Aspire in the Community

As the local sporting clubs get stuck into the winter season, the physios from Aspire have been educating clubs to keep teams injury free. Alex, Sam and Sally ran a series of Injury Prevention Workshops with a number of local amateur hockey, netball and soccer clubs. Hallett Cove Netball Club St Monicas Netball Club Over the course of 2 months, we visited a number of clubs and met with up to 30 players at a time, to go through the latest information on best practices for before and after playing sport. Many were surprised to hear they could be putting themselves at risk if they stretched incorrectly, and that recovery is just as important as warming up well. We taught each player how to use

6 ways physiotherapy can help Acute Low Back Pain

"I've hurt my back and I'm not sure what I should do." Acute low back pain refers to pain in the lower back which has lasted for less than 12 weeks. The lower back is the region of the body where the lumbar spine is located. The lumbar spine is the bottom section of the spine and consists of five bones (vertebrae). Between these vertebrae are structures called discs which act as shock absorbers. There are countless muscles acting on the lumbar spine and a number of strong ligaments which provide the spine with stability. Many of these structures can be involved when you experience acute low back pain. Lower back pain can unfortunately happen to anyone at any time. Around 70% of Australian ad

When should I see a physio?

Physiotherapists are movement specialists, and have a huge range of knowledge on how the body works. Yes we treat the spine, yes we treat feet and foot pain, yes we can refer you for and xray if needed. So when is the right time to see a physio? See which category you fall into below for the answer most appropriate to you 1) "I felt it happen" If you've rolled your ankle, felt a sharp pain in your back or wrenched your neck, book in to see a physiotherapist within the first 48 hours. You body starts healing the injury within minutes of it happening, so your physiotherapist can teach you what to do, and what not to do, to get the best possible healing. Depending on the injury, you may need th

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