Back Pain First Aid – 3 Tips to get your Lower Back back on track

Back Pain First Aid – 3 Tips to get your Lower Back back on track Low back pain is an extremely common complaint – probably the most common we see as physios. With the latest stats suggesting that up to 70-80% of adults will suffer low back pain at some point in their lives, chances […]

5 Mistakes runners make when training for a race

5 Mistakes runners make when training for a race It was a huge weekend just gone for the distance running world with the Melbourne marathon, Eliud Kipchoge breaking the 2-hour barrier in Vienna, and Brigid Kosgei setting a new women’s world record in Chicago. If you are finding the world stage of distance running inspiring […]

How to prevent the dreaded calf strain when running

How to prevent the dreaded calf strain when running Calf injuries are common in all sports, particularly those which involve running and jumping. And it’s no wonder, as when we run, our calf – particularly our soleus muscle – is asked to generate a huge amount of force: up to 8 times body weight! So […]

Why now is a great time to start a core exercise program

Why now is a great time to start a core exercise program Winter is over and it’s time to look ahead to the warmer months. If you have spent the last few months living in a bulky black coat the concept of wearing something more revealing can be more than a little daunting! What a […]

What can you do about painful tendons?

What can you do about painful tendons? Tendinitis, tendinosis, and tendinopathy are all words you may have heard that describe painful tendons. Here are some handy tips for making sure you’re doing the right thing by your tendons. What is tendinopathy? There are heaps of tendons throughout your body, they are the thick ropey end […]

Is your exercise program right for you?

Is your exercise program right for you? There has been a rise in a new style of so-called “functional” exercise programs at gyms. The theory of functional exercise is that the exercise mimics activities we perform in our daily routine and therefore should be beneficial. In the name of “functional exercise” some potentially dangerous exercises […]

How Santa Keeps Injury Free Over Christmas.. And How You Can Too!

How Santa keeps injury free over Christmas.. And how you can too! Santa often cops a lot of flak for being a little bit on the heavy side but you have to remember that elite athletes come in all shapes and sizes! Year after year Santa trains for and dominates his 24 hour Christmas Eve […]

Don’t Let Christmas Cause Injuries!

Don’t Let Christmas Cause Injuries! With the “silly season” in full swing, it is amazing the amount of time we spend with some of our clients discussing their plans over the Christmas/New Year break. At this time of year, a lot of our clients have already undertaken a large part of either their pre-season training […]

Warming Up & Cooling Down. Why Are They Important?

Warming Up & Cooling Down Why Are They Important? The warm up and cool down are a crucial part of your training or game preparation. You are putting yourself at risk of injury if you miss this part of your game/training because your body will not be ready for the high intensity required in your […]

What Does Foam Rolling Do?

Foam Rollers Ever wondered why there are people lying on your gym floor rolling around on a cylinder piece of foam? Is it a silly craze? Does it actually do anything? What Are Foam Rollers? Foam rollers are a recovery tool that aids in self-myofascial release (a fancy term for self massage), assisting in release […]

How To Avoid The Dreaded Pre-Season Injury Drama

Injury Prevention As people start to get back into winter sports training aches and pains start to creep back into their life. Aches, pains, sprains and strains are not normal and can often be prevented. Physiotherapists not only help treat injuries but can also help in avoiding them. A number of factors relevant to your […]

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