We would like to wish everyone a happy and safe Easter break. This month we are focusing on Scoliosis, Diabetes, NDIS and EOS scans.
Term 2 Pilates Classes
Term 2 of our pilates classes restarts on Monday the 24th of April. Places are filling up fast, so if you are keen to do the classes please call the practice on 9438 1782 to reserve your spot for next term.
Video tip of the month Standing workstations are becoming more common. In this second video of his series, physiotherapist and exercise physiologistMichael Butters explains how to use them correctly to avoid neck and back pain.
Mild scoliosis (a sideways curve of the spine) is a reasonably common condition, however approximately 2.5% of 11-13yr old girls are at risk of developing a more significant form of scoliosis called Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS). This type of scoliosis is much more common in girls than boys and until recently screening for AIS was performed in most Australian schools. The image to the right highlights some of the key outward signs of scoliosis:
These days it is the parents’ responsibility to check their child’s spine and to see their GP or Physiotherapist with any concerns.
For more information go to www.scoliosis-australia.org
Diabetes Workshop at Norths Fitness - Wednesday 19th April
On Wednesday the 19th of April, Michael Butters will be discussing about the best way to manage diabetes with exercise. The details are:
When – Wednesday 19th April at 5:45pm Where – Ken Irvine Room, Norths Leagues Club Bookings – limited to 60 people, please call Norths Fitness on 9245 3011 or put your name down at reception.
Ask us about EOS scans
On Tuesday the 28th of February Peter Sharp, Michael Butters and Chris Andreano attended a presentation at Castlereagh Imaging St Leonards about EOS scans. Castlereagh Imaging in St Leonards is one of the few radiology practices in Sydney that offers EOS scans.
EOS scans allow a 3D full body X-ray from head to toe providing a complete picture of the your skeleton for more accurate diagnosis and treatment direction where convential X-rays can only assess one region of the body.
This is particularly relevant for measuring varus/valgus knee angles, leg length discrepancies, rotational forces on hips, pelvic tilts and accurate measurements of scoliosis
EOS scans are quick, on average only taking 20 seconds that can be reviewed instantly
EOS scans deliver higher quality images with up to 9 times less radiation than a normal x-ray
There is also a micro-dose EOS scan if you are having multiple scans within a set time periods
A referral from your physiotherapist is required for an EOS scan but at present you do not need to make an appointment at Castlereagh imaging.
At this stage, EOS scans are free at Castlereagh Imaging if you are referred by a physiotherapist at St Leonards Physiotherapy.
If you would like to know more about EOS scans and how they can help you ask your physiotherapist about them at your next appointment.