30 May 2017

Runner’s Knee Pain

Coming into the Sydney running season we, as Physio’s, are inundated with lower limb injuries. Working in private practice particularly around this time of year is what I describe as ‘monotoknee’. Every third patient seems to present with a similar knee pain due to running, known as patellofemoral pain syndrome, or more commonly as ‘Runners Knee’. […]

26 May 2017

Big Toe Sesamoiditis

A complaint among some of our Barangaroo CBD runners recently has been that of big toe sesamoiditis. What is sesamoiditis you ask? Sounds more like a seasoning for a chicken stir fry if you ask me. Let me help break this down for you. ‘Sesamoid’ is a type of bone and ‘itis’ by definition means inflammation. […]

25 May 2017

Tips On How To train For A Triathlon As An Office Worker In Barangaroo

New to the Barangaroo area, and wanting to capitalise on the surroundings, I wondered how I could continue training for triathlon while working in the urban jungle of Barangaroo. Thankfully in terms of training facilities Sydney neither lacks nor fails to inspire. Where in the world could you pop out of the office and find […]

18 May 2017

Hey Bones, Are You Broken Or Just Feeling Stressed?

I had a discussion with a patient this week, who works in Barangaroo. He has been suffering from a challenging kind of foot pain. Having had different doctors describe his scans and diagnosis to him, he was a bit confused and I could understand why. He had heard one doctor say a bone was broken, […]

10 May 2017

Returning To Exercise After Injury: Going Through Rehab As A Physio

Hi, my name is Kirsty and I have injuries. As a Physio this is hard to admit, because we are all perfect, right? Prior to my injuries, I was running 2-3 times per week, going to the gym 4 times per week and doing Pilates 3 times per week. In August last year I developed […]

26 Apr 2017

Barangaroo Runners – How To Tell The Difference Between A Calf Cramp And A DVT?

Have you been making the most of the Barangaroo Reserve running route? Or testing yourself on the Barangaroo stairs? A common complaint among runners is cramping in the calves. But how do you tell the difference between a straight forward calf cramp and a more serious injury like a DVT? A DVT (deep vein thrombosis) […]

4 Apr 2017

Should you stretch before exercising? Part Two

In the first part of this blog we looked at the available research and found evidence to firmly challenge the historical notion that stretching is necessary before exercise. But does that mean all pre-exercise limbering up is a bad idea? No, I don’t think so. Doing scientifically tight experiments to really prove/disprove things in real humans […]

31 Mar 2017

Is Adverse Neural Tension Causing Your Hamstring Pain?

A common complaint among runners and other athletes is that niggling pain in their calves or hamstrings that doesn’t seem to go away after an injury. Most people are under the impression that “nerve” related pain has to be in the form of pins/needles, tingling or numbness. Nerve related pain or neural tension can actually mimic […]

9 Mar 2017

Should You Stretch Before Exercising?

If you’ve read anything on this topic in the past fifteen years or so, then you’ve already heard what I’m about to tell you. But if not, here’s a bombshell to kick us off: you don’t need to stretch before exercising. I’m not really one for bombshells though. Black and white statements like that, though […]

1 Mar 2017

Four Benefits Of Trail Running

Trail running differs from normal running as it incorporates off-road running along trails/tracks through the bush, mountains, countryside and beaches. 1. It works more muscles than normal running – As a result of the different terrain, trail running pushes your body to not only engage your core muscles for increased stability but also increases the stress on your […]