Jay’s working for the Sharks!

Recently I have been lucky enough to take up a position as a physiotherapist for the Cronulla Sharks Academy. I am required to attend all games and training sessions whilst being responsible for the diagnosis and rehab of all injuries sustained by players. The aim is to then return them to full training and games as soon as possible.

Working with elite athletes and sporting teams has always been a career goal of mine and having the opportunity to work with the Cronulla Sharks is already proving to be a great learning experience.Read More

Parkside Performance and Prevention Classes

Our local winter sports are about to start their pre-season, and this usually means some pain and suffering after a long off season and festive season.  This time is also ideal to work on injury prevention. In fact, training for performance enhancement IS injury prevention. We’re starting a new group exercise class to help get you fitter and reduce your risk of injury. Getting stronger, fitter and better core strength and balance will help you play better and also reduce your risk of getting hurt.Read More

Our 2020 Vision!

Parkside’s 2020 Vision

Hope you all had a great Christmas and a Happy New Year.

A lot of us use the new year to take stock of the year just gone and plan some changes for the coming year by making New Year’s resolutions.  I do this personally with mixed results and every quarter I sit down and repeat this process for Parkside Sports Physio as a business.

I did my quarterly review on New Year’s Eve and thought I’d put our “2020 Vision” out there so you can get an idea why I’m pumped about the year ahead.Read More

Taking aim at Calf Strains

In Over-35 Soccer circles there’s a joke about the sniper who hangs around grassy knolls on Sundays and picks off calf muscles, usually when a player is in full flight, or taking off at warp speed to chase down an opponent or get through on goal. In running circles, there’s the “old man calf” that holds you back from a breakthrough run split in a triathlon. Read on to find out why these jokes have an element of science behind them.Read More

How to start a Strength Program

If you read our most recent blog post, we talked about how vital strength training is for your health as well as sporting performance. World Health Organisation guidelines for activity for adults tell us we should all be performing strength exercises at least twice a week. So how do you go about that without breaking the bank or spending your life in the gym?Read More

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