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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

10 000 steps program

10 000 steps program

Want to move more but lack the motivation or don’t know where to start and then feel bad that you haven’t started? Know that activity is really important to decrease chronic health risks including diabetes, heart disease and cancer but that’s not enough to spark the exercise fire? Sometimes we need it to be really […]

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 […]