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 […]

High Ankle Sprain – When An Ankle Sprain Is Not An “Ankle Sprain”?

High Ankle Sprain – When An Ankle Sprain Is Not An “Ankle Sprain” So what is a “High Ankle Sprain”? If you follow sport at all, I’m sure you’ve heard sports commentators refer to a high ankle sprain.  You may have also heard that they usually takes longer to heal than a typical ankle sprain. […]

Heel Pain In Kids – Is It Actually Sever’s Disease?

Heel Pain In Kids – Is It Actually Sever’s Disease? Winter Sports are into full swing, with primary school soccer being one of the biggest participation sports in the country.  School sport is a load of fun, and is welcomed by all parents as a way of getting the kids out of the house and […]

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 […]

No Pain, No Gain? Why Are My Muscles Hurting After Exercise?

No Pain, No Gain? Why Are My Muscles Hurting After Exercise? Have you ever wondered why your muscles get sore, stiff or painful a day or two after you do an exercise session, be it in the gym, after a class or after that first run after the Christmas break? This widely experienced phenomenon is […]

Chris Judd Hamstring Strain – “Not A Lack Of Conditioning” – Or Was It?

Chris Judd’s Hamstring Strain – “Not A Lack Of Conditioning” – Or Was It?  It was a comeback that all Carlton fans were hoping would lift the fledgling side from a shocking start to their 2014 campaign. Two times Brownlow meddalist Chris Judd was making his return to football after having surgery to his Achilles […]

Groin Pain Does Not Equal Osteitis Pubis

Groin Soreness With the winter sporting season back upon us again, the time to act is now to help you get through a long season. Have you had one or several of the following symptoms in the groin while training or playing? Pain? Grab/Pull? Weakness? Decreased Power? Decreased Performance? If so, it’s very important to […]

Top 5 Tips To Prevent Hamstring Strains

Top 5 Tips To Prevent Hamstring Strains Hamstring strains are the dreaded injury of most footballers.  The Holy Grail of sports medicine is how to prevent hamstring strains, as they are a very frustrating and time consuming injury. Ever since straining my own hamstring in the late ‘90’s on the eve of our Round 1 […]

Top 9 Tips For Treating Soft Tissue Injuries

Have You Hurt A Muscle Or Joint? Our Top 9 Tips For Treating Soft Tissue Injuries Soft tissue injuries are some of the most common injuries in sport. Soft tissues refers to the tissues in the body that connect, support and surround structures of the body, including muscles, ligaments and tendons. Common injuries to soft […]

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