Picture this You wake up one morning with shoulder pain, go to see your doctor, and he send you off to get a scan, which quickly reveals you have a “full thickness tear of your rotator cuff” You feel a sharp pain whilst deadlifting, and a scan shows you have a “disc protrusion at L4/5
The squat is a fundamental movement pattern that we perform every day. Not only is it crucial to master the movement pattern, but it is important to implement the squat as part of your exercise program. Once mastered, adding weight to your squat will assist in improving function, tissue resiliency and reduce the risk of
So what is an Exercise Physiologist and how can they help you? Simply put an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) is a university qualified Allied Health Professional who specialises in exercise prescription for improved health outcomes. With a minimum four (4) years of university study, AEP’s have the knowledge and skills to design, deliver and evaluate
Some months ago I met Isabella, a 14 year old cricketer who hobbled into the clinic with a moon boot on each leg. Isabella explained how she had come down with a terrible case of shin splints during her preseason training. With her commitments to both Parramatta Grade Cricket Club and Cricket NSW Academy, she
Training plays a vital part in optimising athletic performance. It must be of adequate volume and high enough quality to not only improves performance, but also to keep the athlete injury free. Over the past few years, scientific research has tried to better understand the relationship between training load and injury. Understanding Load: Training loads
Recovery is as important as training. Sport is such an integral part of the Australian community. AFL, Rugby League, Rugby Union, Soccer, Hockey; it doesn’t matter which sport it is, Aussies love it! Our sports stars need to recover after these big games week to week, but here are some of their simple secrets that
When you need to see a physiotherapist, a lot of people pick a physio based on word-of-mouth recommendations or whoever Google tells you is closest. As some of you may know, this can be a bit hit and miss. When I was hunting around for a private practice job I was in a similar position
Cerebral Palsy is an umbrella term that refers to a group of disorders that affects a person’s movement patterns and posture, as a result of damage to the brain during pregnancy or shortly after birth. Although Cerebral Palsy is a permanent life-long condition, some of the signs/symptoms of Cerebral Palsy can potentially improve or worsen over time.