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Neck Pain and Phone Usage

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

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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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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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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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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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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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