25 Jul 2017

My Running Journey…From A Physio’s Perspective – Part One

Recently signed up for your first marathon? You’re not alone. The curiosity of how hard could it be, and the lingering bucket list to do list spontaneously spurred me to sign up to my very first marathon. As a Physiotherapist I understand the limits of the human body, and also respect that this would be […]

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’. […]

11 Apr 2017

Over-Active Trapezius Muscle…A Pain In The Neck!

The “traps” or trapezius muscle is one we have all heard about at one time or another, whether you are referring to the pain in your neck that you get from sitting at your desk OR you are a gym fanatic and always over activate those suckers when doing overhead activities! It is a commonly […]

4 Apr 2017

Should you stretch before exercising? Part Two

In the first part of this blog we looked at the available research and found evidence to firmly challenge the historical notion that stretching is necessary before exercise. But does that mean all pre-exercise limbering up is a bad idea? No, I don’t think so. Doing scientifically tight experiments to really prove/disprove things in real humans […]

12 Aug 2016

Hip Dysfunction For The Squat

Is your desk job limiting your hip mobility? Or even worse is your hip mobility limiting the depth of your squat? There is an abundance of research out there saying that sitting time is one of the largest negative contributors to our health. But how is your sitting time affecting your ability to perform a […]

1 Jun 2016

Don’t Let These Five Injuries Surprise You

Sometimes when a patient comes in with a painful such-and-such, we both know why it started; they’d done something a bit risky (as we all do sometimes) and this time they’re paying a price. C’est la vie. At other times, we’re both a little surprised because there’s no clear trigger for why this pain sparked […]

3 Apr 2016

Loss of Posture In Your Golf Swing

What  do we mean by “Loss of Posture”when swinging a golf club? Loss of posture is really any significant deviation from the body’s original set up angles during the golf swing. Timing, balance and rhythm can all be affected by loss of posture. The block to the right and a hook to the left for a […]

10 Mar 2016

Endometriosis – How Can A Women’s Health Physiotherapist Help?

  Endometriosis affects 10% of women worldwide. The most common symptoms can range from moderate to severe pelvic pain, low back pain, heavy periods as well as bladder symptoms such as frequency, pain passing bowel motions and painful intercourse. Infertility can be a problem in 30% of women with endometriosis though this can be for […]

4 Feb 2016

Overactive Pelvic Floor

Did you know that an overactive pelvic floor can be just as problematic as a weak pelvic floor? The pelvic floor is a group of muscles forming a diaphragm at the base (floor) of the pelvis, spanning and linking the sacrum, coccyx, ischium, ilium and pubic bones. The Pelvic floor is just like any other […]

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 […]