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Patella Tendinopathy

What is it? Patella tendinopathy, also known as jumper’s knee, is an overuse injury which is characterised by pain at the base of the patella (kneecap) with activities such as squatting, sitting or going up and down stairs. The condition is known as jumpers’ knee because it commonly affects athletes involved in sports that require […]

Rotator Cuff Injuries

What is the rotator cuff? The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles (supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres minor and subscapularis) that attach from the shoulder blade to the top of the arm and collectively act to improve the stability of the shoulder (Vollans & Ali, 2016). What is a rotator cuff injury? Rotator cuff injuries […]

Biceps Tendinopathy

What is it? The biceps brachii muscle, commonly known as the biceps, sits between the shoulder and elbow.   It has two parts: the long head and short head.  These come together to form the main muscle bulk, which is the “Popeye” part of your upper arm.   The biceps brachii muscle runs from the top and […]

Important Information About Low Back Pain!

Low Back Pain (LBP) affects up to 80% of the Western population throughout the course of their life.  Many people do not have any preceding events to cause this back pain, although specific injuries can also initiate your symptoms. Lower back pain constitutes almost half of all chronic pain. This has a huge effect on quality […]

Referred Pain … what is it?

Where is your pain really coming from? Have you ever been to see a physiotherapist for pain in one part of your body and when they treated you, they focused on a completely different area? While this can be a strange experience, it can be even more puzzling when the treatment actually works. So what […]

Ankle Sprains

What is it?   Almost everyone has twisted their ankle at some in their life; in fact, it is one of the most common reasons for people to visit an emergency department. Technically an ankle sprain has occurred when an ankle twists, causing damage to one of it’s supporting ligaments. The ligaments can be overstretched, […]

STOP Exercising isn’t always the answer!

A lot of people put off booking in to see a physiotherapist because they don’t want someone to tell them to STOP exercising. Stopping exercise isn’t always the solution. It doesn’t necessarily solve the problem and sometimes stopping exercise can actually make certain injuries worse.  At Enhance, we use our knowledge of injuries and healing […]

Stretch and Mobility Class

When I travelled with the ACT Hockey teams to Nationals I was responsible for running our ‘morning walk and stretch’ sessions. Asking 18 under 21 year old athletes to ‘stretch’, without clear direction, failed miserably and you can only do so many standard calf and hamstring stretches without getting bored. Instead, in an attempt to […]

Athlete Development Program – COMING SOON

At Enhance, we want our young athletes to have the best possible chance at achieving success. In conjunction with our physiotherapist, sport scientist and personal trainer Kristy, we have designed our athlete development program. Kristy has worked closely with elite Hockey, Netball and AFL players and has a special interest in athlete strength development to […]

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