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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…

Concussion Management

Concussion – What Should You Do?

“For the first time, we have clear evidence that repeated head knocks in rugby league can have a devastating impact many years after the concussion occurs.”  Dr. Alan Pearce, La Trobe University Let’s talk about concussion management following the alarming results from a study conducted at La Trobe University in Melbourne. The study was led…

Baseball Physiotherapy

Baseball – Common Injuries

Baseball is a sport that incites great passion among both the players and the fans. Interest in baseball has been  growing within Australia over the past few years, and we have some great players.  Many Australian players are now being recognised by high level teams in America. Baseball is a dynamic sport that combines a…

Osteoporosis and exercise

Osteoporosis and Exercise

When we think of osteoporosis we think about frail elderly ladies who are bent and have trouble walking.  But what is osteoporosis? What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is the gradual loss of bone density due to deterioration of bone tissue. This loss of bone density causes bones to be frail and puts the individual at risk…

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To scan or not to scan?

Are your scan results helpful or harmful? One of the first questions I’m often asked from patients is ‘Do I need a scan for my injury?’. The answer to this question is dependent on many factors and cannot be answered before a thorough examination is done. I also see many patients who are distressed about…