Rock climbing is a popular fitness activity as it provides a full body workout that challenges all aspects of your fitness, including strength and flexibility. However, it is possible to get severely injured during rock climbing. Here are some tips on injury prevention and recovery for rock climbers. Warm-up before you start Before you start the most intense part of your climb, it can be a good idea to warm-up with some dynamic stretches and light movement to get the blood flowing.
25 July 2016
In the hot Australian sun, skin cancer is a real concern. It's estimated that there will be 13,283 new melanoma diagnoses in 2016. Certain people are at greater risk of this type of cancer. These include people with fairer complexions, those with weak or suppressed immune systems, those with a family history of skin cancer because of a genetic predisposition, those with a lot of moles, people who have been sunburnt a lot in the past, and those with reduced DNA repair capability.
23 June 2016
While many people have legs that aren't exactly the same size and manage to get through life without any problems or the need for treatment, uneven leg lengths may put you at a higher risk of sports injuries. If your child has one leg that is longer than the other, plays a lot of sport and is prone to pain or injury after exercise, then a physiotherapist may be able to help.
23 May 2016
Australia has a large population of poisonous (venomous) snakes. Although snakes usually try to avoid people, encounters frequently occur accidentally, and there are approximately 3,000 snake bites reported every year, a couple of which will be fatal. The widespread Common or Eastern Brown Snake is responsible for around fifty per cent of these bites. Do you know what first aid action to take if a member of your family is bitten by a Brown Snake?
9 May 2016
Arthritis can be a painful and debilitating condition. For some people who suffer from early onset rheumatoid arthritis having an integrated care plan for the arthritis can help to not only manage the pain but can limit the progression of the disease. Here are some of the important steps to managing Regular meetings with a general practitioner General practitioners (GPs) can help patients by prescribing pain medication as well as steroid treatments to help reduce joint swelling and inflammation (both oral medication and direct injections depending on the severity of any outbreak).
8 April 2016