Festive Tips for the Holiday Season


    Festive Tips for the Holiday Season

The festive season can be a challenge to your physical, mental and financial wellbeing. Here are a few tips to help your survive.

Eileen Lavis – Continence and Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist

  • Don’t let travelling with continence issues deter you in the festive season.
  • For car travel within Australia, planning your toilet stops can ease activity. The National Public Toilet Map (www.toiletmap.gov.au) is a great resource.

Karen Burns – Continence and Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist

  • Eat well – 30grams of fibre per day. Add legumes such as 3 bean mix to your salads. Baked beans go well with your fried ham for breakfast.


Sinead Sperrin – Lymphoedema Physiotherapist

  • Ladies with lymphoedema; over the warmer months, you may prefer to wear JOBST Ultrasheer compressions socks or stockings. Ulstrasheer provide elegant sheerness with added comfort in stylish colours (they look like ordinary panty hose!) Ask your lymphoedema physiotherapist if these are suitable for you.


Emma McDonough – Physiotherapist

  • We see a lot of children/ young adults for the application of new casts just after Christmas and into the New Year.
  • If you do fall over and hurt yourself apply ice immediately to the swollen area. If you suspect a fracture make sure you seek medical attention.

Matt Williams – Physiotherapist

  • The average person consumes between 4000 and 7000 calories on Christmas day. This equates to roughly 780 minutes of running or many days of backyard cricket to burn those calories off. Remain active over the festive season to avoid adding those extra pounds which can affect degenerative knees and backs.

Lieve Lievens – Physiotherapist

  • Many will receive books or e readers for Christmas. Read sitting with good posture with the book and arms supported or you may develop neck pain or a headache.

Garry Lavis – Remedial Massage Therapist

  • Having a warm spa can be a great alternative for a massage over the festive break.

Kyle Halloran – Remedial Massage Therapist

  • The festive season is a great time to get out and enjoy a wide range of games and activities. However, the more adventurous the activity the more prone you are to those the next day aches and pains, known as DOMS or Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness. The best aid for DOMS is applying an ice pack to the aching area for 10 minutes and also stretching.

Liz Costello – Administration Supervisor

  • As we approach the end of the calendar year the majority of people have used their private health insurance. You may be eligible for an EPC plan this should be discussed with your GP.

Rachelle Kennedy – Receptionist

  • If you get a mobile for Christmas make sure you update your contact details so you can receive appointment reminders and special offers.

Ashley Atkins – Receptionist

  • Check out our website for our opening hours over Christmas.

April Atkins – Receptionist

  • Most health funds have an anniversary date please check when your benefits expire with your health fun to ensure you get the most out of your health benefits. Please note your benefits will not carry over to the next year.

James Pascoe – Podiatrist

  • Avoid thin soled shoes whilst Christmas shopping. The soles of your shoes need to be thick and cushioned. A general rule of thumb is that you should be able to compress it approximately one third of the thickness.

Rathmines Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic will be open the following hours between Christmas and New Year

Wednesday 24th December – 8am – 1pm – Physiotherapy, Remedial Massage Therapy

Thursday 25th December – Friday 26th December – closed

Saturday 27th December – 7am – 12pm – Physiotherapy

Monday 29th December –Tuesday 30th December – 7am—7pm – Physiotherapy & Remedial Massage Therapy

Wednesday 31st December – 7am – 5pm – Physiotherapy

Thursday 1st January – Closed

The clinic will be open usual hours as of:

Friday 2nd January 2014 from 7am

All the staff at Rathmines Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Centre wishes you a safe and happy holiday season and would like to thank you for your ongoing support.

If you have any questions regarding the information or would like to make an appointment please do not hesitate to contact the clinic on 4975-1622.