Mature man suffering from knee pain on sofa

Knee pain is one of the most common complaints our allied health professionals see in clinic. But do not worry – physiotherapy has been proven to be extremely helpful in alleviating knee pain.[1]

Why is knee pain so common?

Mature man suffering from knee pain on sofaThe knee is the largest shock absorbing joint in the leg and takes the brunt of our day-to-day loads. The knee joint is essentially made up of bones, cartilage, and ligaments. Four bones make up your knee joint: the thigh bone (femur), shin bones (tibia and fibula) and the patella (kneecap). These bones are lined with chondral cartilage and two meniscus (tough rubbery pieces of cartilage) that sit between your thigh and shin bones to help absorb shock and facilitate movement. There are four important structural ligaments that keep your knee stable and the muscles around your knee also support your joint. Any of these structures can be a source of pain.

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Easter is nearly here and, for a lot of Australian families, it is their favourite time of year to dust off their tents, hammocks and sleeping bags and hit the road for their annual camping holiday. It is also a perfect opportunity for children of all ages to swap the “screen time” for “green time” and explore all the great outdoors has to offer, all while getting in their recommended physical activity each day (and burning off those Easter chocolates)!

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By Chen Li – BAppSc(Phty), Hand Therapy Group Physiotherapist, Accredited Hand Therapist (AHTA), Certified Hand Therapist (USA)

Finger injuries are generally known as a ‘jarred finger.’ It commonly occurs in sports such as netball,  AFL, oz tag and rugby. Quite often they are left untreated and can lead to swelling, stiffness, pain and finger deformities. Here we take a look at the most common finger injuries and how a hand therapist can help.

 

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A Modern rehabilitation physiotherapy worker with senior client
A Modern rehabilitation physiotherapy worker with senior client

Suffering from a sore lower back?

You are not alone – about 80% of the population experiences a sore back at some point in their lives, regardless of their physical and psychological health. But don’t despair – most people recover within 4-6 weeks.[1]

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Young sportswoman making herself a healthy smoothie and slicing fresh fruit in the kitchen.

Young sportswoman making herself a healthy smoothie and slicing fresh fruit in the kitchen.

By Steffani FordEat Smart Nutrition Accredited Dietitian & Sports Dietitian

Why do we need sleep?

Sleep is a critical part of an athlete’s recovery because it has:

  • Physiological and psychological benefits, such as assisting with muscle growth and repair.
  • Positive effects on the brain, such as consolidating memories like new skills learnt during training.

Scientists do not have a definitive answer as to why we need sleep, but we do know that sporting performance is negatively affected by a lack of it. From recent research, we also know that a lack of sleep may have negative effects on your immune and endocrine systems, which could lead to illness and therefore impede training and recovery and performance in competition.

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Have you ever experienced pain from straining a muscle?

If the answer is yes, you’re not alone! Muscle injuries account for approximately 30% of injuries seen in sports medicine clinics.[1] Typically, these injuries recover well particularly with a tailored rehabilitation program.

But the question remains: can you manage the muscle strain at home? If you have already consulted Dr Google, you probably found contradictory information and may not be sure what to do next. Let’s help by clarifying what a muscle injury is and then outline what can be done to treat the muscle injury properly.

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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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COVID Safety Notice

First published March 26, 2020 12:40pm. Updated 6th January 8:30am AEST


All patients and visitors within Brisbane and surrounding regions must be wearing a mask between 6pm on 8th January until 6pm on 11th January as mandated. On the spot fines for non-compliance may apply.

Please check the government’s website for restrictions and mask wearing compliance in your area to ensure that you are helping to keep yourself, our staff and the wider community safe.


At Allsports Physiotherapy, we’re focused on the well-being of every person who steps through our clinic doors. This includes the health and safety of our local communities, which is you, our patients, as well as our team members.

➕ We want to reassure you that we are closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation, are regularly updating our internal policy and processes according to any daily mandates and recommendations from the government and the Department of Health.

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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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