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The Low-down on Osteoporosis

The Low-down on Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis and low bone density (osteopenia) is one of the most prevalent diseases in Australia estimated to affect over 30% of the overall population with increase rates in those over 50years of age, particularly women. What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is a...

Fracture or Break… What’s the difference?

Fracture or Break… What’s the difference?

It's one of the most common questions we get at our fracture clinic... "Do I have a fracture or a break?" So wanted to set the record straight... A fracture is a break and a break is a fracture. So what's the difference? Many people believe a fracture is less serious...

Team Activate Take on the International Women’s Day Fun Run 2018

It was a sea of pink in Brisbane on Sunday 4th March as the team at Activate Physio joined 13,000 people to raise money to support suffers and survivors of breast cancer in the Mater Chicks in Pink International Women's Day Fun Run. A fun morning was had by all and we...

What’s Your Running Style & Why Does it Matter?

What’s Your Running Style & Why Does it Matter?

There's nothing quite like going for a good run, getting those endorphins going and enjoying that sense of achievement. However, evidence has shown that your running style, while presenting numerous positive health benefits, can also negatively affect the joints of...

8 Signs You Could Have Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

8 Signs You Could Have Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

The pelvic floor is a cluster of muscles, nerves, connective tissues, and ligaments shaped like a hammock to support the rectum and bladder. Both men and women have this useful body part. Women who have been pregnant, especially those who have had a vaginal delivery...

10 Reasons to take up Pilates this Christmas

10 Reasons to take up Pilates this Christmas

So it's the season where we madly rush to the shops to buy gifts for others but why not think out of the square and give someone (or yourself) the perfect gift that keeps on giving - PILATES. There are plenty more reasons to take up Pilates but here's our top 10 1....

This is how you can beat osteoarthritis

This is how you can beat osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is one of the leading causes of pain and disability. With growing rates of obesity in Australia, a new study has found managing your weight can be the key to stopping your osteoarthritis in it's tracks. The study published in Radiology [1] published...

Managing Arthritis? Exercise is the answer!

Managing Arthritis? Exercise is the answer!

Osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition that mostly affects the hands, spine and joints such as hips, knees and ankles, and usually gets worse over time. It is the predominant condition leading to knee and hip replacement surgery in Australia. Osteoarthritis is a...

Will Cortisone Injections Help Manage My Arthritis

Will Cortisone Injections Help Manage My Arthritis

The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has recently published findings from a study showing injection of corticosteroids or cortisone into the knee of patients with osteoarthritis was not beneficial for pain management and may worsen the degeneration...

The Low Down on Pain Killers

The Low Down on Pain Killers

Pain got you down? Before you go reaching for the pain killers there's a few things you need to know... It's reported that one in ten Aussies are in pain at any given time, and one in five experiencing chronic pain. So it’s not surprising that over-the-counter...

7 Conditions Pilates Can Help

7 Conditions Pilates Can Help

POSTURAL BACK AND NECK PAIN The postures you adopt during our day can impact on whether you experience back or neck pain. Sitting all day at the computer at work and even the posture you laying in during sleeping can all be influenced by the flexibility of your joints...

10 Easy Ways to Keep Your Kids Active and Healthy

10 Easy Ways to Keep Your Kids Active and Healthy

Being active is essential for so many aspects of our health. Scarily up to 80% of Australian children aged 5-17years aren't getting the recommended levels of physical activity. Combined with rising rates of childhood obesity, it’s especially important for parents to...

To Stretch or Not to Stretch?

To Stretch or Not to Stretch?

Stretching has long been the traditional warm-up and cool-down for many exercise participants at both elite and social levels. However, the question has been asked: "Does stretching really help?" Most health and fitness professionals would certainly agree that...

2 Minutes with Mike

Meet our newest Physio Michael Gray, or Mike as he prefers. He's a Gumdale local and has joined our expanding team this month! Which uni did you attend? ACU - Australian Catholic University in Brisbane What additional qualifications have you gained? I'm a certified...

When the drugs DON’T work…

When the drugs DON’T work…

Back pain is common in Australians, with nearly 85% of the population experiencing a back pain episode at some stage in their life. Unfortunately effective treatment for back pain seems a lot harder to come by. Our natural tendency is to break into the medical...

HOLIDAY FOOD GUIDE

HOLIDAY FOOD GUIDE

It's that time of year again CHRISTMAS! Time for parties and family, fun and frivolity... AND that Christmas party food - YUMMO! A whole month of indulgences with celebrations stretching from December well into January. Most of us are guilty of upping our intake of...

What’s Your Posture?

Kyphosis. Lordosis. Scoliosis. It's all a bit complicated. What's the best type of posture to have and what can you do if your posture isn't ideal? If you want to know what optimal posture should look like, start by looking at young children. From the side their spine...

American Express are Rewarding you for Shopping Small

From 31st October to 30th November 2016, American Express Card members will get $10 back from AMEX when they spend $20 at up to 10 different small businesses like Activate Physiotherapy! Here at Activate Physiotherapy we believe you should be free to pay YOUR WAY. We...

Heat vs Ice

Have you ever wondered which is better out of heat or ice to use on an injury or aches and pain you may be suffering? Here's our quick guide to help you decide Heat or Ice?

Spotlight on Men’s Health

Did you know Lower back pain is much more likely to be suffered by men (61%) than women (39%) Men are more likely than women to get sick from serious health problems Male deaths from nearly every non-gender specific condition, outnumber female deaths by up to 4times...

We’re Looking for a New Team Member!

Four reasons you should apply for a New Graduate position at Activate Physiotherapy We offer a supportive environment to start your career in private Practice! Enjoy a full-time salary at above award rates! Work with an experience team including 5 Physiotherapists and...

These Boots are Made for Walkin’

Could your safety footwear be doing you more harm than good? The good, the bad and the downright scary facts on safety footwear – how to be safe and avoid injury. Crush injuries to the foot are a common workplace injury and a significant cause of morbidity, disability...

We’re Ready for Rio!

We’re Ready for Rio!

Here at Activate Physiotherapy we will watch just about any sport that's going. So you can imagine we're all pumped for the Rio Olympic Games in a few days time. We've got you covered with the dates for all your favourite sports so you won't miss a thing. Here's our...

How to get ready for a 10km run in only 4 weeks

Hi! I'm Adriana one of the physios here at Activate Physiotherapy. I'm participating in the Bridge to Brisbane on Sunday 28th August in the 10km run. I have participated in a few Fun Runs and Walks this year however I have not pushed myself to run or put in maximum...

What is Pain?

What is Pain?

July 25-31st is National Pain Week. We take a look at the causes of pain to better understand what pain is and how best to manage it. ‘Pain’ is our body’s way of warning or protecting us from something that is wrong or injured. We all suffer from pain every now and...