Night Cramps

By |2019-10-01T06:03:36+10:00October 1st, 2019|Education, Research|

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, [...]

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Sponsors Nelson Bay Football Club

By |2020-11-02T23:09:22+11:00March 20th, 2019|Education, Events, Research|

We are pleased to announce that we are continuing our association and sponsorship of Nelson Bay Football Club this year. We are excited to be a part of helping the club to stay fit, run fast, and score lots of goals on and off the pitch in 2019! It all started with the FIFA 11+ [...]

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Carrying backpacks doesn’t cause back pain in children and teenagers

By |2020-11-02T23:09:22+11:00June 19th, 2018|Education, Research|

Children and adolescents who carry backpacks aren’t at higher risk of developing back pain, according to a study published today in the British Journal of Sports Medicine (BJSM). Researchers found no evidence to suggest a link between carrying a heavy backpack and back pain in these age groups. This calls into question popular opinion, as well as [...]

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Sleep On It

By |2020-11-02T23:09:23+11:00February 21st, 2018|Education, Research|

Did you know people spend about one-third of their lives sleeping? Therefore, which type of pillow is best? It's a question we are asked often. Research previously into this topic was not of high quality and hence pillow prescription has largely been provided on the anecdotal suggestions of expert colleagues and professional associations. The range [...]

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Running Injuries and Gait Analysis

By |2020-11-02T23:09:25+11:00August 9th, 2017|Education, Exercise, Research|

Running is a popular fitness choice for many Port Stephens residents. It is inexpensive and requires minimal equipment and allows us to take advantage of some of our beautiful natural surrounds. However, research suggests that between 30% and 80% of recreational runners sustain a running-related injury at some point in their training. These injuries can [...]

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Arthroscopic Surgery and Knee Degeneration

By |2017-06-13T10:58:21+10:00June 13th, 2017|Education, Research|

A review of the research evidence suggests knee arthroscopic surgery is no better than exercise therapy and is not recommended for people with degenerative knee conditions. Does this sound like your knee? Read a brief commentary or access the full clinical guidelines that have stemmed from the systematic research review. Similarly, read this link to learn [...]

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Juicy Discs

By |2020-11-02T23:09:26+11:00June 13th, 2017|Education, Research|

Here's an interesting one. Research has just come out suggesting that walking at fast speeds or running at slower speeds results in intervertebral discs that are thicker and juicier. Don't be tricked because despite the title, the evidence only exists for speeds below 2.5m/s and is only relevant to a particular group of 'trained' individuals. Nevertheless [...]

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Internet-based physiotherapy study shows benefits in patient pain relief

By |2020-11-02T23:09:26+11:00March 17th, 2017|Research|

Innovative research released today proves that digitally enabled physiotherapy consultations are effective in treating patients with chronic knee pain. Chronic knee pain, also known as knee osteoarthritis (OA), is a debilitating condition affecting more than two million Australians. OA has no cure, so helping patients manage their symptoms is an important part of their overall [...]

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Anti-inflammatories and Back Pain

By |2017-02-05T00:38:03+11:00February 4th, 2017|Education, Research|

Here's some more interesting research again showing that anti-inflammatories for the treatment of lower back pain provide little more than placebo and side-effects perhaps counter any benefits. Source: George Institute  

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