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What is Diabetes?

diabetes Sep 28, 2021

It’s likely you’ve heard of the condition diabetes mellitus (DM). It’s also likely you know someone with diabetes, as it is estimated that 1.2 million Australians live with the condition (Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, self-reported data 2017-2018).

It’s important for everyone to exercise regularly and live a healthy lifestyle, but today we’re going to focus on why that is important specifically for those with diabetes, and...

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What is COPD?

If you, or someone you know, has difficulty breathing, you may have heard the term Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). If not, you might be more familiar with some of the diseases that come under the COPD umbrella, including emphysema and chronic bronchitis. In this article, we will cover the differences between these diseases and the ways that COPD can be managed, with particular focus on how physiotherapy can help with this condition.

 

What is COPD?

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A Physio’s Guide to Swimming with Shoulder Pain

shoulder pain swimming Sep 28, 2021

Whether it is in the local aquatic centre, on the beaches of Tahiti or in the cold Winter water of Sydney beaches, swimming is great! However, there are a few things sometimes associated with swimming that are not so great – one of those being shoulder pain. Whether you have a history of shoulder pain, or simply want to avoid any complications in your return to swimming, we hope the below programs can provide you a bit of a guide through these potential...

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Healthy Habits 101

habits healthy habits Sep 01, 2021

What is a habit?

Think of something you do everyday, let’s take brushing your teeth. Now ask yourself this, do you brush your teeth because you are super motivated to improve your dental health?

The answer is likely no. It is more likely you brush your teeth out of habit, something that has been drilled into you as a child. So put simply, a habit is a behaviour that has been repeated enough to become automatic. Now small habits can make a big difference. Just...

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Achilles Tendinopathy

Do you experience heel pain when exercising or when you first get up in the morning?

Let’s take a closer look at what might be going on, and importantly, what you can do about it!

What is Achilles Tendinopathy?

Achilles – As you can see in the picture, the Achilles is a tendon that attaches the base of the calf muscles (gastrocnemius and soleus) to the heel bone. It therefore plays an important role in transmitting the force from calf muscle contraction in...

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Hip Osteoarthritis

hip osteoarthritis Aug 19, 2021

Have you ever experienced hip pain, stiffness in the morning, or difficulty with tasks like putting on shoes or walking after you’ve been sitting for a while?

You may be experiencing the symptoms of hip osteoarthritis.

Unfortunately, there are a lot of negative connotations associated with osteoarthritis. Many people are told that their hip is “worn out” or “bone on bone” or “degenerative”. When someone with hip pain is told...

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What are muscle cramps?

muscle muscle cramps Aug 19, 2021

A muscle cramp is a sudden, involuntary, painful contraction of a muscle. They are usually self-extinguishing within seconds to minutes. 1

Cramps can sometimes be the symptom of a nervous system or metabolic disorder, however, they often occur in healthy subjects with no history of such disorders.1 The latter are what we may call “benign cramps'' and these will be the focus of this article.  Benign cramps often occur during sleep, pregnancy, and strenuous...

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Shoulder Pain

pain shoulder pain Aug 19, 2021

Have you ever considered which of the joints in your body is the most important? 

It’s a difficult question… but if I had to answer, the humble shoulder would be right up there. Why’s that? Well consider what life would be like if you couldn’t move your arms at all and they were simply stuck by your sides. Being able to move our hands to manipulate objects, bring food to our mouth, or to communicate are very important abilities for humans....

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Knee Osteoarthritis

Uncategorized Aug 09, 2021

Do you, or someone you know, have knee osteoarthritis? If the answer is yes, you’re not alone. Knee osteoarthritis affects about 1 in 10 adults of 60 years of age (Zhang & Jordan 2011), but also affects many younger people too, so it is not surprising that many members of the Be Mobile community suffer from this condition. 

At Be Mobile, one of our big goals is to reduce the barriers to exercise for as many people as we can. Now, knee pain can be a...

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What is pain?

pain Aug 09, 2021

Pain is a very important evolutionary mechanism. It has evolved over millions of years to protect us, and keep us safe from harm. However, like many other evolutionary mechanisms (such as the drive to eat fatty and sugary foods!) it doesn't always serve our best interests. 

If you would prefer to watch us discuss pain, you can check out this video series!

 

What is pain?

If you google search a definition of pain, you might find something like this: 

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