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Lumbar Fusion by Thomas Andrews (Physiotherapist)

What is it? In people with severe back pain or nerve referral down the leg, a lumbar fusion may be recommended. A lumbar fusion is a surgery that permanently connects two or more vertebrae of your spine together.  This is done with metal plates, screws and rods in the vertebrae. This technique holds the two […]

Special 3 part blog series

In this last part of the blog series, we will explore the treatment options offered by a certified therapists to manage your Lymphoedema. The specific management of your Lymphoedema treatment will vary according to your goals, level of motivation for self-management, and the extent of your condition.  Working alongside your Lymphedema therapist, you will collaborate to establish a personalised management plan which you will be required to integrate into your daily routine to optimise the on-going relief of your symptoms.

Special 3 part blog series

Part 2 – How is Lymphoedema diagnosed? Blog by Alyaa Mokh’ee (Lymphoedema Physiotherapist)   In Part 1 we learnt about our lymphatic system and how it works. In Part 2, we will be exploring how Lymphoedema gets diagnosed. Confirmation of  Diagnosis It may be suspected by family, friends, yourself or your medical practitioner as a […]

What is Scoliosis?

What is scoliosis? Scoliosis is a condition where there is an abnormal sideways curvature of the spine. Although the spine has natural curves, it should look straight when viewed from the back. In scoliosis, the curves are often described as C or S shaped, as the bones in the spine rotate on themselves. Scoliosis is […]

Back Pain Myths

Around 1 in 6 Australians suffer with back pain each year (Australian Institute of Health & Welfare, 2017). Socialising, working or doing the things that you love may become demanding  due to back pain which can in turn have a big impact on life; retiring early, loss of independence and a feeling of confinement. This is avoidable!! And changing thinking around misconceptions of back pain can be a starting point.