Hip Exercises

Hip Exercises

One of the primary contributions to the development of arthritis is prolonged overuse or imperfect loading of a weight bearing joint. As one of the primary load bearing joints in the human body, the hip joint is particularly susceptible to…

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Fibromyalgia Brain-Fog

Fibromyalgia Brain-Fog

Kat Keane, our Health Educator, is looking forward to answering your questions throughout the year! Here’s our first Ask Kat question answered. Question: Please could you explain the whys & hows of the condition known as “fibro-fog” that fibromyalgia sufferers get…

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Healthy Habits – 20 Tips for 2020

Healthy Habits – 20 Tips for 2020

  Creating healthy habits helps with general wellbeing, mental health and will, most importantly, help to ease the symptoms of your condition. It’s hard to change many habits at once, so set small goals and build up from there. It might…

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Opioids – what are the alternatives?

Opioids – what are the alternatives?

Opioid medicines can be used to reduce some types of pain, such as acute pain and chronic pain caused by cancer. However, their role in the management of chronic (non-cancer) pain is limited. Pharmaceutical opioids include naturally derived opioids (codeine,…

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Managing an Arthritis Flare

Managing an Arthritis Flare

  An arthritis flare is an episode of increased pain, fatigue, joint stiffness, swelling and tenderness. These symptoms may lead to a loss of functioning and interfere with people’s mood, sleep quality, and ability to perform everyday activities. Depending on the type…

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Managing Low Back Pain

Managing Low Back Pain

  Low back pain is a significant burden in terms of pain, disability and loss of quality of life for those who experience it. This is a global problem with data in Australia revealing that a quarter of the population…

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Hot and Cold Therapies Explained

Hot and Cold Therapies Explained

Treating pain, inflammation and injury with hot and cold therapies can be extremely effective and affordable. However, it’s important to know which situations call for hot, which call for cold and which may benefit from both treatments. Importantly, this kind…

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Back Rotation

Back Rotation

The spine stretches down from the base of the skull to the coccyx (tailbone). It is one of the most important structures in the body as it houses the spinal cord which is responsible for your body’s ability to move,…

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Tips for Managing your Housework

Tips for Managing your Housework

We know that with arthritis, your joints are weaker and less stable and you may experience ongoing pain and fatigue as part of your condition – doing your housework can certainly be challenging! As soon as you find out you have…

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Exercise of the Month – Bicep Curls

Exercise of the Month – Bicep Curls

The exercise of this month focuses on working this particular muscle group so you can develop stronger arms for your daily functional activities such as carrying, lifting and moving objects. Bicep curls isolate the body movement of elbow flexion, or…

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