Entries by barefoot_admin

Chronic Pain Self-Management Strategies

Chronic, or persisting pain can have a large impact on all facets of our lives.  Chronic pain has typically been defined as pain persisting for more than 3 months.  Experiencing chronic pain takes up a portion of your daily energy and brain space, leaving people unable to fully participate in social or work situations, struggling […]

How to Deal with Chronic Back Pain Without Medication

Most recent data (Australian Bureau of Statistics 2017–18 National Health Survey (NHS) tells us that 16% of Australians experience chronic back pain. This is a significant contributor to decreased quality of life for individuals and disease, economic and productivity burdens on a national level. Chronic back pain is pain experienced for a duration of longer […]

What is Chronic Pain?

What Is Chronic Pain? Chronic pain has typically been defined as pain persisting for more than 3 months.  This pain can be experienced throughout the entire body, or at localised body parts.  Pain is a wonderful tool for our body to protect us from perceived threat of tissue damage.  However, so often our ability to […]

What Is Shoulder Impingement & How Can You Fix It?

Pain and injury in the shoulder can have a variety of causes. One of the most common issues we see is shoulder impingement. So what is shoulder impingement? Shoulder impingement refers to a condition where poor co-ordination causes certain structures within the shoulder to get squashed or compressed when moving. Everyone is different and there […]

Jacki’s Barefooter Story

Questions by CaitlinA passion for anything health and fitness paired with a bubbly personality make Jacki a delight to have in the clinic and a great role model for living your Barefoot lifestyle! 1. Pre COVID you were regularly competing in Masters swimming, including National championships. Can you tell us more about how you got […]

How to Fix Tennis Elbow with Physiotherapy

How to Fix Tennis Elbow: Our Approach Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylalgia, is a diagnosis of overuse injury to the elbow. It can be a painful injury that usually occurs when the elbow is overloaded, typically due to repetitive motions of the wrist and arm. Tennis elbow is defined as a tendinopathy of the extensor […]

What Causes Hip and Groin Pain?

Hip and groin pain is prevalent across the population, from athletes to office workers. There are many factors to be considered in what causes hip and groin pain. As a person ages across the lifespan, the factors contributing to this pain change. In a younger population, muscle and cartilage tears are more prevalent in an […]

How to Relieve Pelvic Girdle Pain During Pregnancy

Throughout pregnancy, many women will experience some form of Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP). Knowing how to relieve pelvic girdle pain during pregnancy is vital to ensure women still have a good pregnancy experience and one that allows them to continue their normal daily activities for as long as possible. PGP during pregnancy is a relatively […]

Back Problems from Driving? Try These 3 Tips

Back pain is one of the most common reasons that people see a physiotherapist. An important activity that back pain often interferes with is driving. People may have ongoing back pain that flares up when they drive, or sometimes the only time they have back pain is while they are driving or immediately after. Physiotherapy […]

Self Management Physiotherapy

The goal of any Physiotherapy is ultimately empowerment and understanding, we want to provide you with the tools to be able to look after your body and to do it well. A one-size-fits-all blanket approach to self-care is not effective and in a lot of cases can do more harm than good. The human body […]