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Back pain and aging

BACK PAIN AND AGING It is well known that everyone develops a degree of arthritis as we age. This arthritis continues to increase as we get older and is a completely natural and normal process. HOWEVER, DID YOU KNOW that you are most likely to suffer low back pain...

Achilles pain

Are you suffering persistent pain in your Achilles? Too often we are overly conservative in the way we manage pain. Rest is not the solution Avoiding aggravating activities may eventually reduce your pain however once you return to these activities (usually ones we...

Groin pain in Soccer

With the FIFA World Cup Final finishing over the weekend we thought it would be a good time to write about soccer injuries. Soccer players suffer many injuries however one underlying and often underappreciated issue is groin pain in soccer players. Harøy et al. (2017)...

Endurance Recovery

Congratulations to all those that have taken part in the Wings for Life World Run 2018! On Sunday night close to 3500 participants took part in the run at 9pm, running as far as they possibly could before a ‘Catcher Car’ passed - signifying the end of their race. With...

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

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

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

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 one leg or...

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 highly...