14 Feb 2018

Tips To Improve Dining Table Ergonomics

Working from home is no longer rare and more and more people are spending time on their laptops at the dining room table. Unfortunately the workstation set-up in this situation is often far from ideal! Read below for some tips on how to avoid back and neck pain when working at home: Happy arms Make […]

19 Dec 2017

Tennis Elbow – Do I Have it?

Tennis Elbow or Lateral Epicondylagia is a particularly common elbow overuse injury which about forty percent of us will experience at some point in our lives. Surprisingly despite its name, only approximately five percent of all cases are attributed to playing tennis. In saying that fifty percent of all tennis players will experience some kind […]

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 […]