Steve Physio

Common Tendon Injuries in Runners

We have some very motivated trail runners in our team.  This photo is of Steve Cunningham, but Kristen Brace and Renee Coleman have also competed in UTA events and in Kristen’s case she has completed the Western States Marathon.  So, when the opportunity to chat to a group of motivated runners recently presented itself, we…

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Dry Needling – what is it?

What is dry needling exactly, and how can it be of benefit to me? Dry needling is a technique used in physiotherapy practice where thin needles are inserted into a muscles “trigger points” to decrease pain and muscular tension. Thin needles are put into the altered or “dysfunctional” tissues in order to improve or restore function.…

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5 Daily Exercises to Keep Your Back Happy

Lower and upper back stiffness can affect anybody.  So, if you are experiencing back stiffness, you are not alone! Why do we feel stiff? We are made to move.  However, if you live a sedentary lifestyle, which might include sitting at a desk for most of the work day in conjunction with long commutes, the lack…

sore ankle

Just another rolled ankle?

Winter sport is now upon us (how did that even happen) and it seems like an appropriate time to discuss one of the most common injuries we come across in the clinic. Lateral ankle sprains. Ankle sprains account for 90% of sprains and often result in tears in the lateral ankle ligaments. Being a lover…

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Why rest isn’t always best!

Who remembers from high school PE class the acronym for the management of a soft tissue injury? That’s right, the good old RICE – standing for Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. Recent evidence has emerged that this may not be the optimal strategy for the management of soft tissue injuries – i.e. ankle and knee…

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Netball Wrap Up

After spending the season supporting Hawkesbury Netball Association, we thought we would share our wrap up of the season. It’s all about having a great time, so we hope that the season was enjoyable for all of the players and their supporters.  We also hope that you were lucky enough to make it through to…