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Good at finding excuses not to Exercise? Read this!

It seems these days we’re all a little bit too savvy when it comes to finding excuses not to exercise… “I’m too busy.” “My kids don’t leave me alone.” “I’m too exhausted at the end of the day.” “I’ve tried and failed too many times.” At Sportreat & TotaLife Care, we believe that exercising doesn’t…

Final Year Physiotherapy Student offering discounted Physiotherapy treatment

This October and November we will be hosting a final year Physiotherapy Student from Curtin University. This is becoming a tradition at Sportreat. We love being able to provide this opportunity to students as it allows us to pass on valuable knowledge and experience to those soon entering the Physiotherapy workforce. It also gives the…

The weight of texting too much

Sore neck? Headaches? Sore upper shoulders? Use your phone, tablet or laptop a lot? You probably have Text or Tech Neck. Here at Sportreat and TotaLife Care we have noticed a rapidly increasing number of people presenting to us with dull neck/shoulder pain and nagging headaches. The common denominator mobile phone use! So we put…

Clinical Pilates vs. Regular Pilates

We’ve noticed over the past couple of years a huge increase in the popularity of Pilates, and we definitely understand what all the hype is about! We often get asked what the difference is between Clinical and regular Pilates is, so we thought we’d break it down for you all in a blog post! Pilates…

Remedial Massage Myths

The sign of a good massage is soreness the next day. Some people will be sore the next day if they’ve been sedentary for a while, or it’s their first massage. Sometimes it can be if the massage therapist works deeply to break up lactic acid or they used trigger point therapy, or if the…

Patients with knee OA showed improved pain and function scores after PRP treatment

Researchers from Hospital for Special Surgery found improved pain and function scores for patients with knee osteoarthritis at 1-year follow-up when treated with platelet-rich plasma. In the study, 22 patients received a 6-mL injection of platelet-rich plasma (PRP) for early knee osteoarthritis (OA). Fifteen patients were clinically assessed at baseline, 1 month, 2 months, 3…

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