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November 2019

Squats and Injury Rehabilitation

2019-11-18T09:54:50+10:00November 11th, 2019|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog|

The squat has long been a great movement for a range of gym-goers and athletes. From powerlifters to bodybuilders, to golfers to joggers, the squat is the ultimate exercise for power and strength and enhanced athletic performance. But what makes the squat so great? Below are some of the positive impacts the squat can have [...]

The Risk of Sitting Too Much

2019-11-11T15:13:09+10:00November 6th, 2019|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog|

The risk of sitting too much There have been lots of discussions over recent years about the risks of sitting down for long periods of time, and that the potential health risks makes sitting the ‘new smoking’. If you sit for 6-8 hours a day, you are 44% more likely to develop bowel cancer, and [...]

October 2019

Pulled muscle physiotherapy

2019-10-31T14:18:07+10:00October 31st, 2019|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog|

Pulled muscle physiotherapy Pulling a muscle during exercise, a run or physical activity is not just painful, but frustrating too. A pulled muscle can stop you in your tracks, preventing you from keeping up with your usual activity. You can take a few days to rest and hope that your condition improves, but your pulled [...]

Joint Hypermobility Syndrome

2019-10-23T16:17:47+10:00October 23rd, 2019|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog|

We’ve all seen someone who is double-jointed and marvelled at their ability to contort their bodies. The term for this is joint hypermobility. It refers to the way a person’s joints move beyond their expected range of motion. This most commonly happens in the wrist, elbow, knee and finger joints. For some, this can be [...]

Physiotherapy for Arthritis

2019-10-23T15:51:33+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

2019-11-06T10:20:24+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 [...]