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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Woman preparing to do a push up
By Brittany Anderson (AEP, ESSAM), Allsports Exercise Physiologist

As an exercise physiologist, I’m often asked if exercise can help manage diabetes and the answer is yes. A lot of my younger patients with diabetes have type 1 diabetes. Interestingly, type 1 diabetes is one of the most common childhood conditions, with over half of all type 1 diabetics diagnosed prior to the age of 30. [1]

Exercise is an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle for patients with type 1 diabetes. [1]

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Tradies Health Month - Looking after your greatest asset
By Andrew Barton, Allsports Physiotherapist

Tradies, does your body groan and ache at the end of the day?

This is an all too common complaint we hear in our clinics from tradies. A lot of the time, the main issue is a sore lower back. Low back pain can affect many people and can have significant physical and psychological health impairments. Low back pain affects work performance and social responsibilities, including family life. Other than the impact on an individual, low back pain is a significant factor in escalating health-care costs for our community. [1]

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Woman running on the beach with her daughter
By Kai Morris – Psychologist, Mental Notes Sport and Performance Psychology, Consultant at Allsports Physiotherapy Parkwood

There are a lot of blogs with tips on how to manage chronic/persistent pain and the truth is, I do not know what it is like to be in pain consistently. I chose to write this article to help normalise your experiences, the difficulties, the triumphs, and just how exhausting and tough it is to live with pain for you and those around you. I sincerely hope it helps.

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Woman holding her stomach from pelvic pain
By Alexandra Diggles – Women’s, Men’s and Pelvic Health and Pain Physiotherapist

Persistent pelvic pain is any pain that has been present for longer than 3 months that exists between the belly button and the knees, the centre of us! The current proposed definition of pain is ‘an aversive sensory and emotional experience typically caused by, or resembling that caused by, actual or potential tissue injury’ (International Association for the study of pain).

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Man on a road holding his back from back pain

How physiotherapy can help those experiencing persistent pain

By Matt Forster, Titled Pain Physiotherapist

Pain is a complex and distressing human experience. Pain experts have defined it as a distressing experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage with sensory, emotional, cognitive, and social components.

As a physiotherapist, I often see the emotional and social effects pain can have. The story below illustrates one example of how chronic pain can affect multiple aspects of our lives and how modern pain science can help treat it.

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Exercise physiologists can help you manage Type 2 Diabetes

By Alice Hyslop, Allsports Physiotherapist and Exercise Physiologist

Chances are, you know someone or have been diagnosed with diabetes. Over 1.7 million Australians have diabetes and the most common form is type 2. There is no cure for diabetes but managing the symptoms of type 2 diabetes with an exercise program from a physiotherapist or exercise physiologist can help.

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Two winter recipes to celebrate Eat Your Vegetables Day

Eat Your Vegetables Day is only one day away, and winter can often be seen as a time of lack when it comes to vegetables (and fruit). However, Allsports Physiotherapy and Eat Smart Nutrition can confirm that there are definitely a lot of delicious vegetables on offer during our cooler months in Australia. Winter is a great time of year when it comes to food, soups, stews and casseroles in the kitchen whilst wearing your Ugg Boots, could it get any better?

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Exercise for Pregnancy - Allsports Physiotherapy

Exercise during pregnancy

Regular physical activity during pregnancy can offer a wide range of benefits for women who have been previously active as well as for those who have led a sedentary lifestyle.

Prior to commencing an exercise program, speak with your general practitioner, midwife or obstetrician to make sure that you do not have any health concerns which would prevent you from participating in a regular exercise program during your pregnancy. Read more