24 Aug 2018

Top Tips For Spring-Cleaning

The mornings are starting to get lighter and the days are getting longer which means spring is on its way! Looking around the house I know it’s nearly time for my annual spring clean. Which means de-cluttering, steam-cleaning floors, thorough scrubbing and mopping as well as getting into the garden. Unfortunately heavy lifting, scrubbing and […]

12 Jun 2018

Why We Don’t Scan Everyone’s Back Pain

Why don’t we scan everyone’s back to see what is causing your low back pain? A common question we encounter in the clinic with regards to sore backs is, “Do I need to get a scan?”. In the time of the MRI, CT and increasing ease of accessibility to diagnostic imaging clinics, some question wouldn’t […]

6 Jun 2018

Best Treatment For Gluteal Tendinopathy

Gluteal Tendinopathy is a condition that causes pain over the outside of your hip. Previously thought to be caused by inflammation from the tendons we now know that it is primarily caused by degeneration of your gluteal tendons most often due to repetitive overloading, or, when the load being applied to the tendon is too great for […]

6 Feb 2018

Mastitis

What is Mastitis? Mastitis is the inflammation of breast tissue, often caused by a blocked duct, that can lead to infection. It can be VERY painful and not a welcome issue for a new mum! Symptoms of Mastitis include: – Redness/soreness over an area of your breast – Fever – Flu like symptoms (feeling generally […]

2 Nov 2017

Why Do Mobilisations Relieve Back Pain?

The exact mechanism of why we feel better after treatment can be difficult to explain. When we go and get a massage or treatment for an injury we generally leave feeling better for the experience. Yes we are more relaxed or we are less tense, or our pain has decreased, but from a physiological level […]

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’. […]

1 Dec 2016

5 Tips To Prepare Yourself For Soft Sand Running

Soft sand running is probably my choice of exercise when it comes to cardio training, whether it’s in the form of sprints or long distance running. Apart from being an efficient way to workout, it’s free, great for the mind, provides a stunning view to accompany it, as well as a hard earned swim at the end of it! […]

28 Nov 2016

Are You Daryl Braithwaite? Five Questions for a Pain Free Holiday

A holiday can be the best thing for your health. No desk, less stress and plenty of good wholesome activity. But there are a few things that might trip you up and leave you feeling worse for wear. Enjoy your holiday but avoid injury by answering these five questions. Are You a Thong Person? Don’t […]

30 Oct 2015

Wondering About A Standing Desk? Your Questions Answered.

You’ve all heard about standing desks. They were very on trend for a while and continue to grow in popularity around the city. Their arrival was heralded gushing articles extoling their virtues. Then came the retaliation articles that were firmly against them. Of course, there is no black/white answer so here’s my perspective as a […]

19 Dec 2014

Anti-Inflammatory Medication… Should or Shouldn’t I Take It?

As physios we quite often get asked this question. The short answer is – it depends on the type of injury. As a general rule I would say if you have JUST strained a muscle or a joint, such as the ankle or knee, and it is sore and swollen DON’T take anti-inflammatory medication. You […]