Aberfoyle Park

Suite 4, The Hub Professional Centre
Christie Way
Aberfoyle Park
South Australia 5159

  • Mon: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Tue: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Wed: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Thu: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Fri: 8:30am – 7:00pm
  • Sat: 8:00am – 3:00pm

Services Offered:

  • Hands on therapy
  • Pilates equipment programs – individuals, semi private and groups
  • Gym Programs
  • Home Exercise programs
  • Dry Needling
  • Real Time Ultrasound Assessments
Adelaide CBD Central

Level 3 55 Gawler Place
Adelaide
South Australia 5000

  • Mon: 8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Tue: 8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Wed: 8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Thu: 8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Fri: 8:30am - 5:30pm
  • Sat: Closed

Services Offered:

Adelaide CBD East

179 Halifax Street
Adelaide
South Australia 5000

  • Mon: 8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Tue: 8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Wed: 8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Thu: 8:30am - 6:00pm
  • Fri: 8:30am - 5:30pm
  • Sat: Closed

Services Offered:

  • Hands on Therapy
  • Mobilisation/Manipulation
  • Home Exercise Programs
  • Dry Needling
  • Sports Injuries
  • Work & Motor Vehicle Accident Rehabilitation
  • Pilates equipment programs – individuals, semi private and groups
Adelaide CBD West

61-67 Byron Place
Adelaide
South Australia 5000

  • Mon: 8:30am - 1:00pm
  • Wed: 8:30am - 1:00pm
  • Fri: 8:30am - 1:00pm

Services Offered:

  • Hands-on treatment
  • Manipulation
  • Mobilisation
  • Massage Therapy
  • Home Exercise programs
  • Dry Needling
  • Home Visits
Beverley

Suite 2 131-133 Grange Road
Beverley
South Australia 5009

  • Mon: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Tue: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Wed: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Thu: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Fri: 8:30am – 5:00pm
  • Sat: 8:00am – 1:00pm

Services Offered:

Burnside

Suite 10 539 Greenhill Rd
Hazelwood Park
South Australia 5066

  • Mon: 8:00am – 8:00pm
  • Tue: 8:00am – 8:00pm
  • Wed: 8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Thu: 8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Fri: 8:00am – 7:00pm
  • Sat: 8:00am – 1:00pm
Campbelltown

506 Lower North East Road
Campbelltown
South Australia 5074

  • Mon: 9:00am - 8:00pm
  • Tue: 8:30am - 8:00pm
  • Wed: 9:00am - 8:00pm
  • Thu: 8:30am - 8:00pm
  • Fri: 9:00am - 7:00pm
  • Sat: 8:00am - 1:00pm

Services Offered:

  • Hands-on treatment
  • Manipulation
  • Mobilisation
  • Massage Therapy
  • Home Exercise programs
  • Dry Needling
  • Home Visits
Christies Beach

50 Beach Road
Christies Beach
South Australia 5165

  • Mon: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Tue: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Wed: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Thu: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Fri: 8:30am – 7:00pm
  • Sat: 8:30am – 1:00pm
Hampstead Gardens

237 Hampstead Road
Northfield
South Australia 5085

  • Mon: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Tue: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Wed: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Thu: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Fri: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Sat: 8:30am – 1:30pm
Holden Hill

586 North East Road
Holden Hill
South Australia 5088

  • Mon: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Tue: 8:30am - 8:00pm
  • Wed: 8:30am - 8:00pm
  • Thu: 8:30am - 8:00pm
  • Fri: 8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Sat: 8:30am – 1:30pm
Marion

153 Sturt Road
Dover Gardens
South Australia 5048

  • Mon: 8:30am - 7:30pm
  • Tue: 8:30am - 7:30pm
  • Wed: 8:30am - 7:30pm
  • Thu: 8:30am - 7:30pm
  • Fri: 8:30am - 7:00pm
  • Sat: 8:00am - 12:30pm
Melrose Park

166 Daws Rd
Melrose Park
South Australia 5039

  • Mon: 9:00am – 8:00pm
  • Tue: 9:00am – 8:00pm
  • Wed: 9:00am – 5:30pm
  • Thu: 9:00am – 8:00pm
  • Fri: 9:00am – 5:30pm
  • Sat: 8:30am – 1:00pm
Morphett Vale

188 Main South Road
Morphett Vale
South Australia 5162

  • Mon: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Tue: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Wed: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Thu: 8:30am – 8:00pm
  • Fri: 8:30am – 7:00pm
  • Sat: 8:00am – 1:00pm
Newton

8 Stradbroke Road
Newton
South Australia 5076

  • Tue: 1:30pm - 5:30pm
  • Fri: 9:00am - 1:00pm

Services Offered:

Parkside

2/257 Fullarton Road
Parkside
South Australia 5063

  • Mon: 8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Tue: 8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Wed: 8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Thu: 8:00am - 8:00pm
  • Fri: 8:00am - 5:30pm
  • Sat: 8:30am - 1:00pm

Services Offered:

  • Hands-on treatment
  • Manipulation
  • Mobilisation
  • Massage Therapy
  • Home Exercise programs
  • Dry Needling
  • Home Visits
Plympton

Suite 3 267 Marion Road
Marleston
South Australia 5033

  • Mon: 8:30am - 8:00pm
  • Tue: 8:30am - 8:00pm
  • Wed: 8:30am - 8:00pm
  • Thu: 8:30am - 8:00pm
  • Fri: 8:30am - 5:30pm
  • Sat: 8:00am - 1:00pm

Services Offered:

Backpack posture

Overweight backpacks can lead to potential back pain as children transport textbooks, laptops, sports clothes and papers back and forth between school and home.

Poor posture, stress from sports and activities, prolonged inactivity while studying at school – along with these factors a heavy backpack can contribute to muscles soreness, shoulder and neck pain, numbness/tingling, headaches and back pain.

DON’T 

  • Carry the backpack on one shoulder
  • Stand in a stooped posture with forward head position
  • Overload the backpack
  • Don’t carry more than 10-15% of the child’s bodyweight in a backpack
  • Don’t use a backpack wider than the child’s chest

DO 

  • Stand up straight
  • Carry the backpack on both shoulders
  • Load the backpack strategically – place the heaviest item closest to the child’s back and distribute weight evenly over both shoulders.
  • Consider using a backpack with a waist belt (this helps distribute the weight evenly)
  • Chose a backpack that fits – adjust the straps (which should be well padded) so that the bag fits snug to the back. The bottom of the pack should rest comfortable in the curve of the low back.

Along with the immediate discomforts of a too heavy backpack – symptoms of back pain in adolescence are associated with increased back pain as an adult.

If your child is experiencing back pain, headaches or discomfort from using a backpack, speak to your Physio in regards to management and treatment.

Stretches and exercises are valuable in treating and preventing further injury.

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