17 Jul 2017

My (Physi) Ode To Sunday Football

I’ve loved it as a player and I’ve continued to love it as a Physio. Forget the Premier League, the real magic happens on bumpy, lower-grade pitches of Sydney suburbia. If any of my old teammates read this I’ll be in trouble and they’ll rightly tell me to sign up for next year rather than […]

8 Jun 2017

Why You Should Incorporate Push Ups Into Every Chest Workout.

What does your current chest workout look like? Bench press, followed by dumbbell press, followed by incline / decline bench or dumbbell press… see a common theme? The problem with this approach is it can lead to unhealthy shoulders by generally failing to activate the serratus anterior muscle  –  a well-functioning serratus anterior is crucial […]

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 […]

11 May 2015

Avoid Wrist Pain When Performing Push-ups!

Performing a push-up exerts a considerable amount of pressure through your wrist joints and other structures of your upper limb; however, if you are someone who just puts up with wrist pain when you do push-ups, you shouldn’t! The most common position for a push-up is with the wrist dorsiflexed (as pictured). What seems like a […]

17 Apr 2015

Strengthening Your Shoulder Stabilisers

You’ve probably heard it before – you need to strengthen your shoulder stabilising muscles. Why is this so important and how might you effectively perform these exercises? The upper quadrant is composed of your neck, scapula (shoulder blade), and arm. The arm’s only attachment to your skeleton is via the scapula, and the scapula attaches […]

3 Sep 2014

De Quervain’s Syndrome – A common cause of thumb and wrist pain

A common injury affecting the thumb side of the wrist is De Quervain’s Syndrome, also sometimes referred to as ‘Gamer’s Thumb’, ‘Mummy Thumb’ and ‘De Quervain’s Tendinosis’. What is De Quervain’s? De Quervain’s Syndrome is a condition affecting the tendons of the thumb that run along the wrist. These tendons assist in moving the thumb […]

28 Aug 2014

Tennis Elbow – Not Just About Tennis

Tennis Elbow, or Lateral Epicondylalgia is the most common overuse injury to the elbow. It is, ironically more common in non-tennis players. We see a lot of this in our Sydney CBD Physio clinic, especially in office workers who spend long periods using the mouse or typing. What is Tennis Elbow? Tennis elbow involves the […]

20 Feb 2012

Clicky wrist?

The wrist and hand is made up of 27 bones with, understandably, a LOT of joints between them and even more attaching them to the arm bones.  It is this incredible number of bones and joints that allows us so much movement and dexterity in our hands and wrists and differentiates us from our primate […]

24 Jan 2012

Golfer’s Elbow

If you’ve just read our previous blog on tennis elbow and decided to pick up the golf clubs instead of a racquet, there are a few things to think about first.  Golfer’s elbow is a similar condition to tennis elbow that occurs on the opposite side of the joint.  The muscles located in the anterior part […]

28 Dec 2011

Anyone Fancy a Hit?

When the sun finally comes out in Sydney tennis is up there with one of the most popular sports and as innocent as it looks it can take quite the toll on the body, so much so that there is an injury named in its honour! So what is tennis elbow?