NEWS & ARTICLES

Acupuncture ‘vs’ Dry Needling: Pulling the pin on the myths

One question new patients frequently ask is, “Do you do acupuncture?” Straight away, the physiotherapist finds themself at the pointy end of a conversation. For the common part, physiotherapists practice ‘dry needling’, which is a sub-type of acupuncture. Both…

Active Rehab and Mater Chicks in Pink partner to provide Healthy Women’s Exercise Program for breast cancer patients

Exercise and keeping active are essential for healthy living. But do you know exactly what to do? At Active Rehab Physiotherapy, we provide tailored exercise classes for a variety of conditions, run by physiotherapists. Recently, Channel 7 featured our exercise program for women with breast cancer….

World COPD Day

Hundreds of thousands of Australians have a chronic lung disease without knowing it. One in seven Australians over 40 have COPD, with half of these people having progressed to a stage where they are experiencing symptoms, but not even knowing that they have it! COPD stands for Chronic Obstructive…

NEWS RELEASE – Top Quality Physio Practice Awarded Accreditation

Active Rehabilitation Physiotherapy has been recognised for the quality and safety of their service with the award of accreditation by Quality Innovation Performance (QIP). QIP is Australia’s most comprehensive not-for-profit accreditation organisation, dedicated to delivering accreditation…

Research: The connection between posture and low back pain

Rachel Park, one of our physiotherapists, has completed insightful research into the connection between sitting posture on low back pain. Click the link below to read more: Recruitment of Discrete Regions of the Psoas Major and Quadratus Lumborum Muscles Is Changed in Specific Sitting Postures…

Almost a no-brainer…an active life reduces risks to health

Why Muscles Make Good Medicineby Paula Goodyer from The Age April 7, 2014http://www.theage.com.au/lifestyle/diet-and-fitness/blogs/chew-on-this/why-muscles-make-good-medicine-20140404-362d5.html If you still see exercise as an optional extra, not a health essential, science is finding more…

Ageing well – Physical activity & strength training for older people

Many people know about the benefits of physical activity such as walking, swimming or cycling, but older people should also include a strength training component in their exercise program. Regular physical activity provides many general health benefits, including: improved heart and lung function,…

To stretch or not to stretch? Or should that be, when to stretch and when not to stretch?

Stretching exercises are commonly used in injury prevention and warm up routines before sport and exercise. However, scientific research in recent years has shown that most people are getting it wrong as to when and how to stretch. Stretching has been demonstrated to increase muscle length and…

Have I ‘slipped a disc’? Or have I ‘put my back out’?

The intervertebral discs are the soft tissue cushions between each of your spinal vertebrae (bones). Although people commonly say that they’ve ‘slipped’ their disc, the discs are actually firmly attached to the bones above and below – they can’t pop in and out. The discs…

What is real-time or diagnostic ultrasound?

Real time ultrasound is the same type of ultrasound imaging technology that is used during pregnancy to view an unborn baby – except that in physiotherapy it can be used to view and measure how your muscles work. Your Physiotherapist may use an ultrasound machine to show you the deep core…

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