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By Kyle Pennell, Senior Occupational Therapist, Advance Wellness (Pondera’s partner Physio in New Zealand) Most of us experience some form of stress in our daily lives, whether it’s at work or in our personal lives, and people have differing abilities to handle varying levels of stress. Below are my top 15 tips to help you…

With the Footy Season (and other team sport activities) starting for the Winter, we have created a Guide for Parents to assist with the management and prevention of sporting injuries at your child’s sporting events. This guide has been created by David Peirce our Senior Physiotherapist & Practice Director and will take you through: Warming Up…

Which Pilates? Isn’t it just Pilates? That’s like saying “I do exercise”. Which exercise? Actually, Pilates is just that – a form of exercise. Which type of exercise you choose should depend on your goals for doing it – general or more extreme fitness, strength, body building, weight loss, managing a health condition, recovery from…

Unfortunately, pain and injuries don’t take a break over Christmas. So the advice from Pondera’s Senior Physiotherapist and Practice Director David Peirce is to ensure that over the holidays we all keep up some regular exercise, even if it’s just a few stretches or a daily walk to keep the ailments at bay. David also…

Let’s presume your health professional has made the right diagnosis of your pain or injury and analysed correctly the reasons you got it and still have it. That process is a whole other discussion but let’s just presume that… A physical rehabilitation program will need to be tailored, well taught and adhered to by the…

While research shows significant gains can be made from strengthening neck muscles and improving awareness of neck position, clinical experience tells us that the thoracic spine posture and movement can be an often overlooked area of concern. Stiff mid backs (think office worker) place extra strain on the neck. Weak posture does not allow the…

This is of course the most common concern in our supervised Pilates & rehabilitation studio. Your Physiotherapist has designed a specialised program for your situation and you need to do the exercises correctly. But what is the “right way” to do Pilates and rehab exercises? Unlike fitness classes and exercise DVD’s, Clinical Pilates prescriptions do not come with…

Back pain affects 80% of the population and 10% will suffer long term pain which significantly interferes with life. David chatted with Chris Welsh on 612ABC radio about what we know about pain and where it comes from. You can listen by linking to the ABC webpage and clicking on the soundcloud link. http://bit.ly/ABCbackpain

“I hold all my tension in my shoulders” – if this sounds familiar to you then here’s a few tips to relieve that nagging neck and shoulder pain. 1. The tension is actually in your brain! Your first focus should be on ways to decrease the mental stress which will flow into the muscles. Stretching…


   
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