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Pain? So what! Your Goals Direct Treatment

As a Physiotherapist we see a wide range of patients from elite athletes to grandmas who love the chat. Our job as your Physiotherapist is to help you to the best of our ability; this includes listening closely to your problem, assessing you and forming a treatment plan. I often disgruntle clients when they attend an appointment and complain principally of pain. This doesn’t help me. We need to understand why this is affecting you? Our treatment plans are formulated with your goals as top priority. As a patient you need to discuss your problem and history with your Physiotherapist, this makes it clear what your goals of treatment are. After this discussion only then can your Physiotherapist

Healthy ANZAC Biscuits

Want the enjoyment of ANZAC biscuits this year without the guilt of adding all that butter and sugar most recipes have. Here’s an alternative that cuts back on the saturated fat and provides some additional protein and fibre… Healthy all year round!Healthy ANZAC biscuits! Ingredients: ½ cup (70 g) wholemeal flour (use gluten free flour or almond meal for gluten free alternative) 1 cup (100 g) rolled oats (use rice or millet flakes for gluten free alternative) ½ cup (40 g) desiccated coconut ½ cup (60 g) chopped or slivered almonds (optional) 2 ½ tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp honey 1 tsp vanilla essence 1 tbsp water or more to moisten mixture Method: 1. Preheat oven to 150°C 2. Prepare a ba

The Problem Ankle

A sprained ankle can happen to anyone, and it can be from something as simple as just putting a foot wrong when walking. Anyone who has suffered a sprain can tell you that it is surprisingly painful and can put you out of action for a long time. A simple, uncomplicated sprain involves tearing of the ligament fibers on either side of the ankle joint. Smaller injuries involve only a few of these fibers and heals easily, but in severe cases more and more fibers are torn. Occasionally there will even be a complete rupture of the ligament. The most serious sprains will actually result in a fracture of the nearby bones and any severe ankle sprain should be screened to ensure no fracture exists. Fo

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