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World Continence Week – Busting Some Continence Myths!

This week is World Continence Week (20-26th June) which aims to raise awareness about bladder and bowel continence and continence related issues. It is a commonly misunderstood area of health, with many myths surrounding what it is, who it affects and how it affects people. Let’s look at some of the more common myths around continence.  […]

Achilles Tendon Repairs and Rehabilitation

The Achilles tendon is the strongest tendon in the lower limb and provides a huge amount of power for running, jumping and changing direction. Achilles ruptures are a common traumatic injury in running, acceleration-based sports including athletics, rugby, AFL and netball. The Achilles ruptures with a sudden push off mechanism when sprinting or changing direction. […]

Osgood-Schlatter Disease

Who is affected? Osgood-Schlatters is a condition that causes knee pain in the adolescent population.  This condition affects approximately 10% of adolescents, more commonly affecting boys aged 13-15 years old compared to girls.  This condition is extremely common during a growth spurt especially in sports involving running and jumping e.g. basketball and football.  What? Symptoms […]

The Four Biggest Mistakes You Can Make After A Muscle Tear

Our muscles play an important role in the movement of our body. Without our muscles, we wouldn’t be able to bend our elbow or straighten our leg. As our muscles are soft and designed for flexibility, they are also prone to injury and if you have ever had a muscle tear, you know that they […]

Physiotherapy for Scaphoid Fractures

Scaphoid fractures are common injuries that affect the wrist accounting for 70-80% of all carpal bone fractures. They usually occur after a fall onto an outstretched hand. The fracture heals poorly and requires quite significant immobilisation and rehabilitation. Unfortunately, scaphoid fractures are common and often go misdiagnosed. We’ll discuss the anatomy of the wrist and […]

Physiotherapy for Spinal Stenosis

While there is no cure for spinal stenosis, several treatments can help you manage the symptoms and improve your quality of life. One such treatment is physiotherapy. Physiotherapy can help relieve pain, improve mobility and function, and reduce the risk of complications. If you’re considering physio for spinal stenosis, here’s what you need to know. […]

A New Year, A New Me….

It is come to that time of year again where we make our new year’s resolutions to be better than what we were last year.  These resolutions range from potentially giving something up, starting a new venture or changing something significant in our lives in the aim of improving our occupation, health and well-being.  However, many of these resolutions […]

Humerus Fractures: Nothing Funny About Them

The Humerus is the long bone of the upper arm. It attaches via a ball and socket joint to the shoulder and runs down to the elbow joint. Most fractures occur at the neck (top part) or mid shaft (middle) and are quite painful and debilitating. This bone is often broken from a fall with […]

GLA:D Australia – 2020 in review

2020 certainly packed a punch when it came to our lives surrounding the global Covid pandemic.  A mixture of multiple lockdowns and differences in conditions between states certainly made for some trying times.  However, health care continued throughout the pandemic and the GLA:D Australia team have recently released their Annual Review of the program for […]

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