Cycling is a great form of exercise, especially for those who may not be able to walk or jog due to weight bearing problems such as osteoarthritis. However, cyclists are still commonly afflicted with repetitive strain injuries to the knee and hip in particular. Other injuries often seen and effectively managed with a bike fit […]
Private health funds are fast tracking access for members to tele-physiotherapy consultations while Australians’ movements are restricted by the COVID 19 pandemic.
Several private health funds have agreed to provide benefits for individual (one on one) physiotherapy tele-consultations/video consultations where:
The customer is undergoing an existing course of treatment and the customer has seen the physiotherapist over the […]
A message for the local community, Nelson Bay Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Centre is open to continue to provide our service to the community. We are here to help you, and wish to reassure you that your path to rehabilitation doesn’t stop. Please don’t let it sit idle when we are here to help you […]
Often people come to us reporting night cramps in their legs. Did you know there exists evidence to suggest that stretching before bed can help this?
Joannes M Hallegraeff et al (2012) found that stretching the calf and the hamstrings for as little as 10 seconds each for 3 repetitions immediately before going to bed, reduced […]
2019 World Physiotherapy Day – Sunday 8th September
People who have chronic pain often tell us that it can be difficult to get or stay active. But physiotherapists can suggest activities or an exercise program that are right for the individual experiencing chronic pain. They can help understand how pain works, reduce fear around pain, educate about your […]
Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome or Hip ‘Bursitis’?
Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome (GTPS) is a term used to describe the condition previously often inaccurately diagnosed as trochanteric bursitis.
Bursae are fluid filled sacs that provide cushioning between bony prominences and overlying tissues. Trochanteric bursitis was previously used to indicate inflammation of the bursa of the lateral hip that […]
When should you see a Physiotherapist for your ankle sprain?
Ankle sprains (rolled ankles) are one of the most common musculoskeletal injury. Most people think that a sprained ankle is a minor injury that will resolve on its own. However, research has shown that symptoms such as pain, swelling, reduction in range of motion and instability, […]
It’s Winter and often with it comes an increase in the number of children participating in contact sports. Did you know that concussion is a from of traumatic brain injury and it can occur even without contact to the head? Please prepare yourself for the care of your child by clicking and reading this link […]