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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Our Promise to You!

Hope you’re having a great day. As always, we’re keeping busy here at Parkside.  Last week’s blog told you what “We Believe”. Today I want to outline our promise to you when you trust us to solve your frustrating injury problems.


At Parkside Sports Physiotherapy we Promise:
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What We Believe!

Hi, hope you’re having a great day!

I thought I’d spend a few minutes taking you behind the scenes here at Parkside by letting you know a bit about what we stand for over the next few blog posts.

Today: This is What We Believe!Read More