Our Kiwi cousins have just released a mind-blowing report* showing an alarming rise in sports injury rates among children. The number of injuries in children up to 14 years old has skyrocketed by 60% over the last 2 years. If we play the blame game, who is responsible? I have a few theories……
Do you suffer from pain on the side of your hip that stops you sleeping, walking or even sitting?
“Many women put up with disabling hip pain for 2 years without getting effective treatment, instead taking drugs and getting cortisone injections, often with no result!”
Without an effective treatment plan, this pain can unfortunately continue for years. Disturbed sleep and reduced walking and exercise can lead to weight gain, with implications for your general health and mental well-being.Read More
Are you about to start your winter sport season and wondering how you can avoid the sideline sniper who picks off hamstrings with great accuracy? Here at Parkside we are preparing for our March epidemic of hamstring tears, especially in our Over 35 age group athletes.
Some of the risk factors for hamstring injury include
- Previous muscle tears
- Inadequate rehab of previous injury
- Poor fitness, particularly a long layoff between seasons and high speed running
OVER THE LAST 20 YEARS, HELPING MORE THAN 15,000 PEOPLE WE HAVE IDENTIFIED CHARACTERISTICS IN OUR CLIENTS THAT ENSURE THE BEST FIT AND GREATEST RESULTS. DOES THIS SOUND LIKE YOU?:Read More
Hope you’re having a great day. As always, we’re keeping busy here at Parkside. Last week’s blog told you what “We Believe”. Today I want to outline our promise to you when you trust us to solve your frustrating injury problems.
At Parkside Sports Physiotherapy we Promise:Read More
We’ve had a lot of feedback following last week’s blog about Ankle Sprains and the worrying statistics showing how many of you will have long-term complications following an ankle sprain.
One of the most common topics people ask us about ankle sprains is whether they should use a brace or tape, and which one is better?Read More
Do you have Back Pain? Want to get stronger, improve your posture or core strength? Never tried Pilates but keen to start? Done the big group, all-do-the-same floor classes?
by Jess Stoll Physiotherapist, Level 2 Cricket Coach
It’s that time of year again (and the best time in my opinion). Cricket season is here which means kids with plastic bats and your weekend warrior veterans are dusting off the pads and taking over local ovals everywhere.
If I told you there was a magic pill that
- cut your risk of dying,
- decreased heart disease,
- improved symptoms of depression and lifted your mood,
- helped you lose weight,
- prevented Alzheimer’s disease,
- reduced back pain
- boosted bone density,
- improved your sleep and
- slowed mental decline and memory loss, you would walk into the Doctor’s surgery and demand a prescription.Read More