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How to stick to your rehab program

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  One of the hardest aspects of a rehabilitation program is adhering to it consistently throughout the duration of the program. Often most rehabilitation programs are designed to increase strength…

Plantar Fasciopathy

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Plantar Fasciopathy and my own personal experience ~ Nathan Andijanto, Physiotherapist Plantar fasciopathy affects 10% of the population. If you have ever been part of that unfortunate 10% of people,…

Advice for Rowers

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Rowing advice to manage your pain and improve your performance!   It’s important to have a well set out plan when it comes to rowing and managing your pain with…

Your next posture is your best posture!

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  What is ‘good posture’? Traditionally you would think of sitting with a perfectly straight back, a tucked tummy, and your shoulder blades pulled back. But how realistic is it…

How to manage stiff and painful necks

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What a pain in the neck!   A common problem we see in the clinic is people coming in with a very rigid and painful neck, and usually they’ll tell…

Prehabilitation (Pre-hab)

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Why Prehabilitation?   If you’ve had your surgery postponed due to COVID-19, or simply want to delay surgery or make the most of your capabilities, there is some work you…

Building Good Habits

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Tips for developing good habits & daily routines    I have recently read the book “Atomic Habits” by James Clear. I’d highly recommend it to anyone, so I thought I’d…

What to expect once you’ve expected

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  Sure, we all hear about what to expect when you’re expecting but what should we expect once the babies actually here?! You go through 9 tough months of huge…

Come Jump in the Pool!

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  Hydrotherapy is a form of activity performed in warm water, purely with a focus on recovery and rehabilitation. I have utilised hydrotherapy with numerous patients, and I have seen…

Pain on the outside of your elbow?

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  What is tennis elbow? Tennis elbow (also known as lateral epicondylitis or lateral epicondylalgia) is an irritation or weakness of the wrist extensor tendon that attaches to the outside…

Achilles Tendinopathy, the Rehab Journey

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An insight into ‘Achilles Tendinopathy’ and likely rehab journey   Rehab for an aggravated achilles tendon can be a slow, frustrating process. The medical term for this achilles tendon dysfunction…

Understanding “YOU”!

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  Empathy is defined as “the ability to understand and share the feelings of another”. This is a trait I like to think the physios at PhysioWest have in spades.…

Pain, the overprotective warning system

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Pain, the overprotective warning system   Picture, if you will, that pain is like an over protective guard dog. When the dog barks, it’s warning you of potential intruder to…

Coming back from back pain

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  Low back pain is one of the worlds most prevalent health conditions, with around 1 in 6 (16%) Australian’s experiencing back pain each year, and up to 90% of…