Tradies health in focus

It's Tradies Health Month around Australia this August, thanks to the Australian Physiotherapy Association, and we're playing our part to reduce injury risk in our local community. Here are some scary stats, that highlight how important this month really is: Around 70% of Australian adults will experience lower back pain at some point during their life. In 2014, per hour worked, male employees had a 25% higher rate of claims for serious injury than female employees Out of all serious workplace injuries in Australia, 1 in 5 involves a tradie. The incidence rate of serious workplace injuries increases with employee age. Here's some not so scary sketch from Dave Hughes: So why are tradies at su

What do Gen Y have in common with 60 year olds?

The answer…..hip flexor pain! This very common hip condition strikes regardless of age (or how much hockey you play!), and the main cause is something we all do a lot of every single day. Sitting! We sit on the way to school or work, we sit at school or work, many of us sit to eat lunch, and then we’re so tired by the end of the day, we relax by sitting on the couch to watch our favourite reality tv shows (bring back Masterchef please!) So what causes this hip pain? Your bodies adapt to whatever you do often. When you sit a lot, your hip flexors spend a lot of time in a shortened position, and they gradually become shorter as a result of this. When you stand up, your hip flexors get stretche

For anyone who's had a long day on their feet...

For anyone who's had a long day on their feet, this exercise is heaven: You will need: - A trigger ball, or a golf ball - 2 minutes (1 minute per foot minimum) It's that easy! This will probably feel a bit uncomfortable to do at first, but you'll soon learn to love it as a 'good pain'. Disclaimer: If you have a current foot injury, seek professional advice before you try this exercise. We can help! You can book in to see Alex or Sally right now! Simply click here to see your preferred appointment time.

Sore from sitting at work too long?

Do you get up at the end of the day and feel like your neck and shoulders are stiff and tight? We were never designed to sit for as long as many of us do, and as I find myself spending longer and longer at my computer, I really feel your pain! Here's my solution to combat too much computer time: 1) TAKE REGULAR BREAKS!! This is what we keep getting told, but that's because it's TRUE!! It's easy to get caught up in a task, so find a way to break up your day. Stand up and walk around for 2 minutes out of every 30 minutes of sitting time. This will make you more productive, more energised and your spine will love you! Here's some sneaky tips to achieve this: 1) Drink lots of water, so the call

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