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Dwayne’s Journey: Bilateral Below Knee Amputation

Dwayne has been attending SWSM regularly and is committed to achieving his health and wellbeing goals. With the assistance of Dinora, our Exercise Physiologist, Dwayne is continuing to improve his mobility, fitness, health, and strength work via 1:1 gym and pool-based exercise programs. Dwayne had both legs replaced with prosthetic limbs at the age of

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Diabetes: Explained

In its simplest form, Diabetes is a disease that occurs when someone’s blood glucose (blood sugar) levels are too high.  We have a small organ called a pancreas that senses when we have too much glucose (sugar) in our blood. If there is too much, it produces a hormone called insulin, which makes sure the

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Four Quick Foot-Care Tips at Home

Quick foot-care tips With summer just around the corner, what better time to get your feet in shape for those days when your feet will be on show to the world.  Here are a few tips to keep your feet in good condition over the warmer months. Moisturise! Do your feet ever feel dry around

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Staying motivated with your rehabilitation

Rehabilitating an injury can sometimes be challenging, lengthy, and at times consuming, both physically and mentally. Unfortunately, this process may involve putting on hold activities we normally enjoy doing.  Below are some steps to guide your rehabilitation journey and some tips to keep you motivated to getting back on track.  PROCESSING & GOAL SETTING Initially,

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How To Stop Back Pain | 8 Easy Steps

Back pain can be very distressing and disabling but is also very common and rarely dangerous. Statistics suggest that 84% of people worldwide experience back pain at some point in their lives and it is equally common across age groups. Before we discuss some easy things that you can try to help manage your back

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What is a running assessments?

Running Assessments 70% of recreational and competitive runners will sustain an overuse injury within a 12-month period. By optimising strength, flexibility and technique, running assessments are used to reduce this incidence, ultimately preventing injury and improving performance. The one-hour comprehensive running assessment will facilitate you to run at your best and achieve your goals. The

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What can I do to help my Shin Splints?

What are shin splints? Shin splints can be described as pain felt through the front of the shin, along the tibia and can be caused by a number of issues. Shin splints can often flare up after acute bouts of exercise or training overload such as increased frequency of running or jumping.  How to prevent

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Exercise Physiologist v Physiotherapist

Exercise Physiology is a somewhat new profession. Most people haven’t heard of Exercise Physiologists or think that they are Physiotherapists. Granted, we are similar, and should work together to get the best possible outcomes for our patients. Although this is the case, there are some differences which we will now clear up below. What is

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