physio penrith

Fact or fiction: Running causes arthritis…

Running is a popular form of physical activity. People run because they enjoy it, it’s convenient and it’s a great way to maintain cardiovascular fitness. Despite its popularity, there is a common belief that running leads to an increase in the wear and tear of knees. But is this really true? This blog will explore…

World Physiotherapy Day – My Physiotherapy Journey

It’s World Physiotherapy Day, and this year, we want to remember all of the physios who are working hard to support our community. Physiotherapists work with lots of different communities and groups. At The Healthy Body Company, we mainly help people with injuries and pain. But, we also support people who are undergoing treatment for…

Clinical Pilates Penrith

Clinical Pilates – what is it?

The term pilates is one that is often heard – but who really knows what it means?  Christie Gardner, one of our physiotherapists has undertaken professional training in clinical pilates.  Here are her insights. The Pilates Method was developed by Joseph Pilates in the early 20th century in Germany. Pilates involves exercises which work on: posture,…

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…

Achilles and heel pain

Achilles Pain? Ouch!

We have previously talked about heel or Achilles pain in children known has Sever’s Disease. What about the adult version of Achilles pain? The most common cause of heel pain in adults is Achilles tendinopathy. Unfortunately, no specific population group is immune to developing Achilles tendinopathy. This means that anyone, from avid sportsman / sportswoman…