April 2020

TeleHealth Video Consults Now Available

2020-04-02T09:38:15+10:00April 2nd, 2020|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog|

TeleHealth video consults now available TeleHealth video consults allow you to take advantage of our physiotherapy services from the comfort of your own home. If you’re unable to visit one of our various Sports Focus Physio clinics, we have a solution. TeleHealth video consults allow you to have a physio consultation or treatment session via [...]

March 2020

Keeping Healthy while Working from Home

2020-03-30T12:12:57+10:00March 30th, 2020|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog|

Keeping Healthy while Working from Home Many of you have had to rapidly transition to working from home until further notice in order to follow social distancing guidelines. For some, the idea of working from home means being able to slouch on the couch or work from the comfort of your bed. But after a [...]

Do You Need TMJ Physiotherapy

2020-03-12T11:05:08+10:00March 16th, 2020|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog|

Do You Need TMJ Physiotherapy? Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is pain and compromised movement in the jaw joint that can be caused by a range of medical problems. TMJ sufferers are usually teeth clenchers or grinders. TMJ can cause headaches, dizziness, upper neck pain and ear pain. Some of our patients have also reported pain or [...]

Get Deep Tissue Massage Physiotherapy

2020-03-09T12:27:01+10:00March 9th, 2020|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog|

Get Deep Tissue Massage Physiotherapy Many of us think of a massage as being a gentle rub that provides instant relaxation and relief of all tension. While this is loosely known as a ‘remedial’ massage, deep tissue massage is in a category of its own. What is a deep tissue massage? A deep tissue massage [...]

Importance of Fitness for Older People

2020-03-05T13:36:16+10:00March 5th, 2020|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog|

Fitness for older people is important as they are more prone to heart disease, obesity, falling and mental illness. Scientific research has found that lack of physical activity increases your risk of developing diabetes, stroke and dementia. Falling is a high risk for the older age group but staying active is the number one way [...]

February 2020

Cooling Down After a Workout

2020-03-05T09:30:43+10:00February 25th, 2020|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog|

Just as warming up before a workout is important for your body, so is cooling down. Cooling down after a workout is beneficial as it allows your body to readjust to your regular pace and also helps reduce your chances of soreness the following day. A cool down can help stretch out your muscles and [...]

What Causes Muscle Cramps

2020-02-20T16:32:17+10:00February 20th, 2020|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog|

Nearly everyone has experienced a cramp in their foot, calf muscle or hand. These cramps are muscle spasms – painful, sustained contractions – and can be classified as either exercise-induced cramping or nocturnal (night time) cramping. What causes muscle cramps? Nocturnal cramps Muscle tightness Dehydration Poor blood circulation Electrolyte imbalance (low magnesium, potassium, etc.) Pregnancy [...]

Persistent Pelvic Pain in Women

2020-02-20T16:32:11+10:00February 14th, 2020|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog|

Persistent pelvic pain in women Persistent pelvic pain is a recurrent ache around the pelvis, below the abdomen. It’s considered persistent when you have experienced the pain for more than a few months. 1 in 5 women will experience persistent pelvic pain, but most of these women won’t seek treatment. Persistent pelvic pain symptoms Stabbing [...]

Improve Your Ski Performance

2020-02-13T16:30:31+10:00February 6th, 2020|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog|

Improve your ski performance A lot of us ski a few times a year, but we don’t condition our bodies beforehand. Add these to your fitness regime and join a Get Fit to Ski class to improve your ski performance before your ski trip! Glute strengthening No sport uses the glute muscles as much as [...]

January 2020

Benefits of Physiotherapy Taping

2020-02-13T16:30:35+10:00January 30th, 2020|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog|

Kinesio taping, also known as sports taping or physiotherapy taping, is very similar to human skin in both elasticity and thickness and offers huge therapeutic benefits. This includes relief of inflammatory conditions, sporting injuries and musculoskeletal injuries. It can not only help you return to sports quicker, but it can also boost your sporting performance. [...]