Every one of us has a built in home base. A comfort zone, if you like. Stressors in our day […]
What if you don’t find the “perfect” shoe – can the “wrong” running shoes be causing your injury? When injury […]
You know the days. You turn up to the gym. You haven’t got a plan or any clear goals. But […]
More than motivation and the weather, there is nothing that poses a greater threat to upsetting our training regime than […]
We’ve all experienced muscle or joint pain at some point, and know it to be an unpleasant sensory and often […]
It seems logical that if you’re having a problem with a particular area, like your hamstrings muscles, that making them […]
It’s getting frosty outside, and it’s likely you just want to hide under the covers and ditch your morning session […]
The return of sport for children and teenagers in NSW is a welcome relief for many. Finally there’s an opportunity […]
We’re nearly there. The goalposts are going up, white lines are being freshly drawn on grass fields, the team kit […]
Whether you like it or not, working from home is now the new normal. And whilst this is kicking the […]
The biggest challenge facing runners right now is the lack of races on the horizon, the lack of social interaction […]
It’s the pop no athlete wants to hear. In a split second the knee buckles, the athlete goes to ground […]
Everyone gets active for a variety of reasons – some love the social aspect, some love the way it makes […]
The bushfire situation in Australia right now is unprecedented. As too, the weather we’re experiencing with it. But whilst we’re […]
We all want our kids to be fit, active and healthy. And team sport provides a great avenue to make […]
The most common response to a running injury seems to be rest. Whether it’s a chance to let it settle, […]
Getting consistent with good training program is the way forward, but the effects of stopping can be catastrophic for your training goals – and almost immediately.
With contact, sports comes contact injuries, despite our best efforts to prevent them there is always an element of risk […]
So you arrived at UTA with all the right intentions but it just didn’t go your way on the day. […]
Remarkably soon after you cross the UTA finish line, your “never again” becomes “maybe one day”. And then “what’s on […]
Postnatal Depression. The big black cloud that can affect new Mum’s in the days, weeks and months after giving birth. It could be as mild as unexplained sadness or as extreme as paralyzing depression. But is it possible to exercise yourself back to a trouble-free mind?
There seems to be many myths and misconceptions about exercise. Some have propagated because of long-held beliefs while others are just convenient reasons to avoid certain types of exercise. But for each of these myths, there’s research to the contrary. So it’s time to learn the truth and train smarter and more effectively than ever.
Are you structuring your training for the right results? Or are you just following the latest program from your fave magazine or fitness influencer? How you structure your training should depend on this – are you an athlete or a bodybuilder?
Growing pains, as the name suggests, are a painful response to a sudden increase in the rate of growth of bones. The rapid growth causes a strong muscle pull on softer growth plates located at the end of most bones. The two most common locations of growing pains are in the heel known as Sever’s disease and at the top of the shin known as Osgood Schlatter’s disease.
Ever get the feeling that you’re spending more time in the physio waiting room than on the field training or playing sport? Or ever had that horrible sinking feeling when you just know you’ve done the exact same injury you just spent months rehabilitating?
Whether it’s the amount of time away from sport & work or the potential for ongoing issues, fractures are nasty injuries. If a fracture has occured, it’s crucial to seek medical advice as soon as possible. But spotting a fracture isn’t as simple as it sounds.
How can you bust through the plateau and get back on the road to a fitter version of yourself?
It’s not just runner’s aspirations that can bring on the temptation of fast distance building. It can be lost training time due to injury or illness, or simply just not putting in the hours over the last few months and the looming race has you panicked.
If you train for something long enough, it’s going to happen. The proverbial wall will be hit and all those gains in fitness, strength, size, speed that were free-flowing seem to dry up and no matter how consistent you stay, the results just stop.
Ah, the joy of parenting. You want to get the right shoes for your kids but, at the rate they grow, […]
For football (aka. soccer), rugby and league, boots are a critical part of your performance. You need to consider grip, […]
What if I told you that to save yourself from ankle sprains, all you have to do is get stronger […]
A commonly asked question in our physiotherapy rooms is something along the lines of: “I’m really keen to get fit […]
How can you tell the difference between an injury niggle that will clear up on its own and one requires professional attention?
Working with Rugby Union I seem to get asked at the beginning of every season, what is the best footy boot for my child? So how do you choose a good boot, what should you look for and how can I get the longest wear out of the boots?
Setting goals sounds like something your Mum would tell you to do, but it’s actually a critical part of your […]
By now any runner with a social media account would have seen the recent research that linked maximalist shoes (shoes […]
[av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” av_uid=’av-jparju70′ custom_class=” admin_preview_bg=”] The Single Leg Squat is a super common and very […]
This post follows on from “Achilles tendon injury – from tendinopathy to rupture“. We suggest you read it first. […]
Achilles tendon problems are evident across all sports – predominately running and jumping based sports. They can sideline an athlete […]
Muscle injuries can happen for a number of reasons but they commonly occur when you start cold or get fatigued […]
Following on from part 1, we’ve established who gets frozen shoulder and how it behaves. Next we’ll cover the tips & […]
Frozen Shoulder? Everyone has heard of it – but no one seems to know exactly what it is all about. […]
We’ve covered a number of different causes of knee pain, so it’s time to discuss the what and how of […]
Sciatica is an irritation of the Sciatic nerve, causing pain down the back of the leg. As it’s a nerve-generated pain, it can be quite severe in nature and doesn’t respond to the usual range of medications such as Panadol or Nurofen.
Hip bursitis can be one of the more frustrating conditions with pain during the day while walking and pain at […]
Hip pain can often have a gradual start, making it very hard to discover the cause. Pain could potentially be coming from muscles, hip joint, the lower back, even the pelvis itself. To discover the cause, we need to look at how it behaves over the course of a day, which will also help to plan your management and rehab.
It’s every runner’s worst nightmare – you’re smashing your training, the body has held together for months and race day […]
If you’ve been given rehab exercises in the last two decades, you’ve probably heard that your muscles have become lazy, or fell asleep, or similar. And it sounds cool enough – muscles weren’t receiving enough love so they dozed off, ready to be awoken by a magical spell (or exercise). But it’s all basically a load of BS. As much as we want to believe in muscles with personality, it just ain’t so. To explain, let me tell you a little story…
Hamstring injuries are one of the most common, poorly rehabbed muscle injuries. They have a tendency to re-tear, just when you think you are in the clear from your recent injury. But why does this happen? It seems there are 3 big factors at play.