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Osteoporosis

osteoporosis Aug 09, 2021

Did you know that nearly 1 million Australian’s suffer from osteoporosis? That’s about 4% of the population (AIHW 2020). Osteoporosis is a major health concern for many members of the Be Mobile Community. Since osteoporosis is most prevalent in older adults (particularly women) helping our clients improve their bone density is one of our big goals! However, many people with osteoporosis are concerned about exercise, especially resistance training for fear...

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How to manage and prevent back pain?

back pain Aug 04, 2021

Back pain is extremely common. In fact, about 75-84% of people worldwide will experience back pain at some point in their lives (Thiese et al. 2014). The good news is that the vast, vast majority of back pain cases are not indicative of something serious. In fact, most cases will alleviate within days to weeks (Hartvigsen et al. 2018). That said, we understand that back pain can be incredibly uncomfortable and frustrating.

So given the prevalence of back pain, we...

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The Core

core muscles Jul 29, 2021

The Core

When you think of the core of something, you probably think of the inner part of an object - like the core of an apple, or the core of the earth... or something that is central to the existence of something  like ‘the core beliefs’ of a religion. When it comes to the human body, many claim that there is a set of muscles that are of vital importance, especially when it comes to back pain. But is it helpful to define ‘The...

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Neck Pain

neck pain Jul 29, 2021

What is it?

Neck pain is a real pain in the neck…. Ba doom Tsh!

But seriously, although it seems obvious, anything that relates to the cervical spine and surrounding structures would fall under the classification of neck pain. However, people who experience neck pain can also have related symptoms in their arms and hands.

If you experience or have experienced neck pain, you’re not alone. In Australia, neck pain has been reported to be as high as 20% of...

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Does posture really matter?

core muscles posture Jul 28, 2021

A common belief is that spinal pain is caused by sitting, standing, or bending “incorrectly.” Despite the absence of strong evidence to support these common beliefs, a large posture industry has flourished, with many interventions and products claiming to “correct” posture and prevent pain. Unfortunately, many health care professionals still provide advice in line with this non–evidence-based perspective.

 

Common beliefs about...

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What is Tennis Elbow?

tennis elbow Jul 28, 2021

What is it?

“Tennis elbow” is the common name given to pain on the outside of the elbow. It is referred to in medical research as lateral epicondylitis, lateral elbow tendinopathy or lateral epicondylalgia. We think the most representative term to use is Lateral Epicondylalgia (LE).

That name can sound a little scary, but let’s break down what those words actually mean.

  • Lateral just refers to which side of the elbow the pain is.
  • Epicondyl- is just...
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What is Fibromyalgia?

Uncategorized Jun 30, 2021

What is it?

Fibromyalgia is a condition featuring persistent widespread pain, unrefreshing sleep, physical tiredness and cognitive difficulties. Unfortunately, many people who have experienced this complex set of symptoms have had to face the stigma that comes with a controversial diagnosis. Fibromyalgia is a controversial diagnosis. Some health professionals claim that it does not exist, leaving many patients in a world of doubt and fear.

This notion that...

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Plantar Fasciopathy

Uncategorized Jun 30, 2021

What is it?

Pain in the sole of the foot can be caused by various issues, within and outside of the foot. Most commonly, pain on the sole of the foot is caused by plantar fasciopathy. That’s an ominous sounding condition, so let’s break down what those words actually mean.

  • Plantar comes from the latin planta which means sole of the foot.
  • Fasciopathy is made up of two words - fascia - which is latin for ‘band’ and pathy which comes from the...
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Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome

Uncategorized Jun 30, 2021

What is it?

Greater trochanteric pain syndrome (GTPS) is a common complaint amongst our community. This is not surprising given that GTPS is estimated to affect 15% of women and 6.6% of men aged 50-70 years old. For those who have experienced it you already know which area hurts. For the rest of us, let’s break down those anatomical words!


The Greater Trochanter is the name for the “hip bone” - the part of your upper leg bone you can feel if you...

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Warm-Up and Cool-Down

Uncategorized Aug 08, 2020

When you’re standing in the shower and you gradually turn down the hot tap, it’s an unpleasant but tolerable experience. Contrast that to standing in a hot shower,  a family member turns a tap on somewhere else and the water goes cold instantly. Most would agree this is a very unpleasant experience. This is because the stress of the cold water is a shock to our body systems. Exercise is another form of stress - so it's important to discuss how to...

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