Entries by Claire Jackson

Pelvic Floor introduction

Written by: Brittany Johnstone Physiotherapists will often talk to you about your pelvic floor and its importance to your core. If we think about our core as a cylinder we have the deep abdominal muscles which wrap around the cylinder, our deep back muscles which support from behind, our diaphragm on top and then our […]

LEA – Low Energy Availability

Written by: Caitlin Sargent What is Low Energy Availability? Research is coming to understand more and more about Low Energy Availability (LEA) and its wide-ranging implications on almost all systems of the body. Physiotherapists are well placed to help pick up on these signs to assist in early intervention. As with most conditions, prevention is […]

The Thoracic Ring Approach as incorporated in the Barefoot Physiotherapy Plan

At Barefoot Physiotherapy we utilise techniques from multiple learnings all combined into our unique Barefoot Physiotherapy Plan. These techniques include; LJ Lee’s training in The Thoracic Ring Approach™all of our Bachelor/Masters degrees, Mulligan, Maitland and Ridgway Methods, Western Acupuncture, Dry Needling, and Pain Science/Graded Motor Imagery. We are continually learning and evolving our Framework and an essential part of […]

Neuroplasticity introduction

Written by Catherine Mullins What is Neuroplasticity? Neuroplasticity is the lifelong ability of the brain to undergo structural and functional changes in response to experiences. The medical world once thought that the brain stops developing in childhood but we now know that ongoing changes occur right up until death. Information in the brain is transmitted […]

Neuroplasticity in chronic pain

Written by: Catherine Mullins Chronic pain is defined as the presence of painful sensations that have lasted for more than 3 months and persist without the presence of physical tissue damage or pathology. Up to 20% of the population experience chronic pain at any one time. What happens in the brain with chronic pain? Part […]

Breast and bottle feeding positions

At Barefoot Physiotherapy we have noticed a recent influx of pregnant ladies seeking us out for the aches and pains associated with pregnancy and for guidance remain as healthy and strong as possible throughout their pregnancy. One thing I often get asked is what positions are going to be best to feed their new baby […]

Kat’s barefooter story

Questions by Britt It is always great to chat to you and hear your passion about helping improve people’s lives. What led to you becoming a peer support person and can you tell us a bit about what your job entails?   What led me to my current career as Peer support worker was that both […]

Kathryn Barefooter story

Kathryn is such a lovely smiling face in the clinic and has a depth of character that means the more you peel the onion back the better she gets! Have a read of her answers to Caitlin’s questions 🙂 You’re originally from Canada but have called Aus home for a long time now. What are […]

Activity pacing

Why is it important? When getting back into an activity after injury or a flare up we want to go slow and steady! What we often see is a “boom-bust” cycle, where a person completes an activity at a higher level than what their body is currently capable of and then has an extended period […]

Should I get a massage gun?

With the increasing popularity and availability of the massage gun, one of the most common questions we get asked in the clinic is “Do those massage guns really work?”. So we thought we would break it down for you all. What does a massage gun do Massage guns aim to provide percussive or vibration therapy. […]