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Shin Splints – “Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome”

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 muscles and their attachments to the … Continue reading

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Femoral Acetabular Impingement (FAI) & Hip Dysplasia

By Andrew Lay. Grad Cert Sports Physio, B.Physio (Hons) FAI is a common hip joint condition which typically manifests as pain at the front of the hip and/or groin. It is more common in activities requiring greater hip flexibility such … Continue reading

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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 is a common disorder, with 80% percent of the population likely to experience low back pain at some stage (Walker, … 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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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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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 9

This week we have a video analysis of Andy running with Cory from Physiohealth providing commentary. Looking good Andy! Here is Andy running from front view: Here is Andy running from back view: And from side on:

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Andy’s Half Iron Man Challenge Week 8

Andy sits down with Cory Prout from Physiohealth to discuss some tightness in his ITB. Andy is into Week 8 of his prep for Challenge Melbourne in February. Andy hasn’t had any troubles with training but has noticed a bit … 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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U14s Girls and Boys Hockey National Championship

Day 1 We arrived at the airport with the two teams and flew up to Canberra and checked in to our accommodation at the Australian Institute of sport (the AIS). Then straight to the hockey fields it was for the … 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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2013 Boys U13 and U14 State Championship Coffs Harbour

2013 Boys U13 and U14 State Championship Coffs Harbour Michael Coppo Recently I was grateful enough to be part of the medical team travelling away with Victoria’s young, talented soccer players. The annual Boys U13 and U14 State Championships took … Continue reading

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Bike Bug Report – Melbourne to Warrnambool Cycling Classic – By Ben Johnson

Last Saturday six of the Bikebug.com/Aussie Pallets boys lined up for the iconic Melbourne to Warrnambool. The team consisted of me, Murchie, James, Woolsey, Az, James and AT.  With twenty Melbourne to Warrnambool’s between Az and Murchie alone, the team … 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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Embarking On A New Adventure: With Triathlon Australia

Embarking on a new adventure with Triathlon Australia By Amelia Tregear Since joining Physiohealth in 2009 I have become quite the jet setter. I have been fortunate enough to travel interstate and overseas working with Australia’s elite swimmers, but this … 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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