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Dora Pandeloglou attending Swimming Age Nationals

How excited I am to be selected as the physiotherapist for Nunawading Swimming Club for the upcoming Aged Nationals in Brisbane! I am thrilled to be given this opportunity by PhysioHealth, as I am very passionate about treating swimmers and … Continue reading

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Jeremy Cross at the 2017 New Zealand PGA and OPEN Tournaments

What an amazing start to 2017, being able to share in the success and lifestyle of Australian PGA tour professionals at the Victorian Open, New Zealand PGA and NZ Open. Just three weeks ago, I was fortunate enough to receive … Continue reading

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Justin McEvoy on his Rio adventures

Being the Senior Physiotherapist for the Australian Swimming Team at the Rio Olympic Games is the pinnacle of my 28 year career as a Sports Physiotherapist. Since my return many people have asked: “What was the most notable or ‘best’ … Continue reading

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Stress Fractures

Stress fractures are one of the more common sporting injuries, affecting runners more than any other. They develop from an increase in repetitive load on a bone that come from a significant increase or change to training. The most common … Continue reading

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Shoulder Function

By Daniel Zambon B.Sc, D.Physio, APAM The role of the Rotator Cuff and Scapular Stabilisers The shoulder joint refers to the joint between the head of the humerus and the glenoid (part of the scapula) and is known in medicine … Continue reading

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Recovery From Training: The How and Why

By Simon Hearn Recovery from training and competition is a crucial component of the overall program for athletes of all levels. It allows the body to adapt and heal the microtraumas that are caused to the muscles during training and … Continue reading

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Anterior knee joint pain

The knee is the largest joint in the body, and is one of the more common sources of pain. Anterior knee pain is commonly associated with diagnoses such as patellofemoral joint pain, patellar tendinopathies, bursitis or fat pad impingement. When … Continue reading

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Hockey Injuries and Prevention

Hockey is a popular international Olympic sport. In Australia, hockey is played at clubs, schools and indoor centres. Statistics from the Australian Sports Commission showed an estimated 200,000 Australians aged 15 years and older play outdoor hockey. Hockey requires great … Continue reading

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Gymnasts and Wrist pain

Wrist pain is quite common in gymnastics when weight bearing activities such as handstands, vaulting, beam and vaulting can place forces of up to 5 x body weight when completing skills. Most commonly the wrist pain is located on the … Continue reading

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Can a physiotherapist help you improve your second splits flexibility?

Being able to do the splits is a common topic among dancers and gymnasts, especially second splits. Second splits are also known as straddle, box and centre splits. Most dancers spend hours and hours stretching and perfecting the technique required … Continue reading

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What is OSTEOARTHRITIS?

“I have arthritis” is a common saying in the clinic. The word ‘arthritis’ has become a general term that people use for joint pain, and is often surrounded by negative beliefs such that the world is going to crumble upon … Continue reading

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James Magnussen in shape for Rio

Check out James in his latest ad for Aikon watches.  He looks like he is shape to win Gold at the upcoming Rio Olympics. We wish him  and all the athletes all the best.    

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Anterior hip pain with swimming

Swimming is a popular activity for many people, as it provides a great fitness effect without placing undue stress or load on the body. However the sport does come with its share of injuries, especially those training and competing at … Continue reading

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Are you at risk of an Achilles Tendinopathy

Achilles tendinopathy is a non inflammatory, degenerative tendon injury that is a prevalent injury associated with running and jumping based athlete. This change in the tendon comes from an excessive overload on the tendon that causes a degenerative change. Multiple … Continue reading

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The Importance of Strengthening and Core Stability for Injury Prevention

Strength training is often ignored as part of a training regime, especially for Triathletes who are already very time and energy poor as they are required to train in not one, but three separate disciplines. Swimming, biking and running all … Continue reading

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Cory Prout in Cologne to Support Athletics Australia

Our very own Cory Prout traveled to Cologne, Germany to provide support for Athletics Australia’s Training Camp Athletics Australia asked me to travel to their European training base in Cologne, Germany earlier this year. During Australia’s winter months it can … Continue reading

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Recovery From Training: The How and Why

By Simon Hearn Recovery from training and competition is a crucial component of the overall program for athletes of all levels. It allows the body to adapt and heal the microtraumas that are caused to the muscles during training and … Continue reading

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Williamstown Open Water Championships

Sam Sheppard, Jordan Wilimovsky and Brendan Casey to compete at 2015 Vic Open Water Championships As the 2015 Open Water Championships and WOW Challenge are steadily approaching, our hosting clubs are looking forward to an exciting day of racing an … Continue reading

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Not all ankle sprains are the same!

