Monthly Archives: July 2014

Pillow Talk

A Pillow is a very personal item that a lot of us form very personal attachments too. For hygiene reasons it is recommended that you change your pillow roughly every 12months. However when the time comes to purchase a new pillow it can often be quite confusing to know which type of pillow is the best option.

The first thing that you should consider when purchasing a pillow is what position you sleep in for the majority of the night. If you sleep on your side or your back for the majority of the night then ideally you want a pillow that aims to keep your head in a neutral position. What this means is that your neck stays in alignment with the rest of your spine and your head doesn’t drop down to one side during the night. To achieve this you may need a slightly larger pillow or consider using a medium density pillow with a secondary thin/soft pillow on top. If you sleep on your stomach the majority of the night then the best option is a very thin pillow. If you sleep on your stomach with a thicker pillow chances are you are locking your neck into an extended position while you sleep and could potentially be causing your neck to stiffen up. Switching to a thin pillow will take your neck out of this extended position and limit the amount of stress placed on your neck.

If you tend to suffer ongoing problems with your neck or tend to be prone to getting headaches related to tension in your neck then the best option can often be a contoured memory foam pillow and this really does provide the best support for your neck while you sleep. However before switching pillows its worth having a chat to your physiotherapist first and discussing with them what the best option for you might be. At Airport Physiotherapy we have a range of different memory foam and non-memory foam pillows available to the public and would be happy to chat with you about which pillow is best for you.

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New staff member!

Airport Physiotherapy would like to introduce you to our newest staff member, Jordan Duncan. Jordan completed his degree in physiotherapy at Curtin University. During his undergraduate training Jordan was exposed to a variety of different physiotherapy settings but found himself drawn to the private musculoskeletal setting.

Jordan currently shares his time between the Cannington and Airport clinics, and is available for appointments at either location. For further information, or to make a booking with Jordan, phone Airport Physiotherapy on 9479 5274.

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What’s your next challenge?

With less than 6 weeks to go until this year’s City to Surf, now is the time to start training. Whether you are new to running, or are a seasoned athlete, there is a distance and pace to suit you. This year’s event is being held on the 31st of August and distances range from a 4km walk to a full marathon.

Our staff here at Cannington Physiotherapy are fully equipped to assist you in achieving your sporting and recreational goals. So if you are looking at optimizing your performance, enhancing your recovery, or need some advice managing an injury, give us a call on 9351 8737 and have a chat with one of our friendly staff members.

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Massage Therapy Comes To Cannington

Remedial Massage

Remedial Massage has come to the Cannington branch of Airport Physiotherapy.

Remedial Massage recognizes and values the healing properties of touch and is a very safe and non-invasive form of treatment. Remedial therapists use a number of different hands-on techniques to diagnose and treat underlying conditions and problems. Treatment focuses on the soft tissues of the body including muscles, tendons, ligaments and fascia to help you perform at your peak.

Each treatment is tailored to the patients’ presenting complaints and a treatment plan is devised including appropriate changed in lifestyle, work practise or exercise. Here at Cannington Physiotherapy our Remedial therapist works closely with our physiotherapists to gain the best results for each patient.

Cannington Physiotherapy offers a 30 minute or a 60 minute consultation with our highly trained therapist. During your initial consultation a brief history is taken and full assessment of joint range of motion and muscle length is performed. This enables our therapist to design and implement a specific treatment plan to best suit your individual goals and needs.
Example of some treatment techniques include:

• Soft and Deep tissue treatment
• Trigger point release
• Cross-fibre friction
• Mobilisation
• Muscle energy techniques

Tuesday and Thursday 11-7pm
Alternative Friday and Saturday Mornings

Cancellation Policy.
We require 24 hours notice to cancel or re-schedule an appointment. If less than 24 hours is not given you will be charged a cancellation fee of $25. If you do not attend a session without providing notice you will be charged the full fee of $90.

For more information please contact 9351 8737 or email:

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