Deborah is a clinically trained physiotherapist with over 30 years of broad experience investing in the health and well-being of her patients using evidence-based practice. She treats patients and leads a team of diverse and experienced clinicians in her expanding clinical private practices in New South Wales (AUS) . Deborah is passionate about the issues facing middle aged to older adults who wish to remain as active and functional as possible.
Travelling requires a modification from our typical schedule. and places physical demands on our bodies that translate into exhaustion. There are ways to condition our bodies to avoid travel injuries, and return from our journeys without feeling drained. This blog provides five tips to injury-proof your holidays!
Many people avoid getting on and off the floor because they don’t possess enough body strength. Others struggle with balance and joint stiffness. These challenges often contribute to a loss of self-reliance and assurance. Read this article that provides guidance for getting off the floor with confidence!
Gardening is physically challenging and a great form of ‘green exercise.’ Yet shoulder and neck pain when gardening are common complaints. The good news is that there are a number of preventative habits you can establish to sidestep these types of injuries. Read on!
The ability to stand up from a chair is a critical factor to maintaining independence. Being able to guide a person to lift themselves from a seated position is beneficial to their health. Read more to learn about both an individual’s role as well as that of the caregiver in this blog post!
The percentage of informal caregivers — family and friends — will continue to grow as the percentage of adults over 65 increase. The physical demands that accompany caregiving — particularly related to assisting with mobility — can lead to injury of the care giver. Read more about this topic to learn how you avoid strain on your body if you are a caregiver!
Computers make our work, study and social life flexible. Yet, computer users develop work-related neck pain. If you suffer from “tech neck,” read more about how to prevent and treat this common issue!
Walking is a pursuit in which many people participate to improve their fitness or to battle weight gain. However, a common and painful condition foot known as plantar fasciitis can be a barrier to physical activity. Read this blog post to learn about plantar fasciitis, and how it is both treatable and preventable!
Gardening requires an array of maintenance tools that demand repetitive movements of certain muscles and tendons in the hands, arms, shoulders. Overuse can lead to inflammation and pain known as tennis elbow. Find out about prevention, management and treatment of tennis elbow in this week’s post!
Walking is a whole-body form of exercise when performed at a moderately intense pace, and helps you achieve the recommended activity guidelines for optimal health. Find out about preparing your body for walking and improving your aerobic capacity.
Shovelling is an intense form of exercise, but it can lead to lower back injury if performed improperly. Find out about preventative actions in your control to protect against lower back injury while shovelling.