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10 FACTS you NEED to know about lower back pain!

LOWER BACK PAIN is the leading cause of DISABILITY worldwide. Unfortunately, there is a lot of  mis-information in regards to lower back pain and UNHELPFUL BELIEFS can often lead to ongoing PAIN and DISABILITY. Let’s discuss 10 lower back pain FACTS which you need to know.  1. Persistent back pain can be SCARY, but it’s rarely...

I HAVE BURSITIS!!!!! But is it the source of your pain?

Bursitis is a common pathology seen under an ultrasound investigation in the knee, shoulder and lateral hip. Bursae are small fluid-filled sacs which are lined by synovial membrane containing a vicious synovial fluid. Bursae are seen throughout the body, where their purpose is to reduce friction by providing a cushion between bones and tendons and/or...

Bone Health – and our kids

Let’s talk about bone health in our young athletes. As we approach the summer months, our kids are heading into basketball and athletics season and getting back into full training demands. At this point it is important to remind ourselves that as much as we want our young prodigy to perform at their best, we...

Ankylosing Spondylitis

What is Ankylosing Spondylitis? Ankylosing Spondylitis is an inflammatory arthritic disease that most commonly affects the spine; however, the disease can also affect other joints such as the hands, knees and even organs such as the eyes! This painful genetic condition is estimated to affect around 1 in 200 people (Zhu et al. 2019), and...

Are you truly ready to return back to sport?

With covid-19 restrictions being lifted we are now seeing a gradual return back to a new normality, which includes seeing the professional athlete and weekend warriors returning back to sport. But are you truly prepared for the acceleration and deceleration loads that contact sports demands? Physiotherapists are expecting an influx of soft tissue, knee and ankle...

Let’s talk Pilates

Will pilates help my flexibility? Does it help strengthen my core? How is Pilates different from yoga? These are just a few questions we get asked when Physios start talking Pilates with their clients, so here is the rundown.   What (or who) is Pilates? Pilates is a form of exercise developed by a German man named, Joseph...

Getting back into exercise after a short break

Hi guys, Ashley here! It has been a big few months and with recreational sport on the horizon, I think it’s appropriate we leave the “Ask a Physio” questions for now (keep sending those questions in!) and instead move onto injury prevention. Unfortunately, we aren’t able to stop all injuries, but there are many pains (Achilles,...

Are you getting enough sleep?

The Sleep Health Foundation of Australia have stated that 2/3 of Australian adults are not getting the recommended 8.25 hours of sleep for the average adult every night.  Research has shown a causal link to a number of major diseases caused due to a lack of sleep including, Alzheimer’s, cancer, obesity and diabetes type...

The straw that broke the camel’s back

Okay, so you have this knee pain. You're not sure how it started. You were just walking up the driveway today and it started to hurt. You didn't twist on it. You didn't slip. It just started to hurt. In the absence of an incident or traumatic injury, where nothing was torn or ripped, what causes an injury?...