Stay safe and pain free this Christmas!

As the silly season rolls around, so too does an increase in musculoskeletal injuries as we change our regular habits and climb on the roof to clean out the gutters or dust off our favourite high heels for the annual work Christmas party and twist an ankle on the walk home.

Here are a few scenarios to consider this silly season:
You’ve likely been stuck in the same posture all year round (think slumped over the desk) and now you’ve decided to tackle tasks that require climbing, balance, upper body strength and shoulder mobility. Try out these warm up stretches before doing so…

Warm up & stretches:

Thread Needle / Shoulder Mobility / Tx Ext on Roller

You finally bought that new bike… 2018 is the year to get fit and fabulous! Just remember to take it slowly. Gifts that encourage activity are the best, but be sure to build up your strength and endurance slowly. If you over do it early, you might lose interest or lead to injury. There are plenty of great stretches and roller exercises you can do after a ride, like these…

Exercises:

Foam Roller for Quads / Foam Roller for Glutes / Foam Roll for Calf

Calling all tradies, this one’s for you! You’ve been working hard all year, so you deserve a break. Just remember our bodies love to move. If you spend the whole year active and then take a week off on the couch at Christmas, you’re at risk of stiffening up. Try to move in your down time. Perhaps you’ll be lucky enough to get a new bike from Santa!

Take a walk at the beach
Go for a bike ride
Play a round or two of backyard cricket
Whatever your holiday adventures entail, we hope you are active, happy… and safe!! If you do run into trouble and need some help, we’re happy to help and we’re open every day other than public holidays.

Written by Amber Higgins, Myotherapist.

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Bree BrittBree Britt
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Mehar was fabulous! Not only was she warm, welcoming and funny, but professional and thorough.From the moment I walked in I felt well supported. She was able to identify what was going on, factoring in older ailments, and provide me with a treatment plan and options.Her focus was on sustainable changes and support moving forward, and I had a written plan and clear explanations and clarifications on everything. I never felt like she was encouraging me to need to come back unnecessarily.It took a few visits, and each time was met with the same warmth and professionalism. I got consistent progress and feel so much better now, even though it's a few months on from when I last saw her.It's very clear she is wonderful at what she does, thinks about the whole person and I would definitely recommend her to others considering needing podiatry support.
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The whole client therapist experience has been amazing. My Myotherapist provided me with a detailed plan to ensure my progress to meet my goals as well as addressing my issues of pain.Each follow up session is reviewed, discussed and any changes added/deleted or modified.The timely reminders and follow up from the clinic and experience with the Client Experience Officers have been always polite and friendly.
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I've been coming here exclusively since my first consultation. I've had constant shoulder and arm pain from my line of work; the exercises my physio, Carina provided are easy to remember, not time consuming and super effective!Bonus: the space feels super clean and calming - highly recommend coming here
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23:58 22 Mar 24
I had a great experience here. The gym was well equipped and the atmosphere of the clinic was amazing. I had Carina, who was very knowledgeable about my injury and helped construct a great solution plan! Her manner was beautiful and she had great energy. Definitely recommend!
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