Muscle

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

Hamstring Exercises

2018-03-29T07:31:28+10:00

Last week we looked at the most common injury in the AFL, the hamstring strain! This week it’s all about prevention and maintenance. Here are 4 exercises to try at home to help strengthen and condition your hamstrings, and endure the rigours of your chosen sport! All of these exercises are bodyweight only – no [...]

Hamstring Exercises2018-03-29T07:31:28+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

What is Dry Needling?

2017-09-21T08:52:00+10:00

We often get a lot of questions about Dry Needling. "Does it hurt" and "how is it different than acupuncture" are probably the most common. In today's blog, Matthew tries to answer all your burning questions and more... What is Dry Needling? Dry Needling is a treatment technique used by many physiotherapists, where very fine [...]

What is Dry Needling?2017-09-21T08:52:00+10:00

4 Core Exercises You’re Probably NOT Doing

2017-08-18T16:10:14+10:00

Core or 'Anti-Rotational' Exercises - and why you need to include them in your program Sports or jobs that require bending and twisting demand a lot from our spine and “core”. When muscle fatigue or stiffness sets into our backs, our “core” muscles may not be able to work to their full capacity. When this [...]

4 Core Exercises You’re Probably NOT Doing2017-08-18T16:10:14+10:00

Calf Strains

2017-08-09T16:28:21+10:00

It's often called the "over 30s injury". It’s the soft tissue injury that makes veteran athletes worried the game may have passed them by. It’s that feeling like someone’s shot you in the back of the leg but hasn’t. That’s right, today we are talking the dreaded calf strain! How? A calf strain is a [...]

Calf Strains2017-08-09T16:28:21+10:00

Top 5 Ankle Exercises

2017-08-02T16:13:30+10:00

Ankle Exercises! Last week we looked at sports with a high incidence of ankle sprains, the common mechanisms of injury and then how best to manage your sprained ankle. This week I thought we should take a step back and look at some exercises to help strengthen your ankle and possibly avoid sprains in the first [...]

Top 5 Ankle Exercises2017-08-02T16:13:30+10:00

Ankle Sprains

2017-07-31T11:33:18+10:00

As physios, ankle sprains are one of the most common sporting injuries we see. The more severe ankle sprains are generally treated with the appropriate level of diligence. However, we often see the milder sprains left untreated and not given the respect they deserve; possibly leading to a high recurrence rate. Because of repeated untreated [...]

Ankle Sprains2017-07-31T11:33:18+10:00

Headaches

2017-06-08T09:07:40+10:00

Headaches According to the Better Health Channel, headache is one of the most common health-related conditions in Australia: around 15 per cent of us taking pain relieving medication for a headache at any given time. There are many different types of headache with many different causes, and most headaches will have multiple contributing factors (we [...]

Headaches2017-06-08T09:07:40+10:00