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Great Gift Ideas for Christmas

Great Gift Ideas for Christmas

Whether you're looking for a last minute gift or trying to find a unique gift for the person who has everything, our team have put together a list of their favourite things. HEAT PACKS Be the ultimate gift giver with a luxurious heat pack to ease away all those aches...

Managing the Psychological Impacts of an Injury

Managing the Psychological Impacts of an Injury

As some of you may be aware I’ve had an injury of my own to deal with lately in that of a ruptured Achilles. From having some restricted mobility and facing a 12 month recovery, even I am not able to avoid the psychological ups and downs that come with this injury and...

Is it better to go to a doctor or physio first?

Is it better to go to a doctor or physio first?

This is not an easy question to answer in the general sense, however Physiotherapists are first contact practitioners. This means you can come straight to see a physio about your problem without seeing your doctor first. Physiotherapists are trained and qualified to...

What is Physiotherapy?

What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy is defined by the Australian Physiotherapy Association as a “healthcare profession that assesses, diagnoses, treats, and works to prevent disease and disability through physical means.” Physiotherapists are highly...

WHAT IS PHYSIOTHERAPY AND HOW CAN IT HELP ME?

WHAT IS PHYSIOTHERAPY AND HOW CAN IT HELP ME?

Thinking about seeing a physio? Have you been told “Physiotherapy will help that”? Are you still a little unsure about what a physiotherapist actually does? Well, you’re in the right place! We’re here to answer all those questions and help you understand what...

Isn’t a physiotherapist just a glorified massage therapist?

Isn’t a physiotherapist just a glorified massage therapist?

We don’t like to knock other professions but it does make us a little disappointed when people ask this question. Firstly, physiotherapists are University graduates. To be able to be registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority...

Is physio for muscles and chiro for bones and joints?

Is physio for muscles and chiro for bones and joints?

This is a common misconception. The truth is that both physiotherapists and chiropractors treat musculoskeletal conditions – ie muscles, bones and joints. Both physios and chiros are university qualified, registered health practitioners with the Australian Health...

WHAT IS PHYSIOTHERAPY AND HOW CAN IT HELP ME?

WHAT IS PHYSIOTHERAPY AND HOW CAN IT HELP ME?

Thinking about seeing a physio? Have you been told “Physiotherapy will help that”? Are you still a little unsure about what a physiotherapist actually does? Well, you’re in the right place! We’re here to answer all those questions and help you understand what...

5 Best Tools to Continue Your Physio at Home

5 Best Tools to Continue Your Physio at Home

Getting up from the physio table we often feel freer with more movement and less pain. If you want to continue feeling those benefits each and every day here's 5 tried and tested physio tools we recommend that you can use at home. 1. FOAM ROLLER Foam rollers are a...

My 4 Week Exercise Plan for Headaches

My 4 Week Exercise Plan for Headaches

 You may have seen me recently on our Activate Physiotherapy and Activate Physiotherapy Stafford Facebook and Instagram pages talking about using exercise for the month of February to assist in improving the management of my headaches. My headaches are mostly postural...

The Highs and Lows of Standing Desks

The Highs and Lows of Standing Desks

Sit-stand desks have been around for a little while now are becoming increasingly popular in the workplace. The major benefits of a sit-stand desk are that they provide you with postural variety. Sit-stand desks have been associated with a decrease in musculoskeletal...

Why Pilates can’t be called Pilates anymore

Why Pilates can’t be called Pilates anymore

You may have heard on the news/social media/grapevine that as of 1st April 2019, Private Health funds will implement some dramatic reforms that affect member's ability to claim on natural therapies such as naturopathy, acupuncture, homoeopathy and PILATES. EEEK! I...

Back Pain? It could be your feet

Back Pain? It could be your feet

I often see people at our Brisbane physiotherapy practices with back problems. If you've tried everything to fix you back, pelvic or hip pain, have you tried looking further away down to your feet? Bare with me Activators this isn't me going all new age and saying if...

