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Spine Health For Over 50’s

Spine health for over 50’s

Things have changed over the last 50 years when it comes to aging. Here are some statistics: Average life expectancy of Australians1: Males: Increased from 68 to 80 years of age Females: Increased from 74 to 84 years of age1 Within that same period, the proportion of the population over 50 years of age has increased by over 270%1. What can be deduced from these statistics…

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Physiotherapy For Spinal Cord Injured Patients

Physiotherapy for Spinal Cord Injured Patients

A spinal cord injury (SCI) is the damage to the spinal cord that often causes permanent or temporary changes in sensation, strength or other body functions below the level of the lesion. Some of the many organs and body functions affected by the SCI are: bladder, bowel, respiratory, cardiovascular and…

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Physiotherapy And Sports Injuries

Physiotherapy and Sports Injuries

Athletes, players, sport competitors commonly suffer sports injuries due to the unpredictable nature of sports, extremely intense training and physical exercises. When that happens they turn to physiotherapy for rehabilitation. Physiotherapy, also called physical therapy, offers help whether the player is having surgery to correct the damage or not. One of the most common sports injury is the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. Statistics show that the…

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Physiotherapy In Geriatric Rehabilitation

Physiotherapy in Geriatric Rehabilitation

Geriatric physical therapy covers a wide area of problems concerning the elderly. There are many conditions that affect people as they grow older and include but are not limited to the following: arthritis, osteoporosis, cancer, Alzheimer's disease, hip and joint replacement, balance disorders, incontinence, etc. Geriatric physical therapists specialise in…

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