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…

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Why rest isn’t always best!

Who remembers from high school PE class the acronym for the management of a soft tissue injury? That’s right, the good old RICE – standing for Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. Recent evidence has emerged that this may not be the optimal strategy for the management of soft tissue injuries – i.e. ankle and knee…

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…

Physiotherapy strength

Strength Training for Life

The World Health Organisation (WHO) currently recommends that adults perform at least 150 minutes of moderate intensity aerobic exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous intensity aerobic exercise each week.  Most people would already know this. However did you know the WHO also recommends a minimum of 2 days per week performing strengthening exercises, or strength…