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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) or anterior knee pain is a common complaint seen here in the BeFit clinic. It usually presents as a sharp pain felt under the knee cap and is aggravated by movements or positions that stress or compress the joint between the femur...

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ACL – Return to running

So my 6 month ACL check-up was a success! The graft is strong and intact, hooray! There is still some swelling inside the knee but very minor. That lump in the back of my hamstring I spoke about last time was a Bakers cyst. Very common post surgery and more often than...

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Plantar Fasciopathy

Plantar Fasciopathy

Background Plantar fasciopathy (previously known as plantar fasciitis) is the most common cause of heel pain in adults and effects up to 8% of running based athletes. (Taunton et al., 2002) Symptoms of plantar fasciopathy include pain at the base of the heel that is...

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ACL Rehab Part 5: Time To Strengthen

ACL Rehab Part 5: Time To Strengthen

Welcome back! If you missed Part 1 and Part 2 or Part 3 or Part 4 of this blog go back and read them so you have some context before diving into today’s blog, which is all about post-op rehab 3 - 5 months post-surgery. Time To Strengthen It was time to get my rehab on...

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ACL Rehab Part 4: Healing Takes Time

ACL Rehab Part 4: Healing Takes Time

If you missed Part 1 and Part 2 or Part 3 click the links to catch up. Where were we? Oh yes, that’s right! Like I mentioned in Part 3, I thought I had re-torn my ACL 2 weeks after the surgery. Luckily that wasn’t the case. I had to keep reminding myself that I just...

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The Best Tip I Ever Learnt

The Best Tip I Ever Learnt

A few years ago, an old boxing trainer told me that lying on your back, with your legs up a wall, helps recovery. I never understood why, but I did it. It actually turned out to be the best thing I ever incorporated into my training. Now my training sessions are...

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What to expect from your physiotherapist?

What to expect from your physiotherapist?

I felt compelled to write a blog about what to expect from your physiotherapist, because I feel it’s a topic not often touched on, yet so important for soon-to-be physios as well as prospective clients. Over the last 5 weeks I’ve been mentoring a Masters of...

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Everything You Need To Know About Shin Splints

Everything You Need To Know About Shin Splints

 Shin Splints: What Causes Them, How To Treat Them And The Best Ways To Prevent ThemShin pain can be relentless. Ongoing pain that stops you doing the exercise you love. You’ve probably tried to ‘rest up and hope for the best’, which makes the pain go away, but as...

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ACL Injury Part 2: Surgery & Post-Op Rehabilitation

ACL Injury Part 2: Surgery & Post-Op Rehabilitation

If you missed part one, click here to read about Joel’s ACL injury, confirming the ACL tear, and early prehab before surgery. In Part 2 of our Knee ACL Injury and Rehab series, we follow Joel through surgery and his first week of rehabilitation post-op. Take it away...

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Why you need a rest day

Why you need a rest day

There’s always a vibrant hum in the gym in January. Everyone has set goals and resolutions to get fitter, faster and stronger. It’s usually a case of more training, or an increase in intensity in the hope of quicker results. However, there’s one important factor that...

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Knee injury ACL tear

Knee injury ACL tear

A Pain In the Knee: Joel Adelman’s ACL Injury and Rehab THE INJURY Let me set the scene. It’s Monday night at my mixed social netball competition. We are currently up by 11 goals in the final stages of the fourth quarter. This game is in the bag. The ball gets thrown...

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Shoulder Impingement Part 3: Treatment

Shoulder Impingement Part 3: Treatment

The other week when I was lecturing fourth year physio students at UTS, a debate started about strengthening versus stretching in treatment, which is of particular relevance for shoulder impingement. A mistake I commonly see with clients that have coracoacromial...

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Nutrition for Injury

Nutrition for Injury

Nutrition Strategies To Stay LEAN And MAXIMISE Recovery From An Injury Whether you’re an athlete or gym junkie, an injury will knock you back physiologically and psychologically. I’ve lost count of the number of times people fall into the ‘all or nothing approach’ and...

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Cooper and that scapula fracture

Cooper and that scapula fracture

  That fractured scapula! The scapula is the shoulder blade, it is a triangular shaped bone located in the upper back that is protected by a complex system of muscles. The scapula provides the primary connection between the chest and the arm. Research indicates...

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Tendinopathy

Tendinopathy

A question that I am frequently asked is do I have tendinitis or a tendinopathy, sometimes just to confuse you I will call it a tendinosis. So all these conditions with tendons, what’s the difference?  Firstly, tendon – itis/ opathy/ osis are often used...

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Dry Needling

Dry Needling

  What is dry needling? ‘Clinical or Western acupuncture’, where sterilised acupuncture needles are inserted into the skin. It differs from an injection which is “wet needling”. It is used to target and restore muscle function, in conjunction with physiotherapy,...

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How to train like a professional athlete

How to train like a professional athlete

So you’ve been watching the commonwealth games, you’ve seen the bodies, the records tumble and all the magic moments have inspired you to start training. So how do you train like a pro? Now most busy 9-5ers don’t have time to spend all training, eating and recovering...

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What is what?

What is what?

  I often get asked questions like what are tendons, what are ligaments, what do they do? So lets get back to basics. Part 1: Bone Bone is the most rigid form of connective tissue, despite this rigidity one undergoes constant metabolism and remodelling . Bone is...

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