GLA:D hip and knee classes now at Lifecare Ashburton!

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common lifestyle disease in individuals aged 65 years and older, but can also affect the much younger population.

In Australia, only 3% are receiving the best-practice intervention and too often the first line of treatment offered is surgical intervention.

LifeCare Ashburton Sports Medicine GLA:D trained physiotherapists Kara Giannone and Bonnie Kerr are proud to deliver GLA:D (Good Life with Arthritis: Denmark) as an effective and safe alternative to surgical intervention.

"Pain in the plantar" - tips for managing Plantar Fasciitis

"Pain in the plantar" - tips for managing Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fascia pain is the most commonly reported cause of inferior heel pain. Plantar fascia is usually diagnosed by pain on palpation over the calcaneal origin as well as thickening of the plantar fascia itself, with the condition being very prevalent in long distance runners (8% of injuries) (Taunton, 2002). Runners with this presentation can often describe the pain coming on over time, that is worse in the morning but gets better after walking and “warming it up”. Read more...

Does vibration therapy help strength, balance, and bone density?

Vibration therapy is popular in some countries but not so much in Australia.

Does it have a place for fit, or unfit people in helping them make fitness gains?

Aidan, APA Sports Physiotherapist at Lifecare Ashburton, spoke to Nine MSN Coach about Vibration therapy.

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