Welcome to the August edition of the Take Control newsletter. We cannot believe that it is August already and the London Olympics are almost over. A big congratulations to friends of the practice Anna Meares and Kaarle McCulloch on their wonderful achievements in cycling at the Olympics. Anna won gold in the Women's sprint and Anna and Kaarle won bronze in the team sprint. Let's hope the Aussies can get a few more gold medals!
In other news, Trish will be returning from study leave and is available for appointments from October.
Congratulations to our Women’s Health Physiotherapist Clorinda on the birth of her beautiful baby girl Elena on 28.05.2012. Mum and bub are doing well.
Workplace Assessments are now available at Take Control! We have realised that many of our patients are concerned about their desk set-up or their posture during manual handling tasks. We have developed a very comprehensive assessment to look at all areas of potential injury and can then develop exercises based upon what is required from you at work. Talk to one of the physios if you are interested.
Trish has just returned from the UK after doing a lecturing series while the Olympics are on. Well done Trish and Go Australia!
Get cramps in your legs at night? 2012 research shows doing calf and hamstring stretches before you go to sleep significantly decreases the frequency of nocturnal leg cramps. Magnesium has also been shown to be an effective supplement to decrease cramping at night
20-40% of people with ankle sprains develop chronic pain and/or instability, usually due to an incorrect rehabilitation
30% of people over the age of 65 will fall each year. An exercise programme designed by a physiotherapist for agility, strength, balance, and coordination can help to decrease the risk of falls by up to 85%