Sportscare Physiotherapy Blog

Pan Pacific Swimming Championships California

August 27, 2010 Russell Smallwood – Team Physiotherapist Russell Smallwood has just returned from the Pan Pacific swimming championships in California as the team physiotherapist for the Australian swim team. His role involved providing physiotherapy and massage for the swimmers to help optimize performance and keep their injuries under control. Russell says the most common things he has...
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Lower Limb Overuse, Shin Splint and Achillis Tendonitis Kawana

July 7, 2010 Lower Limb Overuse, Shin Splint and Achillis Tendonitis Kawana One of the primary reasons for lower limb overuse injuries such as ‘shin splints’ or achillis tendonitis is incorrect footwear. There are 4 main features of shoes that you need to be aware of when purchasing shoes. 1. Heel Cup – a good pair of running shoes...
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Sportscare Posture Guide Sunshine Coast

June 10, 2010 There is no ideal posture for all but in simple terms you need to hold yourself against gravity. Try this:- in standing make sure knees are soft (not locked out straight) and bone on outside of hips sits over ankles, shoulder blades remain broad with a line going from shoulders through hips to ankles and...
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Dealing with Shin Splints

April 5, 2010 With the onset of the football season we have had a proliferation of medial shin pain – sometimes called shin splints. If you have been suffering with pain and tightness along the inside of your shin and particularly if you have a rigid foot try this stretch. Stand next to a wall and rest foot...
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Massage for swimmers

December 11, 2009 Massage techniques parents can use on their swimmers at home These techniques are designed to improve specific movements swimmers need in order to swim fast. In behind the shoulder blade has a lot of trigger points and can get really tight. Get your swimmer to lay on their side and put their arm up and...
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