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Christmas Closing Hours & Classes

We will be closed on all public holiday s over the holiday period and open from 9:00am – 5:00pm on 28,29,30th December 2016 and 7:00am – 3:00pm on 31st December 2016

We will trade from 9:00am – 5:00pm on the first week of january 03.01.2017-06.01.2017 and will trade as per normal on Saturday 7th January 2016  – 7:00am – 3:00pm

Our hours will resume as normal from Monday 9th January 2017

All Floor classes will cease as of Saturday 24.12.2016 and resume on 09.01.2016

Check out our website timetable for studio classes that are running over this period

From all the team at Physio Gym, We would like to wish you and your families a safe and happy Holiday period

GYROTONIC exercise class

GYROTONIC exercise class kick starts the day and gets the body moving, legs strengthening and everyone feeling great.

Everyone got to use the leg extension unit to train their
1. Abs
2. Knees
3. Stretch the spine, and
4. Rejuvenate the nervous system.

Two great classes
6:30AM – class worked the abs


7:30 AM Class – stretched the spine


And rejuvenated the nerves doing sciatic nerve stretches.


PainWISE – Week 2:

PainWISE – Week 2: A co-presentation between Physio Gym TM  and Chemist Works

Presenters Brendan Nelmes (Physio Gym) and George Adattini (Chemist Works)


We are happy to say we had a very successful session with our participants sharing:

  1. An understanding about their pain experience
  2. Determining their goals for regaining meaningful experiences
  3. Breaking down painful experiences and reconstructing them into ways they can help themselves
  4. Stopping their “Boom” and “Bust” cycle of pain.
  5. Challenging beliefs about food and ways to eat and their healing properties.


Which one are you when it comes to pain?

Boom and Bust or pace

Turmeric is an anti-oxidant and a anti-inflammatory… Try a Painwise reciepe from our work book this week.


Have a great PainWISE week this week.

How to be Painwise with chronic pain.

Being “Painwise” with chronic pain.

Last week Physio Gym physiotherapy began its first Painwise program. It started well with good attendance and with patients sharing their experiences of how pain has affected their lives and strategies to date they use to cope. Some key take home points to consider after module 1 of 4 to be presented are:

1. With chronic pain your brain can be more sensitive to a pain experience.
2. It is easier to trigger your pain as you have a lower pain threshold.
3. Chronic pain may not just be a sore back or joint it is often an entire experience affecting you in other ways like changing your sense of smell, creating a higher degree of anticipation or fear with an episode and reducing your ability to concentrate and recall memory as your brain is so busy coping with pain.

The most important message is to work with the therapist to:
a. Describe your pain and feelings you may have around the pain
b. Learn to understand how pain affects you and some things that may seem odd about your pain may be able to be explained to you.
c. Become pain smart so you can help your medical team help you by being the driver of your medical service not the receiver.

Module 2 will explore
A. Goal setting
B. Moving with pain and into new experiences
C. Managing sleep

Good work everyone that came on Saturday.
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