Older woman on bike

Arthritis Part 1

What is Arthritis? Arthritis is often referred to as a single disease. In fact, it is an umbrella term for more than 100 medical conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system, specifically joints where two or more bones meet. Arthritis-related problems include pain, stiffness, inflammation and damage to joint cartilage and surrounding structures. This can result…

ACL Physiotherapy Penrith

ACL – What Is That?

What is an ACL? ACL stands for anterior (front) cruciate ligament. You can see it in the picture below. This ligament provides 85% of the restraining force to anterior tibial displacement at 30 degrees and 90 degrees of flexion. What on earth does this mean? When the knee is bent at some positions, the ACL…

Cramping and nutrition

Cramps – Mitch Marsh Style

Mitch Marsh’s cramping video has gone crazy and so many of us took twisted delight in watching him try again and again to get up only to crumple in a heap. The Cricket Australia commentary crew couldn’t hide their amusement. But what was going on and could Mitch have done anything to avoid it?? Cramps…

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…