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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Fast Bowlers! We’ve got your Back!

by Jess Stoll Physiotherapist, Level 2 Cricket Coach

It’s that time of year again (and the best time in my opinion). Cricket season is here which means kids with plastic bats and your weekend warrior veterans are dusting off the pads and taking over local ovals everywhere.

For those of you who are taking to the nets for a bit of training this season, Cricket Australia have released new guidelines for bowling loads. Read More

Walk the Walk

 

If I told you there was a magic pill that

  • cut your risk of dying,
  • decreased heart disease,
  • improved symptoms of depression and lifted your mood,
  • helped you lose weight,
  • prevented Alzheimer’s disease,
  • reduced back pain
  • boosted bone density,
  • improved your sleep and
  • slowed mental decline and memory loss, you would walk into the Doctor’s surgery and demand a prescription.Read More

Recovery for Fitness Transformations

don’t waste your hard training by neglecting recovery!

A lot of us are hitting a transformation program at this time of year to get in shape for summer. There are a number of recovery strategies you can use to stay healthy, uninjured and training consistently. The harder you train, the harder you need to work at recovering (if that makes sense). Check out my 15 minute webinar for details of how you can use science to your advantage and stay healthy while increasing your training.

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Do you pee when you run?

Please don’t suffer in silence!

Ladies, do you pee when you run? Yeah, that’s not normal and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Unfortunately up to one in three mothers suffer in silence from incontinence.

It’s an awkward and embarrassing topic that no one wants to talk about. Except your PHYSIO! Read on to learn more and check out the video showing how we assess pelvic floor function using Real-Time Ultrasound

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5 Mistakes made by endurance athletes

Mistake 1: Changing things too quickly

The body will adapt well to increases in activity and training, given time. The changes needed to go from a sedentary, overweight state to active and exercising regularly should take months not weeks. Even a well-conditioned body can be sensitive to rapid changes in workload or equipment.

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