Having Surgery or Recently had surgery … What now?

Senior physio Jess Norton has a special interest here at Physiologic in post-op rehab. She wants to share with you 3 steps for post surgery and how we can help you.

 

(1) Goal setting: Surgery is the easy part, all the work is done for you – you now need to make sure you get the best possible outcome by committing to a set of goals. Whether its to run a 10km race, get back to playing soccer, or to be able to work each week without pain, its important to set yourself goals. We will make sure we manage your rehab by structuring your program specifically to achieving your goals.

 

Post op blog.jpg(2) Break it down: Our clinicians will break your rehab into short term, mid term and long term treatment. For example short term will be aimed at reducing swelling and regaining range of motion, while long term treatment will be more strength focused aiming to get you back to running or in full health for an upcoming holiday (depending on what goals you have set). We will help guide you through each phase and prevent any ongoing complications.

 

(3) The hard work begins: The process doesn’t end with surgery. As we said earlier, surgery is the easy part- its the rehab afterwards where you will need to commit and put in the effort to make sure you get your optimal outcomes. We will outline and progress rehab exercises for you to start after surgery and its important that you complete these if you want to achieve your goals.

 

Our team here at Physiologic are here to help you. Call us on 07 5578 7155 or click here to book online.

 

 

Exercising during Winter – By Jess Norton

exercising in winterWinter on the Gold Coast is a great time to get out and experience the beautiful outdoors.

Cooler temperatures and clear days in winter make for great hiking conditions here on the Coast.

Here are 3 quick tips before heading out on your first hike this winter:

1.     Wear comfortable shoes- don’t decide to go out for an 10km walk in your brand new shoes that you haven’t worn in yet (you will be seriously regretting this decision later once blisters start to develop!). Wear shoes that have good support and that you are familiar with.

2.     Warm up for a couple of minutes with some stretches- whether it’s a cruisy 3km walk along Burleigh beach or a 20km day hike in the hinterland, make sure you take a few minutes to stretch prior to starting. Calves, hamstrings and quads are the main muscles to focus on.

3.     Hydration is crucial- our perception of thirst is different during winter than summer due to the cooler temperatures. We typically don’t feel as thirsty and we don’t feel like we are sweating as much. But this doesn’t mean our body doesn’t need the water. Hydration is just as important in winter as it is in summer so make sure you pack a water bottle with you (and drink it!) on every hike this winter.

 

Looking for some hiking trail ideas? Check out Urban Lists’ suggestion of 5 epic hikes near the Gold Coast

 

Who is behind the nickname “Bulldog”

MARK runningMark Barrett  is the most capped ultra marathon runner at physiologic.

Putting another one on the board at Runaway Bay in the pouring rain over the weekend – 80 km.

 

Tough you say??

Not when your nickname is the “bulldog”

 

Everyone please note he is wearing “the singlet” which if you don’t know gives you Magical Powers!!

If you do not believe its magic – watch this now to see the evidence.

 

 

Ankle Sprains – 3 Reasons you should see a physio

rolled ankle.jpg3I’VE ROLLED MY ANKLE…  DO I NEED TO SEE A PHYSIO?

Yes! 

There is no such thing as a simple rolled ankle. Ankle sprains are a very common injury seen in all ages ranging from rolled ankles on the sporting field to a twisted ankle while walking on an uneven footpath.

Jess Norton shares with you 3 good reasons why you should seek help from your physiotherapist following a simple ankle sprain:

 

1. ACCURATE DIAGNOSIS
Sprained ankles can vary in degrees of severity and the management and recovery time frames will differ depending on the severity of your sprain. Your physiotherapist can assess your injury in detail and inform you how to manage your acute symptoms and provide you with a recommended rehabilitation plan including specific exercises.

 
2. RISK OF RE-INJURY
A history of an ankle sprain means your risk of another ankle sprain is now higher. Your physiotherapist can help reduce this risk by ensuring you complete an adequate rehab program (consisting of strength, flexibility and balance training), perform a gradual return to training/games and complete any recommended agility work before returning to high intensity/change of direction type movements.

 
3. PERSISTING SYMPTOMS
Often the pain and swelling will settle after a few days of rest, however a significant number of people develop persisting symptoms if not managed properly or if no rehab is completed. These symptoms can include stiffness, weakness and instability (especially during cutting type manoeuvres). Your physiotherapist can show you exercises and guide you through your rehab to ensure you make a full recovery and don’t experience any of these ongoing issues.

 

If you currently have an ankle issue – ring our friendly staff on 55787155 and tell them that you saw this article and you will receive a GAP FREE initial physiotherapy consult when using your private health insurance.

Live Video – Kids injury prevention evening

If you missed our recent kids injury prevention evening, this is a must watch!

Press play NOW to watch the live video from the night where our principal physio, Josh Meyer, along with associate Physio Tim Rigby, shows you how to keep your child away from injury and towards happiness with their sport.

For bookings, simply click here or call us on 55787155.

Don’t forget to share with a friend so they too can benefit from this!

FREE kids injury prevention evening for parents

Winter sports have started.

Parents you my have already noticed your children complaining of sore knees, feet and hips. In many cases kids will need to have several weeks away from sport in order to manage their injury.

We show you how to keep your child away from injury and towards happiness with their sport.

What you will learn;

  • How to spot early signs of injury in children
  • How growth impacts on active boys and girls differently
  • Why girls are 8 time more likely to have a severe knee injury in running/kicking sports and how to prevent this
  • Why your boy is limping at half time or after training
  • Tips on how to prevent injury and make sure your kids have full participation and enjoyment
  • The latest injury prevention
    strategies for kids

Perfect for parents of kids who play soccer, netball, Rugby League/Union, touch football, Futsal, AFL.

 

WHEN: Wed 22nd March 2017
TIME: 6.45 pm – 8.00 pm
WHERE: Physiologic, 334 Scottsdale Drive, Robina Q 4226

 

Please ring 07 5578 7155 or email admin@physiologic.com.au to confirm your attendance. See you there!
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