The 2024 Concussion management guidelines have hit the press, what do I need to know?

The 2024 Concussion management guidelines have hit the press, what do I need to know?

May 13, 2024

With winter sport re-commencing over the last months there is always an influx and increase in the presentations and discussions around concussion. Did you hear fresh guidelines on concussion hit the press this year? And yes there is changed in the management of this sport injury! So, what are the newest management guidelines and what does it mean if someone does suffer from a concussion?

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Nutrition and hydration for peak sports performance

Nutrition and hydration for peak sports performance

May 13, 2024

Good food and fluid intake can be your biggest asset when it comes to performing at your best. Nutrition is vital to ensure you get the most out of your body – this means fuelling properly so you have the energy to last the game, recovering properly so your body can heal, and maintaining hydration for concentration, muscle coordination, and body temperature regulation.

Ready for some quick tips from an Accredited Practising Dietitian? Emily Drew is here to share some evidence-based tips for budding athletes!

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From RICER to PEACE + LOVE: The Evolution of Injury Management

From RICER to PEACE + LOVE: The Evolution of Injury Management

May 13, 2024

Did you hear there has been a shift from the acronym from RICER to PEACE + LOVE in recent years. Learn more about this elevated acute treatment protocol in this 2minute read.

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What do I do when I get Hurt?

What do I do when I get Hurt?

May 13, 2024

Knowing what to do when you get an injury is tricky when you haven’t sustained injuries before, so the OHL Physiotherapy team have created a list of advice/steps to help you plan best.

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Hip Bursitis - Why cortisone is not enough?!

Hip Bursitis - Why cortisone is not enough?!

April 12, 2024

"Your hip imaging report shows greater trochanteric bursitis, so I recommend you have a cortisone injection and see a physiotherapist to assess the situation more, understand your individual factors and build you a successful rehabilitation program” - this is the conversation we hope happens for all clients who have been diagnosed with hip bursitis. Check out this Optimal Tip to read why the injection is not enough as a standalone treatment plan.   

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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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