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.
Read More

Young Woman lifting a barbell

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.

Read More

Runner athlete legs got a pain

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.

Read More

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

New Year, New You: Will you get a Blister or a Callus?

Happy New Year!! Most of us make New Year’s resolutions this time of year. Most of them will include something about getting more organised and definitely getting in shape, doing more exercise, losing some Dad-bod etc.

This often sends you into our office as you haven’t exercised since last February, then start with a bang and run or go to the gym every day in January. This can be a problem because your bones, muscles and tendons are used to a more relaxed workload and are suddenly being put through a whole lot more stress than they are used to. The blister vs callus example is a good analogy for this.Read More

It’s a Woman’s World

Two weeks ago, I was lucky enough to attend a 5 day intensive Women’s Health Course run by the walking encyclopaedia herself, the wonderful Taryn Hallam. Fair to say after those 5 days, there was information coming out my ears!
The course covered common pelvic floor conditions as well as pregnancy and post-natal conditions and complications. It was such an engaging and at times emotional course that has boosted my passion for women’s health even more than I expected!

So now that my brain is full of ideas, I’d like to share with you some of the conditions Women’s Health Physiotherapists can treat. Some of them may surprise you!Read More

A look inside knee arthroscopy!

Part of our job as Physiotherapists is to stay up to date with the latest clinical research to help guide
the advice, education and rehabilitation choices we offer you. We’ve recently come across a startling
paper published in The Bone and Joint Journal in August 2019. In this mammoth project, researchers
scoured the records of more than 800,000 people who had a knee arthroscopy over a 15 year
period. Some of their findings are truly staggering:

Read More