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Olecranon Bursitis

What is it? Bursae are small sacs of fluid found throughout the body. These bursae produce synovial fluid and act to reduce friction between muscles, tendons, ligaments and bones as they move over each other. Bursae are located at strategic points, typically where there are higher points of stress. If a bursa is injured or […]

Can Poor Balance Lead To Ankle Sprains?

Ankle sprains are one of the most common sporting injuries and most people have experienced one at least once in their lifetime. While they are common, this doesn’t lessen their negative impacts. Surprisingly, having poor balance might be increasing your risk of ankle sprains. Here we discuss a few facts about balance and what you […]

Physio on Tournament

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Kristy Hoggs – Physiotherapist   After being lucky enough to spend my third year as the ACT Under 18’s Team Physio this year at the Australian Hockey Championships in Hobart I thought I’d share the day to day happenings of a Physio on tournament. We all stay together as a team while we’re away – 18 […]

Should I be exercising if I’m in pain???

One of the regular questions we receive in the clinic, particularly in the Good Living with Arthritis: Denmark (GLA:D) program, is whether participants should exercise or attend the class when they are experiencing pain. In relation to aches and pains that are not traumatic or acute in nature, the answer is “definitely yes”.  However, prior […]

FEMOROACETABULAR IMPINGEMENT SYNDROME (FAI)

  What is it? FAI is a clinical disorder that describes the contact between the femoral head (ball) and acetabulum (socket) of the hip. This process alone does not cause pain however when coupled with vigorous, repetitive, excessive or restricted hip movement pain may occur How is it diagnosed? FAI can be diagnosed with a […]

What Are Shin Splints?

Shin splints are a common lower limb injury in individuals that partake in running or impact sports. “Shin Splints” is a collective term used to describe a number of conditions that fall under “Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome” (MTSS). Generally shin pain arises from either or a combination of Muscular involvement, Tenoperiosteum (junction where tissue attaches […]

Fibromyalgia

What is it? Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition characterised by widespread pain throughout the body along with fatigue, memory problems, sleep and mood disorders. Sufferers of fibromyalgia often spend years trying to find a diagnosis that fits their many symptoms and fluctuate between periods of having high energy and ‘crashes’ of fatigue and pain. In […]

How Long Does A Knee Replacement Last?

Over the years since I, Dave Rossiter, graduated as a Physiotherapist, I have noticed a significant change in the way people with knee osteoarthritis have been advised to manage their condition.  In my first role as a graduate rotational physiotherapist at the Albury Base Hospital back in 2004, I completed rotations through the Orthopaedic Ward.  […]

Running Shoes: How to know what will suit you?

With so many different types of running shoes available, it can be hard to know what to look for and which one will suit your activity and foot type. Should you go for a minimalist shoe or an anti-pronating shoe? A pure running shoe or a cross trainer? Generally, shoes can be broken down by […]

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