What is fibromyalgia?

Fibro-what? Recently our team has noticed an increase in the use of the term fibromyalgia. Seeing as it has become somewhat of a “buzzword”, let’s have a look at what it is! What is it? The term fibromyalgia refers to “muscular pain”. It is not just one condition! Rather, it is an umbrella term and…

golf injury physio

Has your golf injury put you in a bunker?

Although golf is not renowned for being physically demanding, injuries still do occur! Lower back pain, golfer’s elbow, wrist, hand and knee injuries are all prevalent in golfer’s, amateur and professional alike. How can swinging a club and walking around a golf course, cause injury? A golf swing is an explosive movement that involves coordination…

Physio and exercise

Exercise and Cardiac Disease

Cardiac disease, or cardiovascular disease (CVD), is the 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 going…

Massage Jordan Springs

Q&A with Kristen Brace, RMT

Kristen Brace, is a Remedial Massage Therapist, working from our Jordan Springs practice.  We asked Kristen a few questions about her work. Why did you become a Remedial Massage Therapist? I was always interested in massage. I was fascinated by how it worked to help the body relax and recover.  So when my daughter was…

ACL knee

ACL rupture – is surgery the answer?

Anyone involved with sport would have heard about the “dreaded ACL” injury (commonly referred to as a “torn ACL”, “ruptured ACL” or “ACL disruption”).  Jude, has done a great blog explaining exactly the ACL is.  You can read it here.   In my own practice, I have noticed that when people tear their ACL, there is…

Tom Hamilton Physiotherapist

Soccer – 4 most common injuries

We are a few weeks into soccer season and by now, you may be or know an injured player. What are the current stats on injuries during soccer? Soccer injuries occur at a rate of 20 injuries every 1000 hours of play, that’s almost 2 injuries per game!  We do suspect that the age of…

Physio Caringbah

5 quick tips for your posture

Firstly – while you read this on your computer or smart phone – think about how you are sitting. You’re probably slouching – don’t worry we all do it. The first step to improving your posture is having awareness of it in the first place. Our bodies are strong and robust structures that are made…

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…

Physiotherapy Penrith Dry Needling

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.…