Author: nicola

Calf Pain in Runners

Calf pain after an acute tear is common and somewhat expected. However, a lot of runners have calf pain without a history of trauma to the calf itself. For these runners the key is determining the cause, and implementing strategies to reduce their pain and prevent it coming back. That’s where physiotherapy can help.   Runners with non-traumatic […]

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Tummy Time – What Is It & Why Is It so Important?

We’ve all heard that tummy time is valuable to our baby’s motor development. But what is tummy time and why is it so important?   Tummy time is the time during the day that your baby spends lying on their tummy while awake. Experts recommend that babies sleep on their back to avoid the risk of […]

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Plantar Fasciitis – A Pain in the Foot!

Have you been getting out of bed in the morning, refreshed and raring to go, only to put your foot on the floor and feel a searing pain in your heel that makes you walk like you are 100 years old? If so, you may have plantar fasciitis. This condition commonly causes heel pain when […]

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Let’s Talk About Sex, Baby

Sex. The three–letter word that carries a lot of connotations. It means different things to different people emotionally, mentally and physically. However, when spoken about it pricks a lot of ears. Despite triggering people to listen, many people don’t want to talk about sex with a health professional, or even seek advice regarding their sex lives.    […]

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I Have a Rotator Cuff Tear … Now What?

Have you had shoulder pain for some time, only to be told after having a scan you have a rotator cuff tendon tear? Misplaced fear may be your first reaction if the consequence of a rotator cuff tear has not been explained well.   A tear in the rotator cuff is common. And it may be […]

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Why Your Rehab Might Require Exercises

Many clients who walk through our door will receive exercises as part of their rehab. The reason behind this varies from person to person but is largely dependent on the issue that they present with. A lot of thought and consideration goes into selecting the appropriate exercises. Compliance with rehab exercises is often an issue […]

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Can I Return to Work or Play Sport Even With Pain?

Recently Ryan covered the topic of “There Are No Shortcuts” where he discussed the return to your activity. This week we are going to look at a similar theme and something we are asked quite a bit, edging more towards why having some pain when returning to playing sport or work still might be okay. […]

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Athletes Without Pain – Why See A Physio?

It’s often thought that in order to see a physio you need to be injured or in pain. You may think that now or have thought that in the past, but here’s a myth buster for you – it’s not true. Physiotherapists are now increasingly used by sports teams to help improve the performance of […]

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What is the Rotator Cuff & How Can Massage Help? 

The rotator cuff is made up of four muscles and their tendons – supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subscapularis and teres minor. They attach to the scapula (shoulder blade) and the humerus (bone of the upper arm).  The shoulder joint is made up of a ball (humerus) and socket.  The rotator cuff stabilises the shoulder joint by holding the […]

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Low Back Pain and Rowing 

Low back pain is a common problem in rowing, and it can be easily improved with the right management.  What is the cause?  Low back pain in rowing is caused by overload to the structures in the back, it is most commonly from an increase in training load or intensity, which is very common after the school moratorium. The repetitive stress from […]

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