Beach Walks

As the weather is heating up, all eyes now look to the local beaches and walking tracks for some entertainment and exercise. We have been surveying people coming into our clinic, asking which beach or track do you enjoy walking during the summer months. The 5 most popular places are as follows; ​1.  Killarney Beach, Killarney Seems to be very ...
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Sever's Disease

Sever's disease is a common cause of heel pain in active, growing kids. It usually occurs in early puberty when kids are going through a growth spurt. Girls 8-13 years old (most common 8-10 years)Boys 10-15 years old (most common 10-12 years) Symptoms - pain in the back of the heel (can be one or both feet)- limping and difficulty getting the heel ...
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Cricket Injuries

Do you play cricket?? Injuries in cricket are many and varied and of course there are different physical demands in the different styles of cricket played. For example cricketers playing a 5 day test compared to a weekend match or a twenty twenty. All displaying different levels of stamina, strength and speed. Research shows in our elite cricketers...
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Patella Femoral Pain

Patella femoral pain is a common clinical presentation, and 50% more likely to affect females and people post surgery as the quads will weaken within 24 hours of surgery. Generally a client will present like: ​it hurts to go down the stairs i think my thigh has wasted my foot is sore the patella is sore on the inside and outside my lower back is so...
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How to choose your next work boot

August is Tradies National Health Month! The aim is to raise awareness of the risks posed to those who work in trade occupations. Tradies make up 31% of the Australian workforce but constitute 58% of workplace accidents and injuries. Lower limb injuries make up 19% of all of these injuries and can occur from working on uneven surfaces, falling from...
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5 things you CAN do to help your Achilles pain!

Have a look at your footwear. How old are your shoes? Athletic shoes are designed to last 600-800kms. That sounds like a lot but for most people it's only about 6 months wear! Annnnnd that's when you only wear them for the activity they are designed for. If you wear your runners all day, you really should be getting a new pair every 3-4 months or p...
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Netball Shoe Review 2017

In the last few years there have been great advances in the design of netball shoes meaning they are now designed with very similar  features and feel of a runner  but with the  added features lateral stability, more durable outsole and often a wraparound upper to help prevent those little toes coming through the outside of our shoes...
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AFL injuries are WINNING

  The 2016 AFL injury Survey has been released, continuing a remarkable continuous recording of injury in Australian football for 24 consecutive years. As a collaboration of the AFL Doctors Association, the AFL Physiotherapists Associationand the AFL Football Operations Departments from all 18 of the professional clubs, we have a significant d...
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Banish Those BListers

Ouch! I'm sure almost everyone has had a blister and hence everyone understands how painful they can be. Unfortunately blisters are often cast aside as not a true injury and sometimes as simply just a complaint. However naturally our bodies avoid pain and hence blisters can slash confidence during games and dramatically reduce performances. You may...
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2014 Powercor Warrnambool Business Excellence Awards Presentation Night

We were thrilled to be awarded the 'Highly Commended' Award for the Health and Wellbeing category of the 2014 Powercor Warrnambool Business Excellence Awards last night! Andrea and Gary, Eve and Tim and Dominic attended the gala presentation and cocktail party which was held at the lighthouse theatre. Both Andrea and Eve were absolutely ecstatic to...
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