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Thomastown Physiotherapy
3 Highlands Road
Thomastown Vic 3074

Tel. 03 9465 0282 info@thomastownphysio.com Paediatric Physiotherapy

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Monday 9.00 am – 6.00 pm
Tuesday 8.30 am – 4.00 pm
Wednesday 9.00 am – 6.00 pm
Thursday / Friday8.30 am – 6.00 pm
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Running posture

Posture is the position in which you hold your body upright against the forces of gravity while standing or sitting. The key to good posture is training your body to sit, stand and walk in positions where the least strain is placed on supporting muscles and ligaments during weight-bearing activities.

The Effects of Poor Posture may include:

  • Poor joint alignment
  • General muscle aches
  • Increased shear forces within the spine affecting disc integrity
  • Compression of the disc and joint structures
  • Compression/reduced space for nerves to course through the body
  • Reduced blood flow to muscles resulting in increased fatigue
  • Overuse injuries

Treatment options treating postural deficiencies may include:

  • Core muscle activation
  • Workstation setup and ergonomics
  • Stretching
  • Strength
  • Joint mobilisation

Despite best efforts, we have all come under extra workload and general life stress where remembering to maintain good posture can be the last thing on our mind. Physiotherapy can help to facilitate normal alignment through stretching of joint and muscle tissue along with ensuring nerve mobility. Home exercise programmes can be designed specifically for you to work on any weak areas you may have, helping you get back to a correct posture that you can maintain as quickly as possible.

Physios specialise in the treatment of back, neck, and postural pain as well as workstation advice and injury rehabilitation. 

Prevention can be better than the cure, but if you are already experiencing muscle fatigue, back and neck pain, joint soreness, or tightness in your lower back it might be time to see your Physiotherapist.

Towards Wellness. Neurobics for your Mind.

Get your brain fizzing with energy. American researchers coined the term ‘neurobics’ for tasks which activate the brain's own biochemical pathways and to bring new pathways online that can help to strengthen or preserve brain circuits.

Brush your teeth with your ‘other’ hand, take a new route to work, or choose your clothes based on sense of touch rather than sight. People with mental agility tend to have lower rates of Alzheimer's disease and age-related mental decline.

Stretch of the Month: Chin Retraction Stretch

  1. Pull your entire head backward on your neck 
  2. Your chin should not go down or up but directly backward 
  3. Hold 2 seconds then relax 
  4. Do not poke the chin forwards

Repeat 10 times approximately every hour