May 20, 2017

Winter sports' seasons are well under way, and with them we physios start to see many more sprain and strain injuries.

Despite acute injury management posters being up on the walls in many sporting clubs, and most people having heard that you "RICE" an injury, there are...

May 9, 2017

For most people an exercise program is started at least partly with the hope of shedding some excess kilos or excess body fat. I'm sure a number of people can attest to the fact that this doesn't always eventuate to the extent we might envisage when the idea to exercis...

November 30, 2016

Everyone's done stretching before. But what exactly does stretching do and how does it do it? And how should you be stretching, when should you be stretching and should you be stretching? This post should clear up some of the confusion about what stretching does and ho...

November 14, 2016

"The pain must be in your head." Have you ever heard that? The implication, of course, is that you're somehow making up your pain. But can pain really be "all in your head"?

The surprising answer is that all pain is in your head. Even when you get kicked in the shin, th...

October 24, 2016

Has this happened to you? You've bent down to pick something up, or maybe you're combining lifting and twisting and "ping". Your back "goes". Sudden onset of lo

October 10, 2016

Knee pain is very common in teenagers, particularly teenagers doing lots of sport and physical activity. Let's have a look at a couple

 of the most common causes of knee pain in adolescents and what can be done about it.


Often known as "that hard to pr...

September 11, 2016

You've probably heard of tennis elbow. Maybe you know someone with it and thought, 'but they don't play tennis?' But what is it, and how do you get it if not by playing tennis?

What Is It?

Tennis elbow, which your physio might call 'lateral epicondylalgia', is pain on th...

August 29, 2016

Poor posture often gets the blame for causing lower back pain.

What Causes It?

Poor posture can lead to back pain by placing too much load through certain structures in the back. When your back is in a neutral posture the load going through it is distributed evenly throu...

July 31, 2016

Stress fractures are a relatively common overuse injury in runners and sportspeople. They can occur in a number of areas, including:

  • Foot

  • Shin

  • Ankle

  • Knee

  • Thigh

  • Elbow

What Are They?

Stress fractures are microfractures that occur in bone as a...

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