En Pointe? The importance of a biomechanical assessment for every ballet dancer

En Pointe? The importance of a biomechanical assessment for every ballet dancer

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Are you a ballet dancer? Then you have probably tried pointe shoes or it is your dream to dance en pointe. En pointe is a French term that translates to “on the tips of the toes” and it literally what it sounds like – dancing right up on the tips of your toes!  Read more

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Management of Wrist Injuries For Snowboarders

Management of Wrist Injuries For Snowboarders

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Snowboarding is a breeding ground for wrist injuries. Mostly due to the fact that with both legs strapped in, they’re no help in breaking a fall. Instead, snowboarders rely on outstretched hands to lessen the blow, leading to all kinds of wrist problems. Read more

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When can I go back to sport or exercise after an injury?

When can I go back to sport or exercise after an injury?

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

There is no simple answer to this unfortunately as there are many factors to consider. However, I do have a couple of simple rules to follow as a start. Read more

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5 Killer Stretches For Tight Hip Flexors

5 Killer Stretches For Tight Hip Flexors

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Your hip flexor is the muscle that runs from your hip bone to your knee cap and activates when you flex your hip in doing something like lifting your knee. Activities like running, practicing yoga, and even sitting at your desk can contribute to chronically tight hip flexors if you’re not taking care of them properly. Read more

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You have tight hamstrings: Or do you?

You have tight hamstrings: Or do you?

Thursday, July 11, 2019

At least on a weekly basis, and probably even more often, I will hear from a patient: “I have really tight hamstring” or “I’ve been told I have really tight hamstrings”. The main reason for this statement is that the patient cannot reach their toes. Often this hamstring tightness is what is blamed fir many injuries they have developed or may develop including low back pain, achilles tendon pain, ankle sprains and of course feeling tight and sore in the legs. Read more

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Snowboarding vs Skiing injuries – Who gets hurt more?

Snowboarding vs Skiing injuries – Who gets hurt more?

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

If you’ve ever taken a holiday to the snowy mountains, you’ll have noticed the intense animosity between snowboarders and skiers. They famously aren’t fans of one another.  Read more

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Falls Prevention Strategies In Aged Care

Falls Prevention Strategies In Aged Care

Tuesday, July 09, 2019

Injuries caused by falls are one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality in Australia for our older generations. They’re the leading cause of hospitalisations for Australians over 65 years old. Read more

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10 Stretches For Long Flights

10 Stretches For Long Flights

Thursday, July 04, 2019

Living in Australia, pretty much every flight is a long flight. Even going from the east coast to the west coast of the country is an epic journey, let alone visiting anywhere else in the world. We are truly down under… Read more

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Common Shoulder Injuries Due To Overhead Sports

Common Shoulder Injuries Due To Overhead Sports

Monday, July 01, 2019

Why are Shoulder Injuries Common in Overhead Sports? Read more

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Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Prevention And Treatment

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Prevention And Treatment

Thursday, June 27, 2019

What is Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy? Read more

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