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DeQuervain's - What is it?

‘’DeQuervain's’’ or ‘’DeQuervain’s Tenosynovitis’’ or ‘’Mothers Thumb’’ is a condition that we frequently see here at Fitwise.  In DeQuervain’...
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Sore Feet Holding you Back?

Foot pain is a commonly presenting problem, particularly as we transition into the warmer months. There are many different types of foot pain, but all forms ...
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Delicious Berry Smoothie!

This berry smoothie is a great way to start the day or a healthy afternoon snack!It's high in antioxidants, may improve blood sugar and insulin response, hel...
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Fun ways to exercise after having a baby

I am Physiotherapist and a Mum of 2 little girls aged 2½ and 13 months.  From personal experience I found it difficult to return to exerc...
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Emotional Eating

3 practical tips for starting your week right after a weekend of indulgence Another Monday has rolled around and you may be thinking its time to get back to ...
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Sexual Pain/Dyspareunia

Painful sex is common, with 20.3% of women indicating they have experienced pain during sexual intercourse according to The Australian Study of Hea...
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Urinary Tract Infections and Cranberry Juice

Does cranberry juice really make a difference?We often hear that drinking cranberry juice or taking high strength cranberry products will help support urinar...
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The Birthing Kit Foundation

You can help save mothers and babies Around 300,000 women and 2.5 million newborns die each year from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth....
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What Does 5 Serves of Veggies Look Like?

5 serves you say? So what is a serve? I often have clients saying to me, “oh yeah – I easily meet 5 serves of veg a day.” But often they don’t realise what o...
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Goodbye Food Waste! Hello 5 Serves of Veg!

3 TRICKS & TIPS to VEG it UP this week!   It’s National Nutrition Week! Yippee! This year the focus is on ways to introduce more veg to your m...
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Physiotherapy and Cancer Rehabilitation

How can physiotherapy assist cancer rehabilitation?At Fitwise Physiotherapy, we are proud to have certified PINC cancer rehabilitation physiotherapists and l...
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A Little Word on Coenzyme Q10

What is it? Co-enzyme Q10 (CoQ10) or Ubiquinone is a fat-soluble vitamin-like substance. Coenzyme Q10 is classified as a well being supplement, whereby it is...
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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

It is estimated that the number of new cases of Cancer diagnosed in Australia is set to rise to 150,000 by 2020, and 1 in 3 Australian women will be diagnose...
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The Latest - Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome + Nutrition

What is Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome? Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is a complex hormonal disorder which can present as a combination of symptoms. These ...
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Shoulder Impingement

Do you suffer from pain in and around your shoulder? One of the most common reasons that we see clients for shoulder pain and restriction is a syndrome ...
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Omega 3 Testing now at Fitwise!

Omega 3 Testing now at Fitwise! Have you heard the exciting news? Omega 3 testing is here. Read below to learn all about this new technology and how it can ...
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Exercise and Pain Perception in People with Headaches...

Pain can often make us stop our normal routine, but recent studies have show that exercise can be highly beneficial in reducing tension headaches and migrain...
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Help us Share the Dignity this Women's Health Week!

Happy Women's Health Week!  To celebrate women's health week, we are proud to be supporting a wonderful charity called Share the Dignity! Due to homeles...
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Women's Health Week: Exercise through the Lifespan...

Exercise for Women, through the Lifespan… Women’s health week is an important time to remember that exercise is one of the fundamental elements in leading a ...
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Women's Health Week: Exercise in Pregnancy

Pregnancy is one of the most exciting but nerve-wracking times in any woman’s life. One of the most common reasons that women see us at Fitwise is to get inf...
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Women's Health Week: Iron + Women

Iron + Women - the forever changing needs of iron over a woman’s lifespan Iron + Our Needs Did you know that Iron Deficiency is the most common nutriti...
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Toddler Nutrition 101

Just when you think you are out of the woods with infancy nutrition, before you know it, the transition from infancy to toddler hood is taking place. Along w...
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What is Osteoporosis?

What is Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is decreased bone density, or weak bones. It can lead to brittle bones, which increases your chance of fractures, particul...
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Healthy Bones Week – Nutrition for Osteoporosis

Written by Emma Caldwell @emma_caldwell_nutrition   Did you know that over the age of 60, one in two women and one in three men will break a b...
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How to Manage Lateral Hip Pain

What is Lateral Hip Pain? There are many conditions that can cause pain to the side of the hip. One of the most common conditions is known as Trochanteric Bu...
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What is Tennis Elbow?

What is Tennis Elbow?Tennis elbow is the common term used for pain experienced on the outside of the elbow resulting from pathology in the wrist extensor ten...
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World Breastfeeding Week

World Breastfeeding Week Breastmilk is a biologically active living fluid. It contains easily digestible nutrients for health and growth and has the ability ...
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Return to Running Post Baby

Return to running post baby... So, you have just had a baby and you are about to put on your runners and hit the pavement. Is there anything that you would l...
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Probiotics and Health

Probiotics and Health... What exactly are Probiotics?   The word probiotics comes from the Greek language, “pro” means promoting and “bio...
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Gestational Diabetes

Gestational Diabetes – The Risks, the Dietary Management & a Recipe In light of National Diabetes Week, let’s have a chat about Ges...
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What’s the deal with Mastitis?

What’s the deal with Mastitis? Mastitis is a condition that involves the inflammation of breast tissue that may or may not stem from an infection. For many y...
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Motivation Monday: Mediterranean Dreaming

Motivation Monday – Mediterranean Dreaming Anyone else dreaming about the Mediterranean? Yes, that European summer holiday we wished we had booked to escape ...
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Motivation Monday: Kids in the Kitchen

Kids in the Kitchen School holidays have hit and there is no better time to get kids cooking! Kids love to be involved in cooking and it is crucial for their...
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Motivation Monday: Vitamin D and Pregnancy

Monday Motivation Vitamin D and Pregnancy  As it feels like summer is a distant memory, let’s take sometime on this freezing Monday morning to talk abou...
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World Continence Week - Incontinence At Any Age

It’s word continence week! The aim of this week is to raise awareness and remove the stigma around incontinence. A new report on ‘Continence Health in Austr...
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Motivation Monday: Mexican Stuffed Sweet Potato

Motivation Monday Sweeeeeeeeet Potato! Sweeeet as! Are they really that amazing nutritionally? Well….yes! Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of fibre, b...
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Yabbering on about Yoghurt

Yabbering on about Yoghurt Yoghurt is defined as a dairy product made by fermented milk with one or more bacterial cultures. There are many different types ...
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Motivation Monday:  Vegetable Fritters

Motivation Monday:  Delicious Vegetable Fritters Vegetables? Hate ‘em? Love ‘em?  Think that they are tasteless and boring? Think again!  One ...
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Motivation Monday: Warm Lentil Soup

Motivation Monday: Warm Lentil Soup As we head into a week of icy cold temperatures, there is no better time to start thinking about delicious, heart-warming...
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Mindfulness & Mindful Eating

Mindfulness - we have heard the word thrown around a lot in recent times. So, what exactly is mindfulness and how can we incorporate it into our everyday liv...
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Looking After Your Pelvic Floor During Pregnancy

Libby Oldfield, our co-director and specialist physiotherapist recently met with women's health dietitian, Melanie McGrice to chat about why looking after yo...
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What is an Overactive Bladder?

Overactive BladderWhen your child always needs to go to the toilet, even if they have just been… What is an overactive bladder (OAB)? An overactive b...
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Toilet Training Tips and Tricks!

Toilet Training - When is the right time to start? Everyone seems to have their own opinion and techniques as to the best way to toilet train a child. W...
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Pelvic Girdle Pain During Pregnancy and as a New Mum

by Gen McGlashan FACP* Specialist Continence and Women’s Health Physiotherapist (As awarded by the Australian College of Physiotherapists in 2010). Co-Direc...
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Now Stocking Archies Support Thongs!

Us Aussies love a pair of thongs, but let’s face it, they aren’t so great for our feet... That’s why we are excited to now be stocking Archies Support Thongs...
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Clinical vs Fitness

What is the difference between Clinical Physio and Reformer Fitness? This is a very common question our team is asked by clients... Clinical Physio is tailor...
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What is Birthwise?

Childbirth is an exhilarating yet physically and emotionally challenging experience. So, as part of your labour preparation, spend a dedicated hour explorin...
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Remedial Massage available at Fitwise!

Remedial Massage now at Fitwise! How can massage support you? Are you: experiencing pain or discomfort in your bodystressed and tiredpregnant or have you rec...
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Exercise to optimise Cancer treatment outcomes

Exercise for general health and fitness has been recommended for many years. Recent high quality research has reported on the beneficial role of exercise in&...
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Fantastic Article in the Age

Did you know, incontinence affects over 5 million Australian’s and 1 in 4 Aussies are incontinent?? There is a fantastic article in The Age that shares a gr...
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STAY ACTIVE AND EXERCISE!

If you have hip or knee osteoarthritis, exercise and physical activity may not only help improve your joint pain but can also boost your overall health and q...
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Attention Men, you have a Pelvic Floor too!

Attention Men, you have a Pelvic Floor too!  Most men don’t think about their prostate, and more than half don’t even know where the prostate is! But 1...
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From one Mother to another!

A huge thank you to all who contributed to the ‘from one mum to another’ donation drive for our chosen charity, "St Kilda Mums". We are overwhelmed by the ki...
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New Mums - Keeping Your Back Strong & Healthy

Having a new baby in the house can be wonderful, but you may have noticed that your back is getting sore. “New Mothers Back” in the post natal period is not ...
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Physio Stretch and Flow at Fitwise

The Physio Stretch and Flow Class is a 40-minute Stretch class designed for those who: Want a physio-guided class Have a current or recent injury/is...
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Good Article Explaining Pain

Fitwise would like to share with you a great new article that explains pain. Click on the link below to have a read https://theconversation.com/explainer-wh...
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DeQuervain's - What is it?

‘’DeQuervain's’’ or ‘’DeQuervain’s Tenosynovitis’’ o...
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Sore Feet Holding you Back?

Foot pain is a commonly presenting problem, particularly ...
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Delicious Berry Smoothie!

This berry smoothie is a great way to start the day or a ...
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