How to control cramp at night and how to prevent pain when starting a running program.
Running has become a very popular exercise on the beautiful shores of the Gold Coast. But far too often we experience many new beginners to the sport coming to PhysioFlex with calf, and shin pain.
Here are some simple tips for when you start your running program:
1. Always start off with short walk and run periods.
2. Ensure small increments in exercise
3. Keep to a firmer surface and avoid the softer sands.
4. Have very supportive footware. If unsure, visit us at Physioflex on the Gold coast.
5. Stretch before bed. This will also avoid cramping throughout the night.
6. Trigger point release each calf (gastrocnemius and soleus muscles) predominantly after exercise. This can be done with a foam roller or a small trigger point ball available at Physioflex
This should keep each of you in great shape! If you have any queries or questions please do not hesitate to call us on 55911816!
SUNDAY, 1 DECEMBER 2013
Physio for Gold Coast Children PhysioFlex Southport
PHYSIOFLEX SOUTHPORT TARGETS PHYSIOTHERAPY FOR GOLD COAST CHILDREN.
Physiotherapy will often be recommended by doctors to improve and regain strength and movement for children, after they have suffered from a sports injury, disease, illness or even disability.
Physiotherapists are able to relieve pain after injuries occur and quickly resume children back to their daily activities and also educate kids on how to prevent future injury and propose exercises to improve strength and motion. Education is very important for children to learn how to protect their muscles from reoccurring injuries, especially children who play regular sports.
Physiotherapy for children can improve symptoms such as;
- Sports injuries
- Heart conditions
- Head injury
- Cerebral Palsy and other birth disorders
- Muscle disease
- Developmental delays
- Limb deficiencies
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Cardiorespiratory conditions
It is essential in order for children to progress in their physiotherapy, that they remain positive and motivated, so here at PhysioFlex Sports and Health Centre in Southport we ensure our sessions are always fun and interesting so each child can enjoy their treatment while simultaneously being educated in muscle movement.
PhysioFlex is a Medibank preferred provider but all health cards are accepted and can be claimed after treatment within the practice for your convenience.
SUNDAY, 13 OCTOBER 2013
"Frequently Asked Questions" for pain prevention and injury management
PhysioFlex Sports and Health Centre to the rescue!
- How can physiotherapy help me?
Physiotherapists are qualified professionals who will thoroughly analyse and assist in individual cases of pain prescription. Physiotherapy will speed the healing process so patients can return to their routines in sports, fitness and everyday activities. Physiotherapy can also provide the correct treatment for each condition and prescribe, outline and educate the patient in the appropriate maintenance and prevention for the future. Physiotherapy provides one on one treatment sessions to help progress and achieve patients health and fitness goals.
- How long after an injury should I consult my physiotherapist?
This will depend on how severe the injury is or was and how quickly the patient wishes to be back on their feet. Seeing a Physio in the early stages of injury can dramatically help improve your prognosis, reduce swelling and receive appropriate exercises/ management.
- How long after an injury should ice be applied?
Ice is most beneficial within the within the first 24 hours, especially if there is noticeable swelling and redness in the area. Ice will aid by constricting the flow of fluid to the injured area thus relieving it of a biochemical irritation. To do this, just apply an ice compact or crushed ice in a towel for approximately 20 minutes on and 20 minutes off for the first few hours. This can be repeated over several days as required.
- When should heat be applied?
After applying ice compacts for the first 24 hours to reduce the inflammation of the injury, heat can then be applied to assist in speeding up the healing process. Heat is most commonly used during rehabilitation of an injury and will ease stiff and tight muscles. To achieve this place a heat pack comfortably on the area of pain up to 5 or 6 times a day for 20- 30 minutes at a time.
For further information contact our professional staff on 55 91 18 16
THURSDAY, 3 OCTOBER 2013
Want to know the difference between a Physiotherapist and Chiropractor? PhysioFlex can help
The differences between a Physiotherapist and a Chiropractor?
Physiotherapy and Chiropractic treatments are significantly different. All individuals are different and therefore require varied treatment for each case. Some people prefer to use chiropractic methods where as others prefer Physio, but both have their health benefits.
Physiotherapists are highly focused on joints and muscles and how to better manage these to work together; they are often referred to as ?Movement Experts?. Physiotherapists are advanced in their knowledge on how the human body moves, building and maintaining strength and rehabilitation from injury or pain. Methods include muscle manipulation, massage and acupuncture, hydrotherapy, reformer Pilates and also individualised exercise prescription to relieve and prevent pain. Significantly. Physiotherapists base most of their treatment plans on proven evidence based research. They use a variety of literature reviews and studies to channel their diagnostic and treatment techniques.
Chiropractors are focused on the structure of the body and disorders of the musculoskeletal system and how it interacts to restore itself from injury. They are commonly known for treating complaints such as back pain, neck pain and headaches and mainly focus on realignment of the spine.
So both Physiotherapy and Chiropractic treatments vary quite a lot. Both methods can be used together but we strongly recommend that if both practitioners are being utilised that you communicate this to receive the best possible results when receiving your treatments.
For further information on Physiotherapy treatments and pain prevention please contact Physio Flex Sports and Health Centre on 55 91 18 16 or online at www.physioflex.com.au.
Great Package Prices available at PhysioFlex Sports and Health Centre on the Gold Coast
This month PhysioFlex has introduced brand new "Discounted Package Prices" for all Physiotherapy sessions with our experienced Physiotherapists Ben Mack and Loren Caban.
During the patients initial consultation, the Physiotherapists may recommend in certain cases, a number of treatments for successful rehabilitation and improvement. In this instance, PhysioFlex Sports and Health Centre would like to offer patients the opportunity for great savings on their multiple physio sessions.
Package Prices are as follows;
For 3+ Physiotherapy sessions $62.00 per session (normally $67.00)
For 5+ Physiotherapy sessions $60.00 per session
For 8+ Physiotherapy sessions $55.00 per session
This can equal a saving of more than $10.00per session
*Initial Consultation prices will remain the same
*Treatments will need to be pre purchased altogether at the beginning of treatments and appointments pre booked at time of payment
*Health Fund Rebates will still apply on all sessions, however will need to be manually claimed by the patient.
To take advantage of this exclusive offer from PhysioFlex and save on all your Physio needs please contact our reception on
5591 18 16
PhysioFlex Sports and Health Centre joins 92.5 Gold FM
PhysioFlex has teamed up with 92.5 Gold FM to promote our Physiotherpy services and specialised treatments.
Please listen out to Richard, Bridge and Spida on the Breakfast Show on 92.5 Gold FM to hear about our exclusive offers. If you have been struggling with aches, pains or niggles.... don't let your age dissuade you from fixing these problems and living a happy, healthy, pain free life today.
To celebrate our brand new radio ad we are offering all new patients a FREE INITIAL ASSESSMENT with one of our experienced Physiotherapists and would love to hear your feedback on the ad!
PhysioFlex Sports and Health Centre would like to thank all of our valued patients for your support to our business.