Alzheimer’s condition and exercise

Written by Madhura Salvi Dementia is a term used to describe a group of conditions characterised by the gradual impairment of brain function.1 An individual’s health and functional ability decline as the condition progresses, their personality may also change as a...

Exercise in Women’s Health

‘Women’s Health’ is a term that can be used to explain the life stages of women, from puberty, pregnancy, postpartum and menopause, and the health conditions that might occur through these stages.1 From menarche to menopause, pregnancy to any chronic conditions,...

Exercise interventions for amputee patients

By Tim Wallace and Kalypso McCallum Smith (UWA Clinical Exercise Physiology Masters Prac Students) Going through the process of amputations can be quite daunting, whether it’s from the causation of trauma, a surgical intervention or a disease. In 2009-2010 in...

Physical Activity and Ageing

By Isabelle Zendler Physical activity is extremely important for both our physical and mental wellbeing. However, so many people aren’t aware of the recommended guidelines therefore often don’t meet the requirements, especially as we get older. The physical...

Reducing Menopause Symptoms

By Amy Ross Hot flashes, night sweats, have you had the ‘pleasure’ of experiencing them yet? If not, lucky you!  Eighty-eight per cent of post-menopausal women suffer from hot flashes or night sweats (vasomotor symptoms; VMS).  To make matters worse, they’re often...

The Health Couple

By Amy Ross One of the best parts of our colder seasons is the delicious food! The warm meals and hot drinks just hit the spot on a cold day and satisfy us to no end. Although we have increased satisfaction here, there is also the potential of an increase in appetite,...

Lacing Techniques

By Isabelle Zendler Have you ever thought about changing the way you tie your laces to suit your feet? We know right… what?! More often than not we like to overcomplicate things but something as simple as changing the way you lace your shoes could go a long way when...

Winter wrists & fingers

By Amy Ross Perth has been fortunate enough to enjoy a warm autumn, however, June is upon us which means winter has officially arrived.  As the temperatures drop, we can all expect that joint and muscle stiffness may return due to the cold. In last month’s newsletter,...

Cold weather and sore muscles

By Caitlin Hunt Winter has almost arrived Perth, and is anyone else’s joints and muscles feeling the cold? It’s common for patients to report sore muscles and aching joints as the cold weather starts to come in. Considering our recent freezing cold Perth mornings and...