09 Aug 2018
Breathing is something we all do automatically without much thought. The breath is a very powerful thing, and using your breath correctly can have a great impact on your overall health, well-being and performance. Just pause and take a breath. What was it like? In through your nose or mouth, relaxed or tense, from the diaphragm or chest? Our mouths are designed for eating a ..
20 Jun 2018
The 2 biggest myths about heel pain. Heel pain or plantar fascitis, can be a real nuisance, stopping you from putting your best foot forward! In our experience, the 2 biggest myths around this condition are: 1. That where you feel your pain is where the problem is. 2. That the degree of damage on your scan results will determine your ability to recover. Through a thorough ..
31 Jan 2017
In Preventing Running Injuries: Part 2 (http://www.nwpg.com.au/physiotherapist-blog/preventing-running-injuries-part-2) of our series, we discussed all of the intrinsic (http://http://www.nwpg.com.au/physiotherapist-blog/preventing-running-injuries-part-2) factors that can contribute to running injuries. One of the key factors that we discussed in this report was Musculoske ..
06 Dec 2016
With Preventing Running Injuries: Part 1 (http://www.nwpg.com.au/physiotherapist-blog/preventing-running-injuries-part-1) discussing the extrinsic factors that contribute to running injuries, in part 2 we are going to look in detail at all of the intrinsic risk factors associated with running. Intrinsic Factors These are factors that relate to the individual runner, and for the most p ..
22 Nov 2016
Most people who run understand that running can be hard on the body. It is a weight bearing activity, and so all the lower limb joints and muscles experience some degree of loading with each stride as you land. Muscles are required to work eccentrically(lengthening as they contract to control impact), and then work concentrically(shortening as they contract) to power off the ground as the ..
20 Sep 2016
The truth is out……there are many wonderful and far reaching benefits of running with very little downside. So, whether you are just starting out, thinking about putting on your running shoes for the first time, or unsure whether or not to include running in your exercise program, you may be interested to hear about all the different ways running can benefit us: ..
25 Jun 2016
Correct biomechanics, form and posture play an integral role in maximising your efficiency with forward propulsion and help to minimise overload and strain throughout your body. We can break the elements of correct running biomechanics and posture into key areas: 1. Head straight and shoulders relaxed While this may seem obvious, we see many people running with their he ..
20 Apr 2016
Knee pain is one of the most common conditions people experience, and it can be particularly annoying for the recreational or competitive runner. It can be felt at the front, sides or behind the knee, with the most common area being the front, around the patella(kneecap). It can affect your walking, going up and down stairs, getting up from a chair, squatting, bending, kn ..
14 Apr 2016
A 12 year old active student presented with a long term left hamstring injury following a fall which was initially assessed on ultrasound scanning as a partial muscle tear. He was frustrated at not being able to return to soccer or tennis without frequent flare ups. He was sore after exercising at training and at the end of the school day. The young man tested weaker for left hamstring str ..
15 Feb 2016
Mrs H is a 37 year medical specialist who presented with 6 month history of left sided buttock pain and tightness during and after running. She had been increasing her running volume over this time as she was training for a half marathon and also wanted to soon tackle the marathon. The pain was localised to the left buttock with some spread into the back of the left thigh. It would al ..