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Is exercise really the best medicine?

By Peter Georgilopoulos, APA Sports Physiotherapist, Spine + Body Gold Coast. The scourge of the obesity epidemic confronting developed nations globally has led to a concentrated effort by governments and health agencies to implement strategies


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Inflammation – not always a bad thing.

By Peter Georgilopoulos, APA Sports Physiotherapist, Spine + Body Gold Coast. Anyone who has ever experienced low back or neck pain, strained ligaments or muscle tears will be familiar with the swelling associated with that


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Growth spurts – Important facts you need to know

By Peter Georgilopoulos, APA Sports Physiotherapist, Spine + Body Gold Coast. It is commonly understood that the formative years are characterised by periods of rapid growth followed by periods of little or no growth. It


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Morning stiffness and pain on movement – sounds familiar?

Tendinopathy is the medical term that describes tendon pain leading to morning stiffness, difficulty [or an inability] to perform certain movements and localised tenderness on the affected tendon. It typically presents on three common sites


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Selecting Footwear

By Peter Georgilopoulos -APA Sports Physiotherapist, Spine and Body Gold Coast What should I look for when selecting footwear? Most of us would readily confess that colour and aesthetics are possibly the prime drivers when


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Can we please stop talking about “growing pains” as if it’s a real ailment?

By Peter Georgilopoulos, APA Sports Physiotherapist, Spine + Body Gold Coast. A common scenario: parent and child present to a doctor or sports medicine professional regarding persistent and unexplained pain to be told, “it’s growing


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The Benefits Of Sleep In Cellular Repair And Recovery

By Peter Georgilopoulos, APA Sports Physiotherapist, Spine + Body Gold Coast. As every new parent knows, a “sleeping” baby is a healthy baby. It is through sleep that a baby is able to undertake the


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Breathe easy – If it’s not angina, why the chest pain?

By Peter Georgilopoulos, APA Sports Physiotherapist, Spine + Body Gold Coast. Let’s start by making a definitive statement: “All chest pain needs to be investigated as if of cardiac origin”. There are many reasons why


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Prepare well to perform well

By Peter Georgilopoulos, APA Sports Physiotherapist, Spine + Body Gold Coast. The mantra of many coaches and athletes is: “You only perform as well as you train” This, of course, is absolutely true but it


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The one thing that could save your arthritic knee

By Peter Georgilopoulos, APA Sports Physiotherapist, Spine + Body Gold Coast. In 2014-2015 there were 52,039 knee replacement procedures undertaken in Australia. That represents 257 procedures per 100,000 people aged 18 years and over. Clearly,


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