I have Shoulder Pain…What now?

I have Shoulder Pain...What now?

Shoulder pain is the 3rd most common presentation in the physiotherapy clinic with about 50% of people having an episode of shoulder pain per year. Rotator cuff related shoulder pain (RCRSP) is when one or more of the following muscles that make up the rotator cuff complex (supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor, subscapularis) are compromised. Commonly […]

How Physiotherapy can help you achieve your New Year’s fitness goals

How Physiotherapy can help you achieve your New Year's fitness goals

With the start of January often comes New Year’s resolutions, with fitness goals a priority for many. While enthusiasm runs high at the start of the year, there can be challenges to maintain and commit to these long-term goals. What we often see here at the clinic is people struggling to know where to start: […]

Strength and Conditioning Principles to Optimise Rehabilitation and Athletic Performance

As always please note that the principles presented here may not be suitable for all clients, always take advice from your health professional who know your specific circumstances.   The fatigue and super-compensation theory The principle underpinning training: performance = fitness developed – training fatigue. From stimulus (the training load), follows fatigue. Too little fatigue, […]

Running resilience and injury management

Running resilience and injury management

Recently, our physiotherapist Taha completed an extensive course run by Greg Lehman (MSc,DC, MScPT), a Canadian researcher with a special interest in reconciling pain science, biomechanics and running resilience. Taha presented an in-service to our team last week on building up running resilience, and running injury management, that will no doubt help us all with […]

The Power of Sleep

When it comes to achieving optimal recovery, we often focus on exercise, therapy, and nutrition. However, there is another critical factor that can significantly impact your body’s ability to heal and bounce back: sleep. In this blog, we will explore the vital role sleep plays in the recovery process and how prioritizing quality rest can […]

Strength Training can be for anyone!

Strength Training can be for anyone

Starting a new strength and conditioning program can be intimidating, but the benefits to your general health and sporting ability are vast. Whether you are an athlete looking to improve your performance in your sport or simply trying to live a healthier lifestyle, strength and conditioning training can help you reach your goals. Benefits for […]

Use of plyometric exercise in ACL rehabilitation and injury prevention

Use of plyometric exercise

Anterior Cruciate Ligament injuries (ACL) are usually considered devastating to athletes, with the average recovery taking at least 9 months as well as an associated high number of athletes failing to return to sport (RTS) with high re-injury rates. Just in Aussie rules alone, ACL injuries have been found to be the second most common […]

GLA:D® at Burleigh Heads Physiotherapy Centre

GLA:D® at Burleigh Heads Physiotherapy Centre

Recently we have started offering a new treatment option for those dealing with knee and hip pain. Some great results are already coming through so I thought I would use this space to put together some information regarding the new service.   WHAT IS GLA:D®? GLA:D® (Good Life with osteoarthritis in Denmark), is an education […]

Trochanteric Bursitis or Gluteus Medius Tendinopathy

Trochanteric Bursitis or Gluteus Medius Tendinopathy

The more accurate name for this pain at the side of your hip is gluteal tendinopathy (+/- trochanteric bursitis, aka greater trochanteric pain syndrome). Trochanteric bursitis is inflammation of the trochanteric bursa which sits over the outside of the hip bone (trochanter). The bursa provides lubrication and cushioning to allow the muscles to flex and […]

Neuralgic amyotrophy (Parsonage-Turner syndrome, Brachial Neuritis)

What is Neuralgic amyotrophy? Neuralgic amyotrophy (NA) was first described by Feinberg in 1897. Patients present with sudden-onset pain in the shoulder region, followed by patchy flaccid paralysis of muscles in the shoulder and/or arm. NA is also known as “Parsonage–Turner syndrome” after the names of the researchers who first reported this disorder in detail […]