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Benefits of Pilates at Willunga Physio

Benefits of Pilates at Willunga Physio

Benefits of Pilates at Willunga Physio  Pilates at WP&P is a great way to strengthen your lower back. It involves a series of strengthening exercises tailored specifically for you Recently people have been asking us what is Pilates all about and how to get...

Best Back Strengthening Physio Exercises

Best Back Strengthening Physio Exercises

"What are the best exercises to strengthen the lower back, to help ease and prevent low back pain?" Physiotherapist, Tom Anthoney shares a few favourites. Physiotherapists are experts in prescribing exercises for people in pain, and also to prevent pain. We love it...

Tennis Elbow – Physio Solutions

Tennis Elbow – Physio Solutions

Tennis Elbow - Physio Solutions Winter is pruning time in the McLaren Vale region and that means lots of gripping ... and that means Tennis Elbow. Instant relief starts here with our Physios So how can I have tennis elbow when  I don't even play tennis? Alexander...

Office Ergonomics & Exercises Physio Aldinga McLaren Vale

Office Ergonomics & Exercises Physio Aldinga McLaren Vale

  In our last blog Physio Tom Anthoney discussed the 25% increase in back pain presenting to Physio in Mclaren Vale, Aldinga and Willunga this year. Our Physios believe it is largely attributable to the increased levels of sitting and the limited exercises that’s...

Low Back Pain on rise in McLaren Vale, Willunga and Aldinga.

Low Back Pain on rise in McLaren Vale, Willunga and Aldinga.

In the last 12 months we have seen an increase in people presenting to Physio from the McLaren Vale region with Low Back Pain (LBP) of 25% So why is there so much Low Back Pain in the McLaren Vale region at the moment? Lots of people come in for Physio in the weeks...

Sciatica & Back Pain Relief McLaren Vale  Aldinga  Willunga

Sciatica & Back Pain Relief McLaren Vale Aldinga Willunga

Our Physios help people from  McLaren Vale ,Aldinga & Willunga with ”Sciatica” every day.  We specialise in easing Sciatica pain from the Sciatic nerve. Sciatica can make it almost impossible to sleep. Aching, burning or tingling in the leg is hard to ignore. So...

How to keep your Nerves happy:

How to keep your Nerves happy:

Suffering an irritated nerve can be extremely frustrating, with wide spread symptoms. Our Physios often talk about how "muscles protect nerves". So... unhappy nerves are often responsible for  lots of muscle tightness and pains.At Willunga  Physio we know how...

‘Shin splints – Have I got them?’

‘Shin splints – Have I got them?’

Have you or someone you know experienced shin splints? Shin Splints is a condition referring to pain on the shin / the tibia bone either during, or after activity. It generally occurs when someone increases their load quickly - increases in walking, returning to...

How can we reduce Stress?

How can we reduce Stress?

In our last blog we discussed how stress can make pain feel worse. So how can we reduce stress and its affect on our bodies? There is lots of evidence that supports the following strategies 1. Mindfulness - focusing on breathing and relaxing your body… Follow the...

Back Pain and neck pain? Does stress influence it?

Back Pain and neck pain? Does stress influence it?

In our Physio clinic, people often present with back and neck pain and other muscular strains for “no reason.” By this, they mean they have done nothing different than what they normally do. So why is it hurting now? Could it be stress? We have had so many clients ask...

SHOULDERS PULL DOWN

SHOULDERS PULL DOWN Set yourself up, with your shoulder blades back and down. Don’t allow your shoulders to be hitching up toward your ears,  Draw your lower abdomen in, and hold your body still so that only your arms and moving as you pull down. As the elastic Pools...

Clams Exercise

CLAMS Draw the ball into the socket, keeping your feet together, lift your knee towards the ceiling and hold there for 3 to 5 secondsCLAMS what NOT to do Your feet should always stay together, don’t let your body roll as you left the knee - as Tom is demonstrating...

Are you getting enough good quality sleep?

Are you getting enough good quality sleep?

Adults generally require eight hours sleep per night. This allows us to move Through the different stages of sleep 4-5 times. We all know the feeling of having been to sleep but not feeling as though we ever had a really deep sleep. The deep sleep stage is important...

Physio Position

Physio Position

PHYSIOTHERAPIST - Full Time Position We have a Physio position available (30-37.5 hours a week) It is a permanent position, working across our 2 clinics, Willunga and Aldinga. It is a general outpatient position, treating all Musculo skeletal conditions. We see...

Achilles and Heel Pain relief with Physio

Achilles and Heel Pain relief with Physio

Why do I get heel pain when I start to run?   Achilles Tendinitis, Achilles Tendinopathy are common causes and our Physios can help A lot of runners/sportspeople experience pain at the back of the heel as they get going on a run. Sometimes it can feel like your shoes...

When Physios hurt their backs!

When Physios hurt their backs!

It has been an interesting experience as a Physio with 25 years’ experience having recently injured my lower back worse than ever before. I have been treating people with these injuries for many years but gained some interesting new insights from the other side of the...

Physio Aldinga Mclaren Vale & Willunga Full Body Assessment

Physio Aldinga Mclaren Vale & Willunga Full Body Assessment

Willunga Physio use a unique 5 Step Process to thoroughly assess your whole body. Including nerves, joints and muscles,  Physio Aldinga  McLaren Vale  Willunga Our Full Body Assessment make sure we don’t miss anything and get you back on track as soon as possible....

Preparing for a walking holiday

Preparing for a walking holiday

Tom Anthoney, our Practice Principal, has just returned from a 5-day hike in sunny Queensland. Hiking from Noosa, 95kms to Rainbow Beach. He carried a pack weighing in at 20kg, which included all his food, tent, cooking gear and First Aid Kit. So, what’s the best way...

Have you got the strength to power through?

Have you got the strength to power through?

Do you get part way through your trainings or games and start to get sore/tight for no apparent reason? It may not be that something is damaged, it may be you need to build up the strength of a particular muscle group! Our muscles help us to move, dodge and burst into...

Does rubbing our shin splints really work?  –  NO

Does rubbing our shin splints really work? – NO

Does it really hurt? - YES Shin splints is an umbrella term generally used to categorise different types of shin pain, and with pre-season kicking off and all of the dry/hard ovals around the place, this is the time of year people tend to have this complaint! Tight...