Category: Rehabilitation

Finger Injuries in Sport

Finger and thumb injuries are common in ball sports such as football, netball and basketball. Injuries can vary from a joint sprain to a fracture, which may require treatment such as bracing, splinting or even surgery. Not all finger injuries require time off sport. Assessment, diagnosis and appropriate management is important to avoid long term […]

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Why to Not Just ‘Get Orthotics’ for Your Foot Problem!

Foot pain can be relatively common (see below). People with foot pain, flat feet, or other foot issues often end up with orthotics to support their feet. https://www.pinterest.com.au/pin/AQiw2ykox8PJjju25qrWO2b313vCpNhd67PfuggqbcCVbU_I3i_SKME/ https://www.balancepodiatry.com.au/our-services/custom-foot-orthotics/ There is often some benefit in seeing a podiatrist, or another foot experience therapist, for orthotics.  However this may not always be your best OR only […]

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Stress Fractures: How Physiotherapy Can Help You Return to Running

Stress fractures, or bone stress injuries, are common in runners.  They are especially common in athletes training for long distances, such as marathons and ultramarathons.  Symptoms often start as a dull ache that can resolve or reduce during a run. But overtime symptoms tend to get progressively worse, sometimes resulting in an inability to continue […]

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Myotherapy: What It Is & How It Differs From Massage Therapy

Most weeks, at least one client will ask me the difference between Myotherapy and Remedial Massage Therapy. Myotherapists and Clinical Myotherapists are highly trained individuals who graduate with a Bachelor’s Degree after the completion of four years study at University. This enables Myotherapists to have a greater understanding of the human body, anatomy and physiology […]

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Why Your Neck Might Feel Unappreciated

Have you ever had a job where you felt unappreciated?  And it wasn’t until you stopped doing the job that people noticed how good you were at it?  Our body has many structures and organs that feel the same way.  They work tirelessly every second of the day, and we don’t appreciate what they do […]

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Should We Worry About Lifting Technique?

The importance of ‘lift with your legs, not your back’ in preventing back pain has recently been questioned.  The conventional wisdom is that we mustn’t stoop to lift heavy objects.  Instead, in order to avoid injury we should squat and lift with our legs, not our backs. Paul Ingram, a Physical Therapist from Vancouver, Canada, […]

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Understanding & Managing Persistent Pain

Everyone agrees that pain is a universal human experience. We also know that pain is produced by the brain. This includes all pain whether sharp, dull, strong or mild, and no matter how long you’ve had it. This article discusses persistent, or chronic, pain and provides strategies on how to manage it. If you have […]

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Back to the Truth: Six Common Myths About Low Back Pain Explained

Both misunderstood and mismanaged, low back pain is a huge source of suffering for many people worldwide. Despite being one of the most common sources of pain, disability and time off work, low back pain is often poorly managed.  Here are a few of the myths (and what research actually shows) we commonly hear at […]

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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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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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