Physiotherapy

06 May Best shoulder exercises for an aerialist

In a previous blog, our cirque physio Jessica Banks outlined what an aerialist is and the demands on their shoulder (READ MORE HERE). A key message is the importance of having good shoulder strength. This is necessary for performing the skills required and reduce the...

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29 Mar Aerialist Physio Best Tips

Jessica Banks, our aerialist physio, outlines what is required for the aerialist shoulder. She knows first hand the demands, as being both a highly skilled physiotherapist and a trained aerialist herself. What is an aerialist? This is a performer, athlete and artist that uses apparatus to...

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18 Mar Osteochondral Lesion of the Talus

Some other terms that may be used to describe this injury include: Talar Dome LesionAnkle Osteochondral LesionAnkle Cartilage DefectOsteochondral Fragment of the Talus What is an Osteochondral Lesion of the Talus? The talus is the bone that sits at the bottom of the main ankle joint. It can...

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17 Feb Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Injury

What is the medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury? The medial collateral ligament (or the "MCL") is a strong ligament which sits on the inside of the knee. It is an important ligament that provide stability to the knee. Image reproduced from the Orthopaedics 360, https://orthopaedics360.com.au/knee/mcl-tear How...

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14 Oct Ankle Syndesmosis Injury

Some other terms that may be used to describe this injury include: Anterior Inferior Tibiofibular Ligament (AITFL) InjuryHigh Ankle SprainInferior Tibiofibular Joint InjuryDistal Tibiofibular Joint Injury What is Ankle Syndesmosis Injury? The ankle syndesmosis is the joint that connects the tibia and fibula, the two bones of the...

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27 Aug Patella Subluxation / Patella Dislocation

Patella subluxation or patella dislocation is a common injury our physiotherapists see and help with. What is the patella? The patella is commonly known as the knee cap.  It sits in a groove in the knee, which is called the ‘trochlear groove’. Image reproduced from the American Association...

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31 Mar Improve your Life! in 2021

We are very excited to be rolling out the Life! program at SportsFit again in 2021. The Life! program is a free Victorian lifestyle behaviour change program that helps reduce your risk of developing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Changing your lifestyle isn't easy, especially on your own....

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19 Mar Acute Ankle Injuries

It has been great to see the return of sports, however at SportsFit we have started to see an increase in people with ankle pain and ankle injuries. Ankle injuries are very common in many sports, such as football and netball. This article will discuss acute...

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