How to improve cycling technique

With the recent publicity cycling has gained you may have decided to increase or begin your participation in the sport.  As physios we see a lot of injuries from cycling, not only the ones inflicted by cars, but also overuse or poor technique injuries. Often patients present to us following an increase in training or […]

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Are your glutes weak?

One of the largest and most powerful groups of muscles in the human body is located in the buttocks. Consisting of the gluteus maximus, gluteus medius and gluteus minimus — collectively known as “the glutes”. These muscles are important to most of the body’s active movements. If they are weak or underdeveloped, bad posture and […]

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Are your bones strong enough?

A recent article in the Sydney Morning Herald reported a third of Australians over 65 years are doing no exercise, and many more are not doing enough to improve strength, co-ordination and balance.  The Australian Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport published a study that revealed the older population mostly took part in aerobic […]

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Tips for a Healthier Spine

12 TIPS FOR A HEALTHIER SPINE 1. Exercise Regularly Regular exercise and strengthening activities will promote a healthier, stronger and more stable spine. Aim for a minimum 30 minutes of exercise daily. Exercise does not have to be overly strenuous to achieve significant benefits. An activity such as a walking can make a huge difference. […]

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Advice for desk bound workers

A recent study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine investigated the risks of prolonged sitting.  The study followed over 220, 000 Australians who participated in the “45 and Up” study and correlated cause of death and time spent sitting.  They found people who sat for between 8 and 11 hours had an increase risk […]

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Recurrent hamstring injuries- what’s the best treatment?

Are you someone who frequently suffers from hamstring strains and tears?  It has been reported the incidence of recurrent hamstring injuries is between 13.9-63.3%.   So can you do something to prevent a recurrence? A recent study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine reviewed all the research currently available on recurrent hamstring tears to […]

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