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Drug-Free Pain Relief For Osteo-Arthritis

Did you know 2.1 million Australians are dealing with knee or hip pain from Osteo-Arthritis? Or that 70% will go straight from taking tablets to joint replacement surgery without being offered some of the most effective and safest treatment options? Read on to find out how we can help you bridge that gap, get control of your pain and get moving using exerciseRead More

Forefoot Pain: Put Your Best Foot Forward

They are a long way away and usually hidden in shoes, but a painful foot will quickly get your attention and stop you doing the things you love. Pain in the ball of the foot is very common in dancers, runners, triathletes, cyclists and people working on their feet all day.  Women are more likely to experience forefoot problems than men. Here’s a few examples of problems we look for:

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3 Things New Mums Should Know About Getting back Into Exercise Safely

Shaylee Pyett- Physiotherapist

Struggling to get back into exercise after having a baby? Having a baby can alter your regular routines, decrease your sleep quantity and it can be hard to take time for yourself to exercise.  Exercise has many important health benefits for new Mums including; cardiovascular, strength and conditioning, and importantly psychological well-being and self-identity.

Here are 3 things we’d love you to know about about exercising after having your baby.Read More

Shin Splints: Help!!!

“Shin splints” is a real problem for anyone taking part in running sports. It’s one of the top 3 running related injuries. Weirdly, the name “shin splints” is taken from a common injury in 2-year-old racehorses, where they damage the “splint bone” in their shin.

Running related shin pain in humans is usually caused by one of a few different conditions. Read on to find out what they are, how they differ and how we can help you get them under control and get back runningRead More

Back pain: What really works?

Lower back Pain is extremely common. At any one time, 8% of the world’s population has low back pain and 25% of us have had a sore back in the last 3 months. Low back pain is the number one cause of disability and medical retirement from work, and there are more Doctor’s visits for back pain than any other condition!! So, What Really Works for Low Back Pain?Read More

Achilles Tendon Tips

Achilles pain is one of the most common running injuries and particularly affects older runners or those running long distances.  Rather than calling it Achilles tendinitis, which suggests inflammation easily helped by drugs, this is now known as Achilles tendinopathy, which describes Achilles tendon pain due to changes in the structure and function of the tendon and aggravated by increased load. Read on for 5 tips you may think are crazy for settling down a cranky AchillesRead More

Exercise Physiology has a new face at Parkside

We are excited to welcome Eoghan Rosser onboard as our Exercise Physiologist. Eoghan continues the Exercise Physiology service started by Ashleigh Hooper at Parkside 2 years ago and we’re excited to have him as part of our team. If you aren’t sure what Exercise Physiology involves, check out Eoghan’s FAQ below Read More

Parkside Osteoarthritis Exercise Class

Aim:

A 6 week program of twice a week small group exercise classes (maximum 5 people per class) for people with mild, moderate or severe symptoms of knee and/or hip OsteoArthritis

Previous participants in this program report:
• Less pain
• Better Physical function
• Better quality of life
• Less pain-relief medication use
• Less sick leave

The program aims to improve quality of life for people with hip and/or knee OsteoArthritis, and may delay or prevent the need for surgery.

Format:

  1. Initial individual assessment session: for interview, assessment and baseline outcome measurements
  2. 6 week term of 2 classes per week in Parkside Sports Physiotherapy gym, max 5 participants per class. Hip, knee, core strength, balance and control exercises are individually tailored to each participant.
  3. 6 week Individual re-assessment session to measure changes in baseline outcome measurements

Cost

• $420 payable at commencement.

• May be claimable on Private Health Insurance.

• Itemised invoice for claim issued at completion of term

Time: Tuesday 10:30 & Thursday 10:30am

For more information call 9548 3372 or email eoghan@parksidesportsphysio.com.au

Achilles Tendon Rupture: Surgery or a Boot?

The Achilles tendon is the most frequently torn tendon in the human body. It’s a major injury which takes months to recover. For decades, surgical repair of the tendon was the most common treatment, but since walking boots have become popular recently, non-surgical treatment using a specialised boot has become more popular.

So which one is better? Surgery or a boot? As usual, it depends!Read More