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September 2019

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 [...]

What It Means to Be a Titled Sports Physiotherapist

2019-09-26T12:59:35+10:00August 22nd, 2019|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog|

What it means to be a titled sports physiotherapist At Sports Focus Physiotherapy we are privileged enough to work alongside a talented team of physiotherapists many of whom possess a specialist level of accreditation as titled sports physiotherapists by the Australian Physiotherapy Association. The APA recognises members who possess expert knowledge, specialising in their relevant [...]

Returning to Sports after Pregnancy

2019-08-16T12:03:22+10:00August 16th, 2019|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog|

When can I get back to running? Am I okay to play tennis this weekend? These are common questions asked by new mothers during the postnatal period. After pregnancy, your fitness goals can still be achieved, but it’s important to remember that your body has been through a transforming journey and extra steps may be [...]

What Type of Pillow Would you Recommend?

2019-08-16T10:32:35+10:00August 9th, 2019|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog|

What type of pillow would you recommend? That’s a question I get asked at least once a week!  My usual answer is “The one that feels most comfortable for you” I am a VERY untidy sleeper—arms and legs everywhere. I personally prefer a firm feather pillow that I can punch into shape around my neck. [...]

How to Treat an RSI

2019-08-16T10:32:20+10:00August 6th, 2019|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog|

How to treat an RSI Many of our patients work long hours in front of a computer screen. Such work increases their risk of sustaining computer-related repetitive strain injuries (RSI). If identified early enough, physiotherapy can help manage or treat the injury. We can conduct an ergonomic assessment and provide you with posture and body [...]

July 2019

Physiotherapy for Wrist Tendonitis

2019-07-29T12:35:19+10:00July 29th, 2019|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog|

Wrist tendonitis is when the tendons in the wrist become irritated and inflamed. This causes wrist pain that can affect all areas of your daily life, from writing to cooking, to fitness and driving. Symptoms of wrist tendonitis include: Stiffness and pain in the wrist Soreness and tenderness when pressure is applied Restricted range of [...]

Pre-event and Post-event Massage Therapy

2019-07-29T12:20:01+10:00July 25th, 2019|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog|

If you’ve been training for an upcoming marathon, you might want to consider pre- and post-event massage therapy. Massage plays an important role in your performance on the day and your recovery afterwards. Pre-event and post-event massage therapy Massage therapy before running Massage therapy can warm up your muscles for your event. This type of [...]