Wellness Embodied Blog

Pain in your back teeth? Clicking jaw? Face pain? Headaches? Teeth clenching? All of these can be signs and symptoms of TMJ (temporomandibular joint, or your jaw, in plain English!) dysfunction! Back in 2013 I was involved in an accident where I was hit by a car when cycling and shattered one side of my face, leaving me with a nice level of clicking on the left side of my jaw and face pain/ headaches. So, not only can I assess and treat your jaw issues as a physio, but I can totally empathise with your pain! I manage my

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“I didn’t know you could get physiotherapy for incontinence” ​You sure can (for both women and men, incidentally). But that’s not all that women’s health physio involves. The practice can take place privately or in the hospital system, where physiotherapists see women before and after gynaecological surgery or pregnancy for pain, pelvic floor strengthening, advice during ante-natal classes and management of issues such as abdominal muscle separation. Treatments can consist of anything from massage, joint mobilisations and acupuncture, to taping and provision of splints. I’ve treated more sacro-iliac joint dysfunctions (often caused by extra weight and ligament softening) during pregnancy

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​Note from Suzanne Rath: I was lucky enough to run into Suzanne Scarrow at a women’s networking event in Cairns, having seen her events on relationship health pop up in my Facebook Newsfeed. Suzanne (what a great name!) is also a member of “Cairns Health and Wellbeing”, a Facebook group I set up to encourage sharing of information, collaboration and social gatherings amongst anyone working in, or interested in, health and wellbeing in Cairns. As I was asking her about Emotional Freedom Techniques, she very kindly offered to write a blog post for me! Suzanne is a trained psychologist, a

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Have you got pain in lots of places? Maybe you’ve been diagnosed with fibromyalgia or another chronic pain condition. Or you’ve suffered a whiplash injury where your pain started in one spot and moved to other parts of your body- sometimes weeks or even years later. Your feeling that ‘everything hurts’ could even have stemmed from something as simple as the fact that limping on a sprained ankle put your back out. Wellness Embodied physiotherapist and founder Suzanne Rath shares five key points about pain in multiple areas and explains how physiotherapy can help. ​ 1) The brain-body link. If

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Rigid sports tape (pictured above) and kinesio tape are two tools I frequently use – both in the clinic and when working with sports teams. Most people know about taping to provide extra stability after issues like ankle sprains, but there are lots of other benefits. These include: Pain relief Offloading sensitised nerves (such as referred pain down the arm or leg, or following a whiplash injury) Stimulating muscle activity in deep anti- gravity muscles- correcting the muscle imbalances that research now shows is responsible for many pains. Postural correction. Wouldn’t it be great if you could learn some of

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