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Treating Cervicogenic Headaches with Physiotherapy

What are headaches? “Headaches are often caused by disorders of the neck or physical and emotional tension. Physiotherapists can successfully treat headaches originating from the neck or soft tissues and show you how to prevent the pain recurring.” (APA Website) Headaches can generally be classified into three different types: Tension headaches Migraines Cervicogenic headaches Tension headaches are the most common and account for around 80-90% of all headaches. Migraines are …Read More

Have I Done My Hammy? – A Guide to Hamstring Strains

Hamstring strains are the most common muscle strain in athletes and are most evident in sports that require high running, speed and power demands. The hamstrings are very powerful and require a lot of eccentric contraction to slow the leg/control it when we run. Most patients report a sudden sharp pain when they tear a hamstring. Some are able to continue with the activity they are doing while others are …Read More

Hip Impingement

What is Hip Impingement? Hip Impingement or Femoral Acetabular Impingement (FAI) is a condition of the hip where additional bone is present on joint surfaces. This additional bone is known as a CAM or pincer lesion and can cause joint impingement with certain movements, such as deep squatting. Around 20% of the population have FAI but only 23% of these people complain of hip pain. Hip Anatomy Risk Factors Current …Read More

Dynamic Stretching Exercises for Injury Prevention

In previous posts we have discussed the benefits of dynamic stretching in order to help prevent injury. Dynamic stretching exercises are best performed as part of your warm up routine and involve using movement or momentum to move a muscle between its extremes of range. Justin Merlino, Sports & Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist here at Stadium Sports Physio, has put together the following list of exercises that can be incorporated into any …Read More

Dynamic or Static Stretching? Which is best?

There has been an ongoing debate over the last decade as to what is the best type of stretching for sports performance and injury prevention: dynamic or static stretching? A definition of both dynamic and static stretching is required to answer this question: Sports Performance A recent review of the current research pertaining to pre-exercise static stretching by Simic et al (2013) found that static stretching prior to exercise can …Read More

Sitting and Low Back Pain: Is there a right way to sit?

As physiotherapists, we very often get asked “how should I be sitting at work to prevent my back from getting sore”? Low back pain affects around 80% of Australians at some stage in their life, and it is the most common workplace health complaint. With an increasing number of sedentary individuals with back pain within the workplace, there has been a growing interest into the causes of low back pain. …Read More

5 Tips for Running Injury Free

With the arrival of Spring and some warmer weather more of us may be encouraged to venture outdoors to exercise. For most of us this may include running. Whether you are new to running or a well season runner follow theses tips from our physio Justin Merlino to help prevent common injuries associated with running and to keep yourself running injury free. 1. Effective Warm Up There is some speculation …Read More

What is Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapy Defined Physiotherapy is a clinical health science and profession that aims to rehabilitate and improve people with movement disorders by using evidence-based, natural methods. “Physiotherapy can help recover from injury, reduce pain and stiffness, and increase mobility. A physiotherapist can also help you prevent further injury by listening to your needs and working with you to plan the most appropriate treatment for your condition, including setting goals and treatment …Read More