Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy: Symptoms, Causes, Treatments

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You may have recently found yourself experiencing pain in your lower buttock and wondered “Is this my back, my hip or my hamstring?” If you have pain and tenderness over your ‘sitting bone’ in sitting, chances are, you may have proximal hamstring tendinopathy. There are some other key features that help distinguish proximal hamstring tendinopathy…

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Osgood Schlatter Disease: Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

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This blog will cover the following points on Osgood Schlatter Disease: What is Osgood Schlatter Disease? Symptoms of Osgood Schlatter Disease Causes of Osgood Schlatter Disease Treatment Options for Osgood Schlatter Disease How we can help you What is Osgood Schlatter Disease Osgood Schlatter Disease or OSD is characterised by pain just below the kneecap,…

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How pain changes the way we move (and how to fix it!)

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Movement is a fundamental aspect of human life, shaping our interactions with the world and people around us. When we are not experiencing pain, we move without hesitation, without restriction or fear. We cruise through our day with full confidence, not thinking of the incredible interaction between brain and body that plans, coordinates and executes…

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Pain in the kneecaps: causes, signs and treatment

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Allow me to introduce myself. I’m Ty, a sports physiotherapist at PhysioTec, recently recovered from my own pain in the kneecaps. I’m thirty-five years old, I’m six feet, four inches tall and I weigh roughly two hundred twenty-five pounds. I enjoy training for and competing in triathlons and have since learned that I qualify for…

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Swimmer’s Shoulder: For the Novice Triathlete

Swimmer’s Shoulder: For the Novice Triathlete

As a Canadian living in Australia, I was immediately enamoured with the Triathlon culture. The climate here affords us such great opportunity to be outdoors running, cycling, swimming and much more. Just reminding myself to use sunscreen more than back in cold Canada. Having had no proper training in cycling or swimming and only moderate…

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Is your ‘normal’ enough and how do you know?

After any injury, pain or illness we experience, we want to get back to normal. Our natural healing system plays a critical role in any of these scenarios and there will always be a minimum amount of time1 that it takes for your body to recover, tissues to heal, to regain movement, to regain confidence…

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Knee Osteoarthritis: Myths vs Facts

First, let’s start out by outlining what osteoarthritis is. Osteoarthritis is a very common condition, affecting the entire body, but mostly the articular cartilage (cartilage which covers the ends of bones). Cartilage has a smooth surface, allowing bones to slide easily on each other with movement. In the knee joint, there are also some extra…

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Muscle Loss and Ageing – Use it or Lose it!

We all know the importance of maintaining bone strength as we get older, and the importance of bone strength in maintaining independence, and reducing our falls and fracture risk. But what about muscle strength? In a previous blog, we discussed low bone density and its strong correlation to falls risk. In this blog, we will…

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Music is Physical – The Importance of Exercise for Musicians

As a musician, you are likely to spend much of your time practicing. But how much time do you devote to keeping fit? Everyone knows that exercise is good for a person’s health, however did you know that fitness and exercise for musicians can also improve your performance? In this blog, we discuss being fit…

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