Golf Injury Prevention

Golf Injury Prevention

Have you caught the golfing bug after watching the Masters or are you a regular golfer? Either way this short blog may be of interest to you. Below we describe some key elements to the golf swing and outline some ways to train for better performance and injury...
Aging and Exercise

Aging and Exercise

As much as we despise growing old, aging is a natural process. There are many age related effects that we encounter such as muscle loss, fatigue, reduced bone density and strength. Despite this, there are many lifestyle changes we can make so as to reduce these...
Strength Training In Young Athletes

Strength Training In Young Athletes

At Watsonia Physiotherapy we manage many sporting injuries among the pre-adolescent/adolescent population. A common question we are often asked is whether it is ok for a child/adolescent to perform resistance (weight) training. Our answer… yes BUT provided that the...
The Importance of Hip Control

The Importance of Hip Control

One of the most common findings we assess here at Watsonia physiotherapy is a reduced strength or control of the presenting patients’ hip. ‘Hip control’ basically refers to our ability to control the direction of movement of our hip when standing on...
Extensor Tendinopathy

Extensor Tendinopathy

  Today I want to talk to you about a common injury we see here at Watsonia Physiotherapy called extensor tendinopathy, which is more commonly known as ‘tennis elbow”. Now in most cases we see this injury in athletes and manual workers, however, this...