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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Impact of Concussion

The Impact of Concussion What is Concussion? Over the past several years, the intensity of the spotlight over concussion has continued to increase, particularly overseas in the NFL, but also on home soil in Australian Rules Football – from grassroots to professional levels. Concussion is an injury to the brain, sustained as a result of […]

Should Runners Go To The Gym?

Will gym work prevent injuries in runners? There has been a large amount of research testing whether regular strength training can prevent injuries for runners. The injuries we mean include muscle tears and achey tendons rather than injuries from contact or falls which are a bit more unpredictable. The research has shown that strength training […]

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 […]

Put A Spring In Your Step!

Leading Edge Can Put The Spring Back In Your Step! Now that the sun is shining it’s time to get moving again and undo those winter excesses! Getting back into, or starting exercise can be daunting… especially if you have an ongoing injury or pain. Starting an exercise program without getting a problem assessed can […]

Women’s football.. How to minimise your risk of ACL and other injuries!

Women’s football.. How to minimise your risk of ACL and other injuries! In recent years there has been a significant increase in the number of women involved in Australian rules football especially since the introduction of the Australian Football League Women’s competition (AFLW). Football is a great sport and it is great that more women […]

Beat The Winter Belly Bulge! Our Sure-Fire Way To Get You Moving…

Beat The Winter Belly Bulge! Our Sure-Fire Way To Get You Moving… Winter has arrived! We love to warm up with wine by an open fire, drinking hot chocolates, eating those fabulous puddings and comfort food. We wear our baggy tracksuit pants, oversized jumpers and parkers. Cuddling up on the couch is far more preferable […]

The Dreaded “Corked Thigh” – What they are a what to do about them.

I got a ‘corkie’…what should I do?!? So it was halfway through the first quarter and you’re playing a great game. You’ve already had 10 possessions and have put two goals on the the scoreboard for your team. Then, during a contest you’re opponent lands on you, driving there knee into the front of your […]

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