27 Nov 2017

The Importance Of Hamstring Strength To Protect The ACL

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), being the most important stabiliser of the knee, connects the femur (thigh bone) to the tibia (shin bone). It runs at an oblique angle from the back of the femur to the front of the tibia and its primary role is to prevent anterior translation of the tibia or posterior […]

29 May 2017

ACL Repair And Rugby

A common injury across all sporting formats, including rugby, is an ACL injury. But what happens from a physio point of view? What is the Physiotherapists role in all of this? For those not in the know, the ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) is one of four important stabilising ligaments of the knee. The ACL sits […]

8 May 2017

What’s The Point Of The Shoulder Blade?

When rehabilitating the shoulder it is important to realise there is more than just the shoulder joint at play. Despite its name, very few people actually think of the shoulder blade as part of or related to the shoulder. Interestingly, it’s the shoulder blade that allows us to throw a cricket ball, reach for the […]

2 Nov 2016

The NBA Is Back! But Not All Ankles Are Equal

I love the NBA. I spent the early 90’s wearing Charlotte Hornets gear and working on my double-pump reverse layups in the driveway. Since then I’ve had phases of closer and more distant fandom, but the recent years have been really great to watch- especially for the growing contribution of Australians. So it’s exciting to […]

30 Sep 2016

High Ankle Sprains

High ankle sprains involve the injury to the ligaments that are located just above your ankle joint, opposed to the more common lower ankle sprain that occurs to the ligaments on the outside of your ankle. These ligaments connect your shin bone (tibia) to the outer ankle/leg bone (fibula). The connective tissue connecting this joint together is known as your syndesmosis. The syndesmosis […]

19 Aug 2016

The Unhappy Subluxing Patella

Recurrent patella subluxations occur when the patella (knee cap) is forced out of its natural setting in the trochlear groove of the femur (thigh) bone, and then relocates back into the groove again. Patella subluxation can be traumatic, caused by a force against the knee such as a contact sport injury, or atraumatic, occurring with much […]

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 […]

31 Jul 2015

Skiing or Snowboard? Which is safer? 

So with this brutal “Arctic Vortex” that has all of Sydney talking and everywhere outside of Australia chuckling in the same way we do when we hear  there is a “heatwave” of 30 degrees somewhere else in the world, my inability to get warm has naturally drawn my focus towards the winter season ahead and […]

27 May 2015

‘Meralgia Paraesthetica’ – That Weird Feeling In Your Thigh

Meralgia Paraesthetica (MP) is a nerve entrapment of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve, also known as the lateral cutaneous nerve of the thigh (LCNT). You may feel pain, burning, tingling, numbness, and/or coldness at the side of the thigh. MP most commonly presents in 30 to 40 year old individuals and is more prevalent in those […]

10 May 2015

Anterior Cruciate Ligament – Structure and Injury

The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is one of the key structures in the knee joint. This band-like structure of dense connective tissues originates from the back of the lower aspect of the femur (thigh bone) and inserts onto the front, upper aspect of the tibia (shin bone). Hence, the ACL helps prevent forward movement of […]