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10 facts you need to know about low back pain: 1. Research shows most people experiencing their first episode of acute low back pain will recover within two to six weeks maximum! Providing they follow the basic proven rules outlined below. 2. Bed rest is not helpful....

So what does the research say? Flexibility is on a bell curve. You can have too much or too little, just like goldilocks in the popular childrens story! Stretching has to be “just right”. The timing and type of stretching is pertinent: There is very limited evidence for...

Attention all expectant mothers! Are you experiencing low back or pelvic pain? Would you like to feel more relaxed and less fatigued? If so, hydrotherapy may be for you! Lane Cove Physio is offering ‘Aquatic-natal’ classes for expecting mums. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to exercise...

Hip and groin injuries constitute around 10-20% of all injuries on the sporting field and can sometimes be long-term, debilitating conditions.  Field sports have a higher injury rate due to the actions such as kicking, twisting and turning placing high loads through the hip and pelvis. The...

What Is A Tendinopathy? First off … what is a tendon? Tendons are tough elastic fibres that connect muscle to bone that help to transmit forces from our muscles to our joints.   A tendinopathy typically describes two conditions; tendon swelling and degeneration. Swelling occurs in the earlier...

How to get the most out of your gym training Having worked as a personal trainer and strength and conditioning coach, I have plenty of insight into how to get the most out of your gym sessions and how to avoid injury where possible. So, what are...

Lateral hip pain (pain on the side of the hip) is a common complaint in athletes and the elderly. It affects women more than men and occurs in approximately 25% of the female population aged 50-79. Until recently, it was given the term “Trochanteric Bursitis”...

Groin pain is a common complaint for athletes participating in sports that involve repetitive sprinting, kicking or twisting movements such as Track and Field, AFL and  Soccer. However can also present in post-partum women. Symptoms can vary and are often vague and diffuse, extending anywhere...

Plantar Fasciitis What is it? Plantar fasciitis is an inflammatory condition that occurs where the plantar fascia attaches to the medial tuberosity of the calcaneus. What causes it? Over-pronation results in a constant tugging of the aforementioned attachment site. Inflammation then results from this constant insult to the local...