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Chronic versus acute lower back pain

Chronic versus acute lower back pain

 Lower back pain can be the result of almost any movement or action in many cases, including a direct impact or injury, spending too long in an awkward position, or even just sleeping in a different position. But often this back pain is considered acute, as there is...

Diabetes

Diabetes

What is Type 2 Diabetes? Type 2 Diabetes is the most common form of diabetes with more than 1 million Australians affected. The body develops a resistance to insulin, the hormone responsible for lowering your blood sugar levels to prevent hyper (high) and...

What is a Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP)?

What is a Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP)?

What is it a Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP)? Pelvic Organ Prolapse occurs when one or more of your pelvic organs descend close to or beyond the entrance of the vagina. The pelvic organs that may descend include the uterus, bowel and/or bladder. Once of the causes can be...

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...

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