Runner’s knee is the nickname for a condition called Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome. It gets this nickname because – you guessed it – it is common in runners.   Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome is where pain originates from where the kneecap meets the thigh bone.   Common symptoms that people experience...

Do you keep spraining your ankle? 80% of people who see a physio for an ankle sprain have sprained it before in the last 12 months Why is this? When we sprain the ligaments in our ankle, we damage sensors in the ligaments that tell our brains what...

Do you want to go walking but your knees slow you down or your hips just won’t let you hop? Maybe it’s a struggle just to do the shopping or walk the dog……… You aren’t alone! Did you know that Osteoarthritis affects over 1.3 million Australians. It...

Whilst there are many causes for these symptoms, common ones include;   Dehydration Hunger Poor eye sight   and   Poor posture   Now this last cause is unfortunately becoming more and more prevalent!   We are seeing the negative effects of poor posture due to:   increased use of electronic devices and screen time (for study or for...

Pregnant…how’s your back??   50-75% of women suffer from back or pelvic pain at some point during their pregnancy – you are not alone!   There are a number of reasons you may experience this:   Hormonal changes – This increases the pliability of your non-stretch tissues, such as ligaments, so...

Pregnant…how’s your back?? 50-75% of women suffer from back or pelvic pain at some point during their pregnancy – you are not alone! There are a number of reasons you may experience this: Hormonal changes – This increases the pliability of your non-stretch tissues, such as ligaments, so...

Do you want to get fit this year? Was one of your New Year’s resolutions to do more exercise? Great! It’s a wonderful resolution and the benefits are limitless, including; • Stress relief • Clearing your mind • Cardiovascular improvements • Building strength/tone • Weight loss • Endophin release – makes you feel...

Headaches are an extremely common complaint in today’s society with up to 70% of the population reporting they experience them. Common treatments include pain medication or anti-inflammatories, which may provide short term relief but fail to treat the source of the problem. Whilst there are many different...

This includes smart phones, tablets, computers and watching television. You may be surprised (or even horrified) that recent research had Australians averaging 10hrs and 19minutes per day!!   OMG!!   This time is split between work and play, and often people are using more then 1 screen at a...

Have you ever wondered whether you should be putting heat or ice on an injury? If so, you aren’t alone. It is one of the most common questions I am asked at the practice. You may also be wondering for how long you should apply...