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…

Steve Physio

Common Tendon Injuries in Runners

We have some very motivated trail runners in our team.  This photo is of Steve Cunningham, but Kristen Brace and Renee Coleman have also competed in UTA events and in Kristen’s case she has completed the Western States Marathon.  So, when the opportunity to chat to a group of motivated runners recently presented itself, we…

caringbah

Exercise and Cancer Recovery

There are more than 120,000 new cases of cancer diagnosed yearly in Australia. The burden of cancer is well known in Australia with current predictions indicating that 1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85 years. Due to improvements in diagnosis and treatment, we…

Baseball Physiotherapy

Baseball – Common Injuries

Baseball is a sport that incites great passion among both the players and the fans. Interest in baseball has been  growing within Australia over the past few years, and we have some great players.  Many Australian players are now being recognised by high level teams in America. Baseball is a dynamic sport that combines a…

Rowing Back Pain

Rowing and Lower Back Pain: What’s Happening?

For those who have trained or competed in rowing, you know the rush when the boat is moving after that perfect stroke. But you also know the amount of hard work and dedication that goes into this sport that requires immense power, finesse and, above all, endurance.  For those who have never tried it, let…

Soft Tissue Injury Physiotherapy

Acute Swelling

Acute swelling from soft tissue injuries are very common especially in winter sports like soccer, netball and football, or summer sports like walking down the stairs in the dark. A soft tissue injury includes an injury to any of the connecting tissue that surrounds bones (muscles, ligaments or tendons). The most common are ligament sprains, muscle…