What is that pain at the front of your knee?

What is that pain at the front of your knee? What is it? Patellofemoral joint (PFJ) syndrome is a collection of symptoms and various conditions that presents itself as pain and sometimes clicking in and around the patella (front of the knee). It’s worth mentioning that having clicking and clunking in the knee is quite […]

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 […]

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 […]

3 Simple Fixes to Help You Run Faster, and With Less Pain

3 Simple Fixes to Help You Run Faster, and With Less Pain For all runners – right from the recreational runner training up for the City-Bay, all the way to the elite athlete – running faster and running without injury are two really big goals, and we get asked all the time what we can […]

Top 5 tips to warm up your body this winter…

Top 5 tips to warm up your body this winter… If you have spent time outside this winter then you know it has been very cold this year! If you are finding your body is not happy in the cold weather you are not alone. Many people with arthritic or degenerative joints find they are […]

Does Running Wear Out Your Knees?

Does Running Wear Out Your Knees? One of the popular misconceptions out there, amongst runners and non-runners alike, is that running wears out your joints – and that by racking up the kilometres, runners are setting themselves up for arthritis and knee problems down the track. But is that really the case? This is something […]

Top 5 Exercises To Get Your Glutes Firing & Why It’s Important!

Top 5 Exercises To Get Your Glutes Firing & Why It’s Important! Do you have low back pain? Do you get knee pain during or after running or walking? Do you have tight hamstrings or have frequent hamstring strains? Do you have front of the hip pain? Well, it might be your glutes that are […]

How bad is my Sprained Ankle and when can I play sport again?

How bad is my Sprained Ankle and when can I play sport again? Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries we see as physios – just about everyone has probably sprained their ankle at some point when playing sport! Ankle sprains are particularly common in sports such as football, soccer, netball & basketball […]

How To Know If The Shoe Fits…

How To Know If The Shoe Fits… Sneakers _ 9 News Adelaide Leading Edge resident biomechanist Chris Bishop knows shoes. Chris is using his research facility at The Biomechanics Lab which is located at Leading Edge Physical Therapy to help major shoe brands discover what elements of design help make a shoe comfortable. This fantastic interview […]

Are You Running The City to Bay? Time To Check Your Shoes…

Are You Running The City to Bay? Time To Check Your Shoes… Our Sports Physiotherapist Andrew Darcey talks with Sports Podiatrist Chris Bishop about footwear and the upcoming City to Bay Fun Run. How Do You Know If You Need A New Pair Of Shoes? We all know that footwear is important when running, but […]

Injured From Running? We Look At 5 Common Running Injuries

Injured From Running? We Look At 5 Common Running Injuries If you are a frequent runner, or just starting out, then you have probably experienced (or going to at some stage) a few different aches and pains whilst you have been out pounding the pavement and tracks. Over the next series of 5 posts we […]

Tight Calves From Running? Our Proven Methods To Help a Tight Calf

Tight Calves From Running? Our Proven Methods To Help A Tight Calf Do you feel tight in your calves after a long walk or run? This can be due a buildup of tension, or trigger points in your calf muscles, and is a  common presentation in our Physiotherapy clinic. The Calf The calf muscle is […]

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