Physiotherapy

25 Jan Load management and how to train smart

As we are now into the New Year period, athletes of all ages will be soon returning to training or sport after a well-earned break. While it is important to have a mental and physical rest from training, it is a good time to consider...

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06 Jan What is a rotator cuff injury?

The rotator cuff are a group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder and support the head of the humerus (upper arm) into the shallow socket of the shoulder joint. They are important in stabilising the shoulder. These muscles and tendons are highly susceptible...

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14 Dec 5 Tips for Travelling with Back Pain

It is an exciting time to be travelling somewhere new, but for some, travel can mean discomfort or pain in the back, especially over long-distance trips. Check out our tips below to make sure you are HolidayFit! 1.Schedule regular breaks If you are planning a road trip which...

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22 Nov Osteoarthritis- What is the best treatment? (Part II)

The first line of treatment for osteoarthritis (OA) and what everyone should be doing was explained in Osteoarthritis- What is the best treatment? (Part I). However there are many other treatment options are out there and when should we consider using them?  [caption id="attachment_1851" align="aligncenter" width="300"]...

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08 Nov Osteoarthritis- What is the best treatment? (Part I)

How can you treat osteoarthritis (OA)? Currently, there is no known way of curing cartilage loss. Initial treatment focuses on reducing symptoms and improving function of the joint. Based on evidence, the recommended treatment for osteoarthritis is outlined by the pyramid in Figure 1. [caption id="attachment_1851"...

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04 Nov Osteoarthritis- What is it and busting the myths

What is Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis (OA) is a disease which affects the entire joint. It can occur in any joint but most commonly affects the knees, hips and hands.  OA is the most common chronic condition of the joints and is the leading cause of physical inactivity in...

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14 Oct Tips to stay StudyFit during exams

Is study contributing to neck pain, headaches or back pain? You’re not alone! As students enter the final stretch of exam study for the year, it is common to adopt sustained (often undesirable) postures while reading, typing or writing. A combination of reduced physical activity, increased stress,...

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12 Jul Have I torn my calf muscle?

What is a calf tear? A calf tear is an injury that occurs to one of the calf muscles in the back of the lower leg. The two major muscles commonly referred to as the 'calf' are the gastrocnemius and soleus muscles. The superficial gastrocnemius originates...

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20 May How to prepare for skiing

  Are you prepared for skiing this coming season? We have had a long, hot summer but the time has come to bring out the warm clothes as winter is coming. Although the lifts aren’t yet turning, now is the perfect time to get ready for the...

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08 Mar ACL injury

Mid-way through the AFLW and about to start AFL and local football competitions, we will often hear about the dreaded- ACL injury. What is an ACL injury? A tear or sprain of the anterior cruciate ligament of the knee. This is a ligament that is inside your...

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