72015Apr

Do you suffer from insomnia? Mindfulness can help.

A recent study published in the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) Internal Medicine, indicates that Mindfulness meditation is a better approach for a good night’s sleep than conventional methods. The study by the University of Southern California, which looked at older adults with insomnia, also found that mindfulness meditation had a positive effect on…

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82015Jan
Quick stand up and read this!

Quick stand up and read this!

Do you know that sitting can shorten your life?  I know that sounds like a bizarre thing to say but it’s true. Eighteen studies over the last 16 years involving over 800,000 people have come up with some startling results.  For instance, one study has shown that those people that sit for four hours a…

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222014Jul
Fighting fit this winter from our dietitian Jenelle Croatto

Fighting fit this winter from our dietitian Jenelle Croatto

Winter has arrived and it often comes along with its not so friendly friend – the winter cold. Don’t become a cold and flu statistic! As the name suggests the common cold is very common, with adults generally having between two to four colds each year. The secret to maintaining you vitality this winter is…

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62014May
Stressed Out?

Stressed Out?

Is life stressful for you? How often have you answered a ‘how are you’ question with “I’m flat chat, stressed as, life’s hectic at the moment” answer? Have you noticed how more people are stressed than not? No big deal right? Wrong! Stress doesn’t just affect our mental and emotional health. Our mind and body are…

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62014May
Partners in crime! Chronic pain and irritable bowel

Partners in crime! Chronic pain and irritable bowel

Many people with chronic pain will also suffer with an irritable bowel leading to diarrhoea or constipation. No wonder really when you consider that the body is putting its energies into coping with the pain rather than normal bodily functions such as digestion, and that pain medications also affect how well our bowels work. According…

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42014May

Do you have restless leg syndrome?

Restless leg syndrome is very undiagnosed in the community and can be described as a pattern of regular agitated impulsiveness to move legs (and sometimes arms) to relieve a building painful stress sensation in that limb. It is also associated with periodic leg movement syndrome seen during sleep phrases. There is a strong association between people…

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32014May

Physical activity that helps rheumatoid arthritis

No one wants to get a condition like rheumatoid arthritis but if you do you will fare better if you had been physically active before the onset of the disease. This was identified in a recent scientific study involving 600 Swedish patients. Benefits were seen for both physical and emotional components of the overall impact…

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22014May

Pain in older persons

Professor Stephen Gibson, internationally renowned researcher in pain in older persons presented a review Pain In Older Persons at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian Pain Society in Hobart, April 2014. There is an inadequate recognition of pain and its impact in older people in the community and even in some specialist pain clinics….

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12014May

Mindfulness for people with chronic pain

MINDFULNESS FOR PEOPLE WITH CHRONIC PAIN Read on to find out how Mindfulness can really help you Next available course 1st July – 5th August 2014 Six two hour sessions held on Tuesdays 3pm – 5pm What is the Cost? $350 ($180 for concession card holders) This course books out quickly so register today to…

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162014Apr

Is your exercise program helping or harming you?

Participating in an exercise program that is specifically written for you, one that reflects your health and ability is absolutely essential. At Capital Pain and Rehabilitation we do just that. Not only do we have a fully equipped gym that also contains specialised rehabilitation equipment, we also have highly qualified exercise physiologists that oversee and…

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