by Elise Elsworth Soccer is the most popular sport in the world (1), yet it carries one of the highest anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury rates (2). The ACL is a ligament in the knee that contributes to knee stability … Continue reading
By Ksaniel Hasanki The term thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) refers to a group of conditions that result from compression of neurovascular structures (nerves and blood vessels) that course from the neck to the axilla (armpit) through the thoracic outlet. The … Continue reading
by Tom Wills What is Scapular Dyskinesis? Scapular Dyskinesis is the alternation of normal scapular movement and position; ‘Dys’ (alteration of) ‘kinesis’ (motion). Other terms are Scapular Winging and Scapular Dyskinesia (term relating to neurologically controlled factors such as damage … Continue reading
by Dora Pandeloglou Pilates is common form of rehabilitation designed to improve body awareness, strength and flexibility through one’s functional range. It can be used to assist in reducing acute, subacute and chronic pain, in addition to enhancing sporting performance. … Continue reading
by Ashlea Otto Ankle sprains are a common musculoskeletal injury which affect those participating in sport and within the general community (1,2). People experience pain, swelling and poor function, which requires rehabilitation to heal and return to normal activities such … Continue reading
By Emma Hoy What is Pes Anserine bursitis? Pes Anserine bursitis is an inflammation of the bursa located on the inside of the knee, just below the joint line. The Pes Anserinus is the common insertion point for three key … Continue reading
By Jorden Radliff Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries are one of the most common knee injuries that occur in sport, especially in females with a 2-8x greater risk than males (Hilibrand et al., 2015). With such a substantial time on … Continue reading
By Liz Pattison The anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, is an important ligament that stabilises your knee joint. The rate of ACL injuries is increasing rapidly in Australia, with 72% of injuries being sport-related. ACL injuries occur most frequently in … Continue reading
By Matthew Camenzuli Flat Feet (or pes valgus) is a common finding in many people, including in children. However, what is the real importance of having a strong arch in your foot, and is it ‘bad’ to have flat feet? … Continue reading
By David Micallef Technology has become a necessity in today’s fast-paced and dynamic society. Nothing has changed our lives quite like the smart phone. Have a look around you when you are in a waiting room, on the train, waiting … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Osler demonstrates an exercise for the ankle muscles using a theraband.
Andy from Physiohealth demonstrates how to do an arabesque exercise. This is a great exercise for glute activation and eccentric hamstring loading exercise and is a good exercise to complete after a hamstring strain and kicking sports where weight is … Continue reading
Michael from Physiohealth demonstrates how to strengthen the elbow for Tennis Elbow. Tennis Elbow can be painful so start with a low weight.
Jed from Physiohealth demonstrates an exercise to increase strength of the quadriceps muscle, with particular focus on the VMO muscle. This is an important exercise to train the VMO as the VMO is a major stabiliser in the knee.
Jed from Physiohealth shows the correct execution of a heel raise. This is a commonly prescribed exercise for lower limb injuries, in particular it’s used in the recovery of knee injuries and ankle injuries. Jed takes you through the basic … Continue reading
Michael from Physiohealth demonstrates how to strengthen hamstrings eccentrically. This is an important exercise for those playing soccer and football who do a lot of running and jumping. Using weights is optional but helps with the strengthening. it’s important to … Continue reading
Jed from Physiohealth demonstrates how to correctly execute a bicep curl using a theraband. This is a commonly prescribed exercise by Physios during rehabilitation following a bicep strain or rehabilitation following a procedure such as an elbow reconstruction.
Osler demonstrates how to progress core strength exercises program with a bridging with kicking exercise. This is particularly good for soccer players as we input a kicking movement into this exercise.
Megan demonstrates a swimming specific exercise that works on the retraction of the shoulder as it comes back through (specific to the freestyle stroke). This exercise is designed to strengthen the retractors in a swimming specific position.
Meagan demonstrates a glute activation exercise. This exercise supports the pelvis area while activating the glute at the same time.
Meagan demonstrates how to do a glute strengthening exercise. This exercise works on isolating one particular glute at a time. This is an intermediate exercise perfect for swimmers.
Polly demonstrates a progression for running exercise.
Polly demonstrates the progression of the bridge of Pilates exercises.
Katie demonstrates how to improve hamstring flexibility with a hamstring stretch using a Stretchband.
Poly demonstrates an exercise to work on getting some isolation between the lumbar, pelvis and hip – great for runners and cyclists.
