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…

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Lymphoedema – What is it?

To understand lymphoedema, it’s first helpful to understand the body system that it effects.  What is the lymph system? The Lymphatic System The lymphatic system is probably most simply described as our body’s ‘sewerage system’.  It maintains fluid levels in our body tissues by removing all fluids that leak out of our blood vessels. The…

Physiotherapy Caringbah

Travel Tips from a Physio

Summer is fast approaching and if you are like me, you are contemplating the end of the year and feeling very much like it is time for a holiday.  Then (like me) you remember, as much fun as travelling is, the actual transportation part can be pretty hard to bear. So, how would a physio…

More Core

If you previously followed our Core Series you may be ready for some new exercises. If you have not seen it before, it is important to go back and start from Part 1 in order to get the basics of core activation. These exercises are more advanced and may not be suitable if you are…

What makes a good sports parent?

This is a great article for every parent of sporting children to consider. 1.     Be supportive, don’t coach. Provide encouragement, support, empathy, transportation and equipment. But do not coach (unless you are the coach – then coach your heart out)! Especially from the side line. It is ok to talk about tactics and technical aspects…

Soft Tissue Injury Physiotherapy

Acute Swelling

Acute swelling from soft tissue injuries are very common especially in winter sports like soccer, netball and football, or summer sports like walking down the stairs in the dark. A soft tissue injury includes an injury to any of the connecting tissue that surrounds bones (muscles, ligaments or tendons). The most common are ligament sprains, muscle…

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Wearable Tech

The wearble tech phenomenon took off in 2015, now it’s in full swing with Fitbit, Apple, Garmin and Samsung taking up a majority of the market place.  For thew more fashion forward among you, these devices now come in a diverse range to suit business and sports attire. So what do these watches do? There are two…