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Meniscus Tear: Symptoms, Physiotherapy Treatment and Recovery

What Is A Meniscus? In the knee there are two menisci (fibrocartilage pads) that sit between the thigh bone (femur) and the shin bone (tibia).  The medial meniscus sits on the inner-side of the knee joint, and the lateral meniscus on the outer-side of the knee joint....

Low Back Pain During Pregnancy

Many people experience lower back pain at some point in their life; whether it be after picking something up awkwardly, sitting for too long or even during pregnancy.  Experiencing pain during your pregnancy is not uncommon and can occur for many reasons. It is not...

Patellar Tendinopathy: What Is Patellar Tendinopathy

Patellar tendinopathy is a source of knee pain arising from injury to the patellar tendon.  The patellar tendon connects the bottom of the patella (kneecap) to the top of the shin bone (tibia).  The tendon works with the thigh muscles to extend the knee. Patellar...

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: Physiotherapy For Your Knee Pain

What is Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome? Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is a condition involving pain at the front of the knee, around or behind the kneecap (patella). This pain is generally due to contact between the patella and thigh bone (femur), which over time...

Osteoarthritis: What You Need To Know

Have you been told you have Osteoarthritis? Unsure of what it is or what you can do about it? Have a read! What Is Arthritis? Arthritis is a very broad umbrella term which encompasses more than 100 different medical conditions, all of which affect the musculoskeletal...

Cervicogenic Headaches: Best Physiotherapy Treatment

There are a number of causes of headaches.  Some common types of headaches include migraines, tension headaches, cluster headaches and neck-related headaches (cervicogenic headaches). In this post, we will talk about cervicogenic neck headaches and how to treat them...

Running Post-Pregnancy: Returning To Running After Pregnancy

Welcome to the wonderful (but challenging!) world of motherhood.  Your body has been through a lot throughout your pregnancy, whether you experienced morning (or all day) sickness, back pain, pubic pain, fatigue, nausea or reflux … .  Now that baby has FINALLY arrived...

Ankle Sprains: 3 Phases For Recovery

We’ve probably all rolled our ankle at one time or other, though perhaps not seriously.   What Is An Sprained Ankle? Ankle sprains are common injuries and can happen simply by ‘twisting’ or ‘rolling’ your ankle when stepping on an uneven surface. They commonly...

Exercising In Pregnancy: Recommendations & Precautions

Congratulations! You’re pregnant and about to embark on an exciting yet daunting journey! Here, we'll discuss is it safe for to exercise during my pregnancy?  You may have always exercised and want to know if its okay to continue to do so while you are pregnant, the...

Dry Needling: How Does Dry Needling Work

Dry needling is the application of a fine calibre needle through the skin and into the underlying fascia, muscle tissue and myofascial trigger points.  The needles are single-use only, meaning they are sterile and are discarded immediately after use. What is a...

Pialtes: The 6 Principles Of Pilates Explained

The 6 Principles Of Pilates Explained What exactly is Pilates? And what are the 6 key Pilates principles that make it tick? Pilates was created by Joseph Pilates, who as a child, had illnesses that left him quite frail. He tried to overcome the effects of his...

Tennis Elbow: Treatment For Tennis Elbow

Getting to Grips with Tennis Elbow What is Tennis Elbow? Tennis elbow, or as it is known in medical terms, lateral epicondylagia, causes pain on the outer elbow due to tiny injuries to tendons and muscles around the elbow.   What causes Tennis Elbow? Tennis elbow...

Hip Pain In Pregnancy: Causes & Treatment

Surely there isn’t another area of pain during pregnancy?Yep, sorry there sometimes can be! Your hips can be another area (along with your lower back) that can cause you grief throughout your pregnancy.Some women experience symptoms early on, while others may...

Foam Rolling: 8 Of Our Best Foam Rolling Exercises

Do you get tight in your legs or back? Have you been told to use the foam roller but not sure HOW or WHAT to do? Foam rolling before or after a workout can be a great way to reduce muscle soreness, help prevent injury and increase mobility. Here are 8 of our BEST foam...

Plantar Fasciitis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment of Plantar Fasciitis

You may have heard of plantar fasciitis – whether it be that you have it, had it before or someone you know has it. In recent times due to changes in the literature and scientific advances, plantar fasciitis has been renamed to a broader term called ‘Plantar Heel...

Bursitis: Treatment For Bursitis

You have been having pain for a little while now and have been to the doctor to be diagnosed with bursitis. But what actually is bursitis? What can cause it? And most importantly, you are wondering what can I do to fix it?! We are so glad you asked! What is bursitis?...

Sleeping When Pregnant: Tricks To Sleep Comfortably During Pregnancy

You find out that you are expecting a baby, and then start looking up things like; ‘what can or can’t I do now that I am pregnant?’ One thing that catches your eye is advice telling you that you should not be sleeping on your back when pregnant. In this blog, we are...

Running When Pregnant: What You Need To Know

Growing a tiny human inside your tummy, every expectant mum wants to protect their little bundle of joy in every way possible.But there can be so many questions.... Are you are unsure if exercise like running when pregnant is safe? Have been told many conflicting...

Abdominal Separation: Treating Abdominal Separation After Pregnancy

It is completely normal and essential that your rectus abdominus (your 6-pack muscle) separates during pregnancy to allow for your growing baby. This is known as abdominal separation or Diastasis of the Rectus Abdominus Muscle (DRAM). In this post we'll look at...

Pain During Pregnancy: How Physio Can Help During Pregnancy

Yay! You are pregnant! And along with this comes appointments; GP, Obstetrician, Midwife, scans, blood tests… Now your back starts hurting and your thinking, great another appointment, this time with the physio. But can they help? Of course, we can! During pregnancy,...

Ice vs Heat: When To Use Ice Or Heat

Ice or Heat? Not sure if you should use ice or heat for your injury? You're not alone. There is so much confusion around when to use ice and when to use heat. This is a very common question we are asked in our clinic. Both ice and heat are wonderful to aid healing...

Tendinitis v Tendinosis v Tendon Rupture

What is "Tendonitis"? Tendinitis literally means ‘inflammation of a tendon’. It is usually an acute injury that happens when the tendon is overloaded, which in turn causes pain and swelling from small tears in the injured tendon. A tendinitis can take anywhere between...

The 5 Minute Workout

Exercise can at times take too long, be too hard, or impossible to squeeze in to a day that is already busy. But... it is important that we exercise most days, even if that means a quick 5minute session. Just setting aside 5 minutes a day could speed up your...

4 Exercises to Get You Footy Fit and Prevent Injury This Season

There are a number of very simple exercises that can assist with preventing footballers from becoming injured in season, and most also serve a purpose in improving the physical conditioning of a player, and attributes important to gameplay at a higher standard. Below...

Hydrotherapy: Exercising in Water

Now that it’s summer time, we’re all hitting the beaches and the swimming pools in an attempt to cool off. But, not only is water cooling and refreshing, it can also be a great tool in helping with stiffness and pain! Swimming or pool therapy is low-impact, which...

Technology – a pain in the neck!

Technology - a pain in the neck! In the past, workers typically complained of low back pain related to physical lifting. With new restrictions to how much weight a worker can lift, and the advances in technology to help reduce load, it seemed reasonable for employers...