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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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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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The Bigger Picture: The Role of Exercise Physiology in Long-term Health

This article is something a little bit different from our usual… We are taking a step back – outside of our niche area of exercise physiology in the insurance space – to look at the bigger picture of the value of exercise physiology.  Nobody wants to be unwell. Being unwell comes at a huge expense; …

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How Exercise Physiology can Help with Routine

Let’s talk about routine… How important is it in our day-to-day life, really?? You know that feeling when you’re on holiday, and all those good lifestyle practises – like the gym, early bedtimes and food prep – just feel so far away?  So when work starts back up again, there’s that little part of you …

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‘Bounce’ – Our new, fixed-fee, fatigue management program!

We’ve been working with people in the fatigue management space for over 5 years now. Throughout that time, we’ve developed an effective set of strategies for assisting them, step by step, to ‘bounce’ back to a normal life.    Why Bounce? Unlike many well-researched conditions, people experiencing chronic or severe fatigue have been faced with …

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Minimising scare-ups in pain flare-ups

When dealing with chronic pain conditions, flare-ups in pain come part-and-parcel with the condition. While minimising the chance of them occurring is obviously the first priority, what’s JUST as important is managing them appropriately when they do occur! Psycho-social components – such as an individual’s perception of their pain condition, their beliefs around their capabilities, …

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Some of our ‘out of the box’ referrals

If you’ve been following our content for a while, you’re probably aware of the well-known conditions that we deal with at Specialised Health. Musculoskeletal, cancer, mental health, and chronic fatigue are all big on our case list. But you may not be aware of some of the lesser-known conditions that exercise can help with. The …

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