Heel Pain – Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is a common condition causing pain in the heel or into the arch of the foot. The Plantar fascia is a connective tissue which runs underneath the foot from the heel bone to the base of the toes forming the foot’s arch. Often injury is due to repetitive load and less commonly due […]

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What is Yin Yoga?

Blog by Physiotherapist Simone Bifulco Most forms of Yoga today are dynamic and very active in their practice, designed to work more on the muscular part of the body.  Yin Yoga is opposite to this.  Yin Yoga works on another deeper layer of our soft tissues called fascia.  It is a gentle but very powerful […]

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Osgood Schlatters – The Sporting Knee

The Sporting knee: Osgood Shlatters Osgood Shlatters is an overuse injury of the knee which commonly affects children and adolescents. Symptoms usually develop during a growth spurt due to an increase in tension on the tendon that attaches from the kneecap to the shin, placing excess load onto the growth plate (a cartilage point in […]

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Clinical Pilates – What is It and Is it for Me?

Pilates is one of the most popular forms of exercise worldwide.  It is a mind-body conditioning exercise program that utilises a variety of different exercises to improve core muscle awareness and strength as well as posture, balance and flexibility.  Pilates classes are taught by a variety of different instructors in various locations.  A lot of […]

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Return to Sport: Ankle Injuries

It’s coming up to sport season again. Footie boots, netball gear, orange slices and all of the aches and pains that are synonymous with kids sports. But how bad should an ache or a pain be before you go and see someone? Ankle sprains are the most common injury in active and sporting individuals. From […]

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