Wellness Embodied Blog

Suzanne was recently lucky enough to attend an informative evening for Allied Health Professionals in Cairns, run by the Queensland Disability Network (QDN). The QDN have put together some helpful information and checklists to make the NDIS easier to understand and ensure you can get the funding and support which best suits your condition. We’ve posted links to some of these below. Wellness Embodied treats clients who are Self Managed or Plan Managed under NDIS and have funding for physiotherapy under Therapeutic Supports. Our clients love our individualised, whole person approach to assessment and treatment, our accessible environment and friendly

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Muscle performance or muscle strength is “the ability of a muscle to produce force, regardless of the action,load, or intensity. For the neck muscles to control the head (which can weigh an average of 4.5kg), they must first have sufficient strength. There are many reasons why you may have less neck extensor muscle strength, like if you suffer from whiplash, road traffic accident, headaches, etc. This type of training has been shown to improve the neck pain symptoms and we find that they give excellent results to our patients! So we have created a video to show you how to do them correctly.

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A new specialised respiratory assessment at physio clinic Wellness Embodied aims to help high performing professionals, chronic pain sufferers and those at risk of burnout change their lives after a single hour- long session. Physiotherapist Campbell Will, who is a Certified Wim Hof Method instructor, is leading the individualised sessions, which clients already report have led to ‘the best night’s sleep ever’, ‘ simple tools to manage my stress’ and ‘better mood’. The Wim Hof Method technique was founded by the Dutch ‘Ice Man’ Wim Hof, who has been studied extensively for his ability to control his response to extreme

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What is a muscle strain? In short, it is the overstretching or tearing of muscle fibres. The majority of muscle strains occur for one of two reasons: either the muscle has been stretched beyond its capacity or it has beena forced to contract too strongly. The severity of injury can range from only a few muscle fibres that are damaged, and the muscle continues to function, through to complete tears where the muscle may be unable to function.  How do I know if I have strained a muscle? Symptoms include: Pain and tenderness in the muscle, especially after physical activity

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The vestibular system is a part of the inner ear. This apparatus provides a major contribution to balance, spatial awareness and coordination abilities in humans. Many people don’t know that vestibular rehabilitation is a specialised area of physiotherapy. Clara is delighted to present our new, hour long comprehensive Vestibular Rehab assessment program in our Cairns city physiotherapy practice. As with all physio packages, health fund rebates are available on the spot. Who is this program for?Patients suffering from : -Vertigo – Poor vestibular function (The vestibular system can be affected by a wide range of conditions- from viruses to neurological

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