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What really is blood pressure, what does it mean and how is it read?

What really is blood pressure, what does it mean and how is it read?

What is blood pressure? Blood pressure (BP) reflects the maximum amount of pressure within your large arteries when the main pumping chamber of the heart (the left ventricle) contracts and relaxes. Blood pressure is usually measured by inflating a cuff around the...

Parkinson’s Disease and Exercise

Parkinson’s Disease and Exercise

What is Parkinson’s Disease? Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a common, degenerative condition which affects the nervous system. The underlying cause of the symptoms of PD is related to the decline of a chemical in the brain called dopamine.  Dopamine is an important...

Lymphoedema and Exercise

Lymphoedema and Exercise

What is lymphoedema? Lymphoedema is the accumulation of lymph fluid which typically causes pain, swelling, loss of sensation and fibrosis. It is usually caused by damage to the lymphatic system, most commonly associated with surgeries in which lymph nodes are removed...

Ovarian Cancer

Ovarian Cancer

About ovarian cancer Ovarian cancer is Australia’s most lethal female cancer, with 45.7% of women losing their battle within five years1. There is no early effective screening test and symptoms are often vague, meaning diagnosis often occurs once the disease is...

Disc Bulges

Disc Bulges

So. You’ve just been told you have a disc bulge and it’s a big one. Or you’ve heard other words like herniation, protrusion, extrusion or sequestration. You’ve heard all sorts of things about them and it doesn’t sound good. In fact, your uncle/grandma/friend had one...

Resistance training to combat ageing……

Resistance training to combat ageing……

There’s a subtle myth out there in our society that is putting people over 50 at risk. It is responsible for increased rates of chronic disease such as diabetes, osteoporosis and depression and anxiety. The myth is that, as we get older, we should slow down. We aren’t...

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