Dry Needling

Plantar Fasciitis


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

Shoulders – Why Don’t We Treat Them Properly?


This is something that bugs many in the health field - why do we treat shoulders so differently to many other joints? You might be wondering what I mean by this...I mean that when people come in with say, knee pain, we aim to reduce the pain, increase the movement and then gradually load the [...]

Shoulders – Why Don’t We Treat Them Properly?2019-09-05T12:06:25+10:00

Tennis Elbow


Lateral epicondylalgia. I am guessing most of you have never heard of this term and I promise it is English. It is the technical name for a condition most people know as... Tennis Elbow. This condition has had more names than Federer has tennis trophies (almost!) - but whatever you like to call it, it [...]

Tennis Elbow2018-07-18T23:04:44+10:00

Hamstring injuries


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?


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

Calf Strains


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



Sciatica Contrary to popular belief, sciatica is not actually a medical diagnosis in itself; rather, it is a symptom of some other condition. The term “sciatica” describes pain (and possibly tingling, numbness or weakness) felt along the path of the sciatic nerve, which runs from your lower back, down through the buttock, hamstrings and lower [...]


Preventing Training Mistakes


Whether you are getting back to preseason training or preparing for a race or event, training mistakes and errors can easily be made. The following are some common mistakes to avoid this preseason or training phase. Mistake 1. ‘Spiking’ the Training Load Avoid sudden spikes in training load. This means sudden increase in running/weight training volume, [...]

Preventing Training Mistakes2017-03-01T22:46:20+10:00
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