How to Relieve Lower Back Pain

How to Relieve Lower Back Pain - Hoys Allied Health + Wellness

Lower back pain is the second most common ailment presented to doctors by adults, eclipsed only by the common cold. It’s such a ubiquitous problem that it’s considered a social as well as a health issue, as it’s the number one cause of absence at work. Modern, industrial, sedentary lifestyles with little to no exercise […]

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Am I lactose intolerant?

lactose intolerance - Hoys Health

Lactose is a type of sugar found naturally in dairy foods such as cows milk and yoghurt. It can also be found in some processed and pre-prepared foods. When lactose Is consumed in the diet it is normally broken down in the small intestine by a digestive enzyme called ‘Lactase’. According to the findings by […]

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What is Coeliac disease?

Coeliac Disease - what is it? Hoys Health

Coeliac disease is a condition where the body’s immune system reacts to gluten, a protein found in foods such as: wheat, rye, barley and oats. If these foods containing gluten are consumed it can cause inflammation and damage to the lining of the small bowel. Coeliac disease affects on average approximately 1 in 70 Australians. […]

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The Benefits of Strength Training

By Zac O’Brien – Exercise Physiologist As an accredited exercise physiologist, I often get asked: “What is the best form of exercise I can do’’? If I had to give you one answer, the answer would be strength training! Strength training is often avoided due to several reasons with common answers being: I don’t know […]

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Does Massage reduce your risk of Injury?

Remedial Massage for sports and muscle recovery, Hoys Allied Health + Wellness Coffs Harbour, Sawtell, Toormina

There is a reason that we see professional athletes always in having massage pre and post events, this is because it helps them reduce the chance of getting an injury.  Athletes make a living out of staying injury free, but why should the weekend warrior or desk worker not use it to stay pain free […]

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Diabetes 101 – What is it?

What Is Diabetes? Diabetes is a group of conditions that are characterised by an inability to maintain a healthy blood glucose level. Blood glucose levels are controlled by a hormone called insulin, which is produced in the pancreas. When we eat and drink, glucose enters our blood stream and insulin acts by removing glucose from […]

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Pregnancy & Exercise: How to Guide

A common question asked by pregnant patients is: “Should I still be exercising?” There are many myths around what exercises are appropriate to engage in throughout pregnancy, with some people thinking they should avoid it altogether! Research has shown that overall, there are more pregnant women avoiding exercise than participating in exercise, usually due to [...] Read More

Does Massage help lower stress?

Remedial Massage for stress relief, Hoys Allied Health + Wellness Coffs Harbour, Sawtell, Toormina

“Studies suggest massage therapy can be beneficial not only in reducing physical pain, but also for improving mood and fighting stress.” Activation of the stress response causes muscles throughout the body to tense up. When the event ends, the muscles relax. However, if stress is constant, the muscles may remain in a slightly tensed state. […]

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NDIS Blog Post – OT

What is the NDIS? The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) supports people with a permanent and significant disability which affects their ability to take part in everyday activities. The National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) implements the NDIS. The NDIS supports people with a disability to live an ordinary life. The type of support that is [...] Read More