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Patella Dislocation

Patella dislocation is a common injury in adolescents, particularly in those playing sports. Most commonly, the patella dislocates laterally to the outside of the knee. This process often injures tissues on the medial or inside of the knee, such as t...

Management of ACL Injury

Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) rupture is a commonly discussed injury due to its perceived severity and impact on knee function and quality of life. Recently, ACL reconstructive surgery has been on the rise in Australia, particularly within th...

What is Osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most chronic, debilitating conditions that will affect most of us during our lifetime whether it is in the hip, knee or another joint. It is characterised by inflammation (swelling, redness and heat) in the joint...

August 27, 2017

Low Back Pain

What is it?

Low back pain is one of Australia’s most debilitating conditions and can be quite complex when it comes to treating. Low back pain can be split into two main groups; Non Specific or Mechanical Low Back Pain (85-90% of cases) or Specific Low Back...

November 15, 2016

Osteoporosis is a condition that currently affects a large number of people around the world. Approximately 66% of Australians over 50, have osteoporosis or osteopenia. This number is expected to increase over 6 million people by 2022 just in Australia. In addition, it...

August 19, 2016

Ankles injuries are the more common in indoor and court sports with higher incidence recorded in males 12 to 24 years and females above 30 years. lateral ankle injuries are more common than syndesmosis and medial ankle injuries.

Lateral Ankle Sprains

Lateral ligament spr...

May 5, 2016

Anterior knee pain is the most common presenting symptom to physiotherapy practices across Australia (Brukner & Khan, 2014).

 

In this blog:

 

  • A basic anatomy of the knee is outlined

  • Common causes of anterior knee pain are presented

  • The evidenced based treatm...

April 28, 2016

Across the entire Australian population, there is limited research illustrating specifically the prevalence of hip pain. In 2003, however, Chen and colleagues (2003) concluded that general hip pain was reported in 39% of women from a 24’800 cohort.

 

From an anatomy poin...

February 29, 2016

Pilates was founded by Joseph Pilates (1880-1967) as a system of fitness exercises that is still practiced in more or less modified forms. In the last two decades, there has been a significant increase in the popularity of Pilates-inspired exercises.

 

What is Pilates?

 

P...