backyard cricket and physio

Safe Summer Exercise – 4 Great Tips

Wow it’s hot out there – but it’s still possible to keep moving and being active through the warm summer months.  Tom Hamilton has come up with 4 fantastic tips to make exercising in summer safe and more pleasurable. Tip 1 – Time of day Daylight saving means we are blessed with longer daylight. Try…

Cricket and Physio

Backyard Cricket: Common Injuries (with tongue firmly in cheek)

As the temperature rises and we approach summer, it’s time to get ready for Australia’s favourite summer past time. Backyard Cricket!  Backyard Cricket makes an appearance at every summer BBQ and it’s wise to be up to date on the latest literature in dealing with backyard cricket injuries. Common injuries to avoid when playing backyard…

Exercise and arthritis

Osteoarthritis…

What Is Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis (OA), also known as osteoarthroses, is a type of degenerative joint disease. OA is a disease of the entire joint, encompassing the cartilage, joint lining, ligaments and bone. Although it is commonly referred to assimple ‘wear and tear’, there is much more to the disease, with cartilage breakdown, bony overgrowth and…

Achilles and heel pain

Achilles Pain? Ouch!

We have previously talked about heel or Achilles pain in children known has Sever’s Disease. What about the adult version of Achilles pain? The most common cause of heel pain in adults is Achilles tendinopathy. Unfortunately, no specific population group is immune to developing Achilles tendinopathy. This means that anyone, from avid sportsman / sportswoman…