Physiotherapy News

Got foot pain? Here is a simple exercise to help get you back on your feet

Did you know that we have muscles in our feet that aren’t attached to the muscles in our legs? These are called the Intrinsic Foot Muscles and they have their origin and insertion in the foot only. Wearing footwear all day restricts the movement of these muscles, especially narrow-toed shoes. Our Intrinsics help to control posture and also stabilise the arches of the foot while also providing dynamic control to the foot while walking. Weakness of these muscles can beMore

The top 5 things you need to do for good health

There are so many different ideas and advice around on nutrition and diet, but sometimes the more simple the better. As part of National Nutrition Week this week, the Friendlies Physiotherapy Service dietitian Kelly Daly shares her top 5 pieces of advice for healthy eating. For individual nutrition advice, make an appointment to talk to Kelly on 4331 1888. 1. Don’t Drink Sugary Calories Sugary drinks are the most fattening things you can put into your body. This is becauseMore

Podiatrist Claire Barrand joins Allied Health team

The Friendlies would like to welcome Podiatrist Claire Barrand to our Allied Health team.                     Claire immigrated to Australia in 2008 from England after graduating from Southampton University. She has experience working in both the public and private sector as a Podiatrist. She currently holds full registration with the Queensland Podiatry Association and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).  She is a full member of Sports Medicine Australia (SMA), Australasian AcademyMore
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Beef up your meals with slow-cooked tasty favourite

When it comes to cooking healthy meals for the family, it can be easy to over complicate things. Friendlies Physiotherapy Service Dietitian Kelly Daly said that often simple is best. “Try this Dietitian approved slow cooked, tender and delicious pulled beef,” Kelly said. “Beef is a valuable source of protein and iron in the diet, and it is encouraged to be eaten two to four times per week. “This recipe is great, as it has a 5-minute prep time, butMore