Hoys Physio celebrates 10years in Business
The Hoy Boys are excited to celebrate 10years as Hoys Physiotherapy. Although we are not looking as young as we did, we are still talking and have all our hair, so we are calling this a success.
Hoys Physiotherapy started in 2006, at the Jetty as a small single Physio practice. Later that same year started the second practice in Sawtell with both Matt and Rob working in the business full time. In the last 10 years Hoys Physiotherapy has grown to now having 16 staff and a third practice location at Toormina. Hoys Physiotherapy now offers a large ranges of service including Physiotherapy, Exercise Physiology, Massage, Exercise Classes and Naturopathy.
Charity Golf Day
The 2nd annual Hoys Physio/ Dealer Direct charity golf day was held on March 17th in hot and thirsty conditions at the Coffs Harbour golf club. 108 players in 27 teams teed off in a 4 person Ambrose competition- all in the name of charity. Almost $7000 was raised from green fees, raffle tickets and a charity auction held at the 19th hole! The funds will go to the Cancer Council via Paul Stroud and Renee Atkins entry into the 2016 Shitbox Rally- the major fundraiser for the Cancer Council. P
aul and Renee will drive a “Shitbox” (car under $1000) 3500km from Mackay to Hobart in 7 days via the middle of Australia. Hoys Physio’s own team finished 2nd overall on the day after charging home on the back 9 with some scintillating golf. We would like to thank all those who played and donated prizes and items for the auction and Paul McAra and his team at the Coffs Harbour Golf Club. The Hoys Physio charity golf day will be back bigger and better in 2017-pencil in Feb 17th 2017 for a great day for this worthy cause.
Gait Scan:- The Key to being pain free could right under your feet
What is Gaitscan?
Gaitscan is a state of the art software linked to a force plate that assess’ your feet and designs the right orthotic for you. Custom orthotics differ from off-the-shelf insoles as they realign the foot and ankle into the correct anatomical position to avoid overloading different areas of the foot which can cause pain. Customised orthotics are as unique and individualised as glasses are for your eyes and having the right orthotic is integral to their effectiveness.
What conditions would benefit from custom orthotics?
- Localized foot, knee, hip and low back pain
- Hammer toes
- Achilles tendinopathy
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Morton’s Neuroma
- Shin Splints
- Runner’s Knee
- Iliotibial band syndrome
How does it work?
Gaitscan involve a simple scan done in a normal physiotherapy session, which allows the technology to detect even minor biomechanical flaws before they become a source of pain. The data collected is sent to The Orthotic Group (TOG) who then make the orthotic and send it back to us. During the assessment, we evaluate your foot position both standing still and walking, to gain an understanding of what your feet are doing under different types of load. Gaitscan provides images that we can compare to normal to show you what areas we need to focus on.
Not everyone needs orthotics but if it is decided that they are needed, then a pair of custom orthotics are made. They are removable and can fit in a wide variety of shoes. Your Physiotherapist will pick the most appropriate material and thickness depending on what you will use your orthotics for. Whether it be for running, walking, for work shoes or a combination of theses. TOG is a world leading orthotic company that uses quality materials that come with a lifetime guarantee. If you feel your feet are part of your problem book a gaitscan.
Type 2 Diabetes Exercise Classes Bulk Billed
Hoys Physiotherapy have qualified Exercise Physiologists on hand to provide you with the necessary education and prescription of exercise for your medical condition (including Type 2 Diabetes)
Hoys Physiotherapy runs weekly exercise classes and Hydrotherapy classes for people with chronic diseases or injuries.
What is type 2 diabetes mellitus?
Type 2 diabetes (T2DM) is a chronic condition characterised by varying levels of insulin resistance causing hyperglycaemia (raised blood glucose levels). Further, for those at increased risk of developing T2DM, Impaired Glucose Tolerance (IGT) and Impaired Fasting Glucose (IFG) are used to characterise conditions where insulin resistance and hyperglycaemia are not as severe as those with T2DM. It was estimated that in 2002 that 7.4% of Australians had T2DM (half of whom are unaware) increasing to approximately 10.7% in the US in 2007.
Studies show that exercise can help prevent or delay T2DM, improve control of blood glucose, decrease the proportion of body fat, decrease the risk of heart disease, and increase heart and lung fitness in people with T2DM. Poorly controlled blood glucose leads to earlier onset of associated diseases and complications such as heart, kidney and eye diseases, and an increased risk of death. Better blood glucose control often means people can reduce their T2DM medications. As people with diabetes age, the benefit of maintaining muscle mass through exercise is also likely to improve physical function and independence.
What exercise is best for people T2DM?
The table below shows the type, intensity, duration and frequency of exercise recommended for people with T2DM. The total amount of exercise should include a combination of aerobic and resistance training. Aerobic exercise (e.g. walking or running) increases heart and lung fitness, while resistance training (e.g. lifting weights) can maintain and increase muscle and bone strength. Importantly, combining both aerobic and resistance training has recently shown to be more beneficial on blood glucose levels in people with T2DM.
|Type of exercise||Intensity||Duration, week||Frequency|
|Aerobic (large muscle activities) e.g. walking, running, cycling and swimming.||Moderate:
40–59% VO2R or HRR
RPE 12–13 OR
60–84% VO2R or
HRR 70–89% HRmax
|30 min 5 x week
150 min total
30 min 3-4 x week
120 min week
|No more than two consecutive days without exercising|
|Resistance (multi joint exercises, progressive, large muscle groups)||Moderate to vigorous
1–2 min rest intervals
|3-4 x week
60 min (included in totals above)
|2 or more times/week|
Around the Grounds with Hoys Physio
Well its been a busy few months with the National Touch tournament in town with Rob,Matt and Dave for working for the Australian Touch medical team, Suzie and Harry part of the Referee’s medical team and Claure, Garry and Alex working as sports trainers for visiting teams.
Although the days were long and tiring, it is a great experience to see the best touch players in the land running around and also to able to assess, diagnose and manage acute injuries just after they’ve happened.These include muscle strains, torn ligaments, fractures and dislocations.
The pre-season has also kicked of for Winter sports, and there is already a nice rivalry developing at work, with Alex Pearson, Sawtell Saints stalwart securing the help of Remedial masseur Claire Long as sports trainer, while Harry Groom, has signed to play and do the physio for the Coffs Swans. Can’t wait for that local derby. Suzie Ammann is going to do the Physio cover for the local rugby union, and David Goodwin will be doing refereeing for the soccer. Let the busy winter sport season begin.
Specifically designed exercise classes conducted in a heated swimming pool and supervised by a qualified therapist as group exercise classes.
Helps a large range of injuries especially arthritic joints, sports injuries, back and neck pain, joint replacements and reconstructions.
Coffs Harbour:- Tuesday 8-9am, and Group Classes Tuesdays and Thursdays 9-10am
Sawtell:- Tuesday 8.30-9.30am
Open Saturdays and able to make Booking online
Rob and Matt now have the staff to offer Physiotherapy, Exercise Physiology and Natrapathy Services on Saturdays Mornings, by appointment only 8am-12pm,
call and book today.
Core Stability Classes
Session Times & Dates
- Wednesday 11am-12pm
- Tuesday 2-3pm & 6-7pm
- Thursday 2-3pm
- Cost $20 per class
- Claimable on Health Funds
For bookings & further information please contact our practise.
Now available Saturdays
Offering 3 levels of care, so you can choose the level that suits you best:
Not sure if Naturopathy is right for you? Drop in or ring to find out how Robyn can assist you & your family with all your acute & chronic health needs.