12 Jul

Best Practices for Managing Acute Ankle Sprains

What is a Sprain? A sprain is a type of soft tissue injury that primarily affects the ligaments, which are the tough, fibrous tissues connecting bones at a joint. Ligaments provide stability and support to the joints, and they are not designed to stretch. However, when subjected to an excessive force, such as during a […]

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09 Jul

Preventing and Managing Tennis Elbow: Physiotherapy Techniques

Tennis elbow, clinically known as lateral epicondylitis, is a common condition that affects not only tennis players but anyone who engages in repetitive arm motions. Approximately 40% of people will experience tennis elbow at some point in their life. Characterised by pain and tenderness on the outer part of the elbow, this condition can significantly […]

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23 May

Performance Rehabilitation

In the world of sports and athletics, injuries are an inevitable reality. However, what sets athletes apart is not just their ability to recover from these setbacks but also their capacity to transform them into opportunities for growth and improvement. Performance rehabilitation is the cornerstone of this transformation, offering a comprehensive approach that goes beyond […]

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29 Apr

Optimal Recovery Strategies for Athletes

The Importance of Physical Recovery for Athletes Physical recovery is as crucial to performance as rigorous training. Whether you’re a professional athlete or a weekend warrior, optimising recovery strategies can make all the difference in achieving your goals.  Recovery can be as individualised as training itself depending on athlete preferences and access to resources, so […]

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22 Apr

Iron Deficiency in Athletes

Why is Iron Important for Athletes? Iron is essential for many bodily functions including oxygen transport, energy metabolism, cognitive and immune function. If iron stores become compromised the body is not able to receive the amount of oxygen required for optimal energy production. For an athlete, this means having an adequate source of iron is […]

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27 Mar

Shoulder Injuries and the Overhead Athlete

The shoulder joint is the most important to an overhead athlete. This is mostly evident in throwing sports such as baseball, cricket, water polo where injuries to the shoulder joint are most prevalent. These sports demand high-speed, repetitive movements that place immense stress on the shoulder’s anatomical structures, leading to a higher risk of injuries. […]

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19 Mar

Understanding Shin Splints: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

Shin splints, a common ailment among athletes and active individuals, refer to the pain and discomfort experienced along the shinbone (tibia). This condition, medically known as Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome, often affects those who engage in vigorous physical activities, particularly running and jumping sports.  Pushing through and trying to ignore the pain caused by medial […]

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16 Feb

Maximising Performance: Multidisciplinary Management in Triathlon Training

Triathlon is a demanding sport that challenges athletes both mentally and physically. Combining swimming, cycling, and running, triathlon training programs push competitors to their limits. They require not only aerobic endurance but also strength, flexibility, and power.  As triathlon participation continues to grow globally, so does the need for comprehensive triathlon training programs and injury […]

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14 Feb

Bone Stress Injuries in Running: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

The benefits of running are many, with a running journey bringing joy and fulfilment, and understanding the role of running in both benefiting and potentially risking our bone health is crucial. Bone stress injuries in runners, while a potential hazard for beginners and seasoned sprinters  alike, can be effectively managed with the right knowledge and […]

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25 Jan

Surfing Injury Prevention: Riding the Wave Safely

Early morning wake-ups, waves lapping at the shores, and a few fellow wetsuit-clad beachgoers to share a nod and smile with as you venture out onto the sand. This is the bliss of the beloved surfing lifestyle on the Central Coast. From tranquil morning cruises to exhilarating competitions, surfing is a sport unmatched by any […]

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