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What’s New

This year we celebrate our 21st birthday at PHYSIOCISE. We are passionate about keeping up to date with new research in order to offer you the latest and greatest service. That means new Physiocise strong bones classes and continuing our support for Coastrek and back pain research…

Lift off for our Strong Bones class

We want to help you build better balance, stronger bones, and age gracefully. Learn how with our new classes...

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Client of the Term - Nat Nicholson

Nat Nicholson started Physiocise in 2014. After 20 Years of recurring back and leg pain, how did she get back to living life, lifting her kids, and even skiing with the family?

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CORE News Flash

Up to date research trending in the media. Is your brain turning up the volume on pain?

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Coastrek

For the past 3 years we have supported Coastrek and Fred Hollows Foundation by walking, fundraising and stretch stops. This year was no different.

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Lorimer Moseley and his Pain Revolution

What is the Pain Revolution? A small group of highly committed scientists bike riding 870km from Melbourne to Adelaide. Learn why...

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Nicky Mercer - Referee of the Term

Ex-nurse and now personal trainer. She recently beat her husband in a 235km cycle race. What’s her secret weapon?

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Lift off for our Strong Bones class

Physiocise Strong Bones Class

There is no “magic age” when we need to start worrying about our bones! We all start to lose bone mass from our mid 30's. Post menopause we lose muscle mass too, including some of our fast twitch muscle fibers. We need these muscle fibers for falls prevention, as no one falls over slowly! Men also have hormone reduction as they age, giving the same effects on bones and muscles. Physiocise strong bones classes can give you the specific exercise and information you need to counter these effects and build better bones for your body and your life.

Our first term of strong bones has been a hit with existing physiocise clients. New osteoporosis referrals can be booked in for an Initial Assessment. This will ensure we check movement patterns, backs, knees, and pelvic floors are safe before we bring them in to class. It is why we are different to going to an Exercise Physiologist or the gym.

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Client of the Term - Nat Nicholson

Nat started Physiocise in 2014. After 20 years of back and leg pain, how did she get back to living life, lifting her kids, and even skiing with the family?
How did you hear about Physiocise?

I was referred from the Physio team at the Sports Stadium - who after testing for an acute issue explained that for the last 20 years I had been using my global muscle system to hold myself up, which is not what it is built for and it was wearing out. They explained in order to heal I needed to build strength in my inner core and to do so I would need to retrain both my brain and my body.

What makes it different from other treatments you've had?

Rather than passive treatment you experience with Physio or massages, this type of treatment is empowering. Physiocise educates you and requires you to actively engage your brain and your body. You can regularly check your body position and what muscles your using. As a result you build strength, confidence and a new relationship with pain.

What has Physiocise allowed you to do that you thought you wouldn't be able to?

When I experience any issues I know that the time of pain will be short and I bounce back quickly through doing my exercises at home, attending my weekly class and a one on one when required with Susie. This type of confidence in knowing that I won’t “break” means that I allow myself to physically challenge myself again confidently skiing with my family, picking up my children when I want to, and not worrying about hurting myself – it’s the simple things!

Why do you continue to attend Physiocise?

It’s my weekly tune up – my focus is about wellbeing and building strength for sustainability. Physiocise is my weekly meditation, I learn something new every week, and it’s my check in on how I am progressing.

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CORE News Flash

When it comes to persistent or recurrent pain, trying to find the cure can be a little like solving a really tricky jigsaw puzzle.

From current research on back pain, we know that what you see on an MRI scan often does not match your pain or symptoms. One study showed that 60 % of people without any back pain at all will have evidence of damage to the discs in their spine.

So how can I get recurrent pain if it is no longer my longer my disc/joint/arthritis/etc causing my pain? At Physiocise we try to find all the pieces of the puzzle contributing to your pain. Habits and brains are usually part of that puzzle. The one hour a day I exercise using the right muscles will become irrelevant if the other 23 hours of my day I use my muscles badly.

Your brain and pain

So why does it still hurt so much? Introducing ‘central sensitisation’. It’s like the volume switch to the region of pain in our brain is turned up, so everything our brain hears from that region becomes exaggerated. So we feel more pressure, tightness, heat, tingles in the region we’ve had pain. We learn what movements hurt, so they start to hurt even before we have actually moved anything. Our brain is such an amazing organ. But sometimes it works against us, or makes our pain worse.

The good news, it is changeable. No matter your age or how long you’ve had pain. Everyday you change your brain! And research also shows that educating people about the many causes of pain help to lessen it.

The primary driver of change is your behaviour. Dose of behaviour is large to make the change, and are highly variable from person to person. But nothing is more effective than practice. And the bottom line - you have to do the work. But that’s where we come in. We want to help change your habits, activate your brain to your muscles, and reduce your pain so you can live life again. Your body. Your life!

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Coastrek

Coastrek

A very wet Friday March 17 saw 3000 people in teams of 4 embark on either a 30km or 60km walk of Sydney coastlines, finishing up in Bondi. This fantastic event organized by Wild Women On Top; raising funds for The Fred Hollows Foundation sees many bodies feel the ache after a few hours on their feet. We had two camps of our physios set up to help stretch, advise, cheer and hand out mentos to keep everyone going.

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Lorimer Moseley and his Pain Revolution

Lorimer Moseley and his Pain Revolution

Persistent pain is a big problem, and it can ruin lives. It is Australia's most costly health problem; the most common reason people leave the workforce. It is clearly linked to the development of depression, social exclusion, poverty and suicide; it affects your kids, your mates and your colleagues. This cycle tour in April stops en route at rural centres to discuss the latest discoveries about persistent pain.

How can you join the Revolution? It is a chance to help raise desperately needed funds to support research into one of the planet's most burdensome health problems. Plus give access to such information to rural regions.

We know first hand at Physiocise that giving people an understanding of their pain and training the brain and body gives the best chance of recovery, which is why we have made a donation to such a worthy cause.

Click on the link below to throw your support toward the Pain Revolution. All donations are tax deductible.

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Nicky Mercer - Referee of the Term

Nicky Mercer
How is Physiocise different to personal training?

Physiocise is carried out by highly qualified physiotherapists who evaluate, treat, rehabilitate and prevent injury and disability, particularly chronic back and neck pain. It is a long term program which begins with awareness of core and breathing techniques, and progresses to strength work for functional movement. I see it as a program for life, where people learn techniques that allow them to do things that pain has previously prevented them from doing. Personal trainers on the other hand prescribe and instruct a generally healthy population in building strength, enhancing cardiovascular fitness, improving muscle tone and helping weight loss, and generally motivating and educating in the areas of fitness and health including nutrition and lifestyle changes. However, they obviously have to have a knowledge of injury prevention and rehab in order to design safe programs suited to the individual needs of clients.

“Physiocise helps you regain the right patterns of movement, breathing and core control which will ease their pain and reduce the risk of injury”
Why would you recommend that a client do both Physiocise and personal training at the same time?

I feel they can be mutually beneficial as long as the personal trainer fully understands the limitations of the client. Physiocise will help your client regain the right patterns of movement, breathing and core control which will ease their pain and reduce the risk of injury. Personal training builds on that base with a variety of activity which can be motivating. It also offers a more general lifestyle education, goal setting, and social interaction platform.
When used in combination, with good communication between PT, physio and client, it’s a great balance for all involved.

When would you like to see your physiocise classmates start to increase their training?

Gradually as pain allows and as advised by physio. I personally started to increase my activity once I had progressed to the advanced classes. I felt I had more knowledge about what I was capable of and how to protect my body from re-injury, plus I felt the increased strength I had throughout my core meant I could move and lift in a safer way.

What do you personally take from our classes?

The fact that my pain has continued to decrease to a point where I can do most things I would like to. Pain is no longer a big issue in my life. I like the continuity of Physiocise; the fact that I am reminded every week about how to move. I need that continuous reminder. It empowers me to have control over how my body feels, instead of being a victim to pain, and gives me confidence in my future exercise activities.
I also love the fact that I have learn so much about anatomy and functional movement from the experts and am able to carry that knowledge into my personal training sessions and pass it on to clients.

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