Are you getting enough sleep?

Brigid McNamara Blog

Sleep is critical to good health. Research highlights not only the importance of quality sleep, but also the negative impacts poor sleep can have on our health and our experience with pain. More than ⅔ (two thirds) of people living with chronic pain also present with sleep complaints, while 50% of individuals with insomnia are living with persistent pain. Sleep …

Pain in the young athlete

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Staying on top of growing pain for young athletes Does your child complain of pain at the front of the knee? Or maybe at the heel? These are common presentations in young sportspeople, especially those involved in running, jumping and other high-impact activities and are often seen during growth spurts. They might be able to complete the training but over …

New Clinical Exercise Studio Now Open in Condon Street

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We have now opened our brand new, state of the art clinical exercise studio at 123 Condon Street as we expand our health and wellbeing services. Recognised as leaders and innovators in the physiotherapy and exercise recovery field, the Fusion team will provide the most advanced physiotherapy, Pilates and injury recovery combination studio in the Bendigo region. Fusion Physiotherapy owners, …

Ideal computer workstation set up

Nathan Willits Blog

Are you experiencing neck and shoulder pains? Do you spend prolonged periods at your computer? Have you checked your work station set up recently? Most of us spend hours at our desk every day, for this reason it is important to create a supportive ergonomic work station to protect our health. Prolonged sitting at a desk or computer, with poor …

Work can be a pain in the neck!

Nathan Willits Blog

It might be time to increase your body awareness to help you reduce your pain! Sitting all day at work may be the culprit of your daily neck and backaches. With most jobs now requiring long hours working at a desk, as a society, our sitting time has significantly increased over the years. The Australian Department of Health found that …

Dealing with the dreaded “Hammy”

Fusion Physiotherapy Blog

One of the most common injuries in sport is the hamstring strain, as the hamstring muscles are very susceptible to tears and strains in those sports that demand speed and agility. It is the most common injury in AFL and the dreaded ‘ping’ of the hammy has shortened many seasons and even careers. The ‘hamstring’ is actually a group of …

Running injuries: What really matters?

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by Josh Naunton, Physiotherapist Running is a great way to keep fit and exercise which is partly why 3 million Australians participate in running each year1. Running can strengthen your immune system, prevent high blood pressure, improve your joint health, increase your strength, increase your bone density, help with weight loss and improve your mental health2. Contrary to the commonly held …

We’ve all got rocks in our head, and for good reason!

Fusion Physiotherapy Blog

Vertigo, dizziness, and imbalance can be clues that there may be a problem with the inner ear. Sometimes a physio is able to treat the problem in one session! A thorough examination to establish a diagnosis is essential. The vestibular apparatus of the inner ear works much like a spirit level in providing you with a sense of balance. Hair …

Ankle rehab? Achieving the right balance.

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  3 simple ways to manage your ankle injury Acute ankle injuries are one of the most common seen in private practice. An ankle sprain can injure the joints and the soft tissues; affecting your ankle function. If you have rolled your ankle to the outside, this is called a lateral ankle sprain, or an inversion sprain. The ligaments that …