Hydrotherapy for People With Multiple Sclerosis

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Exercising in water provides a combination of buoyancy and resistance which creates the perfect environment to build a low-impact movement practice that suits your exercise and fitness requirements. Being in the water provides some stability and support that can help you to practice functional activities, such as walking, balancing, and squatting movements (that reproduce the … Read more

Exercise is Better with Social Connectedness

Exercise is Better with Social Connectedness

Being socially connected is important. Not only for our mental and emotional well-being, but for our physical health as well. Loneliness and isolation are strong predictors of early death – even more than being overweight, obese, or inactive. Major life changes, such as illness, trauma, or retirement can affect our feelings of social connection or … Read more

Mental Health And Exercise

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October is recognised as Mental Health month throughout a number of Australian states. Here in Queensland, we celebrate Mental Health Week between 8-16th of October. Mental Health Week is an annual awareness initiative that promotes individual and community mental health and well-being and boosts the awareness of mental illness prevalence within the community.  What Is … Read more

Are You Ready To Reform Your Body? 

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MET Phys now does Reformer Pilates! If you are looking for an interesting, effective way to target your muscles and get them working – try out Pilates with us!  How To Reform Your Body? Reformer Pilates involves a wide variety of exercises to promote strength, flexibility, and balance. Most Pilates Reformer exercises involve pushing or pulling … Read more

Social Skills: The Building Blocks of Interaction

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Very often we hear the phrase “social skills” thrown around by therapists and educators. But what does it exactly mean? Social skills are the skills that we use each day to interact with each other. There isn’t one exact skill, but instead, there are a number of smaller skills, which include: Verbal communication (speech and … Read more

Diabetes – Don‘t sugar coat it! 

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Diabetes is a chronic disease characterised by varying levels of insulin resistance cause episodes of high blood glucose, commonly known as hyperglycaemia. It is estimated that approximately 1.8 million Australians currently have Type 2 diabetes, with 1 person developing diabetes every 5minutes! What are the types of diabates Type 1 Diabetes: This type is an autoimmune … Read more

I’m Retired, Why Do I Need To See An Occupational Therapist?

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We get this question a lot, or similarly, “I already have a job, I don’t need an OT”. While employment is also an occupation, it’s not typically the type of occupation we mean. What is an Occupational Therapist? Occupational Therapists work with individuals from all ages and all walks of life, and what we do … Read more

Never Had Physiotherapy Before?

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If you’ve never been to a face-to-face Physiotherapy appointment before, you may not know what to expect. Let us take the guesswork out of a Physiotherapy appointment for you! Physiotherapy Initial Assessment An initial physiotherapy assessment typically goes for between 45-60minutes. It’s a chance for your Physiotherapist to get to know you, and for you … Read more