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Category: Managing Injury

Return to Sport – Basketball

With Tasmania doing such a wonderful job in reducing the numbers of cases of Coronavirus, this means that to everyone’s delight, that gyms are reopening, the trails are accessible to campers and hikers and… BASKETBALL IS BACK! Obviously, not in its full capacity yet, however, it will be exciting for athletes of all ages to be able to […]

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Return to Sport – Reducing the Risk of Injuries Post Isolation

Have you started a new exercise routine because of iso? Gyms have been shut, local pools are closed, local sporting clubs are closed and even the national parks have been closed. This is the reality for us here in the North West and has resulted in large changes to exercise routines. If you’ve been for a walk recently you will notice how many people have taken up walking, […]

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Movement is Medicine

Movement is Medicine Every year, Exercise & Sport Science Australia (ESSA) put together an “Exercise Right” week, and this year we think they have it spot on; Movement is Medicine. The importance of a healthy, active and fulfilling lifestyle has become evident now more than ever. With the world changing as it has recently, we […]

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Working From Home: Am I Set Up Right?

Working from Home Is My Workstation Appropriate? COVID–19 has forced many people to stay home and not to attend their workplace. But for those who can, work must go on. Luckily with the advances in technology and connectivity we can continue working from the comfort of our own homes. However, it can come with some […]

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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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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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The Reason Your Ankle Might Be Still Sore

Ankle sprains are the most prevalent musculoskeletal injury in people who participate in physical activity. However the potential long-term consequences are often underestimated. This article explains why some ankle sprains take a long time to heal, and how a Physiotherapist can help you recover faster. An ankle sprain occurs when there is damage to the […]

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How Physiotherapy Can Help You Manage Chronic Pain

If you’ve ever been injured you will have experienced acute pain. Acute pain is the response to damaged tissue and is critical for our survival. It is a warning that alerts us to danger, as well as being an important protective mechanism. The amount of pain you experience is a reflection of how bad the […]

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Myofascial Release Treatment: What it is and how it can help

Myofascial Release Treatment (MRT) is a slow form of massage.  It is often performed without lubricants as the therapist needs to manipulate the fibres of the fascia.  Fascia is the interconnected tissue that binds muscles, joint and organs of the body. This article explains what MRT is and how it can help you move better […]

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Managing Running Load to Prevent Injury

Running is an increasingly popular activity. Around Tasmania we are seeing more people out running. The simple nature of running is a huge factor in its appeal. It allows people a hassle free way to get outside and improve their health. But the simple act of running is often complicated by injury. Injuries are frustrating. […]

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