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
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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
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” 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
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 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
Are you new to running, or been running a while and still confused by your Garmin? Not sure what all those fancy numbers and graphs are telling you? You’re not alone. Garmin sports watches are amazing pieces of technology. Let’s have a look at some of the great information you can get from them to help you stay healthy and run betterRead More
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
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.
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.
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.
- Initial individual assessment session: for interview, assessment and baseline outcome measurements
- 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.
- 6 week Individual re-assessment session to measure changes in baseline outcome measurements
• $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 email@example.com
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: