Achilles Tendinopathy

For many of us, injuries tend to come on after being overworked throughout the Winter Sports season, with our bodies taking the toll for this increased exercise load and both new and niggling injuries coming into play.The next thing you know you are struggling to walk come Monday morning. Often practitioners will have patients presenting […]

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Exercising Hope for Cancer Patients

The day someone is diagnosed with cancer is a day they never forget. The diagnosis and treatment of cancer impacts both physically and psychologically on those with cancer as well as affecting their family and friends. Cancer treatments can have many side effects which are as debilitating as the cancer itself. Some patients may require […]

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Severs Disease

Does your child complain of heel pain? Are they withdrawing from activity? Coming into the middle of the sporting season practitioners often see children presenting with “heel pain” and most of the time this heel pain is Sever’s Disease! What is Sever’s disease? Sever’s is a common painful inflammation of the growth plate which the […]

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Common Injury – Sprained Ankles

Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries we see as physios. With the start of winter approaching, we see netballers, basketballs, soccer players and footballers all coming in with ankle injuries. The uneven grass tracks and fields and agility involved in these sports provide the perfect conditions for a common ankle sprain. The […]

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Tendon troubles?

What is a tendon? A tendon is a band of fibrous connective tissue that connects a muscle to the bone. These structures are designed to withstand tensile loads, however, if they are exposed to excessive loading or repetitive training with poor biomechanics, a tendinopathy may develop. What is a tendinopathy? A tendinopathy is a disruption to the normal […]

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5 things you didn’t know about back pain

1. Back pain is common and normal Eighty-five percent of people will experience an episode of back pain at some point in their lifetime. Importantly, how we feel can influence the amount of pain we feel, stress, low mood, catastrophisation and worry influence back pain. 2. Scans are rarely needed Both practitioners and members of the public […]

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6 Ways to Stay Injury Free This Spring

Spring is here and summer is fast approaching, meaning motivation and activity levels are peaking! Here are 6 ways to stay injury free training this spring getting ready for that summer body. 1. Strength training Strength training helps to increase tissue tolerance and endurance through loading. In recent studies strength exercises have shown a tendency toward reducing injury rates. […]

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