Polly demonstrates a split leg squat and shows the progression to make this exercise more challenging.
Here is an exercise from Physio Health to help increase rotation of their upper back. This is particularly useful for athletes who do sports that only involve one arm.
Here is Polly demonstrating an exercise to get the glutes working.
Jed demonstrates how to correctly execute a wall squat. Wall squats are a commonly prescribed exercise for any lower limb injuries, especially after knee surgery.
Jed demonstrating how to correctly execute a Step Up. Working the Quads, Hamstrings and Glutes.
Gary with the help of Scott demonstrates how to do a crab walk. The crab walk exercise helps build up strength in the Gluteus Medius muscles, the muscles on the side of your hip. These muscles are important in any … Continue reading
Scott from Physio Health demonstrates a stretch to help loosen the hamstring. This stretch helps loosen the nerve that runs down the back and leg.
Scott from Physio Health demonstrates an exercise for the shoulders. This is a great exercise for posture and helps alleviate shoulder pain.
Cory Prout explains how to do a single leg squat to rehabilitate the patellofemoral joint. It is important when performing this exercise not to go too far down, about a 1/4 squat is enough. When completing the single leg squat … Continue reading
Lucy demonstrates how to stretch the lumbar spine . Stretch 1) Lying flat on you back bring one leg up towards the chest gripping behind the thigh. Once a stretch is felt hold for 30sec. Do NOT push though to … Continue reading
This video demonstrates how to stretch the glutes and ITB using a Foam Roller. Tight Glutes and ITB can cause knee, hip and even lower back pain.
Physiotherapist Cory Prout explains and demonstrates how perform an exercise to activate the VMO muscle. This muscle is important in stabilising the Patellofemoral joint. Key Points: – Lean against a bench or table – Tuck one heel behind the other … Continue reading
Justin McEvoy explains and demonstrates how to stretch the Latissimus Dorsi (Lats). To perform this particular Lat stretch you just need something to hang on to, like a bar or post. Once you have hold of the bar with one … Continue reading
Justin McEvoy explains how to perform a scapula push up with correct technique. Dora Pandeloglou demonstrates perfect control of her scapula movement while maintaining good activation of her core to ensure she is in the ideal position. There are two … Continue reading
Cory Prout explains and demonstrates one method of strengthening the ankle after a Lateral Sprain. This particular rehab exercise is great for strengthening the peroneus muscle which is on the lateral side of the lower leg. To do this exercise you … Continue reading
Cory Prout explains and demonstates how to effectively strengthen the glute muscles with an exercise that can be done at home (or anywhere really)! All you need is a piece of Theraband (available at Physiohealth) tied into a loop and … Continue reading
Cory Prout demonstrates and explains how to stretch the neck muscles to reduce tension caused by prolonged periods of sitting at a desk. Note: When stretching the Upper Trapezius muscle it is important to do so very gently. Hold each … Continue reading
Shoulder Rehab Exercises (Part 1) Justin McEvoy demonstrates how to perform some basic shoulder rehabilitation exercises such as Scapular Setting, External Rotation and Internal Rotation. All of these exercises should be performed after guidance and instruction from your physio to ensure … Continue reading
Physiotherapist Polly Dhar demonstrates how to perform an Incline Single Leg Squat. This particular exercise is good for ankle and knee rehabilitation. It is important to concentrate on good pelvis alignment and core control throughout this exercise. Important Steps! 1) … Continue reading
Cory Prout demonstrates how to use the Pro-Ice machine. The Pro-Ice Machine is used for acute soft tissue injuries and joint injuries with inflammation. The Pro-Ice machine effectively applies ice and compression to significantly reduce recovery time.
An acute back injury will often present symptoms of inflammation and stiffness. To treat the injury the first step is to minimise the inflammation through using ICE. Tip: When applying ice use a Chux Cloth to between the skin and … Continue reading
Physiotherapist David Morarty explains how the Femoral Nerve affects back tightness, hip and knee pain and demonstrates how to release tightness through the lower back.
Polly Dhar Demonstrates The Star Excursion Test The Star Excursion Test is a clinical test used to assess neuromuscular control of the trunk, pelvis, and lower extremities, for the purpose of injury prevention and rehabilitation. The layout of the test … Continue reading
Key Points: Support your body weight by resting on your forearms Have your heals together and knees straight. If rolling for 10 minutes spend at least 6 minutes on the ‘distal’ 3rd (closer to the knee). Perform small rolling movements … Continue reading