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…

ACL Caringbah

ACL – How We Can Help Prevent Injury!

The dreaded ACL injury! It’s notorious for its debilitating impact on knee stability and the long stint of rehabilitation required for return back to activity and sports. Knowing how to help prevent an ACL injury at the beginning of any sport season is a great start. What is the ACL? The knee joint comprises of…

spikey ball

Feeling Sore and Tight? Try These

We all feel muscle tightness and general stiffness from time to time.  Sometimes this can lead to pain, which might cause you to seek professional assistance, but sometimes you just want to release that tightness.  Here are some beginner level releases using either a foam roller or a spikey ball.  Give these a try, your…

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…

x-ray

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…