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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

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

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

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

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

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.

How can I tell if my finger is broken or just jarred?

How can I tell if my finger is broken or just jarred?

If you play sports, particularly netball, basketball, football or another ball sport chances are you've asked this question. Jarred fingers are one of the most common sporting injuries we see and they can be super painful, swollen and make school, work and life in...

Private Practice Physiotherapy Your Dream Job?

Private Practice Physiotherapy Your Dream Job?

We are a private physiotherapy practice with a strong referral bases, located inside busy medical centres in north and south Brisbane. Due to practice growth we are offering a new full-time opportunity for a new graduate Physiotherapist at our Gumdale clinic to start...

What’s A Fracture Clinic Appointment Like?

People are often curious about what actually happens at an appointment with our fracture clinic. We aim to make it as simple and painless as possible. 1. Making sure your appointment is same day, straight away 2. Having your injury assessed by our qualified...

Activators Exercise Class Commences at Stafford

Hi it's Zak here and I am pleased to let you know our weekly Activators exercise class has also commenced on a Wednesday morning at our Stafford clinic. So far we have a great bunch participating regularly in the class which incorporates a mix of gentle strength and...

Shooting Goals – Activate Physio at Qld State Age Netball

Earlier this month Team Activate traveled out to Ipswich with the wonderful ladies and gents from Brisbane Association to provide Physiotherapy services at the State Age Netball Championships. We really enjoyed keeping the girls on the court and seeing some great...

How does bone heal?

How does bone heal?

From the moment a bone breaks or fractures the healing process begins. Bone healing can be broken down into 3 phases: The Inflammatory Phase, The Reparative Phase and The Remodelling Phase. When everything goes to plan most bones heal in 4-8weeks. Let's take a look at...

DIABETES: Manage Your Risk

There are different types of diabetes; the three most common types of diabetes are type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes. Strong international evidence shows diabetes prevention programs can help prevent type 2 diabetes in up to 58 per cent of cases. You can do a...

DIABETES: Are you at risk?

DIABETES: Are you at risk?

Did you know? One Australian is diagnosed with diabetes every 5 minutes! That's 280 people EACH . and . EVERY . single . day! More than 100,000 Australians have developed diabetes in the past year making Diabetes the fastest growing chronic condition in Australia;...