Sportscare Physiotherapy Blog

Should I get my back scanned?

September 3, 2018 Should I get my back scanned? Imaging (XRay, CT and MRI) is not generally indicated in people who are suffering back pain. In fact, people should only be referred for scans if there is a severe, progressive neurological deficit or signs and symptoms that indicate a serious underlying condition may be present. The body of...
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Patellofemoral Pain (PFP)

May 9, 2018 Patellofemoral pain (PFP) PFP is pain from the tissues within or surrounding the joint between the knee cap (patella) and the thigh bone (femur). The patella rests in a groove on the femur where it acts like a pulley to transmit the force of the quadriceps muscle (thigh muscle) onto the tibia via the patella...
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Patella Tendinopathy

May 9, 2018 Patella tendinopathy Your patella tendon is the tendon which connects your knee cap to your shin bone. Patella tendinopathy, also referred to as jumper’s knee, was previously known as ‘patella tendinitis’ as it was believed it was a purely inflammatory condition (the suffix ‘itis’ denotes inflammation). Advances in our understanding of the condition lead to...
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Why does my knee hurt?

May 9, 2018 Why does the front of my knee hurt and why doesn’t it get better? Anterior (front) knee pain is a common complaint that we see in the clinic across all ages. Whilst a percentage of knee pain is due to an acute injury such as a strain/sprain, there is a large proportion of knees that...
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Are you getting enough SLEEP!

April 13, 2018 Enough good quality sleep is vital for us to perform at our best, promote good health and wellbeing, and help to manage pain. Conversely, sleep deprivation increases your risk of injury and illness. Sleep increases mood and improves your ability to regulate anger. Sleep also effects body composition. Sleep deprivation inhibits anabolic hormones and protein...
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Tips for Recovery at Sporting Carnivals.

February 13, 2018 Sportscare’s tips for recovery Sleep Make sleep a priority. Address these key factors: Consistency – try to get to bed at a similar time each night to aid your body clock. Use an eye mask – darkness tells your body to release sleep hormones. Noise – keep the room quiet or use ear plugs or...
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Running Injuries

January 28, 2018 Running Injuries and the Benefit of Physiotherapists  Running is a fantastic way to keep fit and active. If you have started the new year with a resolution to complete a park run or marathon we can help you stay on target to achieve your goals. Whether you’re a beginner or an elite runner you can...
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What is Tendinopathy ?

November 30, 2017 What is tendinopathy? Painful tendons plague a large proportion of the population at some time or another and are responsible for a lot of sports related injuries. In the clinic, we commonly treat people with tendon pain including in the shoulders, hips, knees and the Achilles tendon at the back of the ankle. Tendons are...
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Stretching or strengthening- what should you do?

September 3, 2017 In summary Strength training is superior to static stretching for injury prevention, rehabilitation and sporting performance. Stretching can improve flexibility which may be important for your chosen sport or activity. To increase your flexibility, incorporate twice daily stretches of 4 x 30 second holds for a minimum of 3 weeks. If you stretch, do not...
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Yoga for surfers Sunshine Coast Part 2

August 16, 2017 Here’s part 2 in our series of yoga moves to help get the most out of every session in the surf.  In this video Geoff focuses on warming up the spine.