Sports that involve repetitive and forceful bouts of hyperextension of the lumbar spine create a risk for developing low back pain. A specific overuse injury that may occur with such sports is a stress fracture of the pars interarticularis (spondylolysis). Principal Practitioner Jonathan Tan discusses the importance of picking up signs of a developing lumbar stress fracture early and the implications a full stress fracture can have on young athletes.
Anybody can experience incontinence, not just women who’ve given birth, and Incontinence has a range of symptoms which fall under the description of this condition, so many people may not even realise that they have an identifiable, and treatable condition. Senior Physiotherapist Sue Lin Kalisch discussed this condition and how it can be managed.
The Pes Anserinus is a structure comprising of the conjoined tendons of 3 different muscles - Sartorius, Gracilis and Semitendinosus. This structure can often be a source of pain, most commonly in runners and recreational athletes. Senior Physiotherapist Sue Lin Kalisch discusses in our latest blog.
The Deadlift is an excellent exercise when performed correctly that has the potential for numerous strength benefits. Practice Principal Jonathan Tan discusses the risks and benefits of incorporating this exercise into your routine.
This blog is targeted primarily towards novice gym-goers, people wanting to incorporate more strength training into their exercise regime and amateur athletes.
The achilles tendon is located at the back of the ankle and is made of strong fibres that connect your calf muscles (gastrocnemius and soleus) to your heel bone (calcaneus). It gives you the ability to push off from the ground during walking and running. Achilles tendinopathy is the breakdown of these fibres and can occur either where it attaches to the heel bone or roughly 5-10cm above this. It is generally a result of repetitive over-use of the achilles tendon, causing it to gradually become swollen, painful and stiff.
Even if your Physio is a male, or hasn’t had children themselves, their extensive knowledge of anatomy, biomechanics, and injuries, makes them an ideal source of information and advice for solving your pregnancy pain problems. Senior Physio and Pilates Instructor, Sue Lin discusses some of the common questions and misconceptions regarding exercising whilst pregnant, and post-partum.
Shin splints is an umbrella term for a variety of conditions resulting in shin pain and is a common complaint amongst people at all levels of physical activity. It most commonly affects runners or people who play running based sports and is typically more prevalent in pre-season. There are two main areas of pain which relate to shin splints, these are known as Anterior shin splints and Posterior shin splints. It is important however to have a clear diagnosis as to the cause of your shin pain. In this blog I am discussing the two types of shin pain resulting from muscular dysfunction. Pain resulting from actual stress/micro fractures to the bone will involve different management to resolve symptoms.
Medical Imaging such as X-Ray and MRI are incredibly useful tools in making a diagnosis. However, a patient's symptoms and the results of imaging don't always correlate. This is well documented in low back pain and well advised in the physiotherapy profession. Principal Physiotherapist Jonathan Tan discusses a case study involving an acute sporting injury where this advice proved to be true, resulting in great success.
Low back pain is a very common problem that most people will experience at least once in their lifetime. However, one of the biggest misconceptions in society surrounding low back pain is that we should avoid bending, particularly when experiencing a flare up. Principal Practitioner Jonathan Tan discusses the importance of bending and normal movement.
Children injure themselves all the time and are often complaining of multiple aches and pains. However, it can be difficult as a parent, teacher or sporting coach to distinguish between a common growth related pain and something that requires more attention. Senior Physiotherapist Sue Lin discusses 'growing pains' and what to look out for in your kids.
Buttock pain can be incredibly painful and difficult to settle. Proximal hamstring tendinopathy is a common diagnosis amongst recreational runners and notoriously difficult to manage.
Senior Physiotherapist Jonathan Tan discusses some of the strategies you can employ to help get on top of this injury incorporating recent experience and evidence based management.
Heel pain is a common complaint that patients come in to our clinic with, particularly during the summer months. Often this pain is caused by a condition that you may have heard of, and may even dread – Plantar Fasciitis (or fasciopathy). Read on to find out more about plantar fasciitis and how your physiotherapist can help you to manage this painful condition.
Concussion in sport has been a headline topic the last two years in particular with the NFL and AFL, two high impact contact sports. There has been more evidence and research going into finding out if there is a long term impact on players that suffer multiple concussions through their playing careers.
Practice Principal and East Fremantle Football Club Senior Physiotherapist Jonathan Tan provides some excellent tips to improve your running as he trains for the half marathon in the City to Surf this year!
Ever wondered if your health fund is giving you the best value for money? Jordan Wilson has delved into the world of private health insurance and laid out the steps to follow to ensure you get the best bang for your buck.