Kids

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

Don’t Let School Bags Weigh Your Children Down!

2020-01-27T17:41:01+10:00

Overloaded or incorrectly worn school bags can play a major role in a lot of neck, back and shoulder pain among children. With children heading back to school this week, we think it's very important to highlight the impact that a school bag can have on a child's body when used incorrectly. How do school [...]

Don’t Let School Bags Weigh Your Children Down!2020-01-27T17:41:01+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

Physiotherapy for Children

2018-10-18T13:17:50+10:00

Paediatric physiotherapy offers specialised care for children aged from newborn to the young adult. They have an expert understanding of child development and how this relates to neurological, cardio-respiratory and musculoskeletal health.  Paediatric physiotherapists work to improve children’s motor development, strength, range of motion, endurance, balance, and co-ordination. As the body undergoes rapid changes to both [...]

Physiotherapy for Children2018-10-18T13:17:50+10:00

Torticollis and Plagiocephaly

2018-06-28T14:44:42+10:00

This week, we take it back to the very beginning, looking at two conditions commonly seen by Laura in clinic that affect newborn babies – torticollis and plagiocephaly. The term torticollis (sometimes referred to congenital muscular torticollis) means “twisted neck” and describes an abnormal neck posture, characterised by persistent rotation of the head to one [...]

Torticollis and Plagiocephaly2018-06-28T14:44:42+10:00

Osgood-Schlatter Disease

2018-06-21T14:35:19+10:00

Next up in our series of child and adolescent musculoskeletal conditions is Osgood-Schlatter disease, a common cause of knee pain found in growing adolescents. Osgood-Schlatter is the common name for tibial tubercle apophysitis. The tibial tubercle sits at the top of the tibia (shin bone) where the patella tendon attaches. This tendon attaches the kneecap [...]

Osgood-Schlatter Disease2018-06-21T14:35:19+10:00

Sever’s Disease and Winter Sport

2018-06-15T07:59:28+10:00

As the Winter sport season is now well and truly underway, we are starting to see some of the more common overuse injuries affecting children and adolescents. Over the next few weeks, we are going to be looking at the more common musculoskeletal conditions affecting children, starting this week with Sever’s disease. Sever’s disease is [...]

Sever’s Disease and Winter Sport2018-06-15T07:59:28+10:00

How to get active when you are busy

2018-04-13T12:47:29+10:00

Physical activity helps to promote healthy growth and development, build strong bones and muscles, helps improve sleep and helps improve confidence and self-esteem in children. According to recent research, physical activity levels for Australians are declining, with around 62% of Australian adults not meeting the recommended physical activity guidelines. Many of us are ‘time poor’, [...]

How to get active when you are busy2018-04-13T12:47:29+10:00

Premier’s Active April

2018-04-04T14:29:57+10:00

Premier’s Active April – Are you getting enough exercise? Excess weight, especially obesity, is a major risk factor for many preventable diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, some musculoskeletal conditions and some cancers. As the level of excess weight increases, so does the risk of developing these conditions. According to the Australian Institute [...]

Premier’s Active April2018-04-04T14:29:57+10:00