Entries by Healthfocus Physiotherapy

Athletes Sponsorship Program supports local talent

As a leading physiotherapy practice, we love supporting our community through our Athletes Sponsorship Program.

We partner with talented local sports people in their pursuit of achieving their sporting dreams. We assist them by providing first class treatment, with a focus on injury prevention and recover strategies to support their training. We couldn’t be prouder of our sponsored athletes, they’re committed young individuals. who continue to achieve big, going from strength to strength in their fields.

Paddy is a dedicated, professional runner and Olivia is in the running to be drafted NAB AFLW.
We’ll keep helping them move through their sporting careers and life achievements.…

COVID-19 and Telehealth Appointments

Dear Valued Client,

COVID-19 has presented us with an unprecedented challenge. Australians are being asked to take measures that we’ve never had to before – things like cancelling travel, not going to concerts and general social distancing.

You may be wondering how this affects your physiotherapy treatment. We at Healthfocus Physiotherapy continue to offer quality care for our patients. There are many things we are doing as professionals to minimise risk of exposure through rigorous hygiene practices and patient screening to keep you and our staff safe. So, you are welcome to come in for your treatment, subject to our screening processes.

COVID-19 Our Practice Update

Dear Healthfocus Physiotherapy community,

 

We understand and appreciate that there is growing concern within the community regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  We want to let you know that we are remaining updated on this continually evolving situation through the Department of Health and Human services, our Australian Physiotherapy Association and the World Health Organisation.  It is our collective responsibility to ensure we are acting with a sense of urgency and responsibility to both ourselves and those around us in an effort to minimise the transmission and impact of the virus.

 

Please be aware of the signs and symptoms of COVID-19.

Symptoms include fever, coughing, a sore throat, fatigue and shortness of breath.

 

All people who have returned from overseas are now being asked to self-isolate for a period of 14 days, and the same advice applies if you have had contact with a confirmed case.

 

If you are concerned you may have Coronavirus please DO NOT attend our clinic, and please call either your own GP, Albury Wodonga Health on 60584444 or the Coronavirus Health Information line 24 hours a day on 1800 020 080 to determine if you need to be tested. Please DO NOT present …

Starting your Sunshine Walk Preparations!

The Sunshine walk is now just over 7 weeks away and now is the ideal time to begin your preparations.  As a family and community focused event the aim really is to encourage everyone, from the very young to the young at heart, to participate.

With options for both a 5km and 20km walk, there is a distance to aim for, a distance that may challenge you, and one to suit you no matter what your current fitness level is.  The 5km is specifically designed to have little ones participate too!…

Surviving Exam Season

With NSW HSC exams starting today and Victorian VCE exams starting 2 weeks later, students across the Border are madly picking up the study pace. At this time of year Physiotherapists find an increase in younger people presenting with neck pain and headaches, low back ache and in some cases debilitating pain that can actually prevent the student sitting the exams themselves.

Prevention is the best cure so planning for those increased hours studying for exams can reduce the risk of spinal pain occurring.…

Winter Blues

 

Heater on and room warm- check

TV on ready to catch Hawthorn about to annihilate Geelong- check

Suitable beverages and snacks ready to keep hunger pangs at bay-check

Does this sound like your approach to winter activity? If so you are not alone. The European Journal of Physiology in 2009 reported that across many countries including Australia, and in all age groups from children to the elderly, that activity levels reduce in the winter months. There is world wide agreement that good health depends on us engaging  in sufficient physical activity to maintain fitness. Unfortunately in developed countries such as Australia, many fail to engage in enough exercise at any time of the year. So are we more likely to suffer more health issues in Winter due reduced exercise levels?…

Jaw pain is no laughing matter

 

Every year since I was in Uni, I have got together with a special group of friends. This annual weekend is always fun and great for catching up with all the gossip and news. One of our group is always allowed to get a room to herself however. Having an unfortunate habit of grinding her teeth once asleep, it was easier to give her a solo room than keep an unhappy roomie awake with the persistent grinding that can only be described as second only to fingernails down a blackboard in making me cringe.…

Let’s Talk about Persistent Pain!

Busting myths, new ideas, management and recovery.

Recent changes to opioid medication availability have put persistent pain back into the spotlight. Poorly managed pain is a critical public health issue, particularly in rural and regional areas. We are fortunate enough to have some of the world’s leading pain science researchers right here in Australia, and our understanding of why things hurt and how to treat people with persistent pain has changed significantly over the past twenty years or so. It’s time to start applying this information in a clinical setting, and for health professionals to start working together to tackle persistent pain.…