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27 August 2020

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Improving Your Posture While Working from Home

Improving Your Posture While Working from Home

by Zoltan Marosszeky
Has the COVID-19 pandemic seen you working from home more often? Here at Newcastle Integrated Physiotherapy, we have seen a rise in patients with neck and back pain caused by working in less than ideal setups. If you're working from bed or the couch, you're likely causing yourself unnecessary pain and potential long-term damage. Even if you're back in the office, correct posture and a good working environment are critical! What is posture? Posture refers to the way tha...

5 May 2020

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Exercise For Kids

Exercise For Kids

by Hayley Harwood
There is a sad reality that our kids are not exercising or moving enough. And this has devastating consequences for not only their physical development and health, but also their mental health. Exercise cannot be underrated for the crucial role it plays in development. -Exercise strengthens and stretches muscle -Exercise builds strong and healthy bones -Exercise improves coordination and reflexes -Exercise manages weight -Exercise improves cardiovascular function and reduces the...

2 March 2020

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Calf Pain

Calf Pain

by Elizabeth Hughes
Calf pain can be caused by a range of different issues, with the most common causes being a muscle strain or Achilles tendinopathy. The calf muscle is commonly strained due to the complex structure of the muscle itself as well as its involvement in most of the movements you perform in life. These injuries can generally occur for a range of different reasons. These include: -poor calf flexibility and ankle stiffness
-poor biomechanics
-calf muscle weakness
-inadequate warm up prior ...

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...

3 February 2020

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The Benefits Of Exercise for People with Cancer

The Benefits Of Exercise for People with Cancer

by Hayley Harwood
Currently in Australia, 1 in 2 men and women will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85. However, cancer survival has improved over time and recent figures show that 7 in 10 people will live longer than 5 years post-diagnosis. It is widely accepted that regular exercise participation reduces the risk of developing many chronic diseases, including cancer. Exercise as Medicine An extensive and growing body of research has established that exercise is a particularly potent medicine for...

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