Physiotherapy and taping: what is the point?

As Physiotherapists we use taping to help with pain, injury and injury prevention in many ways.

There are several types of tape; from the coloured, stretchy Kinesio-Tape to the brown rigid sports tape -they are used for different reasons. Here are a couple of things you may not have considered previously.

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Rachel Morgan-Varlow
Exercise and Breast Cancer

If you have a recent diagnosis, are in the middle of treatment, have been diagnosed with metastatic cancer or are in remission – a program can be designed to help manage your symptoms and provide you with the best quality of life.

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Rachel Morgan-Varlow
Here comes the COLD! How to stay motivated in Winter

With cold wintery weather fast approaching, it is easy to slip into bad habits of missing your regular exercise. The Australian guidelines for exercises are currently 150 minutes per week, or 30 minutes, 5 times per week. We should also include 2 days of strength training – like Pilates. Despite the cold weather, the guidelines don’t change.

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Rachel Morgan-Varlow
Should I get a cortisone injection for my pain?

Questions regarding cortisone are very common within our practice, as often patients have already been advised to get an injection by a radiologist or doctor when they have had an injury investigated prior to attending Physiotherapy for management.

Understanding what corticosteroid injections actually are, and the effect on the body, is important in minimising risk and wasting time and money on treatment that may not be appropriate for your particular issue.

 

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Can exercise help to avoid surgery?

When an injury occurs - your amazing body can heal itself. It is designed to protect itself (PAIN!!) so that it can heal. If we take the time to pace ourselves and listen to our bodies, have the rest or the movement it requires to improve – we can recover from just about any injury. Sometimes it does need a little help to be told what it should avoid, what it should slow down on, but movement almost always helps pain levels settle down. 

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