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Why You Should No Longer Ice an Injury (and What to Do Instead of RICE)

Why You Should No Longer Ice an Injury (and What to Do Instead of RICE)

Hands up if you try to do the right thing and ice an injury? Even if you don’t it’s widely known you probably should. After all, decades of Sport’s Medicine have consistently told us this. Icing an injury has been so popular for so long […]

11 Physical Signs the Modern World Is Taking Its Toll (And How to Fight Back)

11 Physical Signs the Modern World Is Taking Its Toll (And How to Fight Back)

The modern world looks a little different to the one we inherited 20-30 years ago. And the demands on the human body have shifted. The rise of technology and a sedentary lifestyle presents a unique set of musculoskeletal challenges for us to overcome. A battle […]

Comprehensive ACL Injury Guide: Save Your Knees By Freeing Up Your Ankles (ft. AFL Star Nic Naitanui)

Comprehensive ACL Injury Guide: Save Your Knees By Freeing Up Your Ankles (ft. AFL Star Nic Naitanui)

If you’ve ever suffered an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injury, you’ll appreciate just how devastating they can be. The long rehab, mental challenges and high risk of re-occurrence, can be a daunting proposition for many to face. But it potentially doesn’t have to be this […]

Fibromyalgia: A Powerful Perspective To Simplify a Complicated Condition

Fibromyalgia: A Powerful Perspective To Simplify a Complicated Condition

Before we discuss Fibromyalgia, I want to start things off with a quick disclaimer. The information in this article draws from my clinical experience as a Physiotherapist (Physical Therapist). It’s what I’ve come to understand actively trying to solve the Fibromyalgia puzzle for my patients. […]

The Best Way to Stretch: Make Unparalleled Change with a Power Band

The Best Way to Stretch: Make Unparalleled Change with a Power Band

Hopefully you have some awareness of the power band. It’s a game-changer. Not to be confused with the controversial power band bracelets, the power band (or jump stretch band) is legitimately one of the most important recent additions to the mobility landscape. Not only has this little […]

Achilles Tendonitis: Learn Why It’s Not Just an Achilles Tendon Injury

Achilles Tendonitis: Learn Why It’s Not Just an Achilles Tendon Injury

If you’re reading this there’s a strong chance you, or someone you know has Achilles tendonitis. And as a Physiotherapist (Physical Therapist) I completely understand how frustrating it can be. This type of Achilles pain can be hard to shake quickly and can genuinely persist […]

Osgood Schlatter Disease: Recover Faster by Treating Your Back

Osgood Schlatter Disease: Recover Faster by Treating Your Back

Osgood Schlatter Disease (OSD) is a common cause of knee pain in children and young athletes. It’s traditionally categorized as growing pains yet this label often complicates a swift recovery. As a Physiotherapist actively trying to better understand and solve OSD, it seems we might […]

Hamstring Injury: Treat Your Back to Fix the Problem

Hamstring Injury: Treat Your Back to Fix the Problem

The hamstring injury is far too common. Despite the time and effort we devote to its prevention and treatment it’s still so frequent. In the Australian Football League (AFL) alone, new hamstring injury rates have barely shifted for the best part of six years. This […]

Why Stomach Sleeping Isn’t Bad for Your Neck

Why Stomach Sleeping Isn’t Bad for Your Neck

Do you avoid stomach sleeping to protect your neck? It’s understandable if you do because it makes perfect sense. Lying on your stomach with your neck twisted to one side for too long can eventually make it sore. It seems a no-brainer. So this may sound strange […]

Knee Tendonitis: Have We Missed This? ft. Jaeger O’Meara

Knee Tendonitis: Have We Missed This? ft. Jaeger O’Meara

This is an article I’ve brought across and re-purposed from my days at Peninsula Physiotherapy. I still feel like this is very important and needs a reboot in 2019. Back in 2017, Jaeger O’Meara’s knee tendonitis and subsequent ruptured patella tendon was one of THE […]