Although ankle sprains are statistically the most common sporting injury especially in gymnastics, ankle injuries can differ considerably and each and every ankle sprain can damage different structures leading to different areas of pain, different time frames for length of … Continue reading

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Trail Running – injury and prevention

With the final Rapid Ascent trail race of the season upon us, it is important to make sure you finish the season on a high. Running can place high demands on the body, it can lead to stressed tissues resulting … Continue reading

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Foam Rolling

Many or our clients own and use a foam roller, or own and don’t use a foam roller, or ask if they should purchase a foam roller. At any good gym you will see foam rollers amongst the many devices … Continue reading

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Injury Prevention

Injury prevention is the buzz phrase amongst physiotherapists and sports professionals, particularly those involved in the management of elite athletes.  The physiotherapy profession in particular has moved its focus away from injury management and towards preventative strategies.  These may include musclulo-skeletal screenings, … Continue reading

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Ankylosing Spondylitis

Anklyosing Spondylitis (AS) is an inflammatory condition which affects the spine, hips, and in some cases the peripheral joints of the body. It is classified in the category of spondyloarthritis. With AS, inflammation attacks the spine and soft tissue causing … Continue reading

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To Scan or Not

Imaging 101: Different imaging types and a rationale for their use. Radiology is a specialist field that uses different types of images to retrieve information about any structural defects under the skin that may be responsible for a patient’s pain … Continue reading

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The Frozen Shoulder

Adhesive Capsulitis Adhesive capsulitis or ‘frozen shoulder’ is a relatively common condition that involves the shoulder joint and is characterised by a spontaneous onset of pain, as well as, restrictions in both active and passive movement.  It can often be … Continue reading

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Injuries & Bodybuilding

Bodybuilding is a sport where the goal is to maximally develop the body in terms of mass, symmetry and balance throughout the body.  To a lesser extent your gym junkies and casual weights goers who are trying to “tone up” … Continue reading

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Lateral Hip Pain

By Andy McGree Are you experiencing pain on the side of your hip? If so, its quite likely you have gluteal tendinopathy which may or may not be accompanied by an irritable and inflamed bursa. The good news is that … Continue reading

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What is Swimmers Shoulder?

‘Swimmers shoulder’ is a broad term utilised to describe the musculoskeletal injuries that develop due to overuse of the shoulder. The progression of pain and can be described in stages as follows; Mild discomfort after training Pain during and after … Continue reading

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Thoracic Dysfunction

Jeremy Cross analyses thoracic dysfunction; designing and re-designing the art of longevity in golf Thoracic (Upper Back) Rotation By Jeremy Cross Now up and running, the PhysioHealth Golf Performance Enhancement™ (GPE™) program has been moving forward with leaps and bounds.  … Continue reading

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A Swimmer’s Off Season

In some sports the “off season break” is a substantial amount of time, months even. Not so in swimming. A 2 week break in May and maybe a week in September. A few days at Christmas if you’re lucky. In … Continue reading

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Is your Achilles tendon your Achilles heel?

Achilles tendon injuries are a very common issue in track and field athletes, not exclusively but particularly with distance runners.  The Achilles tendon is the main piece of tissue that attaches the calf muscle to the back of the heel … Continue reading

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Myofascial Trigger Point explained

What is a ‘Trigger Point’? Has your Physiotherapist asked you to use the foam roller or spikey ball due to ‘Trigger Points’, or have they mentioned the term during a therapy session, and you’ve just wondered what that meant? A … Continue reading

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Cycling related hip impingement

Hip Impingement also known as femoral acetabular impingement (FAI) is a condition which affects a large population of cyclists, however the majority of this population remain asymptomatic and pain free. FAI is characterised by the formation of extra bone around … Continue reading

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Surgical v Non-Surgical approach to a Fractured Clavicle

Fractured clavicles, aka collar bones are mainly caused from excessive force placed on to an outstretched hand. These injuries are most commonly seen following an accident on your bike. In elite Cycling teams, these injuries are seen as the most … Continue reading

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Irish dancing and shin splints – what you need to know

Shin splints. If you haven’t had them yourself then you undoubtedly know someone who has. Shin splints and Irish dancing seem to go hand in hand and are probably the most common reason Irish dancers spend so much time at … Continue reading

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Could your sore knee be patella-femoral joint pain?

