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Early Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease Showing Promise

Early Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease Showing Promise

What is Parkinson’s Disease
Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive neurodegenerative condition that can lead to high levels of disability. Common symptoms include slowness of movements, muscular rigidity, and tremor. This can increase risk of falls, and subsequent further injury such as fractures.

Exercise and Cancer – What is the Evidence Telling Us?

In Australia, 33% of men and 25% of women will experience cancer before age 75. Each year, 108,000 people are newly diagnosed, and 41,000 die due to cancer (Hayes, Spence, Galvão & Newton, 2009).

High Intensity Interval Training

High Intensity Interval Training - is it Safe for the Elderly?

It is recommended that adults over the age of sixty participate in a minimum of thirty minutes of moderate-intensity exercise per day or twenty minutes of vigorous exercise per day to reduce the risk of chronic diseases and injury. Unfortunately, many Australians do not participate in regular physical activity, with a common barrier being time pressures.

Plant Fascia Management

Plant Fascia Management – What are the treatment options?

What is it?
Plantar heel pain is commonly caused by plantar fasciitis a condition linked with tissue degeneration, leading to non-healing micro-tears and subsequent inflammation (1).

The dizzy patient – Managing patients with Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

The dizzy patient – Managing patients with Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

“I’m so dizzy, my head is spinning….” Whilst a catchy song by Tommy Roe in the 1960’s, being dizzy is not an enjoyable experience and can be difficult for patients to cope with, let alone for clinicians to manage. One cause of dizziness can be due to Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo.