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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Returning to the Gym after Hip Replacement

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Wondering whether it’s safe to be returning to the gym after hip replacement? We asked one of our most experienced hip physiotherapists, Eric Huang, who also has a special interest in strength and conditioning, and sport, to write on this topic for you. Eric has worked for over a decade here at PhysioTec in Tarragindi,…

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Ageing, Cancer Prevention, and Longevity

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Leading researchers and experts now believe that we only suffer from one single disease in our lifetime, Ageing. This ageing results in a progressive decline in our regenerative capacity and results in different disease diagnoses, including cancer and other chronic diseases depending upon which cells are affected by the ageing process. In this blog, we…

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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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Whole-Body Strength Training – For Cyclists

As a cyclist, you’re constantly joking about only needing “legs and lungs”. The goal of a cyclist is to be as light as possible, with the highest amount of power to weight ratio coming from the legs, pushing into the pedals. That is why there are plenty of memes out there of cyclists with stick…

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Shall We Dance? The Health Benefits of Dancing at Any Age

Patients often ask me, “what is the best form of exercise?”. The answer I usually give is “The kind you enjoy”. My reasoning is, if you enjoy doing something then it is far more likely you will find the time to do it – an opinion supported by research1. So, if the gym isn’t your…

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