Ankle sprains

why you should ignore traditional medical advice!

Every week, thousands of people sprain their ankle. Most do it at sport, some walking down stairs or on uneven ground.

Here’s a typical story we hear as Physiotherapists, almost every week.
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Back Pain

BACK PAIN

Low back pain is one of the leading causes of disability in the western world. It affects up to 25% of Australian adults at any point in time.

More than 90% will be pain free in 6 weeks. A minority of back pain sufferers have back pain that persists more than 3 months and causes more marked lifestyle changes.

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Runner athlete legs got a pain

Knee Pain

knee PAIN

The medical term for “runners knee” is Patello-Femoral Pain Syndrome. Pain is usually felt at the front of the knee with running, stairs and sitting.

One in 20 teens and one in 10 adult females suffer from Patello-Femoral Pain. Pain lasts for a year or more in 1/3 of people.

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Parkside Sports Physiotherapy turns 21 years old today. 

21st speeches are usually boozy recollections of embarrassing anecdotes provided by friends and family, outlining stupid events and actions punctuating a young life, while still holding out great hope for a bright and exciting future.

No different here. We are a family business. No Incs or Corps, no franchise or group to report to, just a local husband and wife who have managed to stay in business for more than 2 decades when the average is 2 years. Read More

ACL Tears: It’s a Girl thing?

If you’ve watched much of the AFLW or Suncorp Super Netball recently you can’t escape the publicity surrounding escalating ACL Injury rates, especially in females. The ACL is a ligament in the knee, vital for stability in change of direction sports involving agility, jumping and landing. Injury traditionally means reconstructive surgery and 12 months out of sport!Read More

Kids playing soccer

Kids Sports Injury Crisis?

Our Kiwi cousins have just released a mind-blowing report* showing an alarming rise in sports injury rates among children. The number of injuries in children up to 14 years old has skyrocketed by 60% over the last 2 years. If we play the blame game, who is responsible? I have a few theories……

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Is Hip Pain driving you mad?

Do you suffer from pain on the side of your hip that stops you sleeping, walking or even sitting?

“Many women put up with disabling hip pain for 2 years without getting effective treatment, instead taking drugs and getting cortisone injections, often with no result!”

Without an effective treatment plan, this pain can unfortunately continue for years. Disturbed sleep and reduced walking and exercise can lead to weight gain, with implications for your general health and mental well-being.Read More

Hamstring Tears: Don’t become a statistic!

Are you about to start your winter sport season and wondering how you can avoid the sideline sniper who picks off hamstrings with great accuracy?  Here at Parkside we are preparing for our March epidemic of hamstring tears, especially in our Over 35 age group athletes.

Some of the risk factors for hamstring injury include

  • Previous muscle tears
  • Inadequate rehab of previous injury
  • Poor fitness, particularly a long layoff between seasons and high speed running
  • Age

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