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April 2019

Gardening and back pain

2019-04-16T17:40:04+10:00April 9th, 2019|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog|

Whether it’s a chore or pleasure, many of us have a garden that needs maintenance. Lots of tasks around the garden require repetitive activities that can lead to aches and pains. To avoid strain, and to help minimise your risk of injury, pay attention to the following tips from our physiotherapists. For more comprehensive [...]

Pre-natal Exercise and Physiotherapy – How Do I Exercise When I’m Pregnant?

2019-04-11T14:27:10+10:00April 3rd, 2019|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog|

Pre-natal Exercise and Physiotherapy – How Do I Exercise When I’m Pregnant? Pregnancy is a time of dramatic body change over approximately 40 weeks. As your bump grows exercise can help to manage any difficulties experienced during pregnancy plus prepare your body for labour. All over body Exercise during pregnancy is wonderful. It can [...]

Ankle Syndesmosis Injury (aka High Ankle Sprain)

2019-04-09T12:06:45+10:00April 1st, 2019|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog|

Ankle Syndesmosis Injury (aka High Ankle Sprain) A high ankle sprain is an injury to the strong ligaments above your ankle joint that attach the tibia (shin bone) to fibula (outside leg bone). This strong fibrous joint is called the ankle syndesmosis and it commonly has very little mobility. This injury occurs in 1-11% [...]

March 2019

Posture, Pregnancy and Exercise

2019-04-02T15:52:24+10:00March 29th, 2019|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog|

Posture, Pregnancy and Exercise Take a look at this short video explaining the postural changes that take place in your body during pregnancy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_9_Eu8mGRQ&sns=em Exercise is a great way to keep fit, stay in shape and feel good about yourself and life in general. Pregnancy does not change this for most women. Despite the [...]

Improve Your Laptop Set Up

2019-04-03T14:41:39+10:00March 26th, 2019|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog|

Improve your laptop set up Laptops shouldn’t be used for hours on end. Unfortunately, many office workers and students rely on laptops for their daily work. If leaving the laptop behind isn’t an option, these ergonomics tips can help reduce your risk of experiencing computer-related pains and aches. Sitting 101 Firstly, make sure you’re sitting [...]

What are the “core” muscles?

2019-03-29T10:11:03+10:00March 21st, 2019|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog|

What are the “core” muscles? Confused about core strengthening exercises… There has been so much ‘Core” research and information about the deep abdominal muscles in the last 15 years, the word has become a ‘household name’. In this diagram, we can see: The top is the Diaphragm, your major breathing muscle Deep abdominal muscles – the transverse Abdominius [...]

Returning to football after injury

2019-03-22T11:49:53+10:00March 14th, 2019|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog|

Here at Sports Focus, many of our patients come to us with an injury they have sustained during football. There is little more frustrating that having an injury prevent you from doing what you love. Some of the most common types of football injuries we see at Sports Focus are tendon, muscular and ligament [...]