Calf strain

What is it? A calf strain, commonly called a ‘pulled’ muscle, is caused by overstretching or tearing of either of the 2 calf muscles – the soleus and the gastrocnemius. Symptoms A calf strain usually starts with sudden pain in the back of the lower leg. A pop, snap or tearing sensation may be felt. […]

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ACL Physio – Goal Based Rehabilitation

Often we get asked when it is safe to return to sport following an ACL injury or ACL surgery. The answer is generally at least 9 months. This is with combination of completing many goals which should challenge you to become fitter and stronger during your rehabilitation. Here I present you the phases of recovery […]

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Sciatica Physiotherapy

What is it? Sciatica is nerve pain travelling down the leg. Sciatica symptoms include weakness, numbness pins and needles, electric shock sensations and aching. The pain will vary from infrequent and irritating to constant and incapacitating. As the nerve originate from the disc they will travel the length of your legs through various muscles. These […]

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Knee Specialist Sydney CBD

Associate Professor Leo Pinczewski. Sydney Physiotherapy are proud to work closely with one of the worlds leading knee surgeons. A/Prof Leo Pinczewski has pioneered the Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction and is internationally recognized for his work. He has performed over 12,000 ACL reconstructions and continues presenting and researching in this field. Awards & Research Commitment […]

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Sprained Ankle

What is a Sprained Ankle? Generally speaking, when you roll your ankle you can cause an overstretching injury to ligaments. This ‘overstretching’ can be deemed mild, moderate or severe. A mild may be a stretch, moderate a small tear & severe a rupture or complete tear. Severe ankle sprains can also cause avulsions (torn ligament […]

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Rugby Injuries

Rugby demands a lot for the body. It is a high demand and high impact team sport. Historically it has been a sport dominated by males but as of late has picked up major interest by females. Statistically, 1 in 4 rugby players are likely to suffer an injury during a season. Major risk factors […]

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Sports Injury – Hamstring Strain

Hamstring strains are very common in sports including football, soccer, hockey, sprinting, dancing and AFL. In AFL the it is the most common sports injury with a rate of 6 injuries per club per season. Similarly in the English premier League has a rate of 5 hamstring strains per club per season. On average each […]

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Shin Splints

Shin Splints – What do I do now? Shin Splints are one of the most common injuries amongst runners. The term is recognised as pain at the front (anterior) or back (posterior) of the shins. Pain at the front of the shins can be due to an overloaded Tibialis Anterior muscle. This muscle is responsible […]

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ACL Rehabilitation Protocol

ACL Rehabilitation Protocol (2018) – Click Here Overview Recovery after ACL reconstruction requires a thorough rehabilitation programme to ensure optimal function of the knee. The long term goal should be a return to sport and a correction of pre-injury deficits making the patient a better athlete than before their ACL injury. The rehabilitation program must consider […]

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