What is a Muscle Cramp?

Calf cramping during exercise.

The calf muscle commonly cramps during strenuous exercise.

Muscle cramps are generally tightening or spasming of the muscle that causes pain and lasts between a few seconds and a few minutes. They most commonly occur in the leg muscles, but can be seen in the hand, arm or back. [Read more...]

I’ve Fractured My Ankle… How Can Physiotherapists Help Manage This?

Ankle Fracture I've recently fractured my ankle... I don't know how to use crutches and I'm not sure what I should or should not be doing...     [Read more...]

Back Pain – Not Again!

Low Back Pain Did you know that low back pain is the number one cause of disability globally? [Read more...]

What Is Spondylolysis?

Affecting around 6% of the population, spondylolysis is a stress fracture at the pars interarticularis. [Read more...]

Is It A Strain Or A Sprain?

You often hear about people sustaining a "sprain" or a "strain" of their muscle/ligament/tendon. Do you know the difference?
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Why Should I Do Strength Training?

Strength Quote
"Strength doesn't come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn't." - Rikki Rogers
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PT for Geriatric Care | Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia

Geriatric Exercises with BallHow Physiotherapy Benefit Seniors, Especially in Geriatric Rehabilitation Adjunct Professor at Macquarie University’s Department of Sociology, Michael Fine, calls on aged care residences to take on a restorative care approach that will allow residents to return to their homes at some point. [Read more...]

Is Osteoarthritis Something You Should Be Worried About?

Knee OsteoarthritisOsteoarthritis When you hear the word "arthritis", do you immediately think of older people who are frail and have poor bone and joint health? [Read more...]

Tightness In Your Shoulders – How To Relax Them

Trapezius muscleMany people who have shoulder and/or neck pain often find that their upper back can be quite tight and sore. Do you know why that is?  
The highlighted is your trapezius muscle

The highlighted is your trapezius muscle

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How Physiotherapy Can Help Arthritis

Arthritis in the knee 
Different types of arthritis in the knee

Different types of arthritis in the knee

  As a result of damage to your cartilage (a thin layer of gel-like substance surrounding your joints which allows congruence and reduces friction) from wear and tear, arthritis can occur. [Read more...]
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