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…

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…

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…

Physiotherapy Caringbah Golfers Elbow

Golfer’s Elbow

Ever heard of tennis elbow? Well today we’re talking about golfer’s elbow!  The name is often questioned as 90% of cases are unrelated to sport. In a golf swing the tendon responsible for the pain response is stressed, however, in the majority of presentations the cause of the condition is overuse. This means the condition…

Adductor Groin Injury

Adductor Groin Injuries

Groin pain is a problem for athletes in several sports, affecting 10-18% of male soccer players per year. There are several disorders that could be contributing to this large percentage, with adductor muscle pain being a frequent cause of long standing groin pain. Muscular fatigue and overload are the likely culprits here, leading to impaired…