Running

Plantar Fasciitis

2020-05-07T15:29:56+10:00

Plantar heel pain AKA plantar fasciitis is an overuse condition of the plantar fascia often at its origin and attachment to the heel bone (calcaneus). Those that have had it know how painful and frustrating this injury can be. Some describe it as walking on broken glass every morning. Ouch! Over the years, treatment for [...]

Plantar Fasciitis2020-05-07T15:29:56+10:00

A Beginner’s Guide to Running

2020-04-21T14:54:59+10:00

Ever thought of taking up running? Well, now is a good time! With gyms closed and sport suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic, running can be a great alternative to keep your fitness levels up during this period (and to pass some time). Starting out as a runner can be a scary thing though, especially [...]

A Beginner’s Guide to Running2020-04-21T14:54:59+10:00

Muscle Cramps

2020-03-12T14:30:51+10:00

  If you’ve ever had a muscle cramp, you know how painful they can be especially when it strikes when you least expect it. Ouch! A very common question that we get is ‘how do I stop cramps?’ Most people think that dehydration or heat causes cramps and we’ve all seen the ‘magic remedy’ like [...]

Muscle Cramps2020-03-12T14:30:51+10:00

Shin Splints

2020-03-02T15:03:41+10:00

One of the most frustrating things is wanting to run or play sport and being limited by niggling pain that doesn’t seem to go away. Shin splints, also known as "Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS)" is an umbrella term for pain in the shin with running or activity, that may not be debilitating but can be [...]

Shin Splints2020-03-02T15:03:41+10:00

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome – A Real Pain In The Knee

2019-10-24T12:28:37+10:00

Do you have pain in the front of your knee that seems to have come from nowhere? Does it hurt when you are going up or downstairs? Or if you have been sitting for too long? Well there is a fair chance that you have developed Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS), a pain in the front [...]

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome – A Real Pain In The Knee2019-10-24T12:28:37+10:00

Ankle Sprains in Basketball

2019-10-17T15:34:07+10:00

As physios, ankle sprains are one of the most common sporting basketball injuries we see! However, we find its prevalence may be responsible for the public’s relaxed attitude to the management of this injury, and hence a high recurrence rate. It is said only 50% of people suffering an ankle sprain seek medical attention!! As [...]

Ankle Sprains in Basketball2019-10-17T15:34:07+10:00

Achilles’ Tendinopathy – A Runner’s Worst Nightmare…

2018-09-05T14:06:39+10:00

In today’s blog, we are going to talk about a runner’s worst nightmare… Achilles’ tendinopathy (previously known as Achilles’ tendinitis). Yes, this condition generally creeps up on you and has the uncanny ability to cause you pain at the most inconvenient times, like just before a major game or event! Unfortunately, ignoring the pain and [...]

Achilles’ Tendinopathy – A Runner’s Worst Nightmare…2018-09-05T14:06:39+10:00

Hamstring injuries

2018-03-22T04:55:20+10:00

With footy season starting this week, I thought it would be perfect timing to discuss footy’s most commonly injured body part... the hammy! In the AFL, each club will average six hamstring injuries per season. That’s the most games missed of any injury! And unfortunately, of these, 30% are likely to recur throughout the year. [...]

Hamstring injuries2018-03-22T04:55:20+10:00

Beat the Heat: Top 7 Tips for Exercising Safely This Summer

2018-01-24T12:57:09+10:00

Beat the Heat Top 7 Tips for Exercising Safely This Summer Exercising in hot weather increases our body temperature. Sure, our bodies have built-in cooling systems that help us adjust to heat, that’s why we perspire. But this natural cooling system can fail if we’re exposed to soaring temperatures for too long. The result may [...]

Beat the Heat: Top 7 Tips for Exercising Safely This Summer2018-01-24T12:57:09+10:00