The Power of Sleep – Part 1
Sleep is a fundamental and vitally important process for daily function yet in today’s modern society it is often neglected. On average Australian’s will indulge in 7 hours of sleep during a week day and sometimes a little longer on weekends however there are some who struggle to achieve this amount. Our busy lifestyles, associated […]
Adductor Tendinopathy What is it?
The adductor muscles are a group of five muscles located on the inside of the thigh that act to move the hip inwards or control hip movements outwards. These muscles also provide stability to the pelvis while standing, walking and running. The muscles attach to the pelvis via the adductor tendon, at the base of […]
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 […]
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 […]