Mikes top tips to avoid weight gain this festive season

Mikes top tips to avoid weight gain this festive season

It's Christmas time - parties, excess and food, glorious food - even us usually healthy physio's love to eat (or overeat)! With all the fun and celebrations Christmas brings, it can also bring the dreaded Christmas spread - of the waist. Many people dread this time of...

Pilates… It just makes everything better!

Pilates… It just makes everything better!

Like... Literally! No this isn't going to be a blog with me spouting on about how good Pilates is, it's going to be a blog with me spouting on about how good Pilates is with science to back me up. Musculoskeletal pain in adults is real and a massive issue for many of...

Festive Season Hours

Festive Season Hours

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Check out our opening ours over the festive season to make sure you're not disappointed. STAFFORD CLINIC DECEMBER 24th : Christmas Eve - CLOSED 25th : Christmas Day - CLOSED 26th : Boxing Day - CLOSED 27th : Thursday - 8am...

Why Pilates is the answer to fixing the pain in your neck

Why Pilates is the answer to fixing the pain in your neck

Most people have heard that doing Pilates will help with back pain but did you know neck pain suffers get amazing benefits from physio led Pilates. Nearly 3/4 of adults will experience neck pain at some time in their lives, with as many as 50% of the population...

Rise in Injuries for Girls in Sport

Rise in Injuries for Girls in Sport

According to new Medibank data, since 2012, there has been a 52 per cent increase in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repairs for girls aged 10 to 14 years. For those aged 10 to 19, it was a 31 per cent increase. When compared to boys aged 10 to 19, there was almost...

Humans of Activate – Dave’s WHY

Humans of Activate – Dave’s WHY

Ever wondered why your favourite physio became a physio? Why do they enjoy it? How does it make them feel? and why do they come to work every day? Dave Sandison is our Director and fearless leader of Team Activate. He says it's more than just helping the patients he...

Humans of Activate – Elissa’s WHY

Humans of Activate – Elissa’s WHY

Ever wondered why your favourite physio became a physio? Why do they enjoy it? How does it make them feel? and why do they come to work every day? Elissa is one of our talented team from our Stafford Clinic . As well as providing physio in the clinic Elissa provides...

Broke your right arm? Exercise your left!

Broke your right arm? Exercise your left!

You've broken your arm or leg so there's nothing to do now but play the waiting game. Right? Wrong! New evidence is out showing people immobilised for fractures benefit from performing exercising their other limb. Wait. WHAT???? You heard me exercising the non-injured...

Humans of Activate – Scott’s WHY

Ever wondered why your favourite physio became a physio? Why do they enjoy it? How does it make them feel? and why do they come to work every day? Scott is senior physio and works in our Gumdale clinic . He is our longest serving team member

How did Cooper Cronk play the NRL Grand Final with a broken shoulder?

How did Cooper Cronk play the NRL Grand Final with a broken shoulder?

In case you've been under a rock, last weekend Cooper Cronk played in the NRL grandfinal with a knowingly broken shoulder blade - Amazing or just plain crazy? Let's take a look. Firstly what is a shoulder blade fracture? The shoulder blade, or scapula, as it is more...

Humans of Activate – Adriana’s WHY

Humans of Activate – Adriana’s WHY

Ever wondered why your favourite physio became a physio? Why do they enjoy it? How does it make them feel? and why do they come to work every day? Adriana is one of our longest serving physios at our Gumdale clinic . As well as physio Adriana provides clinical Pilates...

Humans of Activate – Mike’s WHY

Humans of Activate – Mike’s WHY

Ever wondered why your favourite physio became a physio? Why do they enjoy it? How does it make them feel? and why do they come to work every day? Mike is one of our fantastic physios at our Gumdale clinic . He has been with us since 2016 and is a Gumdale local.

Humans of Activate – Zak’s WHY

Humans of Activate – Zak’s WHY

Ever wondered why your favourite physio became a physio? Why do they enjoy it? How does it make them feel? and why do they come to work every day? Zak is one of our passionate team members at our Stafford Clinic. He shares why he loves being a physio.