31 May 2016

Evidence Supporting Running Retraining For Lower Limb Injuries: PART TWO

In this blog, the most recent evidence and expert opinion surrounding running retraining strategies for Achilles Tendinopathy, Calf Pain, and Plantar Fasciopathy (more well known as plantar fasciitis) will be discussed. Achilles Tendinopathy & Calf Pain  Some experts advocated the use of running retraining for Achilles tendinopathy (AT) and calf pain, however adequate rehabilitation exercise […]

20 Aug 2015

Plantar Fasciitis

The plantar fascia is vital for normal foot biomechanics. It is made up of three segments and its central portion is clinically most important as it forms the longitudinal arch of the foot. It not only provides the longitudinal arch with static support but provides dynamic shock absorption. Plantar fasciitis is an overuse condition of […]

9 Jan 2015

Exercise During Pregnancy

Whether you were a gym junkie or couch potato before you got pregnant, exercising during your pregnancy can be a challenge but it is definitely an important part of the process! If you think of giving birth like running a marathon (which it can be!) then you need to make sure your body is well […]

20 May 2011

What is Neural Mobility and how is it affecting my flexibility?

Neural mobility is an important aspect of flexibility, and may be what’s holding you back from improving your flexibility. Often that feeling of “tightness” or muscle tension we feel can actually be related to tension in our nerves (Neural Tension) rather than muscles.

20 May 2011

Why Do My Joints Click and Creak?

As a Physio, we commonly get asked, “Why do my joints click?”, or, “What is it that makes that funny clicking noise in my neck/knee/shoulder?”.  This is most often followed by, “Is it doing any damage?”.

20 May 2011

Just What Is The Difference Between A Muscle, Tendon and Ligament?

These words are often discussed on the sports field, at the Physiotherapy clinic or over the water-cooler at the office: but just what is the difference between these structures and what is it that they actually do?

13 May 2011

Can You Stand On One Foot and Close Your Eyes? Proprioception Retraining

No, it’s not some bizarre party trick!  If you’ve ever sprained your ankle or had a knee injury, your Physio is likely to have made you do this at some stage during your treatment.  The reason for this is to retrain your proprioception.  So what does this mean and why is it important?

13 May 2011

Foam Roller….Dreaded But Effective!

You may have heard about, seen or even experienced a love/hate relationship with a foam roller. So, what is a foam roller?

13 May 2011

Get Into The Groove With McConnell Knee Taping

McConnell taping was initially developed by Jenny McConnell, an Australian Physiotherapist, to guide the gliding pattern of the patella (kneecap) in people who experience pain at the front of the knee.  The taping technique uses rigid tape over a joint in an attempt to normalise the joint’s movement.

13 May 2011

Snow Sports: Pre-Season Training Part II

The cooler weather has well and truly reached us here in Sydney, winter is on its way!  If you haven’t already done so, it’s not too late to start some pre-season training for skiing or snowboarding.  Check out our previous blog for some tips on how to get started.