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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?

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

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;...

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

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?