plantar fasciitis

Summer Injuries

By Lena Juross | Feb 1, 2018 |

One of the most common problems we see with feet in Summer is plantar fasciitis. This is usually felt as heel pain. It is usually worse in the morning, when you first place your foot to the ground or after a period of rest. The plantar fascia is a thick band of connective tissue that…

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Seniors and Exercise

Seniors and exercise

By Lena Juross | Oct 5, 2017 |

There are many misconceptions and myths about ageing and exercise. Many seniors over 65 years of age think they need to slow down and not overdo it. They feel that they may hurt themselves and therefore significantly reduce the frequency and intensity of exercise. It is thought that only one in ten Australians over the…

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Injuries affecting our kids

Injuries Affecting our Kids

By Lena Juross | Jul 30, 2017 |

It is thought that 30-50% of children’s sporting injuries are due to overuse. This happens with children because their skeleton is immature. They have cartilaginous growth centres that are vulnerable to injury. In adults, these centres calcify once growing has stopped and become bone. These cartilaginous growth centres are found at the end of long…

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Knee injuries


By Lena Juross | Apr 3, 2017 |

These two terms are frequently misunderstood and used incorrectly and so I thought I would clarify things. A knee replacement is when the actual knee is replaced with a prosthetic knee (made of metal and plastic) due to severe damage, commonly caused by arthritis. The most common type we see is a total knee replacement…

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Correct sitting posture


By Lena Juross | Dec 15, 2016 |

The most common question we are asked is “What has caused this pain/injury/tightness…?” The most common answer we give is “Posture”. We treat many office workers who spend most of their day in front of a computer, sitting. The most common problems people have are neck pain and stiffness with associated headaches and lower back…

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