AFL Pre-season recommendations

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AFL Pre-season recommendations

This blog will re-enforce some facts and information relating to commencing pre-season. Obviously this is coming from a physiotherapists perspective and so the focus is going to be around injury. We will look at incidence of injury across the season, injury risk reduction programs and the best way to approach the coming pre-season. 

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School Bag Safety

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School Bag Safety

More and more demands are being placed on our school children. This includes the loads they are required to carry to and from school. This blog addresses school bags for children and some tips to reduce the risk of your child developing pain related to their bag.

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Autism and Physiotherapy

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Autism and Physiotherapy

While social and communication impairments are considered the key criteria of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs), motor impairments can also be seen as a core deficit of ASDs. In fact, studies have found individuals with ASD have significantly greater motor impairments compared to healthy control groups. This blog discusses the benefits of exercise within this population group.

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What is Pain?

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What is Pain?

No one wants to experience pain. Pain, however, alerts our brain that there may be an increased potential or actual tissue damage occurring in the tissues. This blog outlines what pain is and the ways in which it can be managed when pain continues on longer than expected.

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Pelvic Girdle Pain in Pregnancy

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Pelvic Girdle Pain in Pregnancy

Close to 1 in 5 women during their pregnancy will experience pain around their pelvis. This is the most common form of musculoskeletal pain seen during the prenatal period and can occasionally follow women through into the postnatal period. This blog addresses pelvic girdle pain during pregnancy and the ways in which you can manage this type of pain.

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Developmental Coordination Disorder

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Developmental Coordination Disorder

We all know of a child, whether it be within our family or within the local community that has difficulty with their motor skills. In fact, a Ballarat Council investigation has found 8.5% of Ballarat’s children are considered developmentally vulnerable in terms of physical health and wellbeing compared to the state of Victoria at 7.8%! Read on to find out what may be causing these issues.

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Management of Acute Ankle Sprains

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Management of Acute Ankle Sprains

Ankle sprains are an extremely common musculoskeletal injury, especially in the sporting population. This blog addresses what an ankle sprain is and how best to manage it in the early stages.

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Welcome to the newest Allied Health Clinic in Ballarat

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Welcome to the newest Allied Health Clinic in Ballarat

Simon and I, together with some brilliant family and professional support, have been planning the opening of Ballarat Allied Health for over two years now. We’ve dreamed and schemed, met with some of the best brains in the health and business industries and drunk lots of coffee! And now, it’s finally time to open the doors to Ballarat Allied Health. 

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