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So far Nathan Mobbs has created 24 blog entries.

Introducing Pete!

Introducing Pete . . . Why did you become a Physio? As an active teenager I had a few sporting injuries but there was one in particular that left me unable to walk properly.  When my mother dragged me along to the physio I was amazed to learn that my back was causing the pain [...]

By | March 20th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Why I decided to become a physio – Rob

  Throughout high-school, when trying to decide what career I wanted to pursue, I had considered physiotherapy but honestly didn’t know much about it! I’d never actually been to a physio myself and other interests at the time led me to working for a number of years in environmental management. What I hoped would [...]

By | November 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|

What is Load Management

In physiotherapy we often talk about “load management”, especially when we are planning your return to normal activities.  What do we mean when we use this turn of phrase? Our bodies have a range of activity within which they can operate safely.  This reflects your capacity for movement or activity and the type and intensity [...]

By | October 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Five Tips for Starting a Running Program

Last month I wrote about how to start a walking program to avoid injury – this month I’m giving you my top five tips for starting a running program. There are many reasons to start a running program including improving your energy levels, assisting weight loss or running for a cause. If you are new [...]

By | September 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Five Tips for Starting a Walking Program

Walking is a fantastic activity to kick start your fitness in the last month of winter. It doesn’t require any special equipment, you can do it anywhere and it’s much more gentle on your knees than running. I use it as a way to unwind after work and keep fit for adventures on the weekend. [...]

By | August 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|

The Truth About Getting Older – Part 1

  Listening carefully to our patients is an essential skill in helping them to reduce pain, restore strength and return to normal activities.  As I listen to what our patients say in the clinic, a recurring theme emerges: “Don’t get old.” Whether this is said tongue in cheek or in a more regretful tone, [...]

By | February 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Dear Physiotherapist

Do you want to make your patients move and feel better, right in front of you? Are you frustrated with the results you're getting because of short appointments or a lack of mentoring? Do you get a real buzz from finding out the real cause of problems . . . . and then fixing [...]

By | December 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|

How to reduce knee pain – without injections or surgery.

  Is knee pain slowing you down? Do you avoid stairs, inclines or bending down for fear of pain? Do you feel like your knees need "oiling" in the morning to get going? If you answered YES to any of these questions, you’re not alone. Knee pain or knee soreness is the third most common [...]

By | August 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Don’t let knee pain put the brakes on your life!

Don’t let knee pain put the brakes on your life! Is knee pain slowing you down? Do you hesitate before climbing stairs? Have a limp in your gait? Knee pain affects patients of all ages and interferes with a range of activities from everyday movement to gardening, walking and playing sport.  If left untreated [...]

By | June 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|