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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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 [...]

2019-10-16T14:32:38+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 [...]

2019-10-16T14:05:29+10:00October 9th, 2019|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog|

Treating Shin Splints

Treating Shin Splints Shin splints happen when the muscles, tendons in your leg or shin bone are overloaded. Overuse in those areas can cause the leg to swell up. The pain is caused when there’s an inflammation of the muscles, tendons and bone tissue around the shin. Shin splints usually affect those who are involved [...]

2019-10-16T14:05:48+10:00October 4th, 2019|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog|

Can You Exercise Too Much?

Exercise is medicine, but is too much of a good thing a bad thing? Working out regularly can combat diseases and health conditions, control weight, boost energy, improve moods, promote better sleep and can generally be fun. Exercise is a simple therapy with far-reaching health benefits. It’s a great to know that it doesn’t require [...]

2019-10-16T14:06:05+10:00September 26th, 2019|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog|

Power-band Drills!

POWER-BAND DRILLS! The power-band is a heavy grade elastic resistant band that is a great tool to use through intermediate to advanced stages of a rehab journey, or even for performance enhancing programs. The two main applications are for power development and increasing stability demands.   Power-development The added tension increases the demands of a [...]

2019-10-16T14:06:14+10:00September 23rd, 2019|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog|

Improve Your Cycling Safely

Improve your cycling safely As the days start to get warmer and longer, many cyclists are getting back on the road. But before you get on your bicycle, make sure you know how to keep yourself away from injury. Many of us think that all we need is a good bicycle, but what you really [...]

2019-10-16T14:07:02+10:00September 20th, 2019|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog|

Treatment for Swimmer’s Shoulder

There’s no doubt that many of us have spent some time out of the water during the colder months – whether you’ve taken winter off or you’ve reduced your swimming. The swimming season is starting up soon and it’s time to get back into the water. But first, make sure you understand your risk of [...]

2019-09-20T09:36:05+10:00September 18th, 2019|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog|

Kendo and Achilles Tendinopathy

Kendo and Achilles Tendinopathy Kendo, the way of the sword, is the traditional Japanese martial arts of sword-fighting. Kendo practitioners use bamboo swords, wear protective armour and practise on bare feet. Kendo techniques include strikes, thrusts and responses to these attacks. At high level competition, the window of opportunity to strike open only for a [...]

2019-09-13T12:35:21+10:00September 13th, 2019|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog|

Exercise During Injury

Exercise during injury What’s the best thing to do during injury: giving your body rest or performing exercises? What we’ve seen at Sports Focus is that many people are either doing too little or too much exercise during injury. For advice, we suggest seeing a Sports Focus physiotherapist to help you manage your injury and [...]

2019-09-11T16:11:47+10:00September 3rd, 2019|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog|

Groin Pain Physiotherapy

Have you ever experienced groin pain and tried to stretch it out or massage the area yourself? Unfortunately, groin pain is unlikely to be treated through a bit of stretching and massaging at home. What’s more likely is that you will need to see your physiotherapist for several weeks of rehab. The good news is [...]

2019-09-03T15:24:40+10:00August 29th, 2019|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog|