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 […]

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 […]

Sinus massage

sinus massage

If you are feeling congested and stuffy after getting over a cold/virus or maybe from environmental factors, sometimes gentle massage through the face can alleviate the discomfort. Massage to help facilitate sinus drainage is relaxing and focused to points where the sinus cavities exist in your skull.  We can’t actually feel these cavities but we […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]