Helpful tips from our Physio’s
about injury prevention, returning to sport after surgery, women’s health and plenty more!

Gym Q&A with a Physiotherapist

Should I stretch before the gym? How do I squat without knee pain? One of our Senior Physiotherapists, Fiona answers the most common questions we receive about preparing for your next workout.

The Netball KNEE Program

The Netball KNEE program is an on-court warmup designed by Netball Australia to reduce the risk of ACL and other lower limb injuries occurring by enhancing movement efficiency during take-off and landing from a jump, deceleration and change of direction.

What is Thermoplastic Splinting?

Thermoplastic splinting material is used when fabricating custom made splints. The splints can be made during a consultation with your Physiotherapist and may be remoulded to allow for reduction in swelling, maximise comfort or when range of motion improves.

Joint Hypermobility and Lower Limb Injury

Joint hypermobility is the ability of a joint to move beyond its “normal” range of motion (ROM), typically due to reduced stiffness of anatomical joint structures such as the joint capsule, tendons, and/or ligaments.

Running Injuries

Most running injuries occurs due to overuse rather than trauma. Three factors that are normally associated with running injuries are Training error, Biomechanics, ad Equipment or environmental factors.

Returning to Sport

It is important to acknowledge that keeping active during lockdown by running, cycling or whatever it may be does not ensure readiness to return to sport. Upon returning to competitive sport, training load management will need to be carefully considered.

Foam Rolling

The foam roller is a fantastic piece of equipment to have in your exercise toolbox. It can be used for muscle self-massage, spinal mobility exercises, and stretching.

How to reduce your chances of a hamstring injury

For hamstring strengthening, and to reduce the risk of tears, an exercise known as the ‘Nordic exercise’ can be used with good results. We explain the method so you can avoid putting yourself out of action.


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