Introducing exercise, at any age, can create a new lease of life. This rings true for 76 year-old Jean.Read more
If exercise was a pill, it would be the most widely prescribed medicine the country has seen.Read more
Exercise is medicine. In fact, there are claims exercise is “the cheapest, most accessible medicine available”.Read more
The Female Athlete Triad is an important consideration when treating female athletes. So what exactly is it?Read more
Here at Allsports Physiotherapy, we regularly see people with urinary incontinence as a result of the pelvic floor muscles not working as well as they should.Read more
For the second consecutive year, Allsports Physiotherapy (as part of the Healthia Ltd group) has partnered with Queensland Rugby Union to become the naming rights sponsor for the Hospital Challenge Cup.Read more
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.
Why is knee pain so common?
The 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.
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)!Read more
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.