Fitness Physio Blog
Living in Merewether we see a lot of surfers and swimmers with shoulder pain.
In our clinical experience many shoulder conditions result from a weakness or imbalance between the muscles of the rotator cuff, which work primaily as stabilisers, and our bigger muscles (deltoids, pectorals, latissimus dorsi), which work as our movers.
Suffering with annoying back pain? Having good days and bad?
When you have good days and bad in my opinion that is a battle that you should always win. Many people with a sore back tend to stretch it into flexion. This may provide temporary relief but you could actually be making things worse.
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Postural Neck Pain
Ever get a sore neck while sitting at your desk? Driving your car? Just sitting watching TV? or playing with your phone? Well take a look at our facebook page and Matt Taylor's video for some good advice to help manage this common problem. If your pain persists you should always go for a thorough assessment from... more
Experiencing joint pain? Take a look at the following resource created by the Arthritis Foundation of Australia. It contains some great information about how to manage joint pain with a risk assessment, up to date information and access to other people with similar conditions and it's Free to sign up!
Iliotibial Band Syndrome
The Iliotibial band is a thick tendon that inserts on the outside of your knee. The function of the Iliotibial band is to help slow movement and torque at your knee during impact. Iliotibial band syndrome is a common cause of knee pain in runners.
Ever feel like the room is spinning when you lay down, stand up quickly or just change the position of your head? Maybe you have something called BPPV.
What is BPPV?
BPPV is short for Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo. It is a disorder of the inner ear that results in vertigo (spinning sensation) with... more
How long does it take to recover from a hard workout?
We have many patients that enjoy running at all levels from the weekend warriors to those that train for marathons and triathlons. I'm sure many of you runners out there have been curious as to how long it will take to see the benefits of all your hard work. Well expert opinion... more