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Tennis elbow treatments and exercises

Approximately 10-50% of tennis players suffer from tennis elbow at some point. But tennis elbow does not only affect tennis players, but everyone. The scientific name for tennis elbow is Lateral epicondylitis. The lateral epicondyle is a bony prominence of the lateral side of your elbow, where many muscles involved in extension of your wrist attach onto. The elbow joint uses two main movements, flexion and extension. The joints involved are the humerus (upper arm),read more

4 of the Best Injury Prevention Tips for Runners

The Gladstone and Biloela Running festival is in full swing – many of us are either increasing our training or looking to increase our activity – especially running training. So to help you stay moving and injury free, here are 4 Tips to Keep YOU injury free from the team at Active Physio Health: Injury Tip One – Increase Slowly: Many people get so excited by the warm weather and impatient at their slow progressread more

Plyometrics

What is Plyometrics? The goal of using plyometric training is to attain maximal muscular power in the shortest amount of time. This type of training is most beneficial to sprinters, and athletes who require fast acceleration. Plyometric injuries most often occur due to athletes doing too much too soon, or by incorrect technique of the exercise.  Things to consider in order to reduce the likelihood of plyometric injuries: – land on the largest possible surfaceread more

Plantar Fasciitis

 The plantar fascia is a thick fibrous band of connective tissue originating on the bottom surface of the calcaneus and extending along the sole of the foot towards the five toes. Due to causes such as over-pronation, jobs that require you to spend a lot of time on your feet, obesity, rapid weight gain and walking on hard surfaces, people may develop what is known as Plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is traditionally thought to beread more

What is Pain?

We believe all pain experiences in life are normal and are a good, although it is the brain which perceives an unpleasant response as a potential threat. In today’s understanding of Pain Science, there have been good ideologies and amazing pain stories. The amount of pain one experiences may not necessarily relate to the amount of tissue damage happening in the body. There have been amazing stories of pain by war veterans where one revealedread more

Active Physio Health Physio Injury Prