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One Leg Physio Test

The team at Midland Physio will be participating in this balance challenge to promote the health and fitness benefits balance has on our bodies, in particular for people 60 years +. 



How to participate in the One Leg Physio Test

The One Leg Balance Test

  1. Time your One Leg balance exactly as in the image above. Have three attempts to achieve your best time
  2. Retry with your eyes close. Your best time will probably 1/3 of your eyes open time
  3. Record the details of your One Leg Physio Test in the Global Balance Survey
  4. Share your #OneLegPhysio story on social media and tag your friends to do better

Want more of a challenge?



The Difficult Dozen provides 12 balance challenges ranging from easy (white circles) to difficult (black circles). Give them all a go and see how you do. Don't forget to time them and add them to social media with #OneLegPhysio.

Follow Midland's Facebook Page to see our team participate in the challenge. We can't wait to get started!



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Therapist Feature: 

Daniel Parasiliti

Physiotherapist

Daniel graduated from Curtin University in 2005, and has been working in Private Practice ever since. Daniel has worked with many elite level sporting affiliations and is currently the Physiotherapist for Guildford Grammar School. Daniel specialises in sporting and musculoskeletal injuries, and has completed numerous Acupuncture, high level strapping, and peripheral manipulation courses.


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Therapist Feature:

Sean Fuller

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist


Sean graduated from Curtin University in 1995, and worked for several years at Royal Perth Hospital before moving into private practice. He has worked with various sporting clubs and as part of the Hopman Cup medical team for many years. Sean received the Master of Manual Therapy qualification from UWA in 2005. Clinically, he has special interest in the treatment of spinal pain, headaches and shoulder injuries. Sean is a keen sportsman, having recently completed an Ironman triathlon and the Avon Descent, and when at home he is kept busy by his three kids.

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HBF Recovery

Well done to all the participants who completed the 4km, 12km and 21km HBF Run for a Reason (even though some did more than their Physio had suggested).

For recovery remember to drink lots of water, stretching regularly and even doing some swimming. Here's a recovery smoothing that people may like, Although we're not quite sure why a purple coloured smooths is called a green smoothie. 

Thanks to Simple Green Smoothies, we can all start recovery right with a delicious 'Post-Workout Green Smoothie'

Simple Green Smoothies

You just rocked that tough workout! Now what? It’s super important to replenish the nutrients in your body and fuel your body with the right foods to help rebuild your muscles. Our bodies need the perfect combination of protein, carbohydrates, and liquids after working up a sweat. Read More...



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Elbow Pain

Many people who participate in recreational and professional sport can have sport related injuries. Sports like tennis, golf, baseball, and cricket can create injuries that cause pain and stiffness arising from the elbow joint. Which has an impact on the smooth function of the upper limb, that will affect a participants everyday activities. At Midland Physiotherapy we have qualified therapists who can assist you with any sport related pain.

Tennis Elbow

The most common type of elbow pain, lateral epicondylitis also know as Tennis Elbow. It commonly affects sporting people and those performing; manual tasks with their arms.  It is usually caused by an overload or overuse situation.  It has been commonly called 'tennis elbow' due to it’s occurance in tennis players (repetitive overuse of the wrist extensors during shots). However, it much more commonly occurs in the manual worker and the weekend handyman than the tennis population. The condition primarily occurs below the site of the lateral epicondyle (outside of the elbow).

Treatment: utilising soft tissue therapy and a stretching/strengthening programme. Correction of tennis swing to prevent further damage. Visit our physiotherapists at Midland Physiotherapy 9274 1482.

Golfers Elbow

A lot less common than lateral elbow pain, Flexor/pronator tendinosis or Golfers Elbow. Flexor/pronator tendinosis (flexing muscles in forearm) is essentially the same as in Tennis Elbow, but in different muscle groups. In golfer's elbow, pain at the medial epicondyl (elbow joint) is aggravated by resisted wrist flexion and pronation.

Although the condition is poorly understood at a cellular and molecular level, there are hypotheses cell death as causes of chronic lateral epicondylitis. The cell death may decrease the muscle density and cause a snowball effect in muscle weakness - this susceptibility can compromise a muscle's ability to maintain its integrity. So athletes, like pitchers, must work on preventing this cell death via flexibility training and other preventative measures.

Treatment is along similar lines, utilising soft tissue therapy and a stretching/strengthening programme. Correction of golf swing or forehand tennis shots to prevent further damage. Visit our physiotherapists at Midland Physiotherapy 9274 1482.

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What's the Best Diet? Healthy Eating 101

A lot of people choose to change their diet as a New Years resolution, but which one do you choose to follow? There are many popular types of diets out there which can make your resolution complicated and confusing. We enjoy listening to Dr Mike Evans - who in this video talks about what's the best diet you can start that will help lose weight. 


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Cervicogenic Headaches

  • Do you suffer from headaches?
  • Are your headaches localised to one side?
  • Do they start at the base of your head? 
  • Do you have associated neck pain/ tension?

If this sounds like you, you could have a neck-related headache, which is what we call 'cervicogenic headaches'.

Causes of Cervicogenic Headache
Cervicogenic headache may be related to acute trauma such as a whiplash injury from a car accident or due to more chronic issues such as poor posture or poor workstation ergonomics.  A Physiotherapist will investigate all likely contributing factors and address not just the headache itself, but the predisposing problems.
Treatment by a Physiotherapist for patients with acute headaches generally report rapid improvement after physiotherapy treatment.    Patients presenting with chronic underlying issues such as poor posture and poor movement patterns may see a more gradual response to treatment as the Physiotherapist assists them in improving these longer term problems.
It is important to note that Physiotherapist’s can help resolve the patient’s current headache as well as address contributing factors to help reduce the potential for recurrence.    

Treatment modalities utilised can include:

  • joint manipulation
  • soft tissue massage
  • dry needling/acupuncture
  • posture advice, re-education and taping
  • education
  • ergonomic and activity advice
  • exercises to improve neck mobility and control

As physio's we encourage you to move around every 30 minutes and add in some stretches for your neck. 
If it is not getting better, don't leave it too long or rely on painkillers, have a chat to your Physio to see how they can help!

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I love my Physio competition is back! Share your story about how physiotherapy has kept you moving and well for a chance to win a travel voucher to put towards your bucket list adventure. The best stories will be shared on the i love my physio page Here.




Watch Lucy's inspiring story!


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Help Fight Poverty! 

Our Physiotherapist Izabela along with her team are walking 100km within 48hrs for Oxfam! 

Iza and her team, Anna, Elle-Anna and Melissa will be battling out the track on the 9th of October with no sleep and they need your help! 

They need to raise a minimum of $1400. All proceeds go towards Oxfam who are challenging the statistics of poverty. 

Did you know that 1 in 3 people in the world live in poverty? Help change this statistic and support Iza and her team at the link below.

https://trailwalker.oxfam.org.au/team/home/22519 

Good Luck Guys!


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What does back, groin and knee pain have in common?

They can all be flared up by weak glutes!
Thanks to Hello Healthy who have researched all over the world for the Top 9 - All time greatest glute moves! 

Try adding a few of these exercises to your daily routine, or pop in and see your friendly physio for a strengthening program tailored to your needs.

We’ve entered a golden age for backside-related jams: Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass,” Jennifer Lopez’s “Booty” and Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” are all in regular rotation on our workout playlists. And as Khloe Kardashian recently pointed out on her Instagram while doing a squat, “No one ever wrote a song about a small ass, right?” Looking to get your glute in gear a la Khloe? Try one of our all-time favorite butt-boosting moves. GET THE 9 GLUTE MOVES HERE

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