Progressing to pointe is the highlight of every young ballerina’s dancing career. Dancing en pointe requires a great degree of strength, proprioception and balance – without these vital elements dancers are placed at a significant risk of injury to their ankle or foot. Prior to beginning pointe you must have the permission of your ballet…Details
Most soccer players are aware of how important a warm up is in ensuring that not only can they play at the best but remain injury free whilst doing so. However it can be difficult to figure out exactly how to warm up, you might be asking yourself what exercises/skills do I do? In comes…Details
Netball is one of the most popular non-contact team sports in Australia. Its fast paced and competitive nature makes it a sport that requires quick changes of direction, speed, jumping and throwing. This places a lot of stress on an athlete’s joints which often results in injuries of the knee and ankle. In fact the…Details
Healthy Shoulders: The importance of scapular position in your upper body workouts to ensure optimal movement patterns.
Lets begin today’s blog post with a basic recap of the structure of the shoulder joint with emphasis on the shoulder blade AKA scapula. The shoulder joint is a “ball and socket joint” and it has the greatest range of motion of any joint in the body. The scapular (shoulder blade) provides the “socket” and…Details
Santa Monica Sports Medicine Research Foundation: PEP Program Are you a soccer, rugby, netball player, or an avid spectator of any or all of the above sports? If so, you have no doubt heard about Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries, and the impact it can have on players, coaches and fans of the beautiful game(s).…Details
What is Severs disease? Whilst the name might make it sound worrying, Sever’s (otherwise known as calcaneal apophysitis) is a normal part of growing up! It is characterized by pain felt in the back of the heel, worse with increased activity and first thing in the morning. It often occurs in the most active children.…Details
Often in Physiotherapy, patients present with pain caused from overusing the wrong muscles to achieve a movement goal e.g. running, throwing. This means that a muscle or a group of muscles have been incorrectly and repetitively used to achieve a movement, instead of the right muscles because we are unable to recruit the right muscles…Details
If you need Physiotherapy treatment following a car or motor bike accident, you are able to receive treatment covered under CTP regardless of who is at fault. You need to see your doctor and get referred to us You will also have to fill out a form to initiate the claim. You can access this…Details
I often see soccer players with groin pain or pain at the front of their hip. This can affect your ability to kick and might be happening if you are unable to activate your gluteus medius well. The gluteus medius muscle is one of three gluteal (buttock) muscles. It has an important role in stabilising the pelvis…Details
This video is an aid to be used for taping lateral ankle sprains. If you experience any ankle problems adequate assessment and treatment from a Physiotherapist should be sought.