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Sever’s Disease | Causes, Symptoms, Treatment & Taping Techniques - Sever’s Disease is the most common cause of heel pain in kids. None of us wants to see our kids in pain and the good news is that there are several treatment options that you can read about below, all of which your physio can help with. What causes Sever’s Disease? The most common cause of heel pain in kids is Sever’s Disease. Also known as CALCANEAL APOPHYSITIS, it occurs when the growth plate of the heel is injured by exc...
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Children and Sports | When Is Too Young To Start? - Team sports and sports-activities help children develop physically, mentally and teach them many important skills for life. But, exactly when is the right age to immerse your child into the highly competitive world of sports? The benefits of competitive It’s no secret that young children are full of energy and have an amazing capacity for picking up new skills. As a parent, channeling your child’s energy into something constructive like a ...
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Improve Your Joint Health | Make Habits Not Resolutions - To our dear patients and friends, welcome to the new year. For many the new year is a time to celebrate and hope for what’s to come. For others it may been dampened by the loss of a loved one or life altering injuries. I’ve seen both in my clinic so I wanted to write this article so that no matter your situation, you would be encouraged to make even the smallest of changes to take care of your health and make life a little bit easier...
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Can Worn Out Shoes Cause Back & Knee Pain? - Did you know that poor or worn-out footwear can contribute to pain and injury throughout the body? Most of us tend to overestimate the lifespan of our shoes – to the detriment of our feet, ankles, knees, hips and lower backs. The life of your average running shoe is 800 -1000kms, however other factors such as running surface i.e. road running vs grass or track will affect how fast your runners lose support. If you run 50km per week, in just 4 mon...
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Most Common Crossfit Injuries | How To Stay Injury Free - Since its impactful entrance into the fitness world, CrossFit has grown in popularity at an unparalleled rate, now being recognized worldwide. But, with new CrossFit gyms opening up every day, more and more injuries seem to be occurring as well. In this article, we will be outlining the most common CrossFit injuries, why they occur and how you can prevent them. What is CrossFit? CrossFit is a branded name for a specific style of fitn...
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Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Treatment Options - So you’ve ruptured your Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)? Chances are you did it skiing or playing soccer or oztag or in some other activity that challenged the stability of your knee. If you want to continue performing these activities, chances are you will need to have surgery to repair / replace your ACL. There are many graft options now available and the aim of this article is to arm you with some information to help you make your de...
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School Bag Fitting | A Physiotherapists Guide - School’s back! It is time for the little ones to return to their buildings of learning and get going on growing up... They grow up so fast each year, that we tend to forget how far they have come. It is the time when pencil cases are new, pencils are sharp, haircuts and clean and uniforms are pristine It is also the time when school bags are at their heaviest. It is also the time when new shoes can cause a lot of trouble. School Bag Fitting Sc...
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Sprinters Prehab | Get More out of Your Legs While Avoiding Injury - Sprint training is a great addition to any exercise or sports training program. It builds muscle, burns fat and saves you time. The problem is, sprinting is a very intense activity and can lead to physical injury if your body is not properly prepared for it. Taking time away from training to rehab an injury is never ideal. So, how can you get more out of your legs while avoiding injury? The answer, is simple. It’s called P...
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Difference Between Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia - Arthritis affects numerous people worldwide and according to ABS In 2011-12, 14.8% of Australians (or around 3.3 million people) had arthritis, with prevalence higher amongst women than men (17.7% compared with 11.8%). Rheumatoid Arthritis can be one of the most painful physical conditions, and the cause is still not known. One of the most common questions is what is the difference between Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia. Both...
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Stress Fractures in Runners - Stress fractures are, in a lot of ways a runner’s worst nightmare. Bone injuries are painful and force you to take time away from what you love to do… run! Plus, stress fractures caused by running are most common in the feet, legs and ankles and are exacerbated by simple everyday activities like walking and standing. If you are an athlete, exercise enthusiast or fancy yourself a runner, listen up, because we are about to outline everything you need to know abou...
Stress Fractures in Runners
Stress Fractures in Runners
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