Gluteal Tendinopathy: A LEAP forward in our treatment approach

Have you got pain on the outside of your hip? You could have gluteal tendinopathy. Often called Greater Trochanteric Bursitis (or hip buritis) this debilitating condition has some exciting news in it’s management, which is broken down by our Caringbah Physio, Maddy Parker below. Gluteal tendinopathy is a common and quite disabling condition, affecting both…

Brother’s Physio Season Wrap Up

This year I had the pleasure of providing home game day coverage for Brother’s JRLFC teams. It was an exciting year for the club, this being the first year Brother’s have been included in such a high level competition (Ron Massey is the level below Intrust Super Premiership – the level below NRL). Although results…

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Golfer’s Elbow

Ever heard of tennis elbow? Well today we’re talking about golfer’s elbow!  The name is often questioned as 90% of cases are unrelated to sport. In a golf swing the tendon responsible for the pain response is stressed, however, in the majority of presentations the cause of the condition is overuse. This means the condition…

Turn out

Dance Turnout Explained

Who has sat in front splits or “froggy” for hours on end, in the hope of increasing turnout range, only to find no difference except irritation in the front of your hips? You’re not alone! Increasing turnout range is one of the most challenging yet sought after aspects of technique for many dancers with most…

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Exercise and Cancer Recovery

There are more than 120,000 new cases of cancer diagnosed yearly in Australia. The burden of cancer is well known in Australia with current predictions indicating that 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85 years. Due to improvements in diagnosis and treatment, we…

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Physical Activity, Exercise and Cardiac Disease

Cardiac disease, or cardiovascular disease (CVD), is the single biggest leading cause of death of Australians every year. And by a lot! Nearly 30% of all deaths last year were attributed to CVD (ABS, 2017). The stark reality is when you die, chances are it will be due to a heart related disease. Don’t worry, I’m…

Exercise During Pregnancy

You’d have to be living under a rock to not be aware that exercise is an integral part of leading an active and healthy life.  Regular exercise can help to improve cardiorespiratory fitness and reduce the risk of various lifestyle diseases including diabetes. However, whether exercise is a normal part of your everyday routine or…

Lets talk about cramps

Almost everyone has had a cramp once in their lifetime. Cramps can occur when asleep, during sport or sometimes you may have to stop during an activity as a result of a cramp.  Two out of three athletes have experienced a cramp during sport. Usually a cramp can be felt in the calf muscle when…

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Yoga at Jordan Springs

“Yoga is the calming of the fluctuations of the mind” Yoga means union. The union of the body with the mind. This partnership is too often lost in our daily lives where the body is busy performing all daily chores, running errands and working, while the mind is busy with a constant influx of thoughts…

Adductor Groin Injury

Adductor Groin Injuries

Groin pain is a problem for athletes in several sports, affecting 10-18% of male soccer players per year. There are several disorders that could be contributing to this large percentage, with adductor muscle pain being a frequent cause of long standing groin pain. Muscular fatigue and overload are the likely culprits here, leading to impaired…