Weighing in on the Obesity Epidemic
Obesity has become the most visible, yet most ignored public health concern globally. It is the second leading contributor to countless preventable illnesses. On its own, obesity is a debilitating chronic disease with an estimated decrease in life expectancy of 8.3 years for men and 6.1 years for women. Obesity is the fifth leading cause of deaths worldwide. Read more
Endometriosis, sometimes better known as ‘Endo’, is a chronic condition estimated to affect more than 700,000 Australian females. However, it is frequently under-recognised largely due to the vast array of symptoms an individual may experience. Due to this, and other contributing factors, the National Action Plan for Endometriosis from 2018, estimates that an accurate diagnosis takes on average between seven and twelve years.
Exercise and Mental Health
Studies suggest that 1 in 5 Australians experience a mental health disorder and given the potential impact of COVID-19, exercising for your mental health has never been more important.
Osteoporosis; is exercise the simple step to better bone health?
Osteoporosis is a chronic disease where the density and quality of our bones slowly decreases, resulting is decreased bone strength. As the disease progresses and the bones become weaker, there is a greater risk of fracture. Surprisingly, many people do not even know they have osteoporosis until they experience a fracture which is why osteoporosis is often considered a silent disease.
Hydrotherapy or Aquatic Physiotherapy is therapeutic exercise in a warmed pool, supervised by a physiotherapist. The pools are often shallow, making them ideal for exercise and rehab.
Why choose hydrotherapy?
Hydrotherapy pools are very accessible, with ramps and rails for entry and exit to the pool. Exercising within water provides the benefit of buoyancy. With your body submerged in water, up to 90% of your body weight is supported. The warm water within the pools helps aid mobility through increasing flexibility and promoting muscle relaxation. The water itself, also acts as resistance to movement, helping to increase strength. These factors open the opportunity for people who have difficulty exercising on land, to exercise in a low impact, supported and supervised environment.
Updated 1 May 8:30am AEST
At Allsports Physiotherapy, we’re focused on the well-being of every person who steps through our clinic doors. This includes the health and safety of our local communities, which is you, our patients, as well as our team members.
➕ We want to reassure you that we are closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, are regularly updating our internal policy and processes according to any daily mandates and recommendations from the government and the Department of Health.
With the ever-evolving COVID-19 climate, we are regularly being asked by our patients, friends and family if it’s safe to continue their daily exercise routines. Now, more than ever, we have a very good reason to exercise. We know exercise contributes to good health – and that includes both our physical and mental health and well-being. Even more so in the current situation, we all need a good boost.
Allsports group partners, Coral Coast Physiotherapy, had the opportunity to be a part of a proud moment for the NRL Schoolboys under 18s side over the weekend. With Sunday’s match against the much older and more experienced New Zealand NRL team, the Australian Schoolboys were eager to prove their skills and teamwork. Ben Heidenreich, Coral Coast Physiotherapy’s director and Allsports group partner, has being working alongside the NRL Schoolboys 18s for his seventh tour as their team physiotherapist and performance manager.
At Allsports Physiotherapy, our team is proud to offer individualised rehabilitation and preventative care for athletes of all levels, so we’re very excited to share the work we’ve been doing with the Wynnum Seagulls this year – and the impact that it has helped create on both their physical health and overall wellbeing. This Sunday we’re thrilled to see the Wynnum Seagulls taking on the Burleigh Bears in the Queensland Rugby League 2019 Grand Final! Read more
Unfortunately, most of us know what it’s like to experience a headache. In fact, research suggests that between 70 – 80% of the population will suffer from some form of a headache every year. Much research has been devoted to the study of headaches. Believe it or not, there have been over 300 different types of headaches identified!