Archive for July, 2012

WIF goes Gaga

Tuesday, July 31 2012

Those of you who are Lady Gaga fans may be interested to know I was rubbing shoulders (well really rubbing backs and necks!) with the Lady Gaga dancers last month at the Born This Way Tour, Sydney.

I was asked to be the Physiotherapist to diagnose and treat the injuries that these incredible dancers develop from performing and rehearsing their amazing routines night after night. Injuries ranged from acute back pain, hip impingements, pelvic girdle dysfunctions and headaches. Despite these dancers being highly trained agile individuals, the rigours of the tour demands have unfortunately resulted in the development of these injuries. We all may not be professional athletes, but it is important to realise that regardless of how fit, strong or skilled you are if you repeat the same movement over and over sooner or later you too may develop an injury.

Have a think about what movements you do repeatedly in your day, such as lifting your baby or sitting in front of a computer and look for ways you can modify it, and strengthen your body to cope with the task.

Just like these dancers, you too need to look after yourself as the show must go on!

Physio at Lady Gaga

Physio at Lady Gaga

The WIF Vision

Monday, July 30 2012

Welcome to Women In Focus (WIF), we are now officially up and running!

Hopefully you have had a chance to peruse my website to see what this ‘ female only’ Physiotherapy clinic is all about (and before you ask, no I am not sexist or a man hater!)

It is a concept developed from years of treating both Men and Women. Since graduating as a Physiotherapist I have treated a broad spectrum of patients, ranging from professional athletes, to professional dancers, pregnant women and elderly men. And I must say, this had led me to the realisation that the saying   ‘Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus’ actually has some truth behind it.

Over the last 4 years of specialising in women and completing related post graduate studies, I have realised that us girls have very different anatomical structures, hormones, and stresses on our bodies (such as child birth!) which our male counterparts simply don’t have.

‘Women In Focus’ is my vision is to create a clinic where the female body is understood, and things that may be rare in other clinics such as pregnancy related conditions or pelvic floor dysfunctions are our specialty.