Gluteal Tendinopathy: A LEAP forward in our treatment approach

Have you got pain on the outside of your hip? You could have gluteal tendinopathy. Often called Greater Trochanteric Bursitis (or hip buritis) this debilitating condition has some exciting news in it’s management, which is broken down by our Caringbah Physio, Maddy Parker below. Gluteal tendinopathy is a common and quite disabling condition, affecting both…

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…

Lets talk about cramps

Almost everyone has had a cramp once in their lifetime. Cramps can occur when asleep, during sport or sometimes you may have to stop during an activity as a result of a cramp.  Two out of three athletes have experienced a cramp during sport. Usually a cramp can be felt in the calf muscle when…

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…

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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…

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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…