Injuries

Keeping Tradies Healthy By Peter Tziavrangos

I read with great concern just recently that Australia’s tradies were more likely to look after their tools, than their own health! 79% of them said they took good care of their tools compared to just 47% who said they took good care of their bodies. Additionally, tradies are over represented in statistics for serious workplace […] Read More

Are re-usable shopping bags bad for you?! By Peter Tziavrangos

It has been interesting to hear about the experiences of places who have more recently tried to ban or reduce the use of plastic bags in supermarkets. Having become accustomed to the re-useable bags in SA, it might be a distant memory that many people were very stressed leading up to the change! I just […] Read More

Muscle injuries need POLICE, not RICE By Jacqui Haskett

We have all been told to R.I.C.E. (rest, ice, compress and elevate) a muscle injury but what if R.I.C.E. shouldn’t be on the menu? First, let’s get back to basics. What are muscle injuries? How do you know if you have one? Why remember P.O.L.I.C.E. instead of R.I.C.E when it comes to managing them? How do you […] Read More

Recommended Treatment for Lower Back Pain By Move for Better Health

Lower back pain is the leading cause of physical disability worldwide. In 2018, a leading medical journal The Lancet published a series of papers on the cause and treatment of lower back pain. These articles recommend nonpharmacological types of treatment such as exercise and Physiotherapy. We discuss these articles, their recommendations, and the best types […] Read More

How to Select the Right School Bag & Shoes By Peter Tziavrangos

With my kids going back to school this week, I was interested to read ‘How to choose the right school bag and shoes according to an expert’ which quoted some great advice from Australian Paediatric Physiotherapist Julianne Pegler. It is a timely reminder that kids spend over 1500 hours in their school shoes, and of […] Read More

Knee Replacements for Osteoarthritis: Necessary or Not? By Peter Tziavrangos

How many of you have had to consider surgical intervention for degenerative knee pain? According to new guidelines outlined by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare (ACSQHC), arthroscopies “don’t provide long-term benefits and can cause harm” and any replacement surgery should be looked as a last resort. In light of this, a […] Read More

ACL Injuries: Why They’re Becoming More Common By Felicity Kantzavelos

When you hear “ACL” (or Anterior Cruciate Ligament), what’s the first thing that comes into your mind? For many of us, we immediately think of the number of ruptured or torn ACLs in sports, causing many athletes undergo knee reconstructions. What you may not realise is the incidence of ACL injuries in young children is […] Read More

Exercise & Pregnancy By Move for Better Health

Michelle Bridges, the 45 year old celebrity personal trainer on the Biggest Loser, has been under fire recently for her choice of exercise during her pregnancy. She is due to give birth in December, and would currently be in her third trimester. She was recently photographed doing a workout on a beach, involving doing abdominal […] Read More

Arthritis & Exercise By Peter Tziavrangos

In yet another example of how exercise can be the most effective way to manage arthritis, researchers completed a systemic review of existing studies, to test the effect of therapeutic exercise on people who suffer from hip osteoarthritis (OA). Just because you have been diagnosed with arthritis, or you have had scans that show degenerative […] Read More

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