December 2021

December 13, 2021

A beginner’s guide to get into running

Many fitness fanatics and endurance enthusiasts agree that running is central to a fitness regime. The repetitive nature of running breeds discipline. But if you aren’t a runner, how do you get started? Well, it’s the start of summer and almost the start of a new year. So why not make it your new year’s resolution? […]
December 12, 2021

Pars Injuries – A Pain In The Back For Young Athletes

Spondylolysis (spon-dee-low-lye-sis) and spondylolisthesis (spon-dee-low-lis-thee-sis) are common causes of low back pain in children and adolescents. These injuries are also sometimes known as pars stress fractures, pars defects or pars fractures. Spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis affect the pars interarticularis of the vertebrae, the bridge between the upper joint of the vertebrae and the lower joint of the […]
December 10, 2021

When do you need help following an injury?

Knowing when to see a health professional is a difficult call for many. People often feel reluctant to see a doctor and just wait and hope the injury will pass. If you experience what you think is a minor injury and can still get through playing your chosen sport or continue with your exercise routine, most […]
December 9, 2021

How Much Pain Is Too Much Pain During Exercise?

This is a question we as physios often get asked. Some people are worried that any form of pain is going to cause their injury to worsen, whereas others want to know how much they can push through pain without the risk of damaging themselves. A general rule of thumb, we like to use the traffic […]
December 8, 2021

Sports Taping: What is it?

With athletes now widely using sports tape during competition, you could be forgiven for believing that it’s a revolutionary new technology created for elite sportspeople. It was, however, first introduced in the 1970s. Sports tape has developed since then and is now commonly used by athletes, amateur and professional, when they are engaged in physical activity. […]
December 6, 2021

What is a holistic approach to physiotherapy?

If it seems as though there is a holistic approach for almost everything these days, that’s because there is. Yoga, studying, physiotherapy? There is a holistic approach to all these and as the approach becomes more and more popular, it may be difficult to accurately understand the meaning. If you are looking to understand what a […]
December 6, 2021

Concussion: What Is It And How Can Physiotherapy Help

What is it? A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury, caused by head trauma such as a bump or a blow to the head. It can also happen when there is a violent neck movement that causes your brain to shake inside the skull, such as in a whiplash injury. This creates a sort […]