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November Newsletter – Exercise for Heart Health

EXERCISE FOR THE HEART It can be daunting trying to understand what you should and shouldn’t do if you have some form of heart disease. Exercise often falls in this category with conflicting advice given on what is safe and appropriate. Correctly prescribed exercise can be used in two ways:

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exercise for bone health

October Newsletter – Exercise for Bone Health

Bone forming cells decline after the age of 35 years. Low bone mass is of concern as it can increase the likelihood of bone fractures. Low bone mass is diagnosed with a DEXA scan and is categorised into two categories: – Osteopenia: a bone density score between -1.0 and -2.5

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September Newsletter – Falls Prevention

Falls and fall related injuries are among the most serious and common medical problems experienced by older adults. The statistics show that nearly one-third of older people fall each year, and half of them fall more than once. These falls can result in hip and other fractures, head injuries, and

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strength and balance

July Updates – Strength & Balance

Strength and Balance Did you know that over the age of 65, one third of Australians fall each year? This can result in physical injury, loss of independence, and decreased confidence, not to mention a negative impact on overall health and well being. At Motion Health, we offer a Strength

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jaw pain physiotherapy

August Newsletter – Jaw Pain

Musculoskeletal disorders involving the jaw are commonly known as temporomandibular disorders (TMD). TMD affects 10-15% of adults and is often associated with jaw degenerative changes. People with TMD often report jaw pain, facial pain, clicking, decreased range of mouth opening and joint locking during activities such as yawning and chewing.

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core stability

June Newsletter – Core Stability

It seems that lately, the term “core” is banded around by everyone in the fitness industry, from Personal trainers, to Pilates instructors, and to Physiotherapists. It has become an umbrella term for anything that works your abdominals. This can be extremely confusing and its’ use is not accurately applied. When

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golf and physiotherapy

May Newsletter – Golf and Physiotherapy

If you are looking for a Physiotherapist in Toorak, South Yarra, Hawthorn, Prahran, Richmond, Malvern or surrounding suburbs to find a Physiotherapy solution for Golf-related injuries or prevention then please call Motion Health on 03 9825 2697 or book online    

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February Newsletter – Headaches

If you are looking for a Physiotherapist in Toorak, South Yarra, Hawthorn, Prahran, Richmond, Malvern or surrounding suburbs to find a Physiotherapy solution for headaches then please call Motion Health on 03 9825 2697 or book online.  

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Exercise and Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the joints, where the cartilage that covers the surface of joint has worn down or is in the process of wearing down. Within and around the joints cartilage acts as a shock absorber and assists with the smooth movement of the joint,

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life changing medicare service

Are you missing out on a life-changing Medicare service?

A new report has found that millions of Australians are missing out on a health service that could dramatically improve our lives, especially those of us who are living with chronic disease. Independent advisory practice Deloitte Access Economics in conjunction with Exercise & Sports Science Australia released a research paper showing that

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cycling performance and injury prevention

Cycling Performance & Injury Prevention

Did you know when riding that you can complete around 5400 revolutions of the pedal cycle each hour? To prevent overuse and postural injuries, and maximise your performance, correct alignment technique is essential. With this is mind we can look at how we interact with the bike, our cycling posture,

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ON THE SNOW: Stability, Conditioning & Injury Prevention

As this year’s ski season approaches it is important to be in the best physical shape to tackle the slopes. Skiing or snowboarding are whole body activities that require a combination of stability, strength and cardiovascular fitness. Here are a few tips how to reduce your risk of injury and

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