Blog – Health Tips

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 one leg or...

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 highly...

Healthy Shoulders for Swimmers

Healthy Shoulders for Swimmers

  Swimming is a favorite Australian past time and one of the best ways to stay fit and healthy. Swimming is also very low impact, which means that it’s a great way to keep moving well into your later years. This is especially true if you have joint conditions...

Sever’s Disease

Sever’s Disease

Sever’s disease is a common painful complaint among children aged approximately 7-15 years old. It occurs as the bones grow, usually during “growth spurts”, whereby the muscles get stretched and tug on the bones where they attach. In the heel, the pain that is caused...

Hamstring strain injuries in Australian Football

Hamstring strain injuries in Australian Football

Football season is nearly here! Many of you budding footy stars out there are probably right into your preseason. Preseason is the best time to work on your fitness at high intensities so as to allow for optimal performance on the field. We cannot stress how important...

DOMS (Delayed onset muscle soreness)

DOMS (Delayed onset muscle soreness)

Kia ora! I’ve just returned from a short leisurely trip to New Zealand and when I was in Queenstown I decided to do what many tourists do, hike up one of the neighbouring small mountains. This hike took 8 hours to complete but the view was well worth it! Felt great...

Henrietta’s Knee Blog

Henrietta’s Knee Blog

Hey guys, Since providing physiotherapy coverage for netballers at District tournaments I have noticed that the players present with common manageable injuries, namely long standing knee pain. I am referring to knee pain that has gradually come about without a...

Dry Needling – Tom O’Halloran

Dry Needling – Tom O’Halloran

"What is Dry Needling?" Is a question I am asked on a daily basis by confused patients.  To tell you the truth, I didn't know what it was until halfway through my physiotherapy degree.  As this technique is becoming ever increasingly popular with physiotherapists, I...

Winter Sports

Winter Sports

Sport is an important part of the culture in Australia, with a long history in the country dating back to the pre-colonial period. Australia's mild winters mean that in most parts of Australia, regular outdoor sports can be played all year, and indeed more vigorous...

Common Childhood Sports Injuries

Sprains A sprain is an injury to a ligament, a stretching or a tearing. One or more ligaments can be injured during a sprain. Ankle sprains are the most common injury. Strain A strain is an injury to either a muscle or a tendon. A muscle is a tissue composed of...