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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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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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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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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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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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

High Intensity Interval Training - Allsports Physiotherapy

Don’t have time to exercise? Welcome to HIIT!

HIIT has rapidly become an increasingly popular modality of training, being utilised by both gyms and prescribed by exercise professionals. But what is HIIT? HIIT stands for high intensity interval training and is characterised by brief intermittent bursts of high intensity activity followed by a period of low intensity recovery or rest.2

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Beginner's running guide - Allsports Physiotherapy

A Beginner’s Guide to Running

With the closure of gyms around the country, many people have taken up outdoor running. Running is a great way to improve overall health and cardiovascular fitness and it’s also an effective way of stimulating the natural mood and energy hormones (endorphins) in our body – running can feel great! But running can also present certain challenges. Here are a few tips to follow to get you started and keep you on track – particularly for those new to running. Read more