Shop 4 & 5
16 Maroubra Road
Maroubra, 2035 NSW
Give us a Call
(02) 9314 3888
Opening Hours
Mon - Friday: 7am - 7pm
Sat: 8am - 1pm

Introducing Balance & Conditioning Classes

In May 2018, Maroubra Road Physiotherapy are starting a dynamic balance program focused on strength, power, and high level balance for those of you who want to improve your overall function.

About the Program:

The program is for any age level and is designed to progressively develop the components needed for control of movement. The benefits of good balance are not only to avoid falls, but more importantly to improve hip and pelvic control when most of your weight is on one leg (such as during walking, running or climbing stairs). The “use it or lose it” principal applies well to balance and research has shown that high level balance training is effective.

Professional Guidance and Support:

Our classes will be taught by one of our physiotherapists – Sharon Penner – who has worked extensively in active rehabilitation and sports conditioning. To get the best results out of the program we have incorporated a 30 minute private assessment to look at previous/existing injuries and current fitness levels. This exercise program can be claimed through most health funds. See below for further details:

When will the classes be held? 

Tuesday 2:30pm or Friday 11am

for 5 weeks starting May 8, 2018

How much will it cost?

  • $180 for the full program which covers:
    • $80 for a private 30 minute screening assessment where we consider your current fitness level, goals and pre-existing conditions PLUS one free trial class
    • $100 for the 4 remaining sessions

The classes may be eligible for private health insurance rebate. Please check with your private health insurance provider to see if your fund can cover the cost

Where will the classes be?

Maroubra Road Physiotherapy

Shop 4-5, 16 Maroubra Road, Maroubra, NSW 2035

www.maroubraroadphysio.com.au 

Who should attend?

Anyone is welcome and spots are limited!! Contact us now at

(02) 9314 3888 for more information and to register your interest

Maroubra Road Physiotherapy Awarded Accreditation by Quality Innovation Performance (QIP)

Maroubra Road Physiotherapy Top Quality Physiotherapy Practice

Maroubra Road Physiotherapy has been recognised for the quality and safety of their service with the award of accreditation by Quality Innovation Performance (QIP). QIP is Australia’s most comprehensive not-for-profit accreditation organisation, dedicated to delivering accreditation and support services to a diverse range of organisations including physiotherapy practices, diagnostic imaging services, dental practices and community services.

“Accreditation is a major achievement and a clear demonstration that Maroubra Road Physiotherapy is committed to providing Maroubra and surrounding suburbs with access to high quality health services,” Mr Gary Smith, Chair of QIP, said today.

“Striving to continually improve how you support your patients to get the best health outcomes should be commended, and QIP congratulates Maroubra Road Physiotherapy on reaching this benchmark”, he said.

QIP accreditation is based on national standards that are set by the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA).  The APA is the peak body representing the interests of Australian physiotherapists and their patients. To achieve an endorsement of accreditation, Maroubra Road Physiotherapy has demonstrated that they meet all requirements of the APA Standards. Aylene Fine and Nicole McLellan  said accreditation was attained through cooperation, commitment and communication amongst staff members. “Everyone in the practice played a valuable role in ensuring we met the Standards.  The recognition of working in an accredited practice gives our dedicated staff a feeling of accomplishment and pride.

Maroubra Road Physiotherapy is proud to display the QIP accredited symbol at our practice.

“We want to communicate to our clients that their well-being is our priority. QIP accreditation shows we are committed to providing quality care based on professional Standards,” said Aylene Fine and Nicole McLellan .

Maroubra Road Physiotherapy, located at Shop 4 and 5, 16 Maroubra Road offers a range of physiotherapy services including Manual Therapy techniques, including soft tissue release techniques and joint mobilisations, dry needling, exercise prescriptions, education regarding posture and ergonomics.

 

Contact: Maroubra Road Physiotherapy on 9314 3888

For further information on QIP, please visit www.qip.com.auor phone 1300 888 329.

 

Do you sit at work all day? Is it better to stand or sit?

Have you recently acquired a sit-to-stand desk? Is it better to stand or sit?

Current research has shown that sitting all day is unhealthy for you. Many health and wellness blogs are quoting that sitting is the “new” smoking. In the last 10 years, research has shown that if you sit all day, this can lead to heart related problems, type 2 Diabetes and numerous chronic issues related to obesity. Many believe that exercise before or after work will reverse the effects of sitting all day. Unfortunately, it has been shown that you can’t make up for the negative effects of prolonged sitting over the work day by only exercising after work.

With all this research, there has been an intense focus on ergonomics, which has seen an increase in sit-to-stand desks in the workplace, where workers are spending more time standing at their desks.

So, if you have a sit-to-stand desk and you stand all day, is this solving the problem? It is addressing the issues that are linked to sitting but the reality is that standing all day can also lead to fatigue and cardiovascular problems. You may also find that you still suffer from low back pain, leg and foot pain, especially if standing in the incorrect posture, so all you are doing is shifting the part of your body that you are loading.

So, what it the solution?

The answer is in fact MOVEMENT.

Regular movement is the key to promoting good health. This can be achieved by moving regularly. The common response is that there are not enough hours in the day and moving is disruptive to your flow of work. The truth is that you don’t have to stop working for very long. The key is to move more, more often.

Next Steps

If you need help, you can make an appointment with one of our physiotherapists to prescribe a sit-stand programme to suit your needs or they can create a short pause exercise program for you. You can also use a pedometer during the day to track your steps, set your alarm on your phone or your smartwatch to remind you to move.