Happy Christmas from Excel ….and stay safe and well!


We’d like to wish you Happy Holidays, and we sincerely hope that you have a great Christmas and a wonderful New Year celebration. Not only is it the beginning of a new year, but it is the beginning of a new decade. So those new year’s resolutions are perhaps even more meaningful.

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A Physio’s Perspective: Benefits of Pilates


I have worked as a Physiotherapist for over twenty years, first in London and now in Sydney, currently at Excel, which I opened in 2014, where our practice includes a Pilates studio. At the time that I opened the practice at Excel (2014)…

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Smartphone Health Hazards and How to Avoid Them


Based on a recent study by mobileinsurance.com, it is said that the average person spends about 90 minutes a day on their smartphone. This may not sound like a lot but that amounts to 23 days a year. And while you may not notice it just yet, there are health hazards from using your smartphone too much.

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Upper to Mid Back Pain – The Thoracic Spine


The upper and mid back is known as the thoracic spine. It is a complex area, a bit like a woven bamboo basket! It consists of twelve vertebrae with discs that separate each one, and these discs act as shock absorbers. There are…

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Acute Low Back Pain


  The back is naturally a very strong structure that is made up of bones called vertebrae which are held together by a large network of ligaments and muscles. Acute low back pain refers to pain that has been present in the lower back…

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The Importance of Rehabilitation for Common Ankle Sprains


Almost everyone knows the pain of an ankle sprain. The unexpected trip off a step, halfway through a run, or a sharp pivot on the sports field, it can be sudden and definitely not pleasant. In this blog, Lawrence Lin, Physiotherapist from Excel,…

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