Sports Focus Physiotherapy Blog

Our blog is here to provide free information to everyone who requires it. At the Sports Focus Physio blog archives, you’ll find information, news and updates about us, as well as other important and interesting articles about all things physio.

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Returning to Sports after Pregnancy

When can I get back to running? Am I okay to play tennis this weekend? These are common questions asked by new mothers during the postnatal period. After pregnancy, your fitness goals can still be achieved, but it’s important to remember that your body has been through a transforming journey and extra steps may be [...]

2019-08-16T12:03:22+10:00August 16th, 2019|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog|

What Type of Pillow Would you Recommend?

What type of pillow would you recommend? That’s a question I get asked at least once a week!  My usual answer is “The one that feels most comfortable for you” I am a VERY untidy sleeper—arms and legs everywhere. I personally prefer a firm feather pillow that I can punch into shape around my neck. [...]

2019-08-16T10:32:35+10:00August 9th, 2019|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog|

How to Treat an RSI

How to treat an RSI Many of our patients work long hours in front of a computer screen. Such work increases their risk of sustaining computer-related repetitive strain injuries (RSI). If identified early enough, physiotherapy can help manage or treat the injury. We can conduct an ergonomic assessment and provide you with posture and body [...]

2019-08-16T10:32:20+10:00August 6th, 2019|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog|

Physiotherapy for Wrist Tendonitis

Wrist tendonitis is when the tendons in the wrist become irritated and inflamed. This causes wrist pain that can affect all areas of your daily life, from writing to cooking, to fitness and driving. Symptoms of wrist tendonitis include: Stiffness and pain in the wrist Soreness and tenderness when pressure is applied Restricted range of [...]

2019-07-29T12:35:19+10:00July 29th, 2019|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog|

Pre-event and Post-event Massage Therapy

If you’ve been training for an upcoming marathon, you might want to consider pre- and post-event massage therapy. Massage plays an important role in your performance on the day and your recovery afterwards. Pre-event and post-event massage therapy Massage therapy before running Massage therapy can warm up your muscles for your event. This type of [...]

2019-07-29T12:20:01+10:00July 25th, 2019|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog|

When to Begin Rehabilitation

How long after sustaining an injury should you wait to begin rehabilitation? Is it worth waiting to see if the condition improves, or is immediate treatment the way to go? When to begin rehabilitation The New England Journal of Medicine conducted studies to find the answer to these questions. These studies involved 50 amateur athletes, [...]

2019-07-18T12:10:16+10:00July 18th, 2019|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog|

Overstriding When Running

Overstriding when running Overstriding when running happens when your foot hits the ground ahead of your centre of mass. This then increases the vertical ground force and braking impulse. Why do you need to be aware of over-striking when running? Studies have found that ‘support to support’ is the efficient way to run. This means [...]

2019-07-18T11:47:55+10:00July 12th, 2019|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog|

Physiotherapy for Whiplash

Physiotherapy for Whiplash Some of our patients come to Sports Focus Physiotherapy with a history of whiplash and ongoing shoulder, upper back or neck pain. These issues can be difficult to manage without immediate treatment. The key is to get physiotherapy for whiplash as early as you can, so you can return to activity sooner. [...]

2019-07-12T11:13:24+10:00July 5th, 2019|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog|

Shin Splints Stretches and Exercises

Shin Splints Stretches and Exercises How to stretch your shins with the 4 best shin splints stretches for shin splint treatment. The term “Shin splints” is commonly used to describe lower leg pain. However, shin splints are only one of several conditions that affect the lower leg. The most common causes of lower leg pain [...]

2019-07-12T11:13:29+10:00June 28th, 2019|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog|

Do you have Poor Posture?

A lot of patients come through our doors with back pain and poor posture due to the hours they spend in front of their computers at work. As our aim is to help you achieve optimal health, here are some common signs of poor posture that can lead to pain in the joints, muscles [...]

2019-07-18T11:46:51+10:00June 20th, 2019|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog|