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Parkside Sports Physiotherapy turns 21 years old today. 

21st speeches are usually boozy recollections of embarrassing anecdotes provided by friends and family, outlining stupid events and actions punctuating a young life, while still holding out great hope for a bright and exciting future.

No different here. We are a family business. No Incs or Corps, no franchise or group to report to, just a local husband and wife who have managed to stay in business for more than 2 decades when the average is 2 years. Read More

Three things your child’s coach wants you to know about injuries

We’re very lucky to have a guest blogger giving us her insight into a Coaches’ perspective about injuries in young athlete’s. Michelle Allen* is a talented and passionate Netball coach, read on to find out what a great Coach thinks about kids sporting injuriesRead More

Is Hip Pain driving you mad?

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

Hamstring Tears: Don’t become a statistic!

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
  • Age

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