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By Pam O’Connor Pondera North Lakes remedial & lymphatic massage therapist With Spring officially over and the weather in full summer swing, it’s time to ensure your skin will go the distance over summer, especially if you have lymphoedema. One of my previous blogs focused on caring for dry skin in the winter, but it’s…

Adapted from an article by Kate Caetano, Podiatrist. If you’re ever experienced pain in your knee that just won’t go away, you’ll know how frustrating it is!  You can search online, compare your symptoms with other sufferers that you know, and you still don’t have an answer.  You might even have tried various things like…

By David Peirce and Carey Giddens Not a gym person? Don’t want to exercise in a giant room with a group of people you don’t know and one instructor on the stage you can’t follow fast enough?  We get it.  We aren’t gym people either, but we can still help you get fit, strong and…

We often hear the phrase “functional fitness” being thrown around. But what is it exactly? For many people, exercise is a way to maintain or improve their quality of life. And, that’s the exact focus of functional fitness as well. Functional fitness however is designed to train and develop your muscles to make it easier…

By David Peirce – Practice Director Chronic or recurrent neck pain affects thousands of people every day and many people spend much time and money on treatments directed at the neck alone. X-rays or scans may show you have disc bulges, degeneration in the joints or other scary things written on the report. Significant research…

If you are heading to the gym, going for a run or getting ready to play a sport, your warm-up should be top of mind and the first thing you do before starting more strenuous activity. By taking that quick 5 minutes to warm-up before you start any exercise, you’ll be able to perform more…

It can be a bit nerve-wracking the first time you go and see a new Physio, Doctor or any kind of specialist.  Usually, you have something in mind when you go, such as a recent injury or ailment which you will bring up and go over, but here are a few ideas for questions you…

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…


   
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