Core Exercise Jordan Springs

Core Series Part 3 – Core Workout

Welcome to week three. After last week’s program some of you may already be starting to feel stronger and more aware of your “core” in daily tasks and especially during your exercises. This week we are going to amp it up a little. If you are not feeling ready to progress then not a worry.…

physiotherapy and core

Core series – Stretching

“Core” we hear the term quite a bit.  So, what is it all about?   Imagine that your core muscles are the strong middle link connecting your lower and upper body. How the core works Irrespective of where the movement starts or what you are doing e.g. throwing a ball, wiping the bench, the movements either start in the core, or move…

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…

Exercise and arthritis

Osteoarthritis…

What Is Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis (OA), also known as osteoarthroses, is a type of degenerative joint disease. OA is a disease of the entire joint, encompassing the cartilage, joint lining, ligaments and bone. Although it is commonly referred to assimple ‘wear and tear’, there is much more to the disease, with cartilage breakdown, bony overgrowth and…

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…

Shin Spints Physiotherapy

Running Injuries

Imagine we are now four weeks out from a marathon (or 5k, 10k or half marathon). By now you had better be in a regular pattern of training and recovery. Most of us do well when it comes to the training aspect but recovery on a whole is not always given the importance that it’s due. The…

Stretching – Static or Dynamic?

If you haven’t already, stop doing static stretches before your event or training. Before running, or any sport for that matter, dynamic stretching is the way to go. Dynamic stretches are designed to a take a joint or a muscle through a challenging and repetitive motion. We start slowly, and with each rep continue to move…