Massage for Piriformis Syndrome

massage for piriformis

The piriformis is a small deeper muscle in the glutes (buttocks) that rotates the thigh outward (externally) and when the leg is bent at the hip it helps abduct (move away from the body) the thigh.   It prevents the hip from rolling inward when doing an activity like running. The sciatic nerve runs under the […]

Cyclops lesion – Post-op ACL

cyclops lesion ACL

As mentioned previously in our blogs ACL reconstructions have become a contentious issue over the past few years with more evidence confirming that reconstructive surgery is sometimes not your only option. So we thought we would dive into one of the complications post ACL reconstructions to further educate our clients. ACL Function Prehabilitation – a […]

Plantar Fasciitis Self Help Guide

plantar fasciitis

Although there are no concrete numbers for the prevalence of plantar fasciitis in the general population we do know it accounts for ~10% of all running based injuries and 10-15% of all foot based conditions that require medical care. As this is primarily an overuse injury caused by repetitive strain on the plantar fascia either […]

Overuse injuries in runners

Overuse injuries in runners

50% of runners will sustain an overuse injury every year (Van Gent et al., 2007). Overuse injuries can be tricky to overcome and highly frustrating, particularly if you have a running event coming up. The good news is that overuse injuries are largely preventable. What is an overuse injury?   An overuse injury is one […]

3 Common Mistakes Long Distance Runners make (and how to avoid them!)

3 Common Mistakes Long Distance Runners make

Are you a long distance runner or do you aspire to be? These are some common training mistakes you can avoid! 1. Limited time to achieve goal More often than not everyday athletes set targets or goals which require them to push their bodies to their absolute limits. Whether it is work, social or various […]

Adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder)

Adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder)

This article discusses the signs and symptoms of adhesive capsulitis (or frozen shoulder) including stiffness, pain and weakness. We discuss management, both conservative and surgical and self managment tips.

Tissue Healing Time Frames

Tissue Healing Time Frames

If you’ve had an injury you’re probably wondering how long it will take for your body to get better. Here is a rough timeframe to expect: Tissue type vs Range of time for healing Muscle – 2 to 4 weeks Tendon – 4 to 6 weeks Bone  – 6 to 8 weeks Ligaments – 10 […]

Treatment of Lactation Mastitis

treatment of mastitis

This article discusses symptoms and treatment of lactation mastitis including use of breast pumps, massage, antibiotics and ultrasound.

Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy for Bowel Symptoms

elvic Floor Physiotherapy for Bowel Symptoms

Written by Natali Zantvoort – Physio As pelvic floor physiotherapists, the focus of our practice is often treatment of bladder leakage and prolapse symptoms. Public awareness of these pelvic floor issues has increased in recent times and many clients are aware they can consult a physiotherapist for help. How can Physiotherapy help? When people attend […]

Bone Health FAQs

Bone Health FAQs

1. What is Osteoporosis? Osteoporosis is defined by the world health organisation as a disease characterised by low bone mass and microarchitectural deterioration of bone tissue, leading to enhanced bone fragility and a consequent increase in fracture risk. It is typically known as a silent disease, as it is often not picked up until it […]