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

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. As healthcare providers, our clinics are open but some restrictions are in place across the different states.

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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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