Whiplash and Physiotherapy

Commonly and unfortunately in the clinic we see a lot of clients presenting with persistent pain especially in the neck and back, or dizziness following a Motor Vehicle Accident (MVAs). Not to be taken lightly, MVAs can have profound impact on your quality of life - affecting your mental and social wellbeing as well as limiting your capacity to perform at your daily best as a result of pain or stiffness. Both high and low speed impacts can transfer a large jarring force through the body causing whiplash injuries, soft tissue injuries and a lot of protective muscle spasm. Sometimes pain arises immediately whereas other times it may be more delayed and not appear for a few days. Fortunately, a

Why do I feel stiffer as I get older??

We often get asked this one in the clinic - why do I feel so much stiffer as I get older?? It's so hard to get out of bed in the morning I just can't do what I used to be able to do Everything aches! And then we hear the sad suggestion: It's because I'm getting old, isn't it? The answer is NO! As we get older, there's more time for things to happen to our bodies, and often its a build-up of a number of events and experiences, that we don't fully address at the time. Here's 3 things that may have happened during your life, that will contribute to feelings of stiffness and tightness Trauma/Injury Lets be honest, the more time we have on earth, the more time we have to injure ourselves. This ca

For netballers: How to avoid the most common netball injury

Did you know?? There are 1.2 million netball players around Australia, with the majority aged 16-22 years old. Traditionally ankle injuries have previously been the biggest problem in netball. Recently knee injuries have actually become a more common injury, with the vast majority being ACL injuries. Females are 4-6x more likely to sustain an ACL injury compared to males. Injury risk actually INCREASES when you wear new shoes, so take a few trainings to break them in before your next game To safeguard yourself against injury, focus on practicing how to LAND and CHANGE DIRECTION. These are common times when injury strikes Landing Feet facing forwards Hips and knees bent Knees in line with fee

How to safely get back to running after groin pain

Groin pain is very common. If ignored or managed incorrectly it can lead to ongoing pain and increased time away from running or sport Groin pain may arise for many reasons and a combination of: Tight or strained adductors (inner thigh) Tight/ over working abdominals Posture Reduced core strength Decreased hip mobility Referral pain from hip or low back Want to get back running but just don’t know how much, how soon, how hard? It is important you take note of how you are feeling during, immediately after exercise and the next day. Pain lasting the next day is an indication of recovery and very important in helping you gauge whether or not you need to reduce your running, keep the same or ar

Injury Review: Nat Fyfe - Why did he break his leg TWICE?

Was he just unlucky? Did he go back too soon? Last weekends clash between Fremantle and Carlton saw star Fremantle player Nat Fyfe sidelined with a second fracture to his left leg (fibula). Fyfe previously fractured his leg during the 2015 preliminary final against Hawthorn and underwent surgery at season end to return for beginning the pre-season December 1st. Fyfe will now have a second surgery to repair the fracture which we will see him sidelined indefinitely until he is “100% fit” for play, Lyon. Why did he get another fracture? Lets take a look back on Fyfe’s 2015 season. During round 15 Fyfe received a massive corky to his quad, while battling this injury he returned to play and r

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