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Physiotherapy and Prostatectomy

By |November 27th, 2017|

Physiotherapy for Urinary Incontinence following surgical prostate gland removal.

Evidence shows that physiotherapy-guided pelvic floor retraining and exercise helps men regain continence significantly faster and more effectively than men not receiving treatment.

Urinary incontinence, or bladder weakness or leakage, is an unfortunate but very common result for men who undergo surgical removal of their prostate gland […]

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New GPs guideline recommends physio over opioids

By |November 1st, 2017|

A new guideline released by the RACGP today addresses the growing community concern over opioid misuse and addiction. A key recommendation is that GPs refer patients to physios early for acute musculoskeletal pain.

Prescribing drugs of dependence in general practice – part C recognises that drugs of dependence (ie opioids) have important therapeutic uses, but that […]

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Straighten Up

By |October 16th, 2017|

“Ooh but it won’t happen to me”…..Is that what you thought when you looked at this photo?…… A common thought these days when we hear about cause and effect when it relates to yourself is to think exactly that. What is it that makes you think that way? Is it the fact that you’re only […]

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Hunter Academy of Sport

By |October 11th, 2017|

Nelson Bay Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Centre is pleased to announce that we have partnered with The Hunter Academy of Sport (HAS) to provide physiotherapy services to HAS athletes from the Port Stephens region.
HAS is currently running various successful talent development programs and caters for approximately 300 athletes (majority attending high schools).
Academy staff, sports and […]

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Sitting is the new smoking?

By |October 11th, 2017|

It’s partly true!……..but it’s not all about sitting. It’s more about how a sedentary lifestyle, including sitting, is perhaps the new smoking. However, unlike smoking which has no health benefits to anyone and I would be happy to eradicate, sitting is something that we don’t want to eradicate and is in fact something that we […]

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Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome

By |September 22nd, 2017|

Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome (GTPS) refers to pain originating from various structures in the lateral hip; mainly tendons and muscle tears. Traditionally lateral hip pain has been diagnosed as ‘Trochanteric Bursitis’, but imaging, histological and surgery studies have challenged this diagnosis by disproving the presence of any inflammation in this condition.

Lateral hip pain is termed […]

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Quality Support For Charity Riders

By |August 16th, 2017|

Article: Courtesy of writer, Ms. Ellie-Marie Watts, Port Stephens Examiner

When 50 riders hit the road for Camp Quality next month they will have three Port Stephens residents supporting them along the way.

Scott Ward, from Salamander Bay, and Corlette residents Stephen Wilson and Carol Compton will form part of the support crew for the riders taking part in Camp Quality’s […]

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Are you Stable or ?

By |August 9th, 2017|

What is Stability?

Clinical stability can be defined as the spines ability under load to limit patterns of displacement in order not to damage or irritate the spinal cord and nerve roots, and to prevent deformity or pain caused by structural changes. Spinal stability is the basic requirement for the transfer of movement between the upper […]

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Golf Warm-Up

By |August 9th, 2017|

Improve your golf swing and recovery time with a dynamic, golf specific warm up.
Current research and thinking around pre-performance warm up has found significant benefit in a dynamic warm up – that is moving and activating your muscles, instead of your traditional stretch and hold (static stretching).
Ultimately the idea is to prime your muscles to […]

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Running Injuries and Gait Analysis

By |August 9th, 2017|

Running is a popular fitness choice for many Port Stephens residents. It is inexpensive and requires minimal equipment and allows us to take advantage of some of our beautiful natural surrounds.

However, research suggests that between 30% and 80% of recreational runners sustain a running-related injury at some point in their training. These injuries can cause […]

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