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Functional Movements

Uncategorized Feb 18, 2019

These are movements based on real-world situational biomechanics. They usually involve multi-planar, multi-joint movements which place demand on the body's core musculature and innervation. Functional movements take place in multi-planes of motion with the use of multiple joints. It is the ability to move our body without extra effort and pain-free. These movements require the firing of multiple muscle groups in various positions, ranges of motion and varying intensity to achieve a common goal. For example, bending down and reaching over to pick-up your child and rotating through your core to put him/her in the car seat. If we do it in the wrong way, you then experience pain and our muscles or joints are locked to it while we keep our body moving. Eventually you cannot bear the pain anymore and worst case would be surgery. We need to learn how to be bio-mechanically efficient with everything we do whether if its for sports, general fitness or daily activities to avoid injuries and...

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Uncategorized Feb 14, 2019

 

 

What Greatness Have You Achieved Today?

Have you asked yourself how much time you have to achieve your goals? Or have you asked yourself what have you accomplished from the past? What if you know that you have limited time in this world, what would you have done differently? What if...?

Check out this great video and think about how did you spend your time in the world so far. Think about the remaining time you have and how will you spend it.

Life is precious. Your time is valuable. Make sure you take care of yourself. Do what you love and what makes you happy.

PhysioCall encourage you to book every 3 weeks or 21 days (whichever comes first for you) even if you think you are healthy because I know you still work hard, sit in chairs all day, pick up kids and weights, play sport and have other reasons to get a treatment/massage/relief.

Do not take yourself for granted and keep your body in perfect condition by regularly seeing us. Think of a car engine, it...

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Headache Treatment

Uncategorized Feb 11, 2019
 

Are you having a headache? The moment you feel that pain behind your eyes, the tightening of your head, and the pain in your neck, head, and forehead, you know that you’re in for a troubling, less productive day. No wonder anyone who’s had this kind of headache, called a tension headache, wants to seek treatment right away.

According to Health Direct, almost everyone experiences tension headaches at some time in their life. Headache Australia also reported that around 7 million Australians are likely to suffer from tension headaches. It is characterized by a persistent and dull pain, usually starting at the temples or the back of your head, before spreading all around the head. What’s worse is that it may bother you for days.

Tension headaches, also called Cervicogenic headaches, are not only triggered by stress or tension.

Common triggers include the following:

  • anxiety
  • excessive muscle contraction (e.g. jaw clenching, frowning)
  • loud noise or bright...
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Simple Tips of Foot Pain

Uncategorized Feb 01, 2019

“Your feet will bring you to where your heart is” said Karen Marie Moning.

Our feet is our driver, our brain tells them where to go and they will take us there. They carry us around every day and when you overdo it they will start to hurt. And we do not think about our feet until we start to feel the pain.

A common type of foot pain is the heel pain also known as plantar fasciitis. It goes away quick if you know what to do, but you may also consider learning how to prevent it in the future. Plantar fasciitis is an irritation or inflammation of the band of tissue in the sole of your feet connecting the heel bones thus leads to heel pain. If this happens, rest your foot, massage your foot including your heel, cold packs or warm foot bath and visit your physio.

Stretching your feet will help it reduce the pain fast. You can also use shoe inserts to relieve the pressure on the ball of your foot. Or try rolling out a frozen water bottle on your heel and stretch your calf...

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Ways To Get Rid of Neck Pain

Uncategorized Jan 30, 2019

 A stiff neck can be painful and uncomfortable especially when moving the neck or when trying to turn your head to the side. Neck pain even makes sleeping uncomfortable. A stiff neck is sometimes accompanied by a headache or shoulder pain. It can interfere with your daily activities and can remain painful for a long time if not managed properly.

Most of us are staring into computers or smart phones these days and looking down at an uncomfortable angle which is the common cause of strain to our neck muscles and other soft tissues of the neck. Staring down at your gadgets or computers all day tire the muscles around the neck joints and become overstretched. Other causes may include but not limited to; poor posture, stress, osteoarthritis, neck or spinal injury, clenched jaw, sleeping position and repetitive neck motion.

You can prevent stiff neck by changing your lifestyle like regular exercise, good posture, stop smoking and making sure you take time to stretch while in the...

