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Movember – November

November is well-known for Movember. This is a time that men show their support for those that suffer prostate cancer, and fund raise by growing a moustache. Prostate is the second most common cancer that is found in men and to raise awareness and encourage men to look after their health November has fondly also known as Movember. Prostate cancer
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National Massage Therapy Week – October

We’re celebrating National Massage Therapy Week in October, and what better way to celebrate than to get a massage. Whilst many people see massages are an indulgence they do actually have many health benefits. National Massage Therapy Week is a great way to bring awareness to the benefits of massage therapy. At UC Physio on the Gold Coast our physiotherapists
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National Stroke Week – September

A stroke is when blood flow to an area of the brain is cut off, as a result oxygen cannot reach the brain cells and they begin to die. The more cells that die, the more damage the stroke can cause. Not all strokes are the same, the effects will vary depending on where in the brain it was caused
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Tradies National Health Month – August

Tradies are always there when we need them, they’re clearing the leaves from our gutters, reconfiguring our internet cables and fixing burst water pipes. Tradies are vital to the economy and the smooth running of our day-to-day lives. A tradie is also someone’s daughter or son, someone’s husband or wife, a child’s mother or father, so it’s vital that they
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5 simple physiotherapy exercises you can do at home for a frozen shoulder

Frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis is one condition that has had significant amounts of research. It can be difficult to diagnose early on in the painful phase but when the stiffness starts it becomes easier. It commonly occurs following an injury and is more prevalent in individuals with auto-immune, thyroid or diabetic family histories. Over the years many different treatment
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5 common physiotherapy myths busted

There are downsides to just letting myths live on. Spending time and money on treatment that does not work or avoiding a procedure believing some bizarre things often leads people to missing out on the things that would improve their health. So, let’s put our myth busting cap on and debunk some most common myths about physiotherapy today. Myth 1:
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Bad weather and joint pain: Are these two related?

Can you really feel the storm in your bone or is this just an old wives’ tale? People with aches and pains commonly state they feel worse on cold days. Believe it or not, their weather forecasting might have some validity, thanks to the effects of barometric pressure changes on your body. Does bad weather actually make you feel worse?
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Can physiotherapy help asthma patients?

If you are someone suffering from asthma and want to know about every possible way that can help you manage it, this blog is for you. We have discussed here something that you might find really useful in managing this evil medical condition; Physiotherapy, and its effect on asthma. But before getting to the good part, we first need to
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5 everyday habits that can ruin your posture

No matter who you are, this blog pertains to you. Most of us aren’t often aware of how we’re sitting or standing when our minds are too preoccupied with whatever it is that we’re looking at, doing or thinking. But without even giving away a clue, these seemingly innocent habits can be the death of our posture. “Yeah I know,
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Getting your hand moving after a wrist fracture

Now that your plaster has been removed, it is common to experience aching in the hand, wrist or forearm. Physiotherapy following a fracture can expedite the healing process by decreasing pain and improving range of motion to help you fully return to your activities of daily living. Physiotherapy usually begins once the cast is removed about five to six weeks after
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