Warm Up Exercises

“Warming Up Before you Play” with David Goodwin (Physiotherapist) So you’ve heard it all before, “Do your warm up exercises before you play”, but why? Warm Up Exercises increases the blood flow to tissue. As the blood flow increases to the tissues, the tissue begins to improve its ability to stretch. This means that the joints […]

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Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Injuries

Adult being massaged in shoulder area

Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Injuries Acromioclavicular (AC) Joint Injuries most commonly occur in contact sports such as AFL, rugby and touch football. The Acromioclavicular (AC) joint is where the collarbone (clavicle) joins onto the tip of the shoulder blade. It is held together by 2 main ligaments. Most commonly it is damaged by falling on an outstretched […]

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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

What is Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome? Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome is also know as runners knee, chondromalacia patellae, anterior knee pain and patellofemoral joint syndrome is a generic term used to describe pain at the front of the knee and around the knee cap.  Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome occurs when the kneecap (patella) is poorly aligned as the leg bends […]

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Plantar fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis Happens when the ‘plantar fascia’ a band of connective tissue running along the sole of your foot becomes painful. Plantar fasciitis is an overuse injury, where the plantar fascia is overstretched and tissue damage occurs. Signs and Symptoms Pain around the heel bone Heel pain worse in the morning particularly the first few […]

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MENISCUS INJURIES

MENISCUS INJURIES The knee joint is one of the most complex joints in the body and one of the most commonly injured. The knee is a hinge joint between your thigh bone and shin bone and is designed to bend and straighten. Inside the knee joint are the meniscus which are rounded cartilage on top […]

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Back Pain

Management of the Back Pain Epidemic:- What does the Research Show Low back pain is an extremely common problem that is often poorly managed. Researchers claim that back pain is second only to the common cold as a cause of lost days at work. Back pain is a particular challenge because it is so common, […]

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Dry Needling

Dry needling is tool that Physiotherapist have been using for years now to assist in treating a wide range of pain and dysfunction within the body. It involves using needles, the same as those used in acupuncture, to help decrease muscle tightness, increase joint range of motion and off-load different areas to allow healing. Needling […]

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Cervical Pillows

Have you got the right pillow for your neck? No then try our Cervical Pillows Is your pillow giving you the support you need to get a good nights sleep, or just giving you a pain in the neck! Having the right pillow is just as important as having the right mattress for your back. […]

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Postural Bracing

Postural Bracing could be the simple solution to all your postural problems. Do you have bad posture? Our new Posture Brace might be for you! Poor posture is seen by many as the latest epidemic to hit the health community, read more.  Poor posture is a common cause of pain in the body, particularly affecting […]

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Manual Handling Training Reducing Workplace Injuries

Did you know that one in three injuries to Australian workers can be attributed to poor manual handling?  Manual Handling Training Reducing Workplace Injuries. Inexperienced workers are at the greatest risk according to a study conducted by Vic Health.   Manual Handling injuries are not limited  to those sustained by lifting or carrying heavy loads. A […]

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