Aquatic Physiotherapy a.k.a Hydrotherapy- What can it do for me?
Aquatic Physiotherapy a.k.a Hydrotherapy- What can it do for me?
June15, 2015

Aquatherapy (Water-based exercise therapy) has been around for centuries and it is an excellent form of therapy for you to recover from an injury and to get fitter. Exercise is preventative medical maintenance that can begin paying off immediately. Aquatherapy utilises the principles of hydrostatics and hydrodynamics to create challenges that promote health through exercising in water. Hydrotherapy is usually conducted in water of temperature 35°C-37°C. The benefits of aquatic exercise are thought to result...

The Brain Benefits of Exercise
The Brain Benefits of Exercise
October13, 2016

Do you know what are the added benefits of exercise that can value add to your regular fat burning ritual? Are you ready? Here we go! Exercise helps to increase production of neurochemicals that PROMOTE brain cell REPAIR Exercise helps to IMPROVE MEMORY Exercise LENGTHENS ATTENTION span Exercise boosts DECISION MAKING skills Exercise prompts GROWTH of NEW nerve cells and blood vessels Exercise IMPROVES multi-tasking and PLANNING Wow! are you motivated to put on your...

The Less You Sleep, The More You EAT
The Less You Sleep, The More You EAT
December5, 2018

Threading on from where we left off, we talked about sleep hygiene, and a recent study by Lundahl and Nelson has found that there is some co-relation between sleep and appetite and hence weight gain. Food intake is driven by homeostatic, behaviourial, biological, emotional, cognitive and environmental factors. Though diet is important to consider in the treatment for chronic health disorders associated with food intake, a closer look should be given to how sleep affects...

Sleep Hygiene – Why it is important?
Sleep Hygiene – Why it is important?
December5, 2018

Sleep hygiene is to describe good sleeping habits. As we know that a good night's sleep is essential to keep our body working at an optimal level and allow us to function through our daily activities. Sleep rejuvenates the brain and gets rid of toxins, restoration of physical health and allows for information processing and consolidation. Sleep helps with mood regulation and boosting a healthy immune system. With all these benefits of sleep, why do...

Getting to Know your pain is the first step to rehabilitation
Getting to Know your pain is the first step to rehabilitation
December5, 2018

Many a times, patients tend to dive straight in to getting some treatment for their aches and pain and pray that it would just go away so that they can carry on with their lives. Have you ever thought about learning a little more about how your pain comes on, knowing some self management strategies to control the pain and together with some physiotherapy rehabilitation to take you confidently along the journey to a better...

6 Steps to a Healthier Lifestyle
6 Steps to a Healthier Lifestyle
December5, 2018

Have you ever wondered how to insert more opportunities for exercises during your daily busy working life? We have some tips for you to take a break from sitting down and get your booty moving. Grab any opportunity to speak to your colleague face to face rather than sending an email to them. If your work place permits, ask for an adjustable table that goes up and down. Park your car further away from your...

Do you love swimming? Share with your friends why They should swim more!
Do you love swimming? Share with your friends why They should swim more!
December5, 2018

Swimming helps in many beneficial ways! 30mins of swimming helps to reduce risk of coronary heart disease by 40%, lower bad LDL and increase your good cholestrol. It helps to lower risk of diabetes and gives you a good dose of endorphines hence reducing your stress level! If you are hesitant to do exercises due to pain in your arthritic knees and low back, buoyancy support from the water helps to decrease loading onto your...

THE CANCER EXERCISE PROGRAM
THE CANCER EXERCISE PROGRAM
December19, 2018

Maxvale Physiotherapy has a Cancer exercise specialist onboard. The program," Life Now "Staying well during and after cancer" is the most advanced cancer exercise program in Australia. This is an evidence based research program which has demonstrated improved survival rates of 48% for Breast Cancer and 64% for Prostrate Cancer. In addition those who attend the cancer exercise sessions can witness increased energy levels by up to 80% either during or after cancer treatments. Evidence...