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Coping With The Winter Aches

Written by Sandra Demian, Physiotherapist at Sylvania. Article from June 2019

Coping With The Winter Aches

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As the poet George Herbert once said “Every mile is two in winter” and that’s often how it feels when we think of getting up and exercising as the winter months approach. Whilst joint and muscle pain can occur at any time or temperature throughout the year, the colder months can make the symptoms appear more noticeable.

This often occurs because when we are cold, our vessels restrict our blood supply around our extremities such as our hands and feet and prioritizes our vital organs such as the heart and lungs.

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Falls Prevention

Written by Taylor Moore, Exercise Physiologist at Sylvania. Article from February 2019

FALLS PREVENTION

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Falls can become a serious health concern for those at risk, but how do we identify who is at risk of falling? There are many factors that contribute to a fall, these risks factors include:

Demographic/Psychosocial
• Advanced age
• History of falls
• Limitations with everyday tasks

Sensory
• Poor vision
• Muscle weakness
• Poor reaction time

Medical
• Stroke
• Parkinson’s Disease
• Taking 4 or medications or psychotropic medication
• Impaired cognition

Mobility
• Impaired gait or mobility

As you can see, risks can be categorised as either demographic, psychosocial, medical, sensory or mobility factors.

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Autism Spectrum Disorder & Social Communication

Written by Siri Burke, Speech Pathologist Blacktown. Article from October 2018

Autism Spectrum Disorder & Social Communication


Autism Spectrum Disorder and Social Communication

Whenever a meet a person with autism, I learn something new. Each person is made up of a unique set of skills, behaviours, talents, and interests, and no two are ever the same! Because of this, it’s difficult to say what children with autism have in common, but we do know that for many people, social communication skills present a significant area of difference to typically developing kids. In order to understand these differences, we need to understand how social communication typically emerges in kids without autism.

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