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So, you go to a GP with sore (insert body part here). They decide on some pain relief and a scan which says you have a tendinopathy and should see physio. Here’s what it means for you--> Tendinopathy is very common. In fact many studies show...

What is depression? Is the feeling of intense sadness for long periods of time (weeks, months or even years). Depression is more than just a low mood it’s a serious condition that affects your physical and mental health. What causes depression? Depression usually results from...

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...