jiujitsu and Muay Thai. I was intrigued and wanted to know more so a Q&A session started! What are the…

Diabetes and Exercise

Beat It – Diabetes Exercise Program

Diabetes is a medical condition affecting 1 million Australians. Remarkably, it is believed that 50% of people with diabetes are undiagnosed. Diabetes affects the ability of the body to produce and use a hormone called insulin. Insulin acts as a key to “unlock the doors” of our muscles so that glucose (sugar, aka energy) can…