Calf Tear or Strain 

So you decided to re live your old glory days on the football field, or reintroduce running to your exercise regime. Suddenly you have a sharp pain in your calf. Congratulations you have yourself a calf tear.  How do I know if I’ve torn my calf?  You will feel pain in the calf muscle (the […]

Concussion

What is concussion? Concussion is a traumatic brain injury resulting in a disturbance of normal brain function. Symptoms and signs of concussion vary but common symptoms include, dizziness, memory disturbance and/or balance problems. A loss of consciousness (being knocked out), surprising to some only occurs in less than 10% of concussions. Loss of consciousness therefore […]

Physiotherapy for plantar fasciitis 

What is plantar fasciitis?  Plantar fasciitis is pain on the sole of the foot under the heel. The name plantar fasciitis indicates that there is inflammation of the plantar fascia, this can be misleading as there is little evidence that it is an inflammatory condition.  The Plantar fascia is a rigid fascia that sits under […]

Sports Strapping

What is taping and strapping? You may have seen football players on TV with either beige, black, white or fluro tape on their body. this is sports taping. There are 2 basic types of sports taping. Rigid tape This is either the beige, black or white tape. this is used to reinforce body parts and […]

Common Cricket Injuries

How many injuries are there in Cricket? Lower back pain and stress fracture. How do I know if I have a stress fracture? Whether its diving catches or repetitive movements playing cricket relies heavily on the lower back. These movements and actions can trigger pain and inflammation. A specific lower back injury which is particularly […]

Frequently Asked Questions

All your questions answered!! Do I need a referral to see a Physio?  No, you do not need a referral. Physiotherapists have extensive training in the assessment,  diagnosis and treatment of injuries and as such are considered primary practitioners.  What is the difference between a physio/chiro/osteo?  You may have similar clinical experiences with these therapists. […]

Injuries we can treat.

What is an acute injury? What is a Chronic injury? Acute injuries: 1-2 weeks after injury.   Sub-acute injuries: 2-8 weeks post injury  Chronic injuries: any injury where recovery is longer than 8-12 weeks.  This classification is used with all injuries. The earlier we see you, the quicker your recovery will be.   Conditions we […]

Is Hypermobility causing you problems? All you need to know.

What is Hypermobility Syndrome?  Benign Hypermobility Syndrome is often referred to as being “double jointed”, however the diagnosis and treatment is more complex.  The main issue with Hypermobility Syndrome is excessive laxity of multiple joints in an otherwise healthy person. People with Hypermobility will present with recurrent neuromuscular complaints, which are often slow to recover.    Joint hypermobility happens most often in children and […]

Rotator Cuff Tears: 5 essential questions answered.

The rotator cuff is the most commonly injured structure in the shoulder.   Just as if your car breaks down, it’s most likely your engine (except for some rare cases). If you have shoulder pain your rotator cuff is likely involved (with rare exceptions).  What are the rotator cuff muscles? The rotator cuff is made up of 4 […]