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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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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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Andy’s Half Iron Man Challenge Week 7

Andy is into week 7 of his training program – nearly half way! This week he is having a chat with Mat Tippett from ETPA. Andy survived (only just) his first big volume period. Week 6 saw Andy fall just shy … Continue reading

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Andy’s Half Iron Man Challenge Week 6

This week Andy chat with Cory Prout from Physiohealth about some of the issues he’s been having with his calves and his lower limbs. Andy has had some calf tension over the past couple of weeks – he’s managed it … Continue reading

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Andy’s Half Iron Man Challenge – Week 5

Andy chats with Mat Tippett from EPTA. Andy has finished his fourth week of training – 12 to go! First four weeks down – how has Andy gone? Andy completed the Noosa Tri in 33 degrees last weekend. This was … Continue reading

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Andy’s Half Iron Man Challenge Week 4

Andy is into week 4 of his training for his half iron man in February. After completing the Noosa Tri last weekend Andy had a bike fit with Justin from Physiohealth to work on his cycling technique. Justin has some … Continue reading

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Andy’s Half Iron Man Challenge Week 3

Here’s Mat Tippett from ETPA and Andy chatting about his training to date and discussing what Andy has coming up over the next 2 weeks. Andy’s updated training program for week 3 and 4 can be found here on the … Continue reading

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Andy’s Half Iron Man Challenge – Week 1

Andy’s Half Iron Man 16 week challenge has began. Mat Tippett from ETPA sits down with Andy and talks about what is coming up in his first two weeks of training. Andy started week 1 off with the Melbourne half marathon … Continue reading

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Andy’s Iron Man Challenge – Goals

Mat Tippett from ETPA has a chat with Andy. Prior to Andy’s program starting next week Mat and Andy sit down and discuss Andy’s goals and his training and injury history. Half Iron Man – 16 weeks – 3 goals … Continue reading

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