Remember being reprimanded as a child for slouching? Parents and teachers would instruct us so often to sit up straight that it became a deeply ingrained belief slouching would inevitably lead to back problems.
Access to allied health services, in particular, physiotherapy, on weekends should be standard in the subacute rehabilitation setting, according to Australian Physiotherapy Association member Mitchell Sarkies, following new research which identified numerous benefits from doing so.
Healthy bones and joints enable us to move about freely and without discomfort. Requiring constant maintenance, our skeletal system is constructed of hundreds of moveable parts connected by ligaments and tendons, lubricated and cushioned by cartilage.
Do you wee when you sneeze? Or avoid star jumps at the gym? One in four of us experience pelvic floor problems which can lead to incontinence, or even prolapse. Basically we're poorly designed, we're standing over a gap and gravity is working against us. But you can turn things around. So get ready to clench, ladies. We need to talk.
According to a 2016 report released by Active Healthy Kids Australia, they may be spending more time in front of a screen – and less time outdoors – than you think. The research group gave Australian kids a shockingly low grade – D minus – for physical activity. (Other lazybones include the UK, Canada, and the United States.)
Australian Physiotherapy Association pelvic-health physiotherapist Dr Irmina Nahon wants to reassure incontinence sufferers that help is available, and for them not to be resigned to the condition. Incontinence is one of the most common health conditions affecting Australians, with about six million people in this country experiencing the condition during their lifetime.
Human beings devour ample amounts of pain medications, for a variety of reasons, over the course of their lives. The types of medications we reach for range from commonly used ‘over the counter’ medications such as paracetamol and aspirin to prescription medications such as powerful opioids like codeine and even morphine like drugs such as oxycodone and fentanyl.