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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
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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
Sports injury physiotherapy for peak game fitness

Sports injury physiotherapy for peak game fitness

with Physiotherapist Sara Atkinson from Friendlies Physiotherapy & Allied Health Maintaining peak physical fitness and effectively managing injuries is crucial for any sportsperson, whether you’re playing at a local, regional or professional level. One of the most valuable people to have on your team as an athlete is a sports physiotherapist. A sports physio can help you manage pain and injuries, regain peak game fitness and offer tools to prevent a recurrence. What is sports physiotherapy? Sports physiotherapy is aMore
How To Use A Walking Stick Safely

​​How to use a walking stick safely

Walking sticks are essential mobility aids for many people. But like any mobility aid, walking sticks should be used with care. Before getting started, it’s worth taking the time to learn how to use the assistive device safely and prevent injuries. A walking stick should be used as an aid only, not as the primary source of mobility support. If you find yourself relying heavily on a walking stick to get around, you may need to consider a rollator orMore
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