Physiotherapy Tips For A More Comfortable Sleep

Physiotherapy Tips For A More Comfortable Sleep

For most of us, the hours we spend sleeping are simply a time for rest and recovery. However, you might be surprised to learn that your sleeping position can have a significant impact on your body, particularly if you already have an injury. When you consider that we...

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Osteoarthritis of the Hip

Osteoarthritis of the Hip

What is Osteoarthritis (OA)? Osteoarthritis (OA) is a degenerative disease that affects the cartilage of joints. Cartilage is a firm, flexible connective tissue that lines the surface of many joints and provides shock absorption and cushioning for the bony surfaces of...

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What Are Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis?

What Are Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis?

One of the primary roles of the spine is to protect the spinal cord. This means that the spine needs to be strong while maintaining the flexibility required for a movable trunk. While the spine is very sturdy, spinal injuries do occur. Health professionals often use...

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Focus On Shin Splints

Focus On Shin Splints

What is it? Medically known as Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome, shin splints is a term used to refer to pain along the inside of the tibia or shin bone. The exact pathology that causes the pain of shin splints is unclear and imaging such as ultrasound produces similar...

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Facts About Osteoporosis

Facts About Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition characterized by very low bone mass or density. This is caused by the body either losing too much bone, not making enough or both. Osteoporotic bones become weak and fragile and can break from small forces that would normally be harmless....

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Achilles Tendon Tears

Achilles Tendon Tears

What is it? The Achilles tendon is a band of fibrous tissue located at the back of the ankle. Its main role is to connect the calf muscles to the heel of the foot. This tendon is the largest tendon in the body and when it tightens, as the calf muscles contract, it...

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Lateral Ankle Sprain

Lateral Ankle Sprain

A lateral ankle sprain is one of the most common injuries in many sports including, AFL, soccer, rugby league and netball. Lateral ankle sprains generally occur when landing on an uneven surface causing your foot to forcefully invert (roll out). The severity of your...

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Foam roller for injury prevention

Foam roller for injury prevention

Written by Jacob Ott The term self myofacial release (SMR) also known as foam rolling has changed throughout the years of being seen as an elite approach to self recovery whereby only athletes , coaches or therapists would utilise the wide range of benefits it may...

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Importance of Exercise in Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

Importance of Exercise in Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

What is Hypertension? Hypertension refers to consistently elevated resting blood pressure present in the arteries. Arteries are the structures that allow blood to circulate through the body providing the supply of required nutrients to enable our body to function....

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ACL injury

ACL injury

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury is a very common and debilitating injury among athletes but can also occur in the general population. The ACL is one of the major ligaments that help stabilise the Knee joint. It specifically stops your Tibia (shin bone) from...

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