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Your Health Matters – Can Old Back Injuries Come Back to Hurt You?

Bill: This is a question that I get asked a lot, Steve. Whether old back injuries come back to haunt you. The answer, well, sometimes they do. If you haven’t done the work after the injury to restore your body back to what it should be. However, if you’ve got some structural damage there, that […]

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Your Health Matters – Can Physiotherapists Crack Backs Like Chiropractors?

Bill: Can physiotherapists crack backs like chiropractors? A lot have questioned it, but the short answer is yes. So, physiotherapists are generally known as manipulative physiotherapists. But the term manipulation, adjustment, cracking, cavitation, grade five mobilisation – they all describe the same thing. So, physiotherapists can adjust backs just like chiropractors if they have received […]

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Your Health Matters – Does Myotherapy Work?

Steve: Does Myotherapy work? Short answer is — YES. Bill: Well… Steve: But, there’s a longer answer. Bill: If you’re issue is related to soft tissue or muscle problems, that’s the myotherapy field of expertise. And so, myotherapists are tertiary-qualified clinicians who are very good at actually seeking out what the cause is. If it’s […]

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Your Health Matters – How Strong Should an Older Person Be?

Bill: How strong should an older person be? Well, they need to be strong enough to move their own body through gravity. To take the extreme example, if you can’t lift your own body weight out of a bed or out of a chair, well, essentially, you’ll be stuck in a nursing home having people […]

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Your Health Matters – What Is the Difference Between a Remedial Massage & Myotherapy?

Bill:  So, the difference between remedial massage and myotherapist essentially is in Australia is a degree. A tertiary degree. So a remedial massage therapists and myotherapists stand all over the same treatment turf. They will work with soft tissue to help make someone well. A good remedial massage therapist can be just as effective as […]

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Your Health Matters – What Is Myotherapy Good For?

Bill: Myotherapy, what is it good for? Well, myotherapy — the “myo” part of the name refers to muscle and the therapy part refers to therapy. They work with soft tissue and basically assist with soft tissue back to normal function for persons. Well, anyone with a problem or injury could see a myotherapist for […]

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Your Health Matters – What Does Myotherapy Mean?

Bill: Steve, you’re good with Greek and Latin, what does myotherapy mean? Steve: Myotherapy — what does it mean? The world itself, “myo” comes from the latin word myo which means muscle. Therapy comes from the english word therapy. So, muscle, therapy. Rather than muscle therapy, it’s myotherapy. Bill: Rolls off the tongue a bit […]

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Your Health Matters – Is a Podiatrist Covered by Medicare?

Bill: In Australia, we have a public health system called Medicare. In the public hospital system, there are clinics that will cover podiatry. However, there’s usually a mini-week waiting period to get into those clinics. You can also then seek treatment in a private practice. In a private practice there is a chronic disease management […]

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Your Health Matters – How Often Should You Do Pilates?

Bill: How often should you do Pilates? Steve: Well, how often should you eat well? Bill: Well, pretty much everyday. Steve: So you should do Pilates often. I think the big misconception is you can do it once a week and get amazing results. Whilst you can get amazing results once a week, if you […]

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Your Health Matters – Is Pilates Covered by Medicare? (powered by MHEALTH)

Bill: It can be complex. Question is, is Pilates covered by Medicare — no. However, Steve will elucidate. Steve: Well, if your GP thinks that you need to have cover under the CDM or the Chronic Disease Management Program, if your GP refers you for physiotherapy, a physiotherapist may decide to use clinical pilates exercises […]

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