Anterior knee pain, or pain at the front of the knee, is not uncommon for all track and field athletes to experience whether you are a thrower, jumper or runner. One of the most common causes of this pain is … Continue reading

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Ankle Sprains

Although ankle sprains are statistically the most common sporting injury, ankle injuries can differ considerably and  each and every ankle sprain can damage different structures leading to different areas of pain, different timeframes for length of recovery, and often poor … Continue reading

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Sub-Acromial Impingement in the Crossfit Athlete

What is it? Sub-acromial impingement (SAI) is likely the most common shoulder complaint that presents from Crossfit. It occurs when the soft tissue structures of the shoulder gets pinched by the AC Joint Can be caused by the complex and … Continue reading

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ACL Injury Prevention

What is the Anterior Cruciate Ligament? The ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) is a thick connective band that runs diagonally through the middle of the knee. It prevents the tibia (shin bone) from sliding out in front of the femur (thigh … Continue reading

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Bone Injury

Physiotherapy, bone injury, and why your kids need to get outside and play What do you think of when you hear bone fracture? Chances are you are thinking of a casted leg, resting on the couch, or backing off and … Continue reading

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Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI) in the Sporting Hip

What is FAI? FAI is a condition affecting the bony processes of the hip joint The Hip is a ball and socket joint comprised of: The head of the Femur (Ball) The Acetabulum (Socket) This joint type allows for large … Continue reading

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What are Shin Splints?

Shin splints is a generic term used to describe pain experienced over the front or inside of the lower leg.  The most common presentation of pain in this area is an irritation of the soft muscles and their attachments to … Continue reading

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Knee Pain & Cycling

So you have knee pain with Cycling? Knee pain also known as patello-femoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is highly associated with Cylists. There are multiple diagnosis and potential contributing factors which cause knee pain on the bike. If you are new … Continue reading

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Kendo and Physiotherapy

Kendo is the traditional Japanese art of swordsmanship, and is translated literally as “the way of the sword”.  Kendo practitioners are referred to as kendoka or kenshi. Kendo is regularly practiced to discipline the human character by applying the principles … Continue reading

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Swimmers Posture

Swimmers with poor posture are often badgered by their Physiotherapists. This is because ‘Poor Posture’ is the cause of as many injuries in swimmers as swimming training. A slouched forward upper body and ‘poked out chin’ posture are very often … Continue reading

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Core Activation in Swimmers

The Importance of Core activation for swimmers A swimmer is a non weight-bearing athlete. A swimmer is required to develop propulsion using both arms and legs at the same time without being anchored to anything. How does a swimmer do … Continue reading

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Swim Screening

Why should swimmers get a Swim Screening? A swim screening should be performed on all swimmers who train regularly because firstly the sport is so repetitive, a swimmer with any physical weakness or restricted range of movement will end up … Continue reading

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The Importance of Gluteal and Core activation in Cycling

Research has shown that the role of the gluteal and core muscles play an important role in stability and power during cycling. The role of your core muscles is to offer you trunk support whilst cycling which will allow your … Continue reading

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Barefoot Running

Whats the story with this barefoot running craze? Have you noticed more people running around in those funny looking glove like shoes?  Have you noticed a few more lighter running shoes on the shelves that aren’t like your traditional heavier … Continue reading

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Physiohealth Swift Carbon Cycling Team

Meet the 2015 Physiohealth Swift Carbon Cycling Team. Jonathan Cantwell Jonathan has competed as a professional since 2008, having competed for the Jittery Joe’s and Fly V Australia teams, before joining Team Saxo Bank for the 2012 season. Jonathan made … Continue reading

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PhysioHealth Cervical Radiculopathy Project

Neck Pain and Headaches By Jeremy Cross – Physiotherapist at PhysioHealth Do you have neck pain? Do headaches ruin your day? Maybe we can help!  Introduction Neck pain can be related to the dysfunction of the cervical spine and it … Continue reading

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Workstation Assesment Set Up

Do you sit in a chair at work starring at a computer screen? Do you suffer from back or neck related conditions? One of the most common injuries diagnosed daily within private practice is posture related injuries, whether it is … Continue reading

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Shin Pain

Shin Pain A common complaint from athletes and in particular runners, is shin pain. The most notable term used to describe pain along the shin, is ‘shin splints,’ but what exactly is shin splints? With repetitive loading of the leg, … Continue reading

