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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…

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…

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…

Osteoporosis and exercise

Osteoporosis and Exercise

When we think of osteoporosis we think about frail elderly ladies who are bent and have trouble walking.  But what is osteoporosis? What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is the gradual loss of bone density due to deterioration of bone tissue. This loss of bone density causes bones to be frail and puts the individual at risk…

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To scan or not to scan?

Are your scan results helpful or harmful? One of the first questions I’m often asked from patients is ‘Do I need a scan for my injury?’. The answer to this question is dependent on many factors and cannot be answered before a thorough examination is done. I also see many patients who are distressed about…

Physiotherapy Penrith Dry Needling

Dry Needling – What is it?

Dry needling.  Acupuncture.  Is there any difference? You will know that both involve the insertion of very fine needles.  Both dry needling and acupuncture use the same or very similar needles, however they vary in the theory, and the technique and location for the insertion of needles. What is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is a truly ancient…

Swimming injuries

Common Swimming Injuries

Back to school and back to swimming lessons.  It reminded us that swimming is a popular and incredibly healthy year-round sport in Australia, with people of all ages participating for both recreation and competition. We recommend it for lots of people all the time.  Swimming provides an all-body workout with lots of repetitive actions with…

Core Exercise Jordan Springs

Core Series Part 3 – Core Workout

Jude Holroyd, the Principal Physiotherapist at The Healthy Body Company, Jordan Springs, pulls together the final workout for his Core Series.  Follow these links if you missed Core Series Part 1, and Core Series Part 2.  Enjoy this new workout – and let us know how these workouts worked for you.