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KNEES AND EXERCISE

Osteoarthritis of the knee is a common problem for many people after middle age. Osteoarthritis is the type of arthritis that involves the cartilage of the joint. The main symptom of osteoarthritis of the knee are pain, swelling, stiffness and decreased activity level. Pain is usually worse with activity and better with rest. Commonly wasting […]

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HOW 1 HOUR OF EXERCISE PER WEEK CAN HELP DEPRESSION

Depression is a common and disabling illness, affecting over 1 million Australian adults in any one year. Everyone at some point feels sad, moody or low, however, some people experience these feelings for longer periods of time – from weeks to years at higher intensity. Each person’s journey of depression can have variable symptoms and […]

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ACL Injuries – are Tearing Our Kids Apart  

What exactly is an ACL injury and why are we seeing more of these injuries in our young children? Anyone who has suffered an ACL injury knows exactly what it is and how painful a tear in this ligament can be. Additionally, healing requires a lengthy treatment process, even if you are lucky enough to […]

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IS YOUR BACK HOLDING YOU BACK ?

Lower back pain is ranked as Australasia’s number one health burden, as it is estimated that 80% of Australians experience back pain at some stage throughout their life and 10% of Australians experience significant disability as a result of their pain. Believe it or not, the biggest predictor of lower back pain is depression. Jarvik […]

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DELAYED ONSET MUSCLE SORENESS (DOMS)

Have you ever woken up a day or two post-exercise feeling like you have been hit by a bus, your muscles are that sore?  Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) can be felt following periods of exercise or activity when the muscles are not accustomed to the increased work load. DOMS occurs due to micro trauma […]

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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome – How to Treat??

So what can we do? There are a number of treatment modalities that we can provide which all help in the management of Patellofemoral pain. In the short term, Orthotics can be useful, particularly if your foot is a driver of the patellofemoral pain. However there is no evidence to say that orthotics are better […]

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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS)

Keeping in theme with our last blog on running injuries, I thought that I would discuss one of the most common running injuries that present to us in the clinic. Patellofemoral pain Syndrome (PFPS). Patellofemoral pain is the term used to describe pain under around or behind the kneecap, it is very common and can […]

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RUNNING INJURIES – Part 2

Continuing on from our blog last week, below are some safe ways for runners to incorporate the principles spoken about into their training plan : 1.   Remember the Goldilocks Principle; running just enough to cause adaptive changes, but not enough to cause injury.  Apply the 24 hour rule: if you recover well after 24 hours […]

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RUNNING INJURIES – Part I

Autumn is upon us and the running season has well and truly kicked off as runners prepare for events such as the SMH half marathon in two weeks and the famous City to Surf in August. In our Clinic, many of the injuries the runners are presenting with, around this time, relate to an increase in their […]

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