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…

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…

Running Injuries and Physiotherapy

More Running Injuries

Previously we spoke about shin splints – the injury that troubles many runners, especially when increasing distance to build up for an event. But, as you know there are other annoying injuries that can be cropping up around this time. ITB friction Syndrome Most runners would have experienced  ITB Friction Syndrome at some stage of…

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…