One of the most common injuries to the feet is plantar fasciitis, which is an inflammation of the muscle which supports the arch of your foot. It’s very common and is often caused by changes to footwear, walking barefoot (such as on the beach during holidays) or through sporting stress. But, through regular exercise and preventative stretching you can reduce both the pain and frequency.
A calf strain/tear affects the muscles at the back of the lower leg and tends to come about due to a sudden excessive force through the muscle, or with repetitive overuse. Read on for treatment tips and exercises to promote recovery.
As the cricket season is in full swing, and many of our young football players are preparing for the football season, it is worth revisiting a very important topic – concussion and the effects it can have on players if not properly managed.
There is increasing awareness and focus amongst health professionals about the adverse effects and impairments after mild traumatic brain injury or concussion. We see evidence of this on the football field – the NRL, Rugby, AFL and the cricket field. The team physio or medic runs onto the pitch/field and carries out an on-field assessment to determine the suitability of the player to continue playing. This generally involves a symptom checklist, examination of mental status, and neurocognitive testing. But just what is a concussion and what should you do after suffering a suspected concussion?
For most of us, we are back to work after a lovely summer break, and we’ve all probably been more active than usual. This week we focus on Back to Work, tips to help you be more active in the workplace. Do you ever find yourself with awkward moments of time where it is not quite enough time before your ‘next thing’ to really start something else in between?
Our hands are extremely useful so you want to keep them as mobile and agile and as strong as possible so you can keep doing the things you want and need to do. Sometimes, and particularly as we grow older, pain starts to develop in the hands frequently as the result of osteoarthritis. This blog addresses some preventative measures you can take to lower your risk and help you manage and improve the pain that comes with arthritis.
Do you ever find yourself with awkward moments of time where it is not quite enough time before your ‘next thing’ to really start something else in between?
This happens to me regularly. These awkward moments started me thinking, and with the extra time I had during lockdown, I needed to think about my practice and how best to serve my clients in a time of physical distancing.