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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

Private Health Insurance: Members Last?

This rant post has been coming for a while if I’m honest, but I generally like to keep things positive. Some recent experiences have pushed me to the point where I need to get stuff off my chest regarding private health insurance and “preferred providers” schemes.Read More

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