In the Saddle: Unveiling Physiotherapists' Perspectives on the Therapeutic Marvels of Bike Riding

In the Saddle: Unveiling Physiotherapists' Perspectives on the Therapeutic Marvels of Bike Riding

December 05, 2023

There are many advantages of incorporating bike riding into your exercise regime. Physiotherapists recognise its therapeutic impact on joint health, emphasising range of motion and lubrication of the lower limb joints through low-impact motion. Bike riding is also a strength-building activity that engages major muscle groups and contributes to cardiovascular fitness. Additionally, the social and mental well-being aspects of cycling are highlighted, underscoring its role as a versatile and strategic tool in the physiotherapist's toolkit for a holistic approach to well-being.

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Bowled over by a shoulder injury? Here’s how you can restore your bowling performance to its pre-injury level.

Bowled over by a shoulder injury? Here’s how you can restore your bowling performance to its pre-injury level.

December 05, 2023

“When can I throw again?” is one of the most common questions asked by any overhead athlete post a shoulder injury or surgery. The answer to this question is multifaceted, as it depends on the timeframe from the injury, certain subjective and objective measures, as well as the athlete’s willingness. However, the simple answer is when the athlete is fully ready, and not before. This blog will highlight the prerequisites and the process of progressive return to bowling for cricketers after they’ve injured their shoulder.

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The degree of tissue damage does not align directly with the level of pain I am experiencing?

The degree of tissue damage does not align directly with the level of pain I am experiencing?

December 05, 2023

This blog delves into the progressive evolution of pain comprehension in physiotherapy, challenging the oversimplified link between physical injury and pain intensity. Pain science introduces a dynamic communication system influenced by biological, psychological, and social factors, emphasizing a holistic approach. The biopsychosocial model guides effective pain management, emphasizing education, self-management, and targeted exercises to empower individuals and promote a sustainable, patient-centric recovery.

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Have you had a total shoulder replacement OR a reverse total shoulder replacement? Smash your rehab journey with these tips

Have you had a total shoulder replacement OR a reverse total shoulder replacement? Smash your rehab journey with these tips

June 28, 2023

Just about to or have just recently had a total or a reverse total shoulder replacement? Here are 4 key tips to prepare, understand and smash your rehab goals!

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Aching ankle? What could it be?

Aching ankle? What could it be?

June 02, 2023

Pain around the ankle and foot area can be common for those of all ages and backgrounds. Two conditions that are often seen are osteoarthritis of the ankle, and achilles tendon pain. At times these conditions can present similarly, but are treated very differently. Keep reading to see which of the two may be causing your ankle discomfort…

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Breathing with Bronchiectasis - find your breathing wins with a Physio!

Breathing with Bronchiectasis - find your breathing wins with a Physio!

June 02, 2023

Bronchiectasis is a chronic chest condition, classified as the abnormal widening of the bronchial airways and consequently an increased risk of infection within this space. Its symptoms present as a persistent cough with an overproduction of mucus and difficulty with removal.  

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Don't trip over in your return to running! A physio guide to returning to running and stay injury free!

Don't trip over in your return to running! A physio guide to returning to running and stay injury free!

June 02, 2023

Returning to running post-injury for anybody is exciting but at times overwhelming. The following blog is going to provide you with tips and tricks for a successful and enjoyable return!

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Sticks and stones break your bones? Let our Physio team help you understand best evidence around fracture management!

Sticks and stones break your bones? Let our Physio team help you understand best evidence around fracture management!

May 29, 2023

A fracture occurs when excessive stress or force is applied to a bone causing the breaking or snapping of that bone. If you’ve suffered a recent fracture to an arm, leg, wrist, ankle or a part of your spinal, make sure you don’t skip the move phase of your rehabilitation. 

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Returning to the sport or work after knee surgery soon? If you've had your ACL, PCL, meniscus or MPFL repaired recently, you need to read these tips about how we'll help you succeed in return to sport or work!

Returning to the sport or work after knee surgery soon? If you've had your ACL, PCL, meniscus or MPFL repaired recently, you need to read these tips about how we'll help you succeed in return to sport or work!

May 29, 2023

Finally, you have reached the point where your physiotherapist and orthopaedic surgeon has cleared you for a return to your chosen sport. Woohoo!! You have both physically and figuratively jumped every hurdle placed in front of you over this long process – well done! However, do you feel ready? Or are you nervous and tentative about going back?

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I have lumbar surgery coming up - what can I do as a patient in the lead-up to get the best outcome?

I have lumbar surgery coming up - what can I do as a patient in the lead-up to get the best outcome?

May 29, 2023

A common question we hear from most patients who are preparing for any surgery is “what do I need to do prior to the surgery to be ready? Do I need to continue physio?” Physio Darcy will take you through some quick tips to try and help you best prepare for lumbar surgery.

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Hamstring strain injuries: the stats, the reality, the NordBord solution!

Hamstring strain injuries: the stats, the reality, the NordBord solution!

May 29, 2023

Sports that involve top-end running speeds are where we see most of our hamstring strain injuries. In particular, sports involving rapid acceleration and deceleration phases or movements put you at greater risk. Such sports include AFL, soccer, basketball, cricket, rugby etc. The list goes on. When we look at the anatomical level these extrinsic risk factors start to make more sense. 

 

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Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstructions (ACLR): the nitty gritty realities of phase one!

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstructions (ACLR): the nitty gritty realities of phase one!

May 29, 2023

The surgery to reconstruct your ACL ligament is nothing to be scoffed at. It is a substantial operation that is traumatic to your knee. The graft, whether it be hamstrings, patella or quadriceps tendon needs to be harvested, tunnels drilled into your femur and tibia for the graft to be inserted and then secured with screws. Sounds pretty full on, and it is! Due to this you can often end up with a lot of swelling and soreness immediately post-surgery. So what do you need to do to settle this down and kick start your rehab? Read on to find out…

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