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Physiotherapy News

Women’s Health

Did you know that there are Physiotherapists who specialise in women’s health and continence? Women face a range of health issues during different periods of their life.  Pregnancy and menopause and their related conditions are 2 stages of life that can significantly affect the body. Most women assume that this is a normal part of life and that they must live with these conditions. For example, being able to run, jump on the trampoline with kids, cough and sneeze andMore

Eight causes of children’s leg and foot pain

With the school year now well underway, you may notice your child complaining of foot and/or leg pain with them now having to wear shoes all day. Your child should see a podiatrist if you notice any of the following; Heel pain Leg pain at night or during the day Tiptoe walking Toenail pain Uneven shoe wear pattern Blistering on the feet after playing sport Skin lesions i.e warts Flat feet or high arched feet A podiatrist will be able toMore
Falls and Balance Class

Falls Prevention and Exercise class going strong

Our aim is creating steady seniors with our weekly ‘Falls Prevention and Exercise Program’.  The classes are aimed at assisting people to stay steady on their feet have been well received by patients. The Friendlies Physiotherapy & Allied Health ‘Falls Prevention & Exercise Program’ is currently running four classes a week. Head Physiotherapist Matt Churchill said it was great to see so many people get behind the program. “So many health professionals and patients had spoken to us about aMore
Sciatica

Sciatica

What is Sciatica? Background True sciatica is a neurological problem involving either the back or an entrapped nerve in the muscles of the buttock. Sciatica is a referral of pain along the sciatic nerve which is a long nerve that branches out through your buttock and down the back of your leg. Typically, sciatica is only felt on one side of the body and can manifest from mild to severe symptoms. Symptoms Pain (intense pain in the buttock) Numbness MuscularMore

The Friendlies Welcomes Senior OT Jared Clifford

Jared Clifford has joined Friendlies Physiotherapy & Allied Health as a senior occupational therapist. Jared has extensive experience working as an Occupational therapist including: Management of an occupational therapy department within the aged care sector including provision of therapies and manual handling education. Senior position with the NHS based in London for two years in a community rapid response supported discharge role. Management of an occupational rehabilitation team focusing on the rehabilitation of injured mine workers including the creation ofMore