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Tips To Relieve Back Pain

Uncategorized Jan 28, 2019

Do you have or do you know someone who has/had back Pain? Maybe we can help.

Back pain is common to all. Yes! Even children experiences back pain, it could be from poor posture, no enough physical activity and many more. For most people, it is triggered by strenuous activity like weight lifting, gardening or even improper bending down to pick up something on the floor. Others think it will never go away, some think opioids is the answer. The best way to eliminate or reduce back pain is to see a physio. Yes, go to your physio even without a doctor’s referral. Have yourself evaluated, get diagnosed and let your physio help you get better.

 

There are different types of back pain, and here are the common ones;

  • Injuries
  • Back sprain
  • Back strain
  • Disc degeneration
  • Scoliosis
  • Arthritis
  • Herniated disc
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spinal stenosis etc.

 

There are many ways to relieve a back pain however, it is still best to visit a physio so he/she can make a treatment plan and...

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Reasons to see a Physical Therapist

Uncategorized Jan 24, 2019
by: Spectrum Physical Therapy

Back Pain

Affecting four out of five people at some time in their lives, back pain (often referred to as Lumbago) is the most common complaint treated by orthopedic physical therapists. In most cases, back pain is caused by over-straining the structural components in the back. Most cases, although painful, are not serious if seen to promptly and usually respond very well to physical therapy treatment.

Sciatica

This refers to irritation of the sciatic nerve that supplies nerve conduction to the leg. However it is often used to describe any pain in the leg, whatever the cause, whether it is related to circulation, pain referred from a back injury, trauma or nerve irritation. The most common causes of sciatica can usually be successfully treated by our staff.

Headaches and Neck Pain

Headaches and neck pain can be caused by cervical and shoulder tension caused by stress, poor posture, arthritis, inactivity, trauma, or by activities such as...
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Top 4 Benefits of Physiotherapy

Uncategorized Jan 22, 2019

Physiotherapy helps everyone no matter what age. Children, adults, people with medical conditions and injuries that limits them to move and function. It can also manage age-related issues and even pregnant mothers are able to benefit from physiotherapy.

A physiotherapist can create a plan for each patient to help them achieve their goal. It also gives them more freedom to do things that require physical activities and improve not just their physical but also their overall health and prevent them from having further injury. Physiotherapy is a conservative approach to managing mobility problems so patients are being referred for therapy in the early symptoms of problem. There are many benefits of physiotherapy and below are the top benefits;

 

  • Eliminate/reduce pain - physios use different types of treatment or procedures to help their patient in managing pain and discomfort. A plan can include therapeutic exercises, manual therapy techniques, dry needling, taping,...
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Can I give you $20 or maybe more?

Uncategorized Jan 15, 2019

Our business is a WOM business and it relies on 3 things:

                 
       1. PhysioCall team treating YOU at the highest level
2. Great results and YOU actually feeling better
                           3. Referrals from YOU that use our services
 
 
Hey,
 
 
Can I give you $20 to help one or many of your friends, family, co-workers?
If you are someone who has appreciated my physio and massage services before and you'd like to let someone else know about me. I'm willing to give your friend, work colleague, family member a
 
FREE 20 minute physio treatment (assessment, hands on, cups, dry needles, strapping, whatever they need) help them with their pain or problem.
 
For any person that refers a friend, work colleague or family member to come in for a FREE 20 minute treatment and receives their treatment...
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11th Day of the 12Days of XMAS by PhysioCall

Uncategorized Dec 13, 2018

 

 


Happy 10th Day of the 12 Days of Xmas - 12.12.2018

So many people don't understand their pain, if this is you then you should read "Why am I in Pain" by Nick Schuster

He's a trusted Queensland physio with 15+ years experience and a great friend of mine, that's written this fantastic resource for you to learn from. This book covers some big topics like where your pain comes from? What causes it? It even has some great suggestions on what you do for yourself at home, work or school.

Check out the contents pages in the photos and see if there's a topic you are interested in reading.

If you would like to receive this, book for FREE - There's an instantly downloadable version available inside the PhysioCall Gladstone VIP group as part of the 12 days of XMAS giveaways.

Inside the group we give VIP offers and updates to support our community on a more personal level. It's FREE to join but you must live in the Gladstone Region to be...
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