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A Tale of Friendship – Exercise Physiologists and Rehab Providers

We harp on and on about how we love working within a multidisciplinary team to help get our clients back to work – because it’s true! Having a cohesive group of professionals who are willing to collaborate makes all the difference in achieving positive outcomes.  Returning a client to work is not always a straightforward …

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4 Reasons Why We Love Using the PSFS to Assess Client Outcomes

The PSFS – patient-specific functional scale – is one of the rare outcome measures that we consider compulsory to assess during every assessment, no matter the client or condition.  It’s simple, quick, and easy to complete – yet it gives us hugely valuable information.  To complete a PSFS assessment, the client is asked to identify …

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Education is Key! A Kidney Cancer Case Study

Education about the importance of exercise is one of the most valuable offerings that we have for our clients.  It’s probably also one of the most overlooked components when patients are discharged from acute-stage treatment and left to self-manage their own condition – as was the case in this kidney cancer case study. (Yet another …

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Have you embraced ‘slow’? Mindfulness for beginners

In December last year, our friends at Reva Wellness released an article about ‘embracing slow’.  Through those initial phases of Covid19, the whole world hit pause for a moment. Slowing down was forced upon us by lockdowns and government restrictions, preventing us from leaving the home, aside from essentials. The roads were quiet for once, …

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Are Exercise Physiology and Physio in Combat?

There are, obviously, quite a few similarities between the scope of a physio and the scope of an exercise physiologist.  For example, we both deal with the musculoskeletal system. We both deal with pain management. We both provide exercises to strengthen and rehabilitate injured muscles.  This overlap, or grey area between physio and exercise physiology, …

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What’s the best exercise for low back pain?

People who experience non-specific low back pain often say things like – ‘I have a weak back’, or ‘I need to strengthen my core’. But working in the industry, you are quick to realise – it’s typically not as simple as that. Crunches, sit-ups, and back extensions tend not to be the top of the …

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Hard Truths about Heart Disease – and a Case Study

Here are a few hard truths about the heart health of Australians…  From data collected in 2017-2018, almost 3% of the Australian population were living with coronary heart disease (1). During this same time period, it is estimated that 61,800 people aged 25+ had a coronary-related event, such as a heart attack or angina (1). …

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Headstrong – our New Mental Health Program (…and Research Study!)

The incidence of mental health conditions (and therefore mental health claims) are on the rise. Here at Specialised Health alone, we saw our mental health referrals increase by 58% from the year ending April 2020 compared to April 2021 – that’s more than double! What’s more, the recommendations for those on a mental health claim …

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