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

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

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:

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Taking aim at Calf Strains

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

Don’t Make These Knee Pain Mistakes!

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

DON’T GET CAUGHT OUT BY THESE CRICKET MISTAKES

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.

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