News & Articles

Welcome Valentine - new Physiotherapist

We're excited to introduce our new Physiotherapist, Valentine Akem. Valentine graduated from James Cook University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy in 2011. He has since worked in North Queensland Physiotherapy practices in Port Douglas and Townsville, and has just recently returned from a two year period of working in the United Kingdom. During this time he worked in both private and public sectors of Physiotherapy and treated clients with a wide range of issues.

Valentine has been trained in the application of dry needling which he utilises frequently to aid clients experiencing pain and tension. His clinical interests include the treatment of chronic lower back pain, orthopaedic rehabilitation, sporting injuries and applying an active approach to rehabilitation when treating clients.  Valentine has a keen interest in soccer and enjoys outdoor running, going to the gym, and cooking. 

Welcome Zanne - new Remedial Massage Therapist

We're thrilled to introduce our new Remedial Massage Therapist, Zanne Long. She is relocating from Newcastle, where she established her own successful remedial massage clinic eight years ago. Located in a prestigious suburb of Newcastle, “The Hill”, Zanne quickly established a professional reputation that attracted several high profile clients that became regulars. Zanne’s formal qualifications include a Cert IV in Massage, a Diploma in Remedial Massage and a Cert III and IV in Fitness.

Zanne is looking forward to building a solid base of regular clients. She specialises in remedial massage and generally revitalising her clients back to their full potential. Zanne is well travelled, well read and passionate about her profession. She loves cooking, music, travel, staying fit, the outdoors, socialising with friends and going to the beach.

Teneriffe Community Walk 04/7

Start your week off on the right foot with the Teneriffe Community Walk!

 

When: Mon 4 July 6am - 7am 

Where: Start at Teneriffe Ferry Stop

               Walk to New Farm park and return.

Reducing Neck Pain in Office Workers

Reducing Neck Pain in Office Workers

 

Our Physio Chen presented one of her PhD papers at the biennial Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) conference held at the Gold Coast this year. Her research is based on neck pain in office workers which is highly topical in Australia. A recent study estimated that 49% of office workers suffer a new episode of neck pain each year. Research has also shown that 60 to 80% of workers experience a recurrence of neck pain within 1 year of the initial episode.

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ITB Friction Syndrome

ITB Friction Syndrome


 

With the winter running season approaching it’s time to look at a very common injury that affects runners of various shapes, sizes, ages and abilities - ITB friction syndrome. It usually starts as a dull ache on the outside of the knee but can progress to an extremely sharp and disabling pain. Let’s run the usual analysis.

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Kneecap pain

Kneecap pain


 


You don’t need a baseball bat and a Sicilian accent to get intimate with kneecap pain. Pain in the patella (kneecap) region is one of the most common complaints afflicting athletes from many sports. Common provoking activities include squatting, walking up and downstairs, prolonged sitting or standing, kneeling, cycling and running and there may also be an associated grinding feeling or click in the kneecap.

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Hot and Cold Packs

Hot and Cold Packs


 

When is it best to apply cold and when to apply heat? At first it may seem like a simple question. Surely they’re opposite and one is right and one is wrong. Not so! Confusion occurs because, although there are a few fundamental rules, there are other factors which influence which modality is best applied under certain circumstances. You’ll find some difference of opinion among physios and doctors too, but for what it’s worth here’s my advice.

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Asthma and EIB in Athletes

Asthma and EIB in Athletes


 

This week I reviewed a recent journal article entitled "Exercise-Induced Bronchoconstriction in Athletes". With winter approaching and more people suffering from respiratory problems I thought it would make a good topic. First, let’s look at some definitions.

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