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Return to the Gym With Confidence: Your Ultimate Guide to Physiotherapy for Shoulder Rehab

Take charge of your recovery and regain your strength faster with these little-known physiotherapy secrets!

A shoulder injury can stop any gym-goer in their tracks. One moment, you’re pushing your limits, the next, you’re sidelined in pain, facing a lengthy recovery process. It’s a challenging journey, but you’re not alone, and there’s a proven, safe pathway to reclaim your strength and return to your fitness routine.

As experienced physiotherapists, we’re here to guide you through this journey. This article will shed light on understanding your shoulder pain, the crucial role of physiotherapy in your recovery, and how you can effectively prevent future injuries. Together, we will navigate your path back to the gym with confidence and resilience. Let’s dive in!Read More

Exercises to Reduce Cholesterol

Eoghan Rosser, Exercise Physiologist

High cholesterol affects millions of people worldwide and is a major risk factor for heart disease. While medications can help, making positive lifestyle changes and adding exercise to your routine can have a big impact on naturally lowering cholesterol. As a local exercise specialist, I’m here to guide you on this journey and make exercise more accessible and easier to incorporate into your life.

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Understanding, Treating, and Preventing Hamstring Injuries: A Comprehensive Guide

Hamstring injuries can be a serious concern for athletes. They are among the most common injuries in team sports, and a staggering 25%-33% of these injuries can reoccur, often within the first four weeks after returning to sport. Read on to find out the latest update that our Physio Shaylee Pyett shared with our clinical team at one of our weekly clinical education sessions.

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Fast-Track Your Osteoarthritis Recovery With Exercise Physiology

Unlock the Potential of Exercise Physiology in Your Osteoarthritis Rehabilitation Journey

Living with osteoarthritis is a daily struggle for an estimated 2.2 million Australians. The pain, stiffness, and limited mobility can greatly impact your quality of life. But what if there was a science-backed approach to help you manage these symptoms and regain your vitality without drugs or surgery? Welcome to the empowering world of Exercise Physiology.

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Exercise: Fitter and Stronger to Live Longer

Hopefully you’ve heard by now that exercise is powerful medicine which is proven to be effective against a wide variety of diseases and conditions.  It adds life to your years and years to your life.

But how much, and what sort of exercise should you do to live longer? It may be a lot less than you expect!Read More

Exercise Right: Is there a “Right” way?

Exercise is deemed as an ‘essential’ activity, and for good reasons. Not only does it help manage chronic health conditions, but did you know exercise has profound positive effects on our mental health, such as reducing stress and levels of depression – important now more than ever! Not to mention the added benefits exercise has on improving your immune function. But is there a “Right” way to exercise?Read More

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

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

Bosco FC Injury Prevention Resources

Hi Bosco FC,

2024 marks our 25th year of being involved with Bosco FC! As well as being on your sleeve, we’ve also got your back when you get injured. My team of Physios and Exercise Physiologists are obsessed with getting you back doing what you love the most. We’ve spent the off season revising and updating our injury rehab protocols and we’re confident we’ll help you get back on the pitch as soon as possible. Whether you’re a young player with “growing pains” or not so young with a calf tear, we’ve got you covered. Muscle strains, ankle sprains, knee injuries, we’re ready to help you out.

As a Bosco FC player we’d love to help you out with a discounted initial consultation so you can get the right advice. We also offer online booking via our website, or our Facebook page so you don’t have to wait until Monday morning to get your recovery organised.

St George Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Centre at Kogarah runs a Saturday Sports injury clinic from 1-6pm. Parkside Physios are on duty here every month. If you are concerned enough to seek medical care but want to skip the Emergency department at our local hospitals this could be a good option. For a fee you see a Doctor, have access to imaging and immediate management of your injury, including an on-call surgeon. Phone 8537 3100 for an appointment

Hope you have a great 2024 season and don’t need our services!

Matt McEwan

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Understanding, Treating, and Preventing Hamstring Injuries: A Comprehensive Guide

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Why Running Sucks in Hot Weather

Have you just done the Sydney Marathon or Half Marathon? Did you struggle with the crazy hot conditions? If you did, you weren’t alone, with 460 runners starting but not finishing the marathon. But why does heat mess up an otherwise perfect preparation and bring undone those months of training. Read on as we outline what goes on in the heat and talk about ways to improve this next timeRead More