Woman holding her stomach from pelvic pain
By Alexandra Diggles – Women’s, Men’s and Pelvic Health and Pain Physiotherapist

Persistent pelvic pain is any pain that has been present for longer than 3 months that exists between the belly button and the knees, the centre of us! The current proposed definition of pain is ‘an aversive sensory and emotional experience typically caused by, or resembling that caused by, actual or potential tissue injury’ (International Association for the study of pain).

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Man on a road holding his back from back pain

How physiotherapy can help those experiencing persistent pain

By Matt Forster, Titled Pain Physiotherapist

Pain is a complex and distressing human experience. Pain experts have defined it as a distressing experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage with sensory, emotional, cognitive, and social components.

As a physiotherapist, I often see the emotional and social effects pain can have. The story below illustrates one example of how chronic pain can affect multiple aspects of our lives and how modern pain science can help treat it.

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Exercise physiologists can help you manage Type 2 Diabetes

By Alice Hyslop, Allsports Physiotherapist and Exercise Physiologist

Chances are, you know someone or have been diagnosed with diabetes. Over 1.7 million Australians have diabetes and the most common form is type 2. There is no cure for diabetes but managing the symptoms of type 2 diabetes with an exercise program from a physiotherapist or exercise physiologist can help.

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Two winter recipes to celebrate Eat Your Vegetables Day

Eat Your Vegetables Day is only one day away, and winter can often be seen as a time of lack when it comes to vegetables (and fruit). However, Allsports Physiotherapy and Eat Smart Nutrition can confirm that there are definitely a lot of delicious vegetables on offer during our cooler months in Australia. Winter is a great time of year when it comes to food, soups, stews and casseroles in the kitchen whilst wearing your Ugg Boots, could it get any better?

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Exercise for Pregnancy - Allsports Physiotherapy

Exercise during pregnancy

Regular physical activity during pregnancy can offer a wide range of benefits for women who have been previously active as well as for those who have led a sedentary lifestyle.

Prior to commencing an exercise program, speak with your general practitioner, midwife or obstetrician to make sure that you do not have any health concerns which would prevent you from participating in a regular exercise program during your pregnancy. Read more

High Intensity Interval Training - Allsports Physiotherapy

Don’t have time to exercise? Welcome to HIIT!

HIIT has rapidly become an increasingly popular modality of training, being utilised by both gyms and prescribed by exercise professionals. But what is HIIT? HIIT stands for high intensity interval training and is characterised by brief intermittent bursts of high intensity activity followed by a period of low intensity recovery or rest.2

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Beginner's running guide - Allsports Physiotherapy

A Beginner’s Guide to Running

With the closure of gyms around the country, many people have taken up outdoor running. Running is a great way to improve overall health and cardiovascular fitness and it’s also an effective way of stimulating the natural mood and energy hormones (endorphins) in our body – running can feel great! But running can also present certain challenges. Here are a few tips to follow to get you started and keep you on track – particularly for those new to running. Read more

Exercise for Obesity - Allsports Physiotherapy

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

Exercise & Endometriosis - Allsports Physiotherapy

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.

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