Blogs

Poor balance and falls risk, and what you can do about it! ...

Do you have a fear of falling over and have noticed your balance getting worse? If so then this article is for you! Unfortunately, as we get older we start to lose our balance. There are many things that can affect our balance ...

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When is the best time to exercise? ...

We often get asked, when is the best time to exercise? Which time of day is going to give you the most bang for your buck to maximise results?We all know somebody who is up at the crack of dawn for their morning walk whereas, if you’re anything like me ...

What's your resistance to resistance training ...

Resistance training is a form of exercise where either external (weights, bands, balls etc) or internal (your body) resistance is used to challenge your muscles to produce force. If resistance training is something you’ve heard about, but weren’t really sure what it entailed, read on and you’ll find out exactly that ...

Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) and what to do about it...

So yesterday you smashed out your first gym session for a while, but you’ve woken up in absolute agony and can barely move a muscle. It happens to all of us, don’t worry! You’ve likely suffered from a bad case of what we call DOMS ...

How physical activity can help you chase away the 'Black Dog'

Did you know that physical activity is just as important for our mental health as it is to our physical health? With ‘R U OK Day’ being held recently, we’ve chosen to continue with the theme of mental health and talk about how physical activity can be beneficial ...

It's never too late to make a change

As the old saying goes, “whether you think you can or you can’t, you’re right”. We’ve heard endless stories from clients who have been told that they cannot do something because of their ‘dodgy discs’, ‘brittle back’ or their ‘bone on bone’ knee. Hearing these phases can be more crippling than the site of pain itself ...

I couldn't do my exercises because..............

Are you someone who struggles with motivation to exercise? Do you have every excuse under the sun for not exercising? If so, continue reading as I’m going to give you the answer you’ve been searching for ...

How to prevent running injuries

Are you thinking about getting into running, but concerned about hurting yourself? Or have you tried running in the past but were hampered by niggling injuries?  Running is an excellent way to improve our fitness and overall health. It’s great for our cardiovascular (heart) health, lungs, joints, bones, mental health, and the list goes on ...

Paediatric Exercise Physiology: How we can help your child reach their goals

Do you believe your child would benefit from physical activity and requires some help? If so, then this article might be for you. We have all heard how important physical activity and exercise is for a child’s health, development and confidence. However, for some children, participating in physical activity isn’t as easy or as fun as it sounds....

The story behind clicky and crunchy joints

As we age, our bodies begin to change, we get freckles, skin blemishes, scars, our hair changes colour (or even falls out..) and our joints start to make funny noises they didn’t use to make before. A lot of these things can be hidden with make-up, hair colouring or even a wig! But what can we do about these noisy joints? We’ve all heard it, somebody bends down and their knee goes “POP” which ...

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Introducing Telehealth at EP Physio Plus

During these difficult times, it is important that we as healthcare providers to the community are  responsible in the way we deliver our care, and innovative by using this time as an opportunity to learn, grow and develop. We are excited by the challenge to find new and improved ways to help our clients, and one way we can do this is through telehealth ...

S.M.A.R.Ten up your New Years goals

Many people take the start of the new year as the perfect opportunity to start fresh and make some goals for the new year whether they be fitness, financial, health or otherwise. For most people, these goals are short lived and fall into the “I’ll try again next year” basket. This is mainly due to ...

Is your body holding you back from making the most of your retirement?

Did you have hopes and dreams for your retirement that are now being put on hold due to pain, injury or ill-health? Read on for some simple solutions to get you back doing the things you love! Often once the decision is made to retire from work, the first thing people do is what we’d all expect, relax! However, after being involved in the workforce for so long ...

Announcing our new Junior Strength & Conditioning program!

Have you considered Strength and Conditioning exercise for your children? or wondered about the benefits that it  could provide? There are plenty of misconceptions about this topic out there so this article aims to clear up these notions and explore the many benefits of strength exercise for children. Strength and resistance training is ...

Too scared to get back on the horse after having a baby?

Has your intimacy been put on hold since having your baby? Do you need some help getting back into the bedroom? Need help conquering your fear? Well keep reading! We have some easy tips and tricks to help you out and remove the fear. It is normal to  ...

What to expect when you come to EP Physio Plus

It is not uncommon to be met with a blank expression from our clients when we ask why they have come to see us. We often hear things like “I’m not exactly sure what a Physio does” or “I’m just here because my Doctor told me to come.” The purpose of this blog is to give you a really good idea of  ...

Inflammation & swelling

Is swelling and inflammation holding you back? Do sore and swollen joints stop you from doing the things you love? This is an important article that might get you thinking differently about swelling and inflammation. Pain and discomfort associated with inflammation and swelling can ...

Does your bladder rule your life?

Do you get no warning to pee until it’s nearly too late? Do you struggle to get through your Woolies shop without having to put your groceries down and race to the toilet? What about on your drive home? Do you make it in time? Does putting the key in your front door ...

Move it or lose it! But how often should you move it?

We all know that we need to exercise regularly to maintain good health but how much do we actually need to be doing to experience the benefits of exercise? To save you doing the research yourself, the World Health Organisation has done it for you and written a lovely report on it! As your time is precious, I’m here to summarise the key points ...

What is an Exercise Physiologist?

How can an Exercise Physiologist help you? Have you heard about Exercise Physiologists, but never really known what they do or whether they could help you? This article will give you an excellent understanding of the profession and whether they could make a world of difference to your life ...

Are you full of crap?

Literally. Hi ladies! Have you ever wondered what your poo is telling you? Are you “normal”? Do you go regular enough? Keep reading to work out if you have issues with your back of house plumbing. Did you know, as long as you poo anywhere from ...

"I have a bursa"

There are two types of Bursa, one is a large city in Turkey and the other is a small fluid filled sac found all throughout our body to help reduce friction between bones to allow for free flowing movement in the joints of the body, today, we’ll be discussing the later. We have a lot of people present to our clinic after being told they have bursitis or bursal thickening ...

The truth behind disc bulges

Do they slip? Can they heal? Want the answers? Keep reading! Time and time again, we hear our clients and family members saying things like “I can’t do that, I’ve got a slipped disc” or “don’t do that, you’ll slip a disc!” or “a physio told me years ago that I can’t bend forwards again because of my disc bulge”. Sound familiar? Time to change! ... 

Want to make 2019 the year you take control of your Osteoarthritis?

Have you stopped doing the things you love or don’t enjoy doing things you used to because of joint pain? Just recently, there has been a mountain of evidence to show that exercise is recommended over knee or hip surgery in the management of osteoarthritic pain with multiple organisations making exercise their most recommended ...