Author: Jason Bradley

What are Lung conditions? Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is an umbrella term for a number of lung diseases/conditions that prevent proper breathing. Types of lung conditions include chronic bronchitis, emphysema, cystic fibrosis, and asthma. Pulmonary diseases result in symptoms of dyspnea or shortness of...

Weight loss There is extensive evidence highlighting the importance of regular exercise to help improve our health. Exercise has been shown to reduce the risk of many chronic diseases such as Cardiovascular disease, Type 2 diabetes, Cancer and Arthritis.   Overweight and Obesity, WHAT IS IT?   ...

Overhead gym exercises causing you shoulder pain? Shoulder pain with overhead activities is a very common complaint received within the Physio clinic. It occurs in a wide range of people but is increasing significantly in younger, athletic populations since the uprise of the fitness industry. Common symptoms...

What is it? Cortisone is a hormone released by the body in response to stress. The adrenal gland produces this hormone as a natural anti-inflammatory. Synthetically produced cortisone mimics the natural hormone produced by the body however is stronger and longer lasting than the natural form....

What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?  Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease. The immune system mistakenly treats the lining or synovium of your joints as foreign and begins to attack your own healthy tissues. Rheumatoid arthritis usually affects smaller joints, such as those in the hands...

The first few days following an injury are crucial in minimising recovery time and ensuring the best injury outcome. So, what should you do in the first 1-2 days following an injury? You may have heard of RICE, RICER or even the PRICE acronyms for...

Learn to assess, manage and prevent sport injuries plus use sports taping techniques BodyWorx Physio in Newcastle is once again hosting an accredited Sports Medicine Australia Level 1 Sports Trainer course.  Excellent for anyone involved with sports as an athlete, coach, manager, parent or club volunteer. This...