April Falls Day

April Falls Day is an opportunity to promote and prevent falls and harm from falls.  The theme for April Falls Day 2017 is mobility and falls prevention “Moving right to stay upright”.   Westmead Private Hospital and Westmead Private Physiotherapy Services held an information morning tea today providing awareness and education for staff and visitors

Did you know:

  • Approximately half of falls experienced by older adults living in the community occur in their homes and immediate home surroundings including the garden. Risk factors in the home may include poor lighting, clutter, uneven or slippery floors and the use of unstable furniture to assist with movements. Removing or reducing these risk factors can assist in making the home environment safer for older adults and reduce their risk of falls.

Do You Have Knee or Hip Arthritis?

We are looking forward to bringing you The GLA:D program – a six week program aimed at decreasing the symptoms of arthritis of the knee and hip. The program was originated in Denmark, where it has reduced symptoms by 32% and this effect has been maintained at 12 months.

Our Physiotherapists are currently undergoing training to conduct this course in our practice. We look forward to bringing it to you soon! Please call our rooms to register your interest now!


Paper Published in Musculoskeletal Science and Practice Journal

Congratulations to John Breckenridge (our Principal Physiotherapist) on his recent publication in Musculoskeletal Science and Practice Journal.  JB’s article looks at “The development of a shoulder specific left/right judgement task: Validity & reliability”.  To read the article head to https://authors.elsevier.com/a/1UTuR8nLVhV3xS

U/17 Women’s Softball NSW State Team

Nathanial (from our Penrith rooms) has just returned after spending a week away with the U/17 Women’s Softball NSW state team competing in the National championship held at Blacktown International Sports Park. The team were very successful going through the week undefeated, bringing home the Esther Deason Shield. The team also took out the best batter, pitcher and player of the grand final awards as well as 2 players getting picked in the all-tournament team.

Nathanial thoroughly enjoyed his time working with the team. “It was an awesome opportunity to work with some of Australia’s best young and upcoming softballers. The management team was fantastic to work with as well, they all thoroughly understood the game and knew how to get the best out of their team which was evident all week.”