Physiotherapy News

Make Plans to Maintain Good Health over Christmas

By Alessandra Winfield, The Friendlies Physiotherapy Service dietician Studies have shown that many people gain between half a kilogram to three kilograms over the Christmas season. Many people will make New Year’s resolutions to lose the weight and some succeed. Others, however will carry that weight all year and the cycle continues into subsequent Christmas seasons. I am not going to say “watch what you eat” on Christmas day, because to me it is a special occasion and we should enjoy it.More

Macho Moustache Men battle to the end

It wasn’t enough for our Movember entrants, the Friendlies Macho Moustache Men, to grow their mo’s, challenge their own fitness and raise much needed funds for men’s health – they also had to make a competition out of it. At the beginning of the month, the Macho Men took part in a health and fitness check with the aim of improving by the end of the campaign. To give themselves added motivation, the Macho Men split into two teams – RedMore

Friendlies staff all want to be Macho Moustache Men

It is the month that pits man against man, and where competition is fueled by testosterone – it is Movember. After a successful fundraising campaign last year, the Friendly Macho Moustache Men have banded together again, hoping to raise awareness and some much needed funds for men’s health. About 17 staff from the Friendlies have signed up to take the challenge, however after a large number of complaints from partners and a few startled patients last year, most staff haveMore

Celebrating Melbourne Cup Day, Friendlies style

Friendlies staff didn’t let a work day cramp their style as they put on their best or most outrageous hats and ties to celebrate the race that stops the nation – The Melbourne Cup. The event coincided with the monthly staff barbecue, with sweeps and raffles being sold through the lunch event. The Mayor’s Christmas Appeal was the beneficiary of the raffles, which raised more that $170. Prizes were on offer for best tie and best headwear, being won byMore