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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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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Fun (Food) Facts for Fit Females: Part 2

We are back for Part 2 of our Female Athlete series and talking all things nutrition. Last week’sJessica Stoll blog post touched on the importance of hormones on training. This week we look at how hormones can also influence what fuel your body needs to perform at its best and bust open some diet trend myths while we’re at it.Read More

Fun Facts For Fit Females: Part 1

NEWSFLASH: women are different to men. I know, this is not new information, but is Jessica Stollsomething that often gets overlooked when it comes to sports science and injury prevention. For instance, did you know that most research studies are performed on men and then just adapted for women, who are considered “small men”?  There are so many female specific aspects that need to be considered like body composition, hormones, and different rates of development. In this blog we are going to explore these differences through three important life stages and drop some training bombs that show how differently the female athlete, in particular, the female runner should be training.Read More

10 Week Diabetes Challenge

Have you been told you have high blood sugar? Is this something you have difficulty gettingProfile Picture of Ashleigh Hooper, Exercise Physiologist under control, even with your medications? If you’ve been diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes, then you are eligible to take part in our 10-week diabetes challenge to improve your health.Read More

Running Strength Exercises

If you’re a runner then you may have read or seen that you should be doing some strength training to help your running. Here at Parkside Sports Physio we 100% agree with this. In this blog we’ll tell you how you can get strength gains in just 13 minutes in the comfort of your own home? And no we won’t sell you steak knives, I promise!Read More

Re-Season Training

profile of Physiotherapist, Jay McGuinness
Jay McGuinness Physiotherapist

Over 35 Soccer players, are you excited about the prospect of getting back together with your team and having a kick and a beer? If you’re a bit worried about getting injured and missing most of a 9 week season then you are not alone and you should read this carefully as I’m about to outline a program you need to be doing now to have your best chance of staying on the pitch.

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We can Help With Pregnancy Low Back and Pelvic Pain

Jessica Stoll
Jess Stoll

Are you Pregnant? Sick of Pelvic or Low Back Pain stealing your glow? You’re not alone! I’ve got a few friends that are pregnant and heaps of them message me about their sore back and pelvis as they progress through their pregnancy. Time and time again I have to reassure friends and patients that despite this being a normal part of pregnancy, Physio can be a big help in keeping you moving as you get ready to welcome your cherished new addition. Keep reading, I’ve got 5 Tops to help get you some relief from pregnancy related pain.Read More