27 Jun 2017

Muscles You Need For The Slopes! Skiers vs Snowboarders

Its important when embarking on your first snow trip, or going back to the snow for the first time in a while, to understand which muscles you will be using and preparing them for the impact of the snow! Mulled wine, hot chocolate, peach schnapps, powdery (or slushy) white snow. In Australia it is a […]

3 Jun 2017

The How To Of Handstands And Handstand Push Ups

Handstands are a very unnatural movement and are rarely performed except in the CrossFit and gymnastics realms. The main goal is to have enough strength in the shoulders to do a freestanding handstand and of course a free-stand handstand push up. BUT this takes a lot practice with the right amount of strength, stability and […]

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 […]

28 Apr 2016

What Is Pubic Symphysis Dysfunction?

Feeling an uncomfortable pain at the front of your pelvis, that burns and gets sharper as you walk and move around? Are you pregnant? And in your second trimester? It could be pubic symphysis dysfunction! Your pubic symphysis is a strong ligamentous joint at the front of your pelvis.  It is where the two wings […]

31 Dec 2015

Mobility vs Stability in a Golfer’s Body

Many common golf swing faults can be traced back to the body’s inability to move and/or stabilise correctly. For example, it is often found that the hip joints and thoracic (middle) spine are limited in mobility or stiff. This means that the lower back will compensate and sacrifice stability to obtain more mobility. This abnormal motion […]

10 Jul 2015

Scheuermann’s Disease…”That Hunch In Your Back”

Scheuermann’s Disease is a developmental disorder of the spine, characterised by abnormal wedge shaped vertebrae in the upper back (thoracic spine). This sometimes leads to postural abnormality and excessive curvature, i.e. increased thoracic kyphosis or ‘hunch back’, of the thoracic spine. Less commonly, it can also be found in lower back (lumbar spine). These changes occur during […]

29 Jan 2015

Squatting For Life

Squats are a full-body compound exercise which means they work across multiple joints and muscles including your hips, knees and ankles, as well as the glutes, quads, and hamstrings. More importantly, they are a great functional movement we do every day of our lives whether you are in the gym, or at home picking up […]

28 Nov 2014

Do I Need A Scan?

As Physiotherapists, we can refer our patients to have a variety of scans including MRI. But while modern scans can offer better quality images than ever before, the scan is not the whole story. In giving patients the best care, the skill and experience of the clinician will always be the critical element. Last week […]

3 Nov 2014

How To Assess Posture

In this blog we are going to break down a Postural Assessment to let you know what exactly we look at and why.  You might notice every time you see a Physiotherapist they ask you questions, lots of questions. We are looking for clues, patterns and reasons why somebody might be getting pain or discomfort.  Sometimes […]

14 Nov 2011

My What Is Bulging???

So, your Physio has told you that it might be your “disc” that is causing your pain. With more medical knowledge accessible to all of us these days, as health professionals we often assume that you know what we are on about.  Maybe you do!  But just in case you don’t, here’s the low down […]