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FUN RUN – SUNDAY 8 SEPTEMBER 2019

It’s that time of year again – the Lane Cove Fun Run is just 6 weeks away and Janet Brandt-Sarif Physiotherapy is proud to be a sponsor for the fourth year in a row. Last year Todd, whose baby Sophie was just one week old, ran with Janet’s son, Matthew while Janet stayed back at […]

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SPINAL PAIN

Spinal pain is one of the most common causes of pain and disability and it is estimated that approximately 80% of the population will suffer an episode of spinal pain at some stage in their lives. The spine is the central point from which movement occurs. Spinal injury is both painful and debilitating and can […]

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FROZEN SHOULDER OR ADHESIVE CAPSULITIS

Frozen shoulder or adhesive capsulitis is a condition characterised by both pain and decreased range of motion or stiffness. It is common in women between the ages of 40-60 but can also occur in men. The cause is still unknown despite much research but is often related to auto-immune or thyroid disease, cardiac disease and […]

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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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