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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5 Neck Pain Secrets

What a pain in the neck!

I have it. You have it. Have a look around you, 1 in 5 people in your office have it.

Neck pain is one of those horrible conditions that affects 50% of Australian’s at some point in their lifetime. It can cause headaches, difficulty sleeping and decreased productivity. Like most common injuries, we put it off for weeks, months and sometimes years before we do something about it. Jess Stoll shares 5 secret tips to settle your stiff, sore neckRead More

Holding anterior knee

Knee pain: It Won’t Grow Away

Does your teenager complain about pain in the front of their knees? Have you been told they have “growing pains” and it’ll just go away?  Have you been told you have arthritis in your knee and you should stop exercise?

This is absolute B.S!  Inaccurate advice like this can cost years of healthy activity and needlessly keep you or your loved ones from doing the things you loveRead More

GLA;D Osteoarthritis Group Exercise Classes

“OA is  the  most  common  lifestyle  disease  in individuals 65 years of age and older, but can also affect those as young as 30 years of age.”

Is Knee or Hip Arthritis Slowing You Down? We’d be GLA;D to Help!

We offer a proven 6-week exercise and education program to reduce pain, delay or avoid surgery, improve function and reduce drug useRead More

Getting back to exercise: Mums the word

Congratulations! You’ve just had a baby and its time to drop that baby weight and get your body back. You hit the pavement and return to exercise. Then it happens… Your body lets you down.

You roll your ankle running, pull your quad doing a gym class or something leaks where it shouldn’t be leaking! But what happens? You have too many other things on your plate so you leave it. Surely the body will sort itself out, right? Nope. Chances are it will hang around and even get worse. Don’t let it happen to you!Read More

Returning Serve on “Tennis Elbow”

If you are struggling with pain on the outside of your elbow, you probably have Tennis Elbow. Back in the day when there was a tennis court every few blocks it was probably an accurate name, now virtually no-one gets a sore elbow from tennis, more like a “work elbow” or “lifting elbow” nowadays. The long name for this is Lateral Epicondylitis. 

Parkside Sports Physio, Jess Stoll, has spent months scouring research to come up with a gold-standard best-practice rehab program for this frustrating condition and some of her findings are worth sharing……..Read More

Get a grip on wrist pain at the Gym!

Are you struggling with lifting weights because your wrists hurt?

You are not alone. Research we were recently reading shows that up to 25% of weight training injuries occur in the wrist. We’ve been seeing a heap of these recently and wanted to share a few tips we find helpful to combat wrist pain and get you pressing heavy again without the painRead More