Deborah is a clinically trained physiotherapist with over 30 years of broad experience investing in the health and well-being of her patients using evidence-based practice. She treats patients and leads a team of diverse and experienced clinicians in her expanding clinical private practices in New South Wales (AUS) . Deborah is passionate about the issues facing middle aged to older adults who wish to remain as active and functional as possible.
Posture plays an integral role in back health. Unfortunately, the prevalence of poor posture and associated back pain is widespread. Too, poor posture can eventually lead to muscle weakness, tight muscles, and irregularities of the spine. Yet there are remedies for poor posture that can help correct body alignment and relieve the affiliated pain.
Holidays often involve house cleaning, decorating, and shopping which can lead to strained muscles, joints, and backs. Read more to learn how to prevent holiday injuries!
Following a total knee replacement, rehabilitation aimed at achieving a functional recovery should prioritize movement and exercise. Read here to learn more about management of recovering knees!
Evidence shows that preoperative therapy for patients undergoing total knee replacement has a positive impact on early postoperative recovery. And patients that prepare for knee surgery by strengthening muscles and improving flexibility tend to experience less pain, improved physical function more quickly, and reduced hospital stays. Read more about how to prepare for a total knee replacement procedure!
Osteoporosis is a common condition that adversely affects bone health for people 50 years and older. Yet appropriate types of exercise and physical activity can help maintain or improve bone health by increasing bone density and bone strength. Read more to learn about exercise strategies to manage osteoporosis!
Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is a broad term used to describe discomfort around the knee joint in the vicinity of the kneecap. Nicknamed ‘Runner’s Knee’, PFPS is classified as a common overuse injury. Despite effective conservative treatments such as stretching and strengthening, many people with this injury stop participating in physical activities. Read more to learn about this condition and how you can bounce back from knee pain!
Strong ab muscles stabilize the spine, make everyday movement easier, decrease risks of back pain, and improve levels of independence. Read more to learn how to strengthen your abdominals!
Sustaining a physical injury while exercising can occur when you begin a new exercise program or return to exercise after a hiatus. Yet you can avoid exercise-related injuries by practicing smart strategies. Read more in this article to learn about the “HOW” of exercising sensibly!
Despite their practicality and versatility, our hands can experience pain, swelling and stiffness. Pain — especially that which is associated with hand joints — is debilitating, as it affects grip strength and restricts movement. Yet, there are strategies to manage the pain and build strength and flexibility of hand muscles and joints. Read more to learn how to rehabilitate your hands!
Many of us know exercise and activity are good for us. However, when you begin an exercise routine and increase the duration of time that you exercise, it is important that you perform it safely to reduce injuries. Read more to better understand the science behind exercise-related injuries!