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October 2019

Physiotherapy for arthritis

2019-10-16T14:32:38+10:00October 16th, 2019|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog|

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 [...]

Common Endurance Walking Injuries

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

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 [...]

Treating Shin Splints

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

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 [...]

September 2019

Can You Exercise Too Much?

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

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 [...]

Power-band Drills!

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

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 [...]

Improve Your Cycling Safely

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

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 [...]

Treatment for Swimmer’s Shoulder

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

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 [...]

Kendo and Achilles Tendinopathy

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

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 [...]

Exercise During Injury

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

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 [...]

August 2019

Groin Pain Physiotherapy

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

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 [...]