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Your shoulder is a complex joint made up of the arm bone (the humerus), the collarbone (the clavicle) and the shoulder blade (the scapula). These connect to the glenoid, which is a ball-like shaped object that then connects with the socket of the scapula at...

Your hip is a ball and socket joint made of two parts, the acetabulum (the socket) and the femur (the ball) that allows the upper leg to move front to back and side to side. Your hip is the largest weight bearing joint in the...

What are the benefits of childhood sports participation? Physical activity is important in developing the health and wellbeing of children as it promotes a wide range of effects that support growth and development.  Studies have shown that physical activity is not only good for a child’s...

It’s back to school time again, which means that children all around Australia are going to be putting on their backpacks, grabbing their iPads, books, heading to class and putting themselves at higher risk of a back, shoulder and neck pain.[1] The combination of under...

Statistics show that 1 in 3 women in Australia suffer from urinary incontinence, Overactive Bladder (OAB) syndrome being one of the most common forms. Overactive bladder is also known as urge incontinence and can be triggered by something as small as hearing running water or...

How a biomechanical assessment could save you a running injury In-depth biomechanical assessments and running technique analysis aren’t just for the professionals. Running puts varying levels of stress on different parts of the body and can exacerbate existing conditions or lead to overuse injuries if your...

It’s that time of year again where we think about the things we want to improve for ourselves in the New Year and (hopefully) write them down in order to achieve them. It’s well known that exercise and physical activity reduces your risk of developing...

Christmas and New Year may be over, but there’s still plenty of time left in the summer holidays for activities, sports and spending time at home. For Australians that means we are more likely to suffer or exacerbate an injury for any number of different...

What is physiotherapy? While most people have a general understanding of what physiotherapy is, the phrase “what is physiotherapy” is one of the most commonly Googled phrases about physiotherapy. Many people aren’t aware of the different nuances between, for example; a Sports Specialist Physio and a...

When most people experience a pain, their first instinct is to head to their GP, instead of thinking as their local physio as a specialist in treating aches and pains. This causes medical centres to become crowded, doctors to become even more backlogged and appointments...