In Over-35 Soccer circles there’s a joke about the sniper who hangs around grassy knolls on Sundays and picks off calf muscles, usually when a player is in full flight, or taking off at warp speed to chase down an opponent or get through on goal. In running circles, there’s the “old man calf” that holds you back from a breakthrough run split in a triathlon. Read on to find out why these jokes have an element of science behind them.Read More
Are you struggling to walk your dog? Do stairs make you groan? Does it take you an hour to warm up your knees in the morning? If you’ve got knee pain, then this blog is really important for you to read.
Here at Parkside, we’ve treated 45,000 people over the last 21 years, and knee pain is one of the top three conditions that we see. Here are three mistakes that a lot of people make that could actually be making your knee pain worse. Hardly anyone knows these mistakes, and you might be making them right now.Read More
Its that time again when the whites come out of the cupboard and the dust gets blown off the kit ready for the start of the season. Cricket is here!! Personally, this is my favourite time of year. As a Representative level Cricket Australia coach and a Physio, I’m a little pedantic about cricket injuries and unfortunately we see way too many in the early stages of the cricket season.
Jess Stoll outlines 3 common mistakes cricketers make and how to avoid them.
With the warmer months upon us, it’s the time of year we begin exercising more and getting out of the house! But how often should we exercise? Did you know 56% of Australians are not active enough? Read below to find our 5 tips for staying fit this Spring/Summer.Read More
If you read our most recent blog post, we talked about how vital strength training is for your health as well as sporting performance. World Health Organisation guidelines for activity for adults tell us we should all be performing strength exercises at least twice a week. So how do you go about that without breaking the bank or spending your life in the gym?Read More
Science tells us that getting strong has incredible health benefits. The cost of ignoring resistance training could be life and death. Here’s four great reasons to start lifting and keep on doing itRead More
Following an injury, patients often ask us “Do I need a scan?”, or delay coming to see us until they get one. Jay McGuinness argues that there are some very good reasons for NOT having X-rays or other expensive scans for the majority of injuries a Physio sees. Here’s 5 reasons you shouldn’t always have an Xray, Ultrasound or MRIRead More
What a pain in the neck!
I have it. You have it. Have a look around you, 1 in 5 people in your office have it.
Neck pain is one of those horrible conditions that affects 50% of Australian’s at some point in their lifetime. It can cause headaches, difficulty sleeping and decreased productivity. Like most common injuries, we put it off for weeks, months and sometimes years before we do something about it. Jess Stoll shares 5 secret tips to settle your stiff, sore neckRead More
Does your teenager complain about pain in the front of their knees? Have you been told they have “growing pains” and it’ll just go away? Have you been told you have arthritis in your knee and you should stop exercise?
This is absolute B.S! Inaccurate advice like this can cost years of healthy activity and needlessly keep you or your loved ones from doing the things you loveRead More
Have you been told you have osteoarthritis? Not sure what that means? Parkside Physio, Jay McGuinness has got you covered, answering the 5 most frequently asked questions about OARead More