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1 December 2020

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Tackling Pain and Injury with Hydrotherapy

Tackling Pain and Injury with Hydrotherapy

by Zoltan Marosszeky
It's essential to stay active year-round, but the increase in temperature brings with it the risk of heat exhaustion, fatigue, muscle cramping, heat stroke, and even heat collapse. It's important to drink plenty of water, avoid the hottest part of the day, and to know your limits and listen to your body.  As the weather warms up, it becomes harder to engage in physical activities like walking, jogging, or hiking as it's just too hot!  Are you planning on spending y...

12 November 2020

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Meet Exercise Physiologist Sara Briscoe-Hough

Meet Exercise Physiologist Sara Briscoe-Hough

by Zoltan Marosszeky
At the beginning of this month, we had the pleasure of welcoming a new Exercise Physiologist, Sara Briscoe-Hough, to the Newcastle Integrated Physiotherapy team.  Sara is originally from Tamworth but has spent the last 3 and a half years in Newcastle.  Sara has been passionate about exercise for a long time, training at the gym since she was 17 and working as a personal trainer for a year. As a personal trainer, Sara worked with men and women from 18 to 74 years old. "O...

12 November 2020

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Top 5 Benefits of Pilates

Top 5 Benefits of Pilates

by Elizabeth Hughes
If you've been online or near a gym lately you've probably heard someone talking about Pilates. Although it has become incredibly popular in recent years, Pilates actually dates back to the early 20th century.  What is Pilates? Pilates is a low-impact form of exercise that focuses on improving postural alignment, core strength, and muscle balance. Although it may look like easy stretches, Pilates should definitely feel like a workout. Even though Pilates is a low-impact w...

24 September 2020

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Top 5 Reasons to Get Back into Exercise

Top 5 Reasons to Get Back into Exercise

by Elizabeth Hughes
Lockdown and working from home left a lot of us sitting on the couch watching Netflix, but it's never too late to get back on track! Exercise has a variety of benefits and can significantly improve the quality of your life.  Whether you're suffering from poor mental health or stress - hello, global pandemic! - chronic fatigue, chronic pain, or other debilitating health conditions, exercise is a great way to keep you happy and healthy. If you're struggling to incorporate...

11 February 2020

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Achilles Tendinopathy

Achilles Tendinopathy

by Elizabeth Hughes
What is it? Achilles Tendinopathy (AT) is a common overuse injury caused by repetitive stress placed on the Achilles Tendon. AT can be described as either insertional which is situated at the transition between tendon and bone or mid portion which is located at the level of the tendon body. The precise cause of Tendinitis remains unknown however some of these may be contributing factors:
- Decreased Range of Motion (ROM) at the Ankle, Knee or Hip
- Sudden increases in activity or tr...

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