Sports Focus Physiotherapy Blog

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How to Prevent DOMS

We’ve all felt sore, achy or stiff after a workout. This is something known as Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS). It’s incredibly common and usually occurs after you’ve started a new exercise regime. Increasing the duration or intensity of your workouts can also lead to DOMS. Why does DOMS occur? Exercise and strength training causes [...]

2019-12-10T15:52:04+10:00December 10th, 2019|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog|

How to Avoid Neck Pain

How to avoid neck pain It's quite common to experience acute neck pain. 2 out of 3 of us will experience it at some point in our lives. In most cases, the pain isn’t due to a serious neck problem or disease. While it can often be difficult to identify the exact cause, most of [...]

2019-12-10T15:41:47+10:00December 5th, 2019|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog|

Number of Physiotherapy Sessions

Number of physiotherapy sessions A common question asked by many people is “How many physiotherapy sessions will I need?” There’s no simple way to answer this question. There are many factors that determine the number of sessions you may need. And it’s unlikely that you will need as many sessions as someone else with the [...]

2019-12-05T15:03:33+10:00November 28th, 2019|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog|

Why you Should Avoid Running at 6 Weeks Postnatal?

After giving birth, it can be tempting to return to your previous running routine or try your best at changing the way your post-natal body looks. However, your postural muscles, pelvic floor and deep abdominals are significantly weakened during pregnancy. Instead of running at 6 weeks postnatal, we suggest low-impact cardio such as walking and [...]

2019-11-28T08:49:31+10:00November 22nd, 2019|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog|

Squats and Injury Rehabilitation

The squat has long been a great movement for a range of gym-goers and athletes. From powerlifters to bodybuilders, to golfers to joggers, the squat is the ultimate exercise for power and strength and enhanced athletic performance. But what makes the squat so great? Below are some of the positive impacts the squat can have [...]

2019-11-28T08:49:10+10:00November 11th, 2019|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog|

The Risk of Sitting Too Much

The risk of sitting too much There have been lots of discussions over recent years about the risks of sitting down for long periods of time, and that the potential health risks makes sitting the ‘new smoking’. If you sit for 6-8 hours a day, you are 44% more likely to develop bowel cancer, and [...]

2019-11-11T15:13:09+10:00November 6th, 2019|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog|

Pulled muscle physiotherapy

Pulled muscle physiotherapy Pulling a muscle during exercise, a run or physical activity is not just painful, but frustrating too. A pulled muscle can stop you in your tracks, preventing you from keeping up with your usual activity. You can take a few days to rest and hope that your condition improves, but your pulled [...]

2019-10-31T14:18:07+10:00October 31st, 2019|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog|

Joint Hypermobility Syndrome

We’ve all seen someone who is double-jointed and marvelled at their ability to contort their bodies. The term for this is joint hypermobility. It refers to the way a person’s joints move beyond their expected range of motion. This most commonly happens in the wrist, elbow, knee and finger joints. For some, this can be [...]

2019-10-23T16:17:47+10:00October 23rd, 2019|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog|

Physiotherapy for Arthritis

Are your joints creaky, stiff or ‘popping’? If you’re over the age of 65, this may be a sign of arthritis. However, being diagnosed with arthritis isn’t all doom and gloom. Keeping strong and active will help you lead a full life without being hindered by the symptoms of arthritis. Physiotherapy for arthritis You cannot [...]

2019-10-23T15:51:33+10:00October 16th, 2019|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog|

Common Endurance Walking Injuries

Endurance walking has become an increasingly popular sport, with many of our patients doing it every week. However, what many don’t realise is that walking can push your body, potentially leading to injury. It’s important that you learn about the common injuries you may sustain while walking for endurance. Knowing the first signs of injury [...]

2019-11-06T10:20:24+10:00October 9th, 2019|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog|