Sportscare Physiotherapy Blog

Caloundra Sportscare Pop-up Clinic in Stockholm

September 1, 2015 I got an email last week from Emma (our triathlon logistics guru) saying that the boss wants me to travel with the team to Stockholm for the World Championships Series Race.  The smile on my face was promptly followed by a short and sweet email back saying I’d make sure my diary was cleared! Sweden...
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Caloundra Physiotherapist in Spain with Australian Triathlon Team

August 17, 2015 Getting Back Into the Groove So after some negotiating with the boss and some serious promises of presents for the wife, I have arrived back in Spain for another stint working and travelling with the Aussie Triathlon Team. For a bit of a background, the Aussie team is generally spread throughout the world at various...
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Have a Pain free Holiday

July 19, 2015 After recently leaving the Sunshine Coast for a family holiday I had to endure a few long flights in a row. I thought I would pass on a few tips for a healthy and pain free arrival so you can quickly get on with enjoying your holidays. With long flights taking you across time zones...
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Warana Sportscare welcomes Helen Urch

July 13, 2015 Helen has now commenced sessions working as a physiotherapist at  Warana Sportscare.  She has recently moved to the Sunshine Coast with her young family and brings a huge amount of experience to our practice.  Helen has special interests in Spinal physiotherapy (particularly low back pain), injury prevention, hand therapy. Helen was trained in the UK...
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Growing Pains

May 4, 2015 Living on the sunshine coast there is never a real ‘off season’ for kids sport. If it’s summer we see cricket fields and our surf life-saving beaches inundated with children every weekend. In winter netball, football and soccer keep not only the kids busy but the parents too! Then there are the all year-round activities...
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Recover from a MPFL reconstruction/repair

December 11, 2014 Following a Medial Patello Femoral Ligament (MPFL) reconstruction or repair, the most important thing in the 48 hours after surgery is to try to get the swelling to settle down. You should rest and elevate the leg so your knee is above the level of your heart. This will help pain and swelling – don’t get up...
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Post-ACL reconstruction exercises

December 11, 2014 Exercises for the first two weeks after your ACL reconstruction In the first two weeks after your ACL reconstruction you should perform simple exercises aimed at boosting circulation and keeping muscles working during this time. In that first fortnight you should aim to get your knee out of its splint around three to four times. the...
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Post-ACL reconstruction information

December 11, 2014 Following your post-ACL reconstruction, you will experience some pain and swelling. The main idea in the first fortnight after your surgery is to get the pain and swelling under control. To do this, you need to rest with your leg elevated and use crutches at all times, not putting any weight on that leg. You...
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Post-knee arthroscopy exercises

December 11, 2014 Following a knee arthroscopy you should perform gentle exercises to get your knee moving. You can do these exercises laying on a flat surface. exercise one: tense thigh muscle and hold for five seconds exercise two: contract thigh muscles and lift leg exercise three: gentle knee bends exercise four: knee extensions with a rolled up towel under...
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Post-op ankle arthroscopy

December 11, 2014 Recover quickly from your post-operative ankle arthroscopy To ensure a speedy and effective recovery from your ankle arthroscopy, your should rest, elevate and ice your ankle. Follow our tips below and watch our video. stack some pillows and elevate your ankle gently move your ankle up and down to boost circulation (flexes) try not to...
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