Learning to run

We all want to be able to run faster or further and most people focus on this in their training while ignoring their technique. Few runners ever schedule time to practice and improve their technique. Running is rarely thought of as a learned skill. However, just because you can run, this doesn’t necessarily make your […]

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Return to running post pregnancy

1. Consider what exercise you did before and during pregnancy It will be easier for someone to return to running if they always ran prior to pregnancy and did some running during their pregnancy, compared to someone has never run before. 2. Do your pelvic floor exercises The pelvic floor consists of muscles and ligaments […]

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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 […]

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Post natal recovery

Most people think physiotherapy for their torn hamstring or after orthopaedic surgery not for pregnancy or following childbirth. During the childbearing year a woman’s body undergoes many physical and emotional changes. A pregnant woman’s muscles and joints are stretched and softened creating alignment changes to accommodate the growing baby. There is often weight gain, reduced […]

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Physiotherapy for gyneacological surgery

Many women undertake gynaecological repair surgery such as hysterectomy and pelvic organ prolapse repair. Women are often anxious and fearful of impending surgery. Too many women are unaware of the precise surgical procedure they are embarking on and don’t fully understand how they can maximise their recovery and success of the procedure. Preparing for surgery […]

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How is your pelvic floor?

About 1 in 3 Australian women experience pelvic floor dysfunction. There are a few common signs that indicate that there could be a pelvic floor problem these include · Urgency to get to the toilet and sometimes leaking on the way · Frequently needing to go to the toilet · Leaking urine with coughing, sneezing, […]

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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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What are foot orthotics (corrective insoles)?

What are foot orthotics? Foot orthotics (or orthoses) are orthopaedic devices designed to treat or adjust various foot complaints that affect not only the foot but the entire skeletal system. A true orthotic is a customised corrective innersole, designed specifically for an individual to treat a specific problem. No two individuals will have the same […]

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