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Physiotherapy making waves in treating mastitis

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Physiotherapists are increasingly using therapeutic ultrasound to treat mastitis in breastfeeding women, writes Karen Keast. In her early physiotherapy career, Melinda Cooper was treating young mums experiencing common postnatal issues, such as back pain and pelvic floor problems. These breastfeeding women were often unable to follow through with their treatment because they were sick with fever, breast pain, redness or …

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Running the right shoes

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2016 is well under way, along with the resolutions we make at this time of year and a calendar littered with of fun-runs and half-marathons, and it seems as good a time as any to discuss running footwear. We are asked questions about appropriate running footwear several times each day. Footwear companies often make exaggerated and misleading claims about the …

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Back to School – start the new year active and healthy

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Almost all young Australians – aged between 13 and 17 – are not as physically active as they should be with nine out of ten young Australians sitting too much and not moving enough, according to the recommended Australian guidelines [1]. A change towards sedentary lifestyles has happened for many people in many developed countries, including Australia [Australian Institute of …