2023 Wrap Up: Christmas Survival Tips & All Things Ankles

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Dear Visitor

It has been wonderful working with you and to have your ongoing support in 2023 - Thank You.

For those of you with private health cover that renews in January and also those of you with EPC referrals, make the most of the ability to use your limits by the end of the year. We will be closed over the festive break from the 24th December to 1st January inclusive. 

It's been another huge year for everyone, and an exciting one for us at Physiologix.

We have had 2 new physios join the team this year:

Dr Molly Connolly has moved up from South Australia.  

  • She has done her PhD into back pain in adolescent tennis players. 
  • This year she has been the physio supporting our local growing AFL team, the Ferny Falcons.
  • She heads down to Melbourne this January where she will be running the Recovery Centre for the Australian Tennis Open 2024.

Ellen O’Rourke has joined us after moving to Australia from Ireland.  

  • She has worked in the NHS with chronic pain and hypermobility patients
  • She was the physio with U18s Northern Ireland Football
  • She is an ex-gymnast and has been a qualified gymnastics coach for many years

We now have 2 highly experienced massage therapists.  

Emma has worked with elite sport for years and now is focusing on reducing and building on her chronic pain related case load.  

Ana, also a highly experienced remedial massage therapist, has a long list of qualifications including into Lymphoedema Massage, including bandaging, and scar massage (post radiation therapy) 

Our supervised, equipment Clinical Pilates goes on from strength to strength. 

Run by a small but highly experienced collaborative team, our Pilates helps to support clients as they move from hands on treatment, into taking control of their issues and learning how to move, exercise and do the activities they want to do without issues. Not only are the individualised programs a key to the success of our program, but also the nature of the small, supportive groups, where we encourage people to socialise, share their experiences and try new things. 

We are proud to be a supportive part of our community, providing talks to groups, sponsorship to local sports teams, and backing our patients in their journeys forward.

Below are a couple of articles we have released recently, one about ankle injury and the long term concerns.

Our second article is 4 simple tips you can follow to help get you through Christmas Pain Free.

From all of us at Physiologix, have a wonderful Festive Break and best wishes for a fantastic 2024

4 Tips to Keep Pain Free This Christmas

It’s the lead up to Christmas! A very Exciting and Busy time of the year. At Physiologix we know this time can also be quite stressful, especially if you’re carrying an Injury or living with a long-term condition. So here are 4 simple, FREE, easy top follow tips to keep pain free this Christmas

Tip 1 To Keep Pain Free This Christmas - Sitting

pain relief sitting reduce pain at ChristmasOver the Christmas period there is a lot of socialising. Whether it’s Christmas parties/ work do’s, catching up with friends and family, Driving or Flying to see our loved ones. 

Spending longer periods of time sitting can lead to pain in your buttock/ hips and/ or back.

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Ankle Sprains and Unstable Ankles

Ankle Sprains and Unstable AnklesAnkle sprains are one of the most common injuries in court and field sports.  There is a very high incidence of ankle injuries in children and adolescence. Interestingly this is an injury that is twice as likely to happen in females than males. We belive in good physio intervention from the start - but why is this so important to get right?

The problem is this. Ankle sprains have the highest recurrence rate for any lower limb injury, meaning that having happened once it is the most injury to happen again. As a result, chronic ankle problems are common to occur. In fact, between 46% to 70% of those who had an initial ankle sprain will then go on to develop ankle instability.  Ankle instability is what many of our patients would describe as “unstable ankles” or “weak ankles” or “an ankle that might go again”.

Chronic ankle injuries are then at a much higher risk of going on to develop early ankle arthritis. 

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