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New Classes starting May 2
We will have 2 Youth Strengthening classes every week Mondays & Thursdays at 4:30 pm to 5:15 pm.
Clinical Exercise Therapy Classes (CET) now at St Ives Physiotherapy & Sports
Our Clinical Exercise Classes are not just for fitness, but are designed to specifically target your musculoskeletal problems. This may be to reduce pain and tightness and to strengthen and stabilise. Current research proves that body areas that have been injured can lose stability, which can then lead to muscle spasm, causing pain and tightness. Read More
Celebrate Senior's Week
Senior's Week is from Wednesday 13th to Sunday 24th February.
There will be FREE workshops, seminars and health checks for Seniors. A free introductory class will be hosted by Hillary Simon from St Ives Physiotherapy in the Studio (above Toys and Tales). Read More
Increase Activity and Improve Posture
Current statistics show that one in four school age children are overweight or obese. This is associated with numerous physical and pyschosocial problems, including decreased bone mineral density, flat feet, diabetes, low self esteem and depression. Read More
"Use it, or lost it" We have all heard this mantra at some point in time, but have you taken action? A long term study (13 years) completed in 2008 showed that healthy seniors who are physically active and exercise for more than 60 minutes each week can lessen their chances of disability as they age. Here are few ideas that are cost effective and easy to implement for people of all ages, including the family pet! Read More
Physio For You
Headaches are often caused by disorders of the neck or physical and emotional tension. Physiotherapists can successfully treat headaches originating from the neck or soft tissues and show you how to prevent the pain from occurring. Read More
Getting Into The Swing Of Things
Most golfers are unaware of the muscle groups that are utilised during a game of golf. Poor technique and posture, too, can affect performance, impair your swing and result in injury. Read More
Females And Sport
With greater female participation in sport, comes an increased understanding of injuries and problems associated specifically with the female sports person.
There are physiological differences between men and women that affect their performance in the sports arena and certain anatomical differences put females at greater risk of certain injuries than males. To understand more, please feel free to explore the article in the April 2010 edition of the Village Life magazine.
Step Back To School - Physiotherapy And Your Child's Feet
The foot is a complex structure of 26 bones and 35 joints, held together and supported by many ligaments. Common foot problems include: feet that turn in, feet that turn out, flat feet, bowlegs and knock knees. Any of these problems could be caused by issues with the feet, knees or hips. To understand more, please feel free to explore the article in the Feb 2010 edition of the Village Life magazine.
Physiotherapy For Men
Physiotherapists are experts in assessing and treating those injuries that may occur during exercise or sport, and in turn play a key role in helping you return to your sport/activity more quickly. Additionally, they give sound advice on how to prevent re-injury. To understand more, please feel free to explore the article in the August 2009 edition of the Village Life magazine.
In the June 2009 edition of the St Ives Village Life magazine, we briefly outline key signs of injury affecting our children and in which your physiotherapist can assist you to address the condition. For a more in-depth look, please feel free to explore the articles below:
Children & Sport
Osgood-Schlatter Syndrome (Knee Pain)
Sever's Disease (Heel Pain)
St Ives Physiotherapy & Sports Therapy Centre will now be regular contributors to the Health section of the St Ives Village Life magazine, with more detailed content being made available on our website.
Asthma In Children
About 14%-16% of Australian kids have Asthma (that means for every 6 kids you know, one of them will probably have a puffer in their school bag!).
What are some of the symptoms of Asthma? What is Asthma anyway? How is it treated? How can your physiotherapist help? What makes Asthma worse? Read More
Physiotherapists in our practice approach exercise prescription by outlining an appropriate exercise regime that considers the pathology of an injury or chronic disease and focuses on functional outcomes.
Unlike exercise designed solely around biomechanics and enhancing sports performance, we deliver a treatment program based on a biophysical approach, allowing patients to return to long term physical activity and exercise safely whilst promoting healing and musculoskeletal conditioning. Read More