Enthusiastic football players sitting on the field

Enthusiastic football players sitting on the field

What parents need to know about prepping for the next season of sport

Kids’ sports season is upon us and for many parents, this starts with ensuring that their sports gear fits! However, underneath that sport’s jersey is a body of bones and tendons and muscles that is constantly growing and evolving. This means that kids can be more prone to certain injuries during these active growth phases of their lives.

At Allsports Physiotherapy and Sports Medicine Clinics we see a range of sport-related injuries and the effects these injuries  can have on a child’s growing body.

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Cute happy girl playing with daddy at home.

Cute happy girl playing with daddy at home.

By Steffani FordEat Smart Nutrition Accredited Dietitian & Sports Dietitian

Christmas is typically a time for celebrations, catching up with family and friends and of course delicious food and drinks. But wouldn’t it be great if we could do all this without the associated overfull tummies, lack of exercise, weight gain and guilt? Did you know on average Australians gain 0.8-1.5kg over the Christmas period? While that may not sound like a lot the research shows most of us struggle to lose that extra holiday weight. This Christmas take a pledge with us to enjoy a healthier, guilt free Christmas!

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Woman using laptop while sitting at home. Young woman sitting in kitchen and working on laptop.
By Chen Li – BAppSc(Phty), Hand Therapy Group Physiotherapist, Accredited Hand Therapist (AHTA), Certified Hand Therapist (USA)

Woman working from home on an ergonomic set upWorking at a desk everyday can be very taxing on your hands and wrist due to constant typing, writing and body posture. An incorrect set up at work or in your home office can increase the likelihood of an injury. Some individuals may even start to experience pins and needles or numbness in their fingers, or pain and swelling in the wrist or fingers.

Below we take a look at the common wrist and hand injuries associated with sitting at a desk all day. 

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Family gathered over for Christmas holidays, celebrating, having lunch
Family gathered over for Christmas holidays, celebrating, having lunchBy Steffani FordEat Smart Nutrition Accredited Dietitian & Sports Dietitian

With Christmas just around the corner, it is about that time that the team at Eat Smart Nutrition starts thinking about what delicious spread will be on their family table this year. But who said that healthy food could not be delicious and give us joy? We have put together an entrée, main and dessert to inspire you to plan a delicious and healthy Christmas feast for the family.

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Disabled child on wheelchair is playing, learning and exercise in the outdoor city park like other people,Lifestyle of special child,Life in the education age of children,Happy disability kid concept.
By Dr Sarah Reedman – PhD BPhty (Hons), Q Paediatrics Paediatrician

Disabled child on wheelchair is playing, learning and exercise in the outdoor city park like other people,Lifestyle of special child,Life in the education age of children,Happy disability kid concept.International Day of People with Disability

The International Day of Persons with Disability (IDPD, also known as International Day of People with Disability, IDPwD in Australia) is observed on December 3rd each year. The day was first proclaimed in 1992 by the United Nations in 1992 to promote an understanding of issues that people with a disability may experience, while calling for support for the dignity, rights and well-being of persons with disabilities.

Why should we ‘build back better’?

The theme for this year’s IDPD is “Building Back Better”. One of the many issues that the COVID-19 Pandemic laid bare was the many systematic inequalities that are faced by people with disabilities. For this reason, this year’s theme calls for working toward a disability-inclusive, accessible and sustainable post COVID-19 world.

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By Andrew Barton, BPhty Allsports Physiotherapist / Director and Sarah Hambleton, BPhty Allsports Physiotherapist

Have you ever experienced elbow pain or known someone who has?

Chances are that you have! Tennis elbow (or lateral epicondylalgia) is the most common form of lateral (outside) elbow pain, with 40% of people experiencing it at one point in their life.[1] Tennis elbow usually occurs in 35 to 54-year-olds.[1]

The good news is that tennis elbow is very treatable with physiotherapy. Individualized exercises and some simple changes to your activities can be effective at combating this frustrating injury. [1]

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Film x-ray forearm AP show fracture shaft of ulnar bone .
By Chen Li – BAppSc(Phty), Hand Therapy Group Physiotherapist, Accredited Hand Therapist (AHTA), Certified Hand Therapist (USA)
Film x-ray forearm AP show fracture shaft of ulnar bone .

Gone are the days where bulky and heavy white plaster is the only way to treat broken bones.

With clever technology, there are now waterproof casts and thermoplastic splints as treatment options. Let’s take a look at different ways of healing fractures with a plaster of Paris backslab, fibreglass cast and thermoplastic splint, as well as how to best look after each of them.

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Couple of Young Happy Travelers Hiking with Backpacks on the Beautiful Rocky Trail at Warm Sunny Evening. Family Travel and Adventure Concept.
By Kai MorrisBSocSc Psych Hons and MPsych (Sport & Exercise). Psychologist, Mental Notes Sport and Performance Psychology, Consultant at Allsports Physiotherapy Parkwood

Couple of Young Happy Travelers Hiking with Backpacks on the Beautiful Rocky Trail at Warm Sunny Evening. Family Travel and Adventure Concept.Another American holiday is making beginning to make waves in Australia. This time, instead of wearing ghoulish masks or dressing up as your favourite movie character on Halloween, we are being asked to slip, slop, slap, and head for the trails. Perhaps a scary thought for some still?

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Man holding his shoulder from shoulder pain

Lift the lid on shoulder pain and 5 helpful tips to understand why your shoulder hurts!

Whether you’re an office worker or a swimmer you can experience shoulder pain at any point in your life.

Shoulder pain can be extremely debilitating for some people and you may find your shoulder pain keeps reoccurring! There are many factors that can contribute to shoulder pain including repetitive tasks, certain movement and/or muscle patterns, or incorrect training or playing techniques.

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Returning to sport safely - Allsports Physiotherapy

5 Tips to Help You and Your Body Prepare for the Upcoming Sport Season

Are you missing your sport? COVID can be blamed for many things, including shortening our sport seasons. Most of us have missed our teammates, coaches, supporters and that smell of freshly cut grass. As we don our boots, sneakers or cleats, it’s important to remember that our bodies have been on hiatus too. Returning to sport too quickly can put our bodies at risk of injury.

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