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Biomechanical Overload Syndrome

Posted on 29 March, 2022 at 18:50 Comments comments (4081)

Do you get pain in a muscle group when you are running or playing sport that is releaved by rest but returns next time you run? You stretch and have massages but it just doesn't seem to improve and it is getting in the way of you achieving your goals. You may have a "Boimechanical Overload Syndrome". These exertional lower limb problems maybe diagnosed as shin splints, compartment syndrome, or just tight calves or hamstrings but what is really going on and how do we treat it.

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Returning to Sport after COVID or any illness

Posted on 15 January, 2022 at 19:45 Comments comments (3419)

Here is some guidance for returning to sport or heavy work after being ill. If you have no symptoms with normal activities and walking for 500m you may be ready to start. Gradually increase your activity, watching out for return of symptoms or excessive fatigue. Check with your GP if there are any prolonged symptoms or you have other medi...

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No such thing as simple ankle sprain

Posted on 10 January, 2022 at 23:00 Comments comments (517)

A sprained ankle is usually the result of landing on an uneven surface or twisting akwardly. A mild sprain will mean over stretching the soft tissues but when ligaments and tendons become injured your ankle requires physiotherapy assessment and rehabilitation.

Untreated ankle sprain can result in chronic ankle instability where recurrent injury is common and often people stop playing sport and being active as a result. Your physiotherapist can treat ...

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Living with COVID

Posted on 1 January, 2022 at 17:55 Comments comments (693)

Gordonvale Physiotherapy has to be very careful not to allow the COVID virus into our clinic. We have all been vacinated but even so, there are consequences of the people in our clinic becoming exposed. Many of our clients and some of our staff are vunerable to this virus. Even a weaker bout of the virus could make them very sick. If a staff mem...

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Strength and Conditioning

Posted on 12 December, 2021 at 0:40 Comments comments (625)

Resistance training is not a quick fix. Improvement in real strength takes 6 to 8 weeks, and hypertrophy (building bigger muscles) can take more than 12 weeks. That improvement that you get within a day or a week is just your brain and nerve pathways getting better at firing off. To improve strength you need to work harder than you have...
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Athletic Incontinence

Posted on 8 October, 2021 at 20:55 Comments comments (1948)

Are you leaking with your gym program, crossfit or running?
Loss of continence during an activity shows your pelvic floor is under more stress than it can cope with. If you are having problems with heavy weights, long runs or skipping it would be worthwhile to book in with a pelvic floor physi...
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Exercise for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Posted on 27 September, 2020 at 5:50 Comments comments (7014)

Is exercise recommended for RA?

Exercise is an important part of managing RA.

People with RA who exercise have:

• higher levels of fitness

• better muscle strength and size

• greater ability to do daily tasks

• improved mood and emotional well-being.

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April Falls Prevention Month

Posted on 20 April, 2020 at 18:35 Comments comments (2713)

Physiotherapists are ideally placed to assist in the prevention of falls through assessment, education and exercise prescription.

Whether it is in the home, in the garden or out in the community, falls risks are out there.

Staying safe involves

  • Being as strong and fit as possible.
  • Maintaining or improving good balance and co-ordination.
  • Removing risks around the house and yard.
  • Wearing safe footwear.
  • Using the correct walking aid.

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Playlist for Dancing Exercises

Posted on 28 March, 2020 at 20:20 Comments comments (1119)

Make a playlist of Spotify or itunes to get you up and moving everyday.

Here is mine.


  • 9 to 5
  • Time Warp
  • Dancing Queens
  • My Sharona
  • Grease
  • Rocking All Over the World
  • Wake me up before you go-go
  • Footloose
  • Time Warp
  • Candyman
  • Sister...
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Bumping up physical activity during pregnancy

Posted on 9 January, 2019 at 16:45 Comments comments (10484)

The British Journal of Sports Medicine has just published some new guidline for exercises during pregnancy. Evidence would show that women who exercise have a 40% decrease in having gestational diabetes, there is lower weigh gain, improved cardiorespiratory fitness and decreased incidence of hig...

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