Healthy Blog

The ins and outs of shoulder (in)stability

Monday, October 08, 2018

Shoulder instability, whether traumatic or not can be debilitating.  It causes a loss of shoulder strength and function as well as leading to significant pain. Before we delve into the ins and outs of shoulder instability, let’s first go through how a ‘normal’ shoulder functions. Read more

Should I use free weights or machine weights?

Monday, September 17, 2018

People will often ask, whether injured or not, what should I be using? Should I be using machine weights or should I be using free weights? The answer, as you can probably guess, is that it depends…it’s not a one size fits all and it does come down do a few factors. The answer depends on your fitness goals, if you are training for a particular reason and your level of experience in a gym environment. Read more

Lateral Ankle Sprain | Treatment & Rehab Strategies

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Lateral ankle sprains are the most common musculoskeletal disorder documented in physically active populations as well as a common condition in the general population. It has numerous sequelae that contribute to a substantial healthcare burden. They usually occur with poor landing technique, change of direction or general ankle instability/weakness, causing the foot to roll inwards, known as inversion. Most lateral ankle sprains occur in a plantarflexed and inverted foot position. Read more

How Do You Get The Best Results From Physio | Chris Chow

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

I thought I would take a moment to talk about how you can get the best results from your physiotherapy sessions or any other medical health practitioner. In today’s world of online information and the search for the quick fix or magic pill I wanted to preach the word patience and dedication. We all want pain to go away after a session, an hour or a day but unfortunately this isn’t really practical. The human body is so complex, as much as science and research has advanced there is just so much that we don’t know. Here are some quick tips on how to get the most out of a physiotherapy session, so you can get best results. Read more

Why do ankle sprains happen again and again?

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Ankle sprains are the most common sporting injury and, for that reason, are one of the most treated injuries in our clinic. We all know that person; the person in our rugby team, netball team or soccer team. That person that always seems to have some sort of ankle injury. It seems as though they roll their ankle 4 or 5 times every season. Why do ankle sprains happen again and again? The short answer is that they aren’t getting rehabbed properly! The longer answer is what we will go into now. Read more

Ankle Strapping For Ankle Injuries

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

What is a sprain? Read more

Hamstrings | Injuries & Treatment Strategies

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

The hamstrings are a group of muscles that are found along the back of the thigh. These muscles are: biceps femoris, semimembranosus and semitendinosus. They are responsible for bending your knee and extending you hip. Read more

Types Of Pillows For A Better Night's Sleep

Thursday, August 02, 2018

The World Health Organization (WHO) determines that an adult must have at least 7 hours of sleep to enable their physical and mental state to be at optimal level. According to the World Association of Sleep Medicine (WASM), "Sleep problems constitute a global epidemic that threatens the health and quality of life of more than 45% of the world's population. Read more

Knee Surgery - Do you actually need it?

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

So you have a sore knee, the question is: Do you need knee surgery to fix it? The answer to this questions is not as clear-cut as some people might think or hope. More to the point, the more research that continues to be published, the more the facts are steering us away from knee surgery in the majority of cases.  Read more

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome | What Are The Treatment Options?

Monday, June 11, 2018

Carpal tunnel Syndrome occurs in 2.7% of the Australian population with it being more common in women than men. The average age of people who have Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is from the age of 40-50 years. Read more