Cupping Therapy

Cupping! – What It can do for YOU & Why It is a Great Alternative Therapy Cupping was first introduced by the ancient Egyptians around 1500BC and has since spread to ancient Greece, China and the western world. In fact, Hippocrates recommended cupping for treating illnesses such as angina, menstrual irregularities and other disorders. Celebrities …

Is it an injury or just wear and tear?

What is Causing Symptoms? The central part of our jobs as physios is to work out what is causing our patient’s symptoms.  We need to determine if symptoms relate to an acute injury, or are they part of an aging process (wear and tear) that has now reached a stage where activity is challenging and …

Sleep and Sport Performance

As a physiotherapist, I make no claims to be a sleep expert.  However at a professional development course at the Australian Institute of Sport, I was very interested to learn about the importance of sleep to recovery and sporting performance.  What was also intriguing was just how much sleep some of the worlds top performing …

Total Knee Replacement

Hamstring Injury

The most common injury over the last 20 years in the AFL is the hamstring injury. Minor improvements in injury rates have occurred, mainly due to improved fitness training and better emphasis on injury prevention. The hamstring consists of three main muscles at the back of the thigh. There are two muscles on the inside …

Children’s Sporting Injuries

Children’s sporting injuries are common at the start of a new season. It is not uncommon for kids to do 5 or 6 days a week of their chosen sport, especially if they play for school, club and representative or academy teams. We commonly hear that 10 to 16-year-old kids are clocking up 10-12 hours …

Why do we get Muscle Knots?

As a Physio, we are often asked what are muscle knots or trigger spots, why we get them and how to get rid of them?

Five Myths About ACL Injury (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) Management

Osteoporosis

Turmeric for Arthritis