World Physiotherapy Day, 8th September 2018


The earliest physiotherapist documented is Per Henrik Ling, the “Father of Swedish Gymnastics” who founded the Royal Central Institute of Gymnastics for massage, manipulation, and exercise in 1813. In Australia, a small group of massage therapists (as known then) from New South Wales,…

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How to Manage Acute Injury Using the P.O.L.I.C.E. Principle


An acute injury is generally defined as a sudden injury resulting from a traumatic event. An example of a traumatic event is when you’re running down the stairs and you trip, landing on the outside of your ankle and resulting to a painful…

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My 5 Top Reasons for Being a Physiotherapist


Excel’s new Senior Physio, Laura Lee, is experienced in treating headaches, neck pain, back pain, sciatica, musculoskeletal conditions and post-operative conditions. In this article, she shares her five top reasons for being a Physiotherapist. You can also learn more about Laura here. Seeing…

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The Science of Muscle Medicine


I’ve often thought that the human body is like a machine, albeit the most intelligent and technologically advanced machine ever created. Think of all common everyday machines, such as cars, printers, and computers. Our human body works in very much the same way,…

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Hip Stability – A Focus on the Glute Med Muscle


In a recent blog, Principal Physiotherapist Tim Ellis wrote on Building the Ultimate Back – A Focus on the Gluteus Maximus Muscle. Another gluteal muscle that doesn’t receive much love is the Gluteus Medius (Glute Med) which is vital for maintaining healthy hips and…

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A Different Kind of Holiday: Lawrence’s Physio Trip in Indonesia


I am really proud of Excel Physio’s Lawrence Lin, who chose to spend his two-week holiday reaching out to remote communities in rural Indonesia. Lawrence, who has been working at Excel as a full-time Physio for over a year now, has been working…

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