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What does an exercise physiologist do?

Exercise Physiologists are chronic health specialists; they will consider all conditions that an individual may be managing, discuss your goals, then formulate an exercise program that will best support your individual needs, with a long-term vision to support the individual on their journey to a stronger, healthier self. Each individual will require a personalised exercise…
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Total News Summer 2022

In this issue of Total News Summer 2022 we cover: Swimming Total Team News About Us Click here to read our Total News Summer 2022.
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Let’s talk…Swimming Shoulder

Swimming is Australian’s leading sport with millions participating either competitively or recreationally each year. Elite swimmers can perform 2500 arm revolutions during a single session. These high repetitive loads which can place increased stress on our joints and soft tissue structures. The most common type of injury related to swimmers is called ‘swimming shoulder’.  The…
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Neck Pain | How the pandemic is affecting our bodies

⁠The short answer - yes. ⁠ ⁠ At Total Physio, we are continuing to see the way that stress and anxiety as a result of the pandemic is affecting your bodies. ⁠ ⁠ First up - NECK PAIN:⁠ ⁠ Most of our clients have found that they are acclimatised well to working from home. More…
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Total News Spring 2021

In this issue of Total News Spring 2021 we cover: Paediatric Physiotherapy Gross Motor Skills Total Team News About Us Click here to read our Total News Spring 2021.
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Learn Gross Motor Skills at Total Physiotherapy

Gross motor skills are physical skills that require whole body movement and involve the large muscles in the arms, legs and torso. These skills are important in order to perform everyday activities like walking, running, jumping, throwing, catching and kicking a ball. Gross motor skills relate to body awareness, strength, balance and reaction speed. Children…
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What you should know about your pelvic floor in pregnancy, childbirth and beyond

“I wish somebody had told me…” What you should know about your pelvic floor in pregnancy, childbirth and beyond! As a Women’s, Men’s and Pelvic Health Physiotherapist, Total Physiotherapy Manly Vale’s Louise Henderson shares her reflections on what women wish they had been told about their pelvic floor before having a baby. “I wish somebody…
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Hand Therapy Week 2021

The Australian Hand Therapy Association defines hand therapy as: "The art and science of rehabilitation of the upper limb, which include the hand, wrist, arm and shoulder. Using specialised skills in assessment, planning and treatment, hand therapists provide therapeutic intervention to prevent dysfunction, restore function or reverse the progression of upper limb pathologies." Did you…
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Jane’s top tips to make life easier for your sore wrist!

Tip One: Jar opening: tap the side of the lid against something firm such as the bench top or a chopping board. This releases the pressure on the lid. Then use two small pieces of grippy mat to hold both the jar and the lid to easily open it. You can also use the grippy…
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Back Pain and Exercise  

Back pain is a common problem and one of the key factors in management is an individualised specific exercise program. Back pain can arise from conditions related to the bones, joints, connective tissue, muscles, and nerves of the back. This can affect the neck, upper-mid back, lower back as well as the sacrum and coccyx.…
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Physical Activity for Seniors

At Total Physio we strongly believe that physical activity and exercise has many health benefits, and it becomes even more important as we age. It helps to improve your physical and mental health which will help to maintain your independence and quality of life. Benefits of exercise for ageing adults: Prevention of Diseases: Studies have…
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Osgood-Schlatter Disease

Osgood-Schlatter Disease is a common cause of knee pain seen in adolescents. It is a gradual, non-traumatic condition that commonly occurs during the times of a growth spurt as the bones, muscles and tendons are growing at different rates. The tendon that attaches the kneecap to the shinbone (tibia) pulls on the growth plate over…
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Lateral Hip Pain

What is Lateral Hip Pain? Lateral hip pain (LHP), otherwise known as greater trochanteric pain syndrome (GTPS), can encompass a couple of different pathologies. Most commonly, LHP is often caused by changes in the gluteal tendon (tendinopathies or tears) which may secondarily inflame the bursa (bursitis) due to the increased compressive force through the area.…
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Changes to the body during menopause

At Total Physiotherapy Manly Vale, we are strong believers in a preventative approach to health. Menopause is a time of change in a woman’s body including in her pelvic health. We are introducing a menopausal pelvic health check to help identify any symptoms you may have, assess pelvic floor muscle strength and advise on any steps…
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Home Office Ergonomics

Did you know that over 4.3 million people (one third of working Australians) have worked from home since the start of the COVID-19 Pandemic? - Roy Morgan, 2020 Working from home has been cited as a main precipitating factor for neck and back pain in clients who are seeking treatment at Total in recent months.…
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Body Awareness Meditation with Donna Nolan

Remedial Massage Therapist Donna Nolan, has created an 11-minute Body Awareness Meditation, to ease the mind and allow us to reset, particularly in these challenging times. We encourage you to allow yourself this time, to value the mind and allow for some much needed meditation. Click the play button below to listen. We hope you…
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An Update on Our Current Services

We would like to take this opportunity to update you on our current services available at Total Physiotherapy. Our priority continues to be the health and safety of our staff and clients. To this end we are offering face-to-face appointments for acute musculoskeletal and soft tissue injuries only. We will follow the COVID-19 infection control advice,…
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Ergonomic Assessments at Total Physiotherapy

Are you working or learning from home? Do you have neck or back pain? Our team at Total are here to help. Total Physiotherapy are now offering ergonomic assessments of your home office or home classroom. Each assessment will involve: - Pre-analysis of your working environment set up - 20-minute virtual consultation with a physiotherapist…
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