1: Increase your Exercise Intensity So you may be doing some exercise at home to prepare for your sports season but how intense is it? Are you adding sprints, jumps and changes of directions that your sport requires? You have a great opportunity before the season starts to really increase your exercise capacity so that…

Sciatica is a term that is used frequently when people are experiencing back pain and leg pain. So what exactly is Sciatica?  It is when the sciatic nerve is compressed or irritated around the mid buttock region. This can happen due to many reasons such as:  Excessive sitting Getting into awkward positions with the lower body…

Are you a runner, or planning on taking it up during lockdown? Kiara, one of our experienced physiotherapists has written a free exercise program to assist you with preventing running injuries and improving your performance.  The program is written through Physitrack which is a world leading piece of exercise software which has been proven to increase exercise adherence….

Sport isn’t the only way to get a lot of the injuries we see here at the clinics. Women, due to their anatomy and structure, are more prone to certain injuries and conditions. These can range from hip injuries to upper back issues. We have put together a 2 week program that can work on…

You sit in the one spot too long There is a popular catch phrase in the physiotherapy community and it states that ‘sitting is the new smoking’. So this may be a little harsh comparing the two but there is a lot of research linking lower activity levels to a number of chronic health conditions…

Unfortunately gyms are shut, pools are closed, and most sports events are cancelled. But you should not let this deter you from exercising. Fortunately you can do something about it. We have created a 2 week exercise program to help you stay active. In the program you have total body exercises which can help you…

Cervicogenic headaches is pain that originates from issues in the neck, generally caused by problems with some part of the neck structure, ie. the muscles or bone structure. This pain is similar in nature to a migraine, but differs in that the source of the pain comes from the neck area. Hence the pain felt…

We as physiotherapists understand neck pain. It is annoying, it is nagging and it can be very frustrating to deal with.Neck pain can be multifactorial, meaning it can be affected by a number of factors. Neck pain may be caused by decreased flexibility, neck muscle weakness and poor work postures (to name a few). Fortunately…

As gyms begin to reopen and many teams are preparing for the resumption of the 2020 Winter Sports Season it is important that we prepare our bodies to reduce injury risks associated with the long lay off. Gradually restart exercise to prevent injuriesPeople should look to reduce weights by 30 per cent then increase slowly…

Norwest Physiotherapy Our team at Active Lifestyle Physiotherapy Norwest is made up of Physiotherapist’s Cameron Boyd, Andrew Gamble, Joshua Zadro and Admin staff Steph and Felicity. All staff have extensive experience in treating sports injuries having worked with athletes from sports including basketball, football, netball, golf, gymnastics, running and sailing to name just a few! Because…

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