Green tea may help burn fat It can help speed up the metabolic rate because its antioxidant effect helps the liver to function more efficiently. A recent U.S. study of overweight men found that, with no other changes to their diet or exercise regimes, drinking green tea three times a day burned up 200 extra … Read more
New pre-operative guides from Physio Plus At Physio Plus we continue to set the standard for excellence in orthopaedic rehabilitation. Our team provide well-informed, compassionate and very enthusiastic patient-centered care, both for inpatients and outpatients. In our ongoing effort to ensure every patient remains well informed and has accurate insight and expectations before surgery we have recently reviewed our patient guides. … Read more
We are now approaching the business end of local Australian Rules Football, Soccer, Rugby, Netball, Basketball and Lacrosse seasons, and this, as you know, commonly leads to injuries. One of the most common of these is an acute ankle injury (Wikstrom et al., 2013). Even for the ‘simple’ lateral ligament sprain treated with conventional treatment … Read more
The palmaris longus is a small muscle located in the wrist, but around 14 percent of humans don’t have one! Even though the muscle is associated with flexing the wrist there aren’t thought to be any negative side effects to not having a palmaris longus (no affect on your grip even). One of the benefits … Read more
Despite one in four Australians over the age of 15 affected by incontinence, community stigma and personal embarrassment remain the biggest barriers towards recovery and better management. According to the Continence Foundation of Australia, an estimated 70 per cent of people living with incontinence do not discuss the issue despite studies showing most cases can … Read more
New physiotherapist joins the team! In May we welcomed Zac Lowth to the PhysioPlus family! Zac is now accepting appointments for occupational health, musculoskeletal, sports physiotherapy services in the Mackay and Whitsunday clinics. Zac is a member of Occupational Health Physiotherapy special interest group. Originally from North Queensland via Townsville, Zac is currently completing postgraduate studies in … Read more
Physio Plus has been Quality in Practice (QIP) accredited since 2007! We were the first QIP accredited physiotherapy clinic between the Sunshine Coast and Townsville! It provides our patients with assurance of the quality and safety of our work!
Did you know Physio Plus are the official physiotherapy provider to the STM Mackay Cutters? Physiotherapist Sam Dunn is the official team physiotherapist. Sam is currently working towards a Masters Degree in Sports Physiotherapy. He is available for appointments at Mackay!
Tomorrow Tom McMillan (Principal and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist) will be presenting at the Rural Doctor’s Association of Queensland (RDAQ) 2013 conference in Mackay as part of the “Brahman Bulls, Big Rigs and Back Pain” session!