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Scoliosis – an exaggerated curve of the spine

By Brian Fuller Accredited Exercise Physiologist   Scoliosis describes an abnormal curvature of the spine away from the midline. There are two types of scoliosis – structural and functional. As the name suggests, a structural


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Stress Fractures

By Timothy Morris, Osteopath, Spine and Body Gold Coast.   Stress fractures are a common overuse injury. Stress fractures occur predominately in bones subject to excessive load bearing. They are a type of fracture occurring


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Living with Arthritis

By Peter Georgilopoulos, APA Sports Physiotherapist, Spine and Body Gold Coast. The word “arthritis” comes from the Greek word “arthros” meaning joint. The suffix “itis” refers to inflammation hence “arthritis” simply means “inflammation of a


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Acute Injures – What you need to know

By Peter Georgilopoulos, APA Sports Physiotherapist, Spine and Body Gold Coast.   The term “acute” refers to an injury that has occurred recently as compared to “chronic” which describes an injury persisting for three months


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Why an ageing spine is worse than wrinkles

By Peter Georgilopoulos, APA Sports Physiotherapist, Spine and Body Gold Coast. Most of us spend considerable time and money fighting the visual effects of ageing such as wrinkles and crow’s feet whereas in reality a


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