February 2020

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. [...]

Spinal Pain Physiotherapy

2020-01-30T09:07:40+10:00January 28th, 2020|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog|

Spinal Pain Physiotherapy Are you suffering from back pain? Can’t find a solution? Studies show that around 80% of the population will experience spinal pain at some stage in their lives. Chances are, you will at some point require back pain assessment, treatment and spinal pain physiotherapy. In some cases, spinal pain may last less [...]

Preparing for a Marathon

2020-01-24T08:41:12+10:00January 16th, 2020|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog|

Preparing for a marathon For some, taking part in a marathon is as simple as registering for the race and doing a few practice runs beforehand. But denying yourself correct training can lead to poor performance, and in many cases, running injuries. With a proper assessment and training routine, you can ensure that you’re prepared [...]

December 2019

Prepare for Tennis

2019-12-17T16:04:17+10:00December 18th, 2019|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog|

As exciting as tennis is, it’s a demanding sport. That means that you’re at high risk of injury if you have lost general fitness conditioning or you haven’t played in years. Deconditioning, followed by a sudden spike in tennis play, can lead to muscle strains. You can potentially overload your joints and tendons as they [...]

Stop Overstriding When Running

2019-12-17T08:49:05+10:00December 17th, 2019|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog|

Stop Overstriding When Running Are you overstriding when running? In our previous blog, we talked about how to identify when you are overstriding. But what can you do about it? Adjusting your running cadence might just be the easy solution you’ve been looking for. Using cadence to stop overstriding when running When it comes to [...]

Are you Getting Adequate Rest at Night?

2019-12-17T08:46:54+10:00December 16th, 2019|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog|

Are you getting adequate rest at night? We all know how important sleep is for maintaining good mental and physical health. But sometimes pain prevents you from falling asleep. Or, if you do manage to sleep, pain just wakes you up. This is something we hear from many of our clients: how their injuries are [...]

How to Prevent DOMS

2019-12-16T10:55:21+10:00December 10th, 2019|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog|

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 [...]