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Neck Pain in office workers

By Josie Pepper

Do you spend hours sitting at a desk? Have you noticed an annoying niggle in the neck that wont go away? If you answered YES to the above questions then continue to read to find out how you can prevent and/or manage neck pain at work. Did you know that by doing regular neck stretches…

Pelvic Girdle

5 Life Hacks to Help Relieve Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP)

By Jenna Cartwright

What is Pelvic Girdle Pain? Pelvic Girdle Pain used to be lumped together in diagnosis of lower back pain. However, more recently Pelvic Girdle Pain (or PGP) has become it’s own ‘injury’.  It refers to pain around the pelvis, usually focusing at your two sacroiliac joints, groin and your pubic symphysis. The pain can sometimes…

The Importance of Calf Strength and the BEST Calf Strength Exercises

By Jenna Cartwright

Your calf is one of the most under-trained muscles in your body and is usually neglected from a strength program. Most people don’t understand or believe the importance of keeping your calf complex strong. If this is you (or you just want to know more), then read on! The Calf Complex.. It really isn’t complex.…

Hip Anatomy

Hip Joint Impingement Explained & How You Can Fix it!

By Simon Davis

You may have been recently diagnosed with a hip joint impingement or hip joint capsular restriction or even femoroacetabular impingement. Thankfully, they’re all pretty much the same thing. In this article we’ll look at this impingement from a practical perspective and what you can do to improve it. As a general rule you’re probably suffering…

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What is Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome and 5 Tips to help you

By Jenna Cartwright

At Sport and Spinal Physiotherapy,  when we tell someone they have Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome (or GTPS for short) we usually get a look back mixed between confusion and disappointment. People are often concerned with the term ‘syndrome’. They think we have just diagnosed them with a permanent injury, which it is not. And usually…

Anatomy of glute muscles

13 Simple Ways to Strengthen Your Glutes and Avoid Injury!

By Simon Davis

This article will outline some of the best ways to strengthen your glutes, avoid injury and improve your athletic performance. Glutes are seriously in fashion at the moment. Not from an aesthetic point of view, but a functional one. Functional is also in fashion. Physiotherapists and Exercise Physiologists have been aware of how important gluteal…

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Private Health Insurance changes for Pilates and how it affects you

By Jim Fuller

Background to Changes In early 2018, it was flagged that a comprehensive review of Australia’s Private Health Insurance industry was required. Specifically, it was announced that a number of natural therapies were ineligible for Private Health Insurance rebates. The Australian Government’s original position was that Pilates would not be rebatable, regardless of who/how it was…

Kinesio Tape

Continuing Professional Development: How Kinesio Tape Works

By Craig Honeybrook

Recently,  I attended a two day level 1 and 2 course on Kinesio Taping at the Canberra Institute of Technology in Bruce. I have met the course presenter, Tuay (Twee) Bridges, twice before.  As usual I was wowed by her insight, knowledge and experience of all things anatomical, assessment wise and her high level of clinical…

Running with stress fractures

Don’t Miss a Stress Fracture: The Ultimate Guide to Managing Stress Fractures

By Josie Pepper

Here at Sport and Spinal Physiotherapy we see around 1-2 clients with a stress fracture per week. This may not seem like a lot, however it is a common overuse injury. We see this injury in distance runners, and athletes who participate in running or jumping sports such as netball, basketball and tennis. Quite often,…

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Protect Your Ankles this Netball Season! 6 Common Sense Physio tips

By Simon Davis

Netball can be quite destructive to your body. But it doesn’t have to be. One of the most frequent injuries we see from netball is ankle sprains. In this article we will look at the common lateral ankle sprain as opposed to a more complicated syndesmosis or less common medial ankle sprain. Jamie has previously…

Lower Limb Strength - Canberra cyclist

Jim’s Lower Limb and Cycling Article in Canberra Cyclist Magazine

By Craig Honeybrook

We just wanted to note Jim’s article that he wrote for the Canberra Cyclist magazine late last year. It is a great read for any cyclist who wants to improve their lower limb strength and their cycling. Jim covers the main areas of the Calf muscles, Quadriceps, Gluteal muscles and the Hamstrings. He’s also included…

Become a better runner

13 Ways to Easily Become a Better Runner

By Nick Dewey

Become a better runner with my top 13 tips! I’ve got you covered with training, racing, running technique and race recovery tips to help you become a better runner. 1. Become a Better Runner and Look After Your Feet!