Disaster Recovery Back Pain – don’t add injury to insult

Disaster struck on Wednesday 9th of June in Emerald and the surrounding Dandenongs, and in fact large parts of Victoria and New South Wales. This has caused significant clean up effort, with hundreds of trees falling across roads, houses, power-lines and fences. Predictably,

National Stroke Week – Are you a FAST hero?

National Stroke week is 31st of August to 6th of September in Australia. This week celebrates the efforts of all those living with debilitating effects of stroke, those who’ve made incredible recovery, and those who are family or close friends who have recognised the symptoms,… Read more »

International Mens Health Week

And so another “International xxxx week” rolls around, you might wonder why we need to pay attention to this one. Surely Men are doing fine? Surely we don’t need to focus on them and their health? Wrong. Men are not doing fine, and the statistics… Read more »

COVID-19 Virus information for Hills Physiotherapy patients

Due to severe restrictions on non-essential services, Hills Physiotherapy has been reduced to Physiotherapy only for the time being. Massage, Myotherapy, Exercise Physiology, Osteopathy and Naturopathy have all ceased face-to-face appointments due to risk of spreading the virus. All of your favourite practitioners are available… Read more »

Posture and Pain – the science of Ergonomics

Physiotherapists have been telling people for years to sit up straight, don’t slouch or you’ll end up damaging your neck, or back or having headaches or something. This all seemed to make logical sense, because (anyone who has spend too long scrolling Facebook or reading… Read more »

Do I need to see a Doctor?

One of the most common queries we get when people ring up our clinics is “I’m not really sure if this is a physio thing, or a doctor thing, or maybe I just need a massage, but . . . ?” so I thought it… Read more »

What does Massage do, really?

Massage and therapeutic touch have been used for thousands of years, and until recently we thought we pretty much knew what was going on! Therapists have been describing to patients that their skillful manipulation of the tissues of the body would cause any and all… Read more »

Pain – Is it in your brain?

Stop. Before you click on the “close” button because you think this is just one more well meaning health professional who has never had to endure anything like the pain you go through every day, telling you that you can think your way out of… Read more »