Category: Injury Management

Have You Trained Enough to Safely Return to Playing Sport?

The biggest risk factor for acquiring an injury during sport is having previously had that injury whilst playing. This is the same for any muscle/tendon/ligament/bone injuries. For example, having rolled an ankle playing basketball makes you significantly more likely to roll it again when playing basketball. Another common example is the runner who experiences pain […]

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Five Things to Consider Before Training For a Half or Full Marathon

As running participation numbers increase, more people want to progress their running.  While you might start out with a 5km parkrun or 10km fun run, it isn’t long before many runners look towards longer distances. Training for your first half or full marathon is a huge undertaking and shouldn’t be taken lightly. Preparing well will […]

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Lazy Bum: How to Avoid Dormant Bottom Syndrome

Many of us now work 38 hours or more a week sitting at a computer.  This has led to one of our main muscle groups being severely neglected, often with lasting consequences.  An increasing sedentary lifestyle is being blamed for what a leading American Sports Physical Therapist, Chris Kolba, from Ohio State University, has called […]

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Why You Need To See A Physiotherapist After Straining Your Hamstring

The hamstrings are a group of three muscles located in the back of the thigh (Figure1). The muscles extend from the bottom of the pelvis, down to the back of the knee. The hamstring muscles work to extend the hip and bend the knee, so are important in activities such as walking, running, squatting and […]

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Shoulder Pain in Swimmers

Are you are swimmer with shoulder pain? If so, you’re not alone. The shoulder is the most commonly injured body part resulting from swimming, with reports of shoulder injury rates up to 91% in competitive swimmers. Why the shoulder? In swimming there is a high volume of repetitive overhead movements (more than any other overhead […]

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The Benefits of Hydrotherapy & How It Can Help Your Rehabilitation

Physiotherapists often use hydrotherapy (or exercising in water) to assist in the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal problems. This article discusses the benefits of hydrotherapy and how it can help you. The obvious benefit of hydrotherapy is the reduced effect of gravity on your body. When you stand in waist deep water you are only supporting 50% […]

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Is Your Posture Causing You Pain?

Most people will experience symptoms of tightness, stiffness, aching or pain at some point in their life. Sometimes these symptoms are associated with the tasks we do each day, or the posture we are in when we do them. This article discusses why that is. Most people have an understanding of what posture means, but […]

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Noisy Joints: Do the Noises Mean Something Bad?

Do your knees creak? Does your neck crack? Do your ankles, wrists or hips click? Have you ever wondered if you need to see a Physiotherapist about these noises? Or are noisy joints better ignored? The good news is that in most cases, as long as there are no other symptoms, you don’t need to […]

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What is a Tendinopathy Injury?

Many of us know the feeling. You go for a run after not having exercised for a while. Or you play a game of netball, basketball or touch footy for the first time in years. You feel good at the time but the next morning reality sets in as soon as your feet hit the […]

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Clinical vs Traditional Pilates … What is the Difference?

What is Pilates? Pilates is a form of exercise that utilises a person’s body weight or the resistance of equipment. It combines movement and breath control to improve strength and flexibility. Pilates has become a popular form of exercise over the last decade. You will find classes at most gyms, community centres and physiotherapy clinics. […]

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