4 tips for injury prevention

Manage the load Load refers to the volume or intensity of the stress that we put on our body. Many sports injuries could be prevented by better controlling the load placed on our body. One of the biggest mistakes is increasing load too quickly and not allowing time for the body to adapt. e.g. not […]

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The importance of falls prevention

Each year in NSW, Falls and associated injuries lead to 27,000 hospitalisations and 400 deaths. Falls injuries have the highest costing to the NSW health system over any other incident, including road trauma. One in three people over the age of 65 and one in two people over the age of 80 are at risk […]

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Exercise and Osteoarthritis – Load it!

Osteoarthritis is one of the most common chronic conditions of an entire joint resulting from a gradual loss of cartilage. Cartilage is the protective cushion between the bones and when this breaks down, bone overgrowth occurs and fluid filled pockets called subchondral cysts result in inflammation and stiffness within the entire joint. The most common […]

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How Pregnancy can affect your feet – PART TWO

In last week’s article, I discussed how pregnancy can affect your skin and nails. Today we will look at the biomechanical and musculoskeletal issues which can arise during and after baby arrives. Ligament Laxity: As hormone levels change, ligament laxity can occur. This means that our ligaments become more mobile to allow changes within joints. […]

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Lets talk Football boots

With pre-season training already in full swing and football teams working hard to prepare for another exciting season, one important question remains… Have you decided what football boots you’ll be wearing to maximise your performance? Not only is it important for your performance, but it’s one of the best ways to prevent football injuries. Common […]

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Why cushioning should not be your main focus on footwear

When deciding its time to purchase a new pair of shoes, whether it be for work, leisure or for your activity, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the technology each shoe has to offer. Quite often I have had patient’s discuss that even when they are wearing their most “cushioned shoes,” the pain is still […]

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Orthotic Therapy

Foot orthoses come in many different forms. The basic principles of orthotic therapy, is the application of an aid under the feet to support the arch and correct an abnormal gait. However, the use of orthoses covers a much broader range. Orthoses can indeed be applied to a ‘flat foot’ and help support the arch. […]

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Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (J.I.A) is a common form of arthritis that occurs within children under the age of 16 years old. The term ‘idiopathic’ is used within the medical presentation to indicate that there is no known origin or cause. J.I.A is still not a condition that is commonly recognised, and it has every reason […]

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Have you ever experienced intense heel pain in the morning as you get out of bed? Then as you tentatively take your first few steps in the morning the discomfort seems to ease? Only to then find after a moments rest (such as sitting down to dinner or watching your favourite TV show) that crippling […]

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