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Sedentary Behaviour and Physical Inactivity

Sedentary Behaviour and Physical Inactivity In light of the Australian Physiotherapy Association joining forces with MOvember foundation’s initiative of “MOVEmber” aiming to encourage people to move every day of November and gain the benefits of physical activity (specifically in relation to prostate cancer), today we will be looking at the current physical activity guidelines we Read More …

Breathing

Breathing We all do it, but how well do you breathe?   The Mechanics ·         Our diaphragm is the primary breathing muscle. It bisects our trunk separating our lungs/chest from our abdomen/belly. ·        When our diaphragm contracts it descends towards our pelvis. This creates a larger volume of space in our chest, Read More …

Lumbar Stress Fracture (Spondylolysis) in Teenagers and Competitive Swimmers

Lumbar Stress Fracture (Spondylolysis) in Teenagers and Competitive Swimmers   A lumbar stress fracture or ‘Spondylolysis’ is a non-displaced fracture of a part of the lumbar vertebrae called the pars interarticularis. Spondylolysis is a common and costly cause of back pain in competitive swimmers as well as a range of other adolescent sports people (e.g. Read More …

The Gap Soccer Screenings 2015

On the 3rd of December RHP physiotherapists supported by physio students embarked on the task of screening 50+ female football (a.k.a. soccer) players from The Gap Football Club. The women’s arm of The Gap Football Club is perhaps the premier women’s club in Qld, and has a terrific culture of player development and support that Read More …

The emotion of lower back pain

I have recently added an article on our website under the resources tab on the main menu titled “The emotion of lower back pain.” This article was written by Jonah Lehrer on January 9, 2009 in ScienceBlogs. I thought I would mention the article because it is well written and is relevant to the previous Read More …