How A Physiotherapist Can Help During The Different Stages Of Parkinson's Disease

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Those with Parkinson's tend to face different challenges during the early, mid and late stages of the disease. Common motor symptoms, such as tremors, muscle stiffness and slowness, can limit your mobility and your ability to carry out daily household tasks, but physiotherapy can help you prolong your independence. Here's an overview of how a physiotherapist can help during the different stages of Parkinson's disease: Physically Well In the early stages of Parkinson's when you have no physical limitations, you may be wondering what the point of seeing a physiotherapist would be.

30 November 2016

Protect Your Back During Exercise

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Treatment by a trained osteopath is an effective way to treat lower back pain, as recommended by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. Using drug-free techniques, an osteopath is able to manipulate the joints and limbs to identify a range of issues from neck pain and headaches, to lower back and joint pain. However, prevention is better than cure, so taking a number of precautions prior to and during any strenuous weight lifting sessions can reduce the likelihood of pain and injury.

15 September 2016

Shoulder The Burden: How Physiotherapy Can Help Patients Suffering From Osteoarthritis Of The Shoulders

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One of the main problems with treating a case of osteoarthritis is how diverse and widespread the damage it causes can be -- practically any joint in the body can be affect by the illness. The four joints that make up the shoulder can be particularly vulnerable to osteoarthritis, and if left untreated the damage caused can quickly make the affected shoulder(s) difficult and painful to use, particularly when carrying weights or raising your arms above your head.

26 August 2016

Are You Making These 6 Sunscreen Mistakes?

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According to Cancer Council Australia, two thirds of Australians will be diagnosed with skin cancer by the age of 70. This shocking statistic demonstrates how important it is to protect your skin from ultraviolet (UV) radiation in sunlight, which can cause cancerous mutations in skin cells. You probably use sunscreen to protect your skin, but are you sure you're using it correctly? Many people make the following sunscreen mistakes, which can compromise their protection.

26 August 2016

Insomnia In Children And Tips On How To Deal With The Problem

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Insomnia in children can be treated and controlled provided you understand the basics of the condition. It's best to address the problem of insomnia as soon as you notice that your child may be struggling with this sleep disorder. Below are essential guidelines to help you support your child as they overcome insomnia and regain normal sleeping patterns. Identify Insomnia The first important step in helping your child overcome insomnia is identifying the presence of the condition.

22 August 2016

When a Dental Infection Needs Immediate Care

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There are a lot of signs that can occur to signal a problem with your teeth and gums, from teeth and jaw pain to bleeding or sensitivity with hot and cold temperatures. While some of these problems are just a cavity or the need for a root canal, others are more severe infections that need to be addressed. Here are some signs that you have a severe infection that needs immediate care.

19 August 2016

Will my drug use show up on my pre employment medical?

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For many job roles, it will be compulsory that you undergo a drug and alcohol test as part of your pre-employment medical. For people who have been indulging in some recreational drug use during their unemployment, this can be a worry. Here are some indications of how long each drug will be in your system.  Alcohol Alcohol is quickly expelled from your body as it is generally passed through at a rate of 1 standard drink per hour for women and 2 standard drinks an hour for men.

18 August 2016

Obstructive sleep apnoea treatments | Top solutions to combat sleep apnoea.

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Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is a sleep disorder that causes people to stop breathing while they sleep. It is often associated with relaxation of the tongue and airway muscles, which closes up the airway. Sleep apnoea is a serious condition that will cause a multitude of health-related problems. Those with OSA have about a 7-fold higher risk of death and disease regardless of the severity of the disease, age or history of heart problems.

17 August 2016

Why Physiotherapy Is Ideal For Everybody

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When some people consider physiotherapy, they falsely assume that this is a treatment option used specifically for athletes. Although athletes do benefit from physiotherapy, it is not exclusive to them. Physiotherapy is a form of treatment that deals with the reduction of muscle pain, joint pain and even respiratory issues. As such, you too can benefit from setting an appointment with a physiotherapist if you feel that your physical state is not as good as it should be.

16 August 2016

Sore Feet After Running? Maybe It's Time to Make A "Movie" About It

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Is it natural for your feet to hurt after you go running? This is a difficult question to answer. Sometimes the sheer intensity of your run can result in aching feet afterwards, even when you wear appropriate footwear and don't have any known pre-existing issues with your feet. But what if your feet hurt more than you feel should be usual? The pain and discomfort might have resulted in you trying a few different pairs of running shoes, with each pair more elaborate than the last (and probably more expensive too).

10 August 2016