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Piriformis Syndrome

Do you have Sciatica? It could be Piriformis Syndrome! The common complaint “Sciatica”can often be misdiagnosed and can be Piriformis Syndrome. A condition easily treated by Physiotherapists.  Pain is commonly in the buttocks and can refer pain into the lower … Continue reading

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Musculoskeletal Screening

Musculoskeletal screening involves gathering information about each individual’s injury history and conducting a series of sport specific examinations to determine any deficits in muscle strength, stability, control and length as well as joint structure, stability alignment and function that may … Continue reading

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LBP & Pilates

Acute Low back pain and Core stability A summary and explanation of the rationale behind core stability training for acute low back pain.  Introduction Low back pain (LBP) is a common disorder, with 80% percent of the population likely to … Continue reading

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Hamstring Strains

Hamstring strains can be a very frustrating injury for any footballer from local suburban players all the way up to the very elite. They frequently result in the player missing several weeks and upon the player returning they often don’t … Continue reading

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Common Gym Injuries

Every year many people come to Physiotherapy to receive treatment for injuries sustained in gyms.  It is unfortunate that people who attempt to look after their bodies and fitness levels can often be the ones who become injured.  Reasons for … Continue reading

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What is Tendinopathy?

So you have a Tendinopathy… Tendons are bands of tissue that join your muscles to your bones. When you contract a muscle it pulls on the tendon, which in turn pulls on the bone causing your joints to move. These … Continue reading

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Brad Bullock’s Gatorade Race 1 Results

A while ago we ran a competition and one of the prizes was a series entry to the Gatorade Series. Brad Bullock – a coach from ETPA was the lucky winner of this competition. Race one kicked off last Sunday … Continue reading

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Osteitis Pubis

Osteitis Pubis The pelvis is made up of two bones, which join together at the front of the pelvis, forming the pubic symphisis, and at the back, together with the sacral bones forming the Sacro-iliac Joint (SIJ) (See picture). The … Continue reading

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The female sporting knee and ligament injuries

When looking at the prevalence of ligamentous knee injuries, one may be inclined to believe that these types of injuries tend to occur more often in males. While it may appear this way based on the media that goes hand … Continue reading

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What is Lymphoedema

What is Lymphoedema? Lymphoedema is the accumulation of excessive amounts of protein-rich fluid resulting in swelling of one or more regions of the body. This is due to a mechanical failure of the lymphatic system and occurs when the demand … Continue reading

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Running Form Comparison

Running Form Comparison – Shep vs Murray Man 2012                 Good form – Strong and efficient – 1.22.30 for 21.1km/3.54pace – Head up – Shoulders back and relaxed – Chest up and forward … Continue reading

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Triathlete Decay: Are your teeth slowing you down?

Teeth will not help you to win a triathlon, but they can help you to lose one. If a tooth which constantly aches disturbs your preparation, or a tooth which is acutely sensitive each time you hydrate stops you hydrating, … Continue reading

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ACL Rehabilitation

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the important ligaments that stabilise your knee joint. If you have torn (ruptured) this ligament, the knee can collapse or ‘give way’ when making twisting or turning movements. An ACL rupture happens … Continue reading

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Compartment Syndrome

Compartment syndrome in the lower limb is essentially where the pressure within a compartment increases to a point where the nutrients supplying the structures within that compartment are either completely or partially occluded. In our lower leg with have 4 … Continue reading

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Achilles Tendinopathy

What is Achilles tendinopathy? Achilles tendinopathy is an overuse injury, characterised by localised pain to the back of the heel where the tendon inserts on to the bone or tendon pain 2-6cm above the heel insertion, which is associated with … Continue reading

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Chronic Pain – Is It All In My Head?

Chronic Pain – is it all in my head? Many people suffer from chronic pain but few of us understand exactly what it is. Chronic pain is difficult to define but is often thought to be consistent pain which lasts … Continue reading

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Groin Pain In Athletes

Groin Pain in Athletes Groin pain is extremely common amongst athletes, especially in sports that require kicking, quick accelerations/decelerations and sudden direction changes, such as soccer and Football. Groin pain can be classed as a range of conditions but the … Continue reading

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Is posture Really Important?

Posture relates to the position we put our body in during the day and night. When we put our postures in positions that increase the stress on a particular area, we greatly increase the chance of injury. This is made … Continue reading

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Is The ITB Really An Injury Villain?

Why ITB Stretches are not worth your time – Scott Rolph The Iliotibial Band (ITB) is a structure cursed by athletes and other sufferers alike.  When injury arises a sufferer can be left with a great deal of pain and … Continue reading

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Osgood-Schlatters

What is Osgood-Schlatter syndrome? Osgood-Schlatter syndrome is a knee condition that affects adolescents, especially those who are physically active and going through a time of growth. What causes Osgood-Schlatter syndrome? The group of muscles on the front of the thigh are … Continue reading

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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

What is Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS)? PFPS is a common condition that causes pain in the front of the knee, around the patella (kneecap). Possible Causes Poor biomechanics at the foot, knee and/or hip Muscle weakness or imbalance in the … Continue reading

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Plantar Fasciitis

What is Plantar Fasciitis? Plantar Fasciitis can be described as inflammation of the plantar Fascia. The plantar fascia is a thick band of connective tissue that runs along the sole of the foot from the heel (calcaneous), extending towards the … Continue reading

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The Importance Of Warming Up

Is ‘a lap round the pitch’ a sufficient warm up? As sports men and women we all know that warming up should always be performed before any physical exercise. When performing high intensity activities surely a warm up needs to … Continue reading

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IPAD / laptop use & spinal pain

Laptop computers / Ipads are everywhere and so convenient to use however, there is a down side in relation to your neck and middle back. Many people suffer from headaches, neck and middle back pain from prolonged use of a … Continue reading

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IPAD / laptop use & spinal pain

Laptop computers / Ipads are everywhere and so convenient to use however, there is a down side in relation to your neck and middle back. Many people suffer from headaches, neck and middle back pain from prolonged use of a … Continue reading

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The Hamstring Muscle Strain Part 1.

Muscle strains occur due to too much demand placed on them.  In the AFL the most common group of muscles injured is the hamstring muscle.   This accounts for around 15% of all injuries in the AFL.  The hamstrings are … Continue reading

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What is Tennis Elbow?

Tennis elbow is an overuse condition that develops in the tendon that attaches to the outer part of the elbow. What causes Tennis Elbow? Some of the muscles in your forearm that extend or ‘bend back’ your wrist and fingers … Continue reading

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Physiohealth are proud to congratulate David Micallef!

“Physiohealth are proud to congratulate David Micallef on passing his clinical examinations and being awarded the title “APA Sports Physiotherapist”. David has worked hard over the past 2 years undertaking a significant amount of self guided research, as well as … Continue reading

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The New Science vs. The Old School of Coaching – Mat Tippett

I hear athletes and coaches discussing old school coaching styles and new science coaching styles. In fact, I often hear athletes and coaches discussing and evaluating current coaching practitioners, including myself, based on our coaching methodologies. I consider my approach “the … Continue reading

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Is posture really important?

Posture relates to the position we put our body in during the day and night. When we put our postures in positions that increase the stress on a particular area, we greatly increase the chance of injury. This is made … Continue reading

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Goal Setting- Steps to Success

Why set goals? No matter who you are or what you are trying to achieve goal setting is an integral part of successful planning.  Goal setting can be applied to sports performance, work career, family matters as well as recovery … Continue reading

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Patello-femoral Pain (PFP) Syndrome

What is Patello-femoral Pain (PFP) Syndrome? Patello-femoral pain syndrome is commonly associated with pain felt behind the knee cap. Activities like walking up and down stairs or getting up from sitting after prolonged periods of time can exacerbate the pain. … Continue reading

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Overuse Injuries In Sport

Overuse injuries in sport result from doing repetitive activities or maintaining poor postures over a period of time.  These activities and postures initially result in minor trauma to body tissue which may include tendons, ligaments and/or bones. This minor trauma … Continue reading

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Core Stability – What, Why, Who, How?

What is core stability? Core stability is the ability of the supporting structures of the trunk to maintain correct position of the low back and pelvic girdle. This is due active structures (core muscles), passive structures (bones, ligaments, fascia) and … Continue reading

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Management of Ankle Injuries

Ankle injuries are the most common injury seen on the football field. Correct management is crucial for healing. Ankle injuries may be classified into three categories. Grade I (mild) – Involves a stretching of the ligament with little or no … Continue reading

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Should I use Ice or heat?

Acute Injuries: The best rule which applies with all injuries, but particularly an acute injury is, when in doubt use ice. On a sprain, strain or contusion (bruise), icing should be performed for 15-20min every hour. The time varies according … Continue reading

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Growing Pains & growth associated injuries

As Physiotherapists we are often asked, what are growing pains? Can my child still play sport with growing pains? What can I do to ease growing pains? Growing pain associated injuries are caused by an inflammation/ irritation of the growth … Continue reading

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