10 May 2018

The Best Warm-Up Exercises To Prevent Soccer Injuries

Most soccer players know that they can’t start a soccer game cold. Warm-ups are essential to preventing injury and playing your best game on the field. But what are the best exercises to do before a soccer game? How do you know specifically what drills and exercises are going to help prevent injuries? Over the […]

17 Jul 2017

My (Physi) Ode To Sunday Football

I’ve loved it as a player and I’ve continued to love it as a Physio. Forget the Premier League, the real magic happens on bumpy, lower-grade pitches of Sydney suburbia. If any of my old teammates read this I’ll be in trouble and they’ll rightly tell me to sign up for next year rather than […]

30 Jun 2016

Round Ligament Pain During Pregnancy

During pregnancy, your body is changing constantly with the joints, muscles and ligaments adjusting to the change in pressure and weight around them.  As this happens so quickly it is normal to get aches and pains around your back and hips.  It is often wise to seek out help from a health professional to manage […]

26 Mar 2015

Persistent Hip Pain In The Younger Athlete

Hip pain is a more common presenting symptom in the younger athlete than the mature adult. Contusions and muscular strains are the most common injuries about the hip and pelvis but what about unexplained, persistent hip pain? There are a number of possible causes of persistent hip pain in the younger athlete. Apophysitis An apophysis […]

22 Aug 2014

The Grumbling Groin

If you’ve ever presented to your Physio with groin pain you may have noticed – just for a split second- the look of dread in their eyes…no this is not because we are worried about touching your groin, but because by the time you present to us, it is often more because the ‘groin strain’ […]

19 Aug 2014

Hip Osteoarthritis: It Affects the Young and Old

The hip is important in transmitting forces from the leg through to the spine. A proper functioning hip is essential in tasks such as walking, standing up from sitting and getting into and out of your car. However, when problems occur within the hip joint it becomes increasingly difficult to perform these tasks. This can […]

5 Aug 2011

Pilates vs Clinical Physio-led Pilates: What’s the difference?

We’re asked this frequently and there are BIG differences. The Pilates you do in your typical gym or fitness studio is led by instructors with varying levels of education and training. While some may be knowledgeable, many may have a limited understanding of the mechanisms at play with injuries, or the correct rehabilitation of them. […]

10 May 2011

What is Gilmore’s Groin?

I recently had a patient who had many years ago received groin surgery for “Gilmore’s Groin”, ironically from the man it was named after (yes, he’s still alive and working).