Exercise & Bone Mineral Density

Exercise and Bone Mineral Density

 

Over 1 million Australians have osteoporosis, a condition in which an individual’s bones become fragile, and are therefore at a higher risk of fractures.

 

 

Osteopenia, or low bone density, is when the density of a person’s bones falls between normal ranges and diagnosed osteoporosis. Areas commonly affected include the wrists, spine, and hip but low bone density can be found throughout the body.

 
Risk factors for osteoporosis include anyone over 50, post-menopausal women, a family history of osteoporosis, low calcium and vitamin D, some medications and other chronic conditions, low levels of physical activity, smoking, excessive alcohol intake and both being underweight or obese.

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Achilles Tendinopathy – A common injury among runners

Achille Tendinopathy

Achilles tendinopathy is a common overuse injury seen among runners and jumpers.

 

The Achilles tendon is the thickest tendon in the human body and attaches three muscles to the heel (calcaneus).

 

These muscles are the plantaris, gastrocnemius, and soleus muscles, all of which are involved in plantar flexion of the foot.

 

Some intrinsic risk factors for Achilles tendinopathy include, but are not limited to, flat (over-pronated) feet, decreased ankle joint mobility and range, leg length discrepancy, decreased muscle strength and flexibility. Extrinsic risk factors can include a recent change in training load, footwear, or change in environment.

 

Achilles tendinopathy can be either acute or chronic, but evidence has shown that it can be managed with the proper treatment by a Physiotherapist.

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What is Bursitis and how can I manage it?

What is Bursitis and how can I manage it?

Bursitis is a common problem that many Australians face in their day to day lives, it can be diagnosed through an ultrasound.

Bursitis may be a common problem but it can be managed by the support of an Accredited Health Professional such as a Physiotherapist or Exercise Physiologist.

What is a Bursa?

Bursae are little fluid filled sacks which are found all throughout the body and are responsible for helping to decrease the friction between bones and other tissues, such as tendons and muscles. When the joint moves, the bones or tendons slide over the bursa providing cushioning.

Shoulder bursitis

What is Bursitis?

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Knee problems in children & teenagers and how you can reduce the risk

Knee pain is a very common problem, mostly occurring later in life but problems with your knees begin earlier than you think.

 

It is common for pre-teens and teenagers to engage in more than 10 hours of sports in any given week.

 

Whilst this has many health benefits, with increased frequency and intensity of participation there also comes the risk of injury. This is due to various growth factors unique to this age group such as adolescent growth spurts, non-linearity of growth of bone vs muscle and responses to injury.

 

This is compounded by still-developing biomechanics, body awareness, and sport specific skills. Younger athletes are more likely to injure bone and joint cartilage and are susceptible to avulsion injuries. Two common reported pediatric injuries include Osgood-Schlatter’s lesion affecting the knee and Sever’s disease affecting the ankle.

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Why Is My Back Sore? How to treat back pain without medication

Sore Back

Why Is My Back Sore?

 

Why is my back sore? A question we are all familiar with. Am I right?

Most of us at some point in our lives will suffer from a sore back.

 

In fact,

Lower Back Pain is a musculoskeletal condition that will affect 70-80% of people at some stage throughout their lifetime.

Of the people that suffer from lower back pain, 85% of cases are non-specific which means we do not know why it occurs.

You will ask yourself things like, why is my back sore?

Saying to others… I have had a really sore back lately.

Back Pain Gold Coast

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Sore Elbow? Identify and Prevent Tennis Elbow – Triggered From Racquet Sports, Carpentry, Bricklaying, Computer use and much more…

Sore elbow? This could be why…

Lateral elbow tendinopathy/tendonitis or Tennis elbow as it is better known is a common sport and occupational overuse injury.

This presents as lateral elbow pain and various manual tasks that require stabilising the wrist such as loaded or repetitive gripping or wrist extension movements that place a considerable load on these tendons. With cumulative overuse or acute overloading, an individual is not accustomed to, degenerative changesContinue reading

Common Surfing Injuries And How To Prevent Them

Surfing is a fun, popular activity on the Gold Coast with amazing surf spots up and down the GC coastline. It has positive effects on mental and physical health. Most surfers have a desire to surf as much as possible and surf throughout their life. To do this it is vital to know the repetitive movement pattern and the most common injuries to prevent them and enjoy surfing more often.

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StudioXphys has the long-term solution for lower back pain

StudioXphys is Mudgeeraba has the solution to reduce or even eliminate back pain for good!

There are many published research articles that show proven results that the MedX machines, in particular, the MedX Lumbar machine, this machine helps prevent surgery as well as preventing and treating chronic lower back pain. StudioXphys has imported this MedX machine along with a complete line of MedX machines from overseas. Some of the results from using this equipment include:

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