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The role of Physiotherapy in Pregnancy and Postnatal care

Many changes happen to your body during pregnancy. A Physiotherapist can help you understand and work through those changes and manage other common problems. Working with a Physiotherapist can relieve pain, build strength, prepare you for delivery and aid recovery after your baby is born. We caught up with Physiotherapist Sara Atkinson from Friendlies Physiotherapy & Allied Health Services to find out more. What is prenatal or pregnancy Physiotherapy? Prenatal or pregnancy physiotherapy involves using a Physio’s understanding of theMore

Physiotherapy for men’s health and continence

Some of the most important aspects of our health are the ones we speak about the least. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men, with more than 18,000 cases diagnosed in Australia every year. Incontinence is a common problem following prostate surgery but many men don’t realise that Physiotherapists may be able to help. We caught up with Physiotherapist Mitchell Shorten from Friendlies Physiotherapy & Allied Health to talk about men’s health Physiotherapy, the role of theMore
Hospital bag checklist

Hospital bag checklist for surgery and day surgery

Preparing for a hospital visit can be daunting, especially if you have never been before. But the team here at The Friendlies is here to help make you feel welcome, comfortable and confident you’re receiving the very best care. No matter what procedure you are having, taking the time to be prepared and have the right items in your hospital bag will help you have a more relaxed stay. Below, you will find some general checklists on what to takeMore
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Falls prevention strategies for at home

Falls at home is a common cause of injury, particularly for people over 65. More than 270 people are hospitalised in Australia every day due to falls.[1] Many of these falls could have been prevented. Fortunately, there are plenty of things you can do to help falls prevention at home. The Friendlies Physiotherapists are skilled at identifying fall risks, developing falls prevention programs and supporting people who have had falls to return to physical activity. Read on to learn moreMore

The future growth of The Friendlies

It has been a very busy 12 weeks for the new Friendlies CEO, Simone Finch; “Thanks to the extended handover period with Alan Cooper, I have felt supported to hit the ground running in the new role. I have loved getting to know the staff members and patients alike. The Bundaberg community have made me feel very welcome, and I look forward to building on those relations in the local community.”   Part of that is the beginnings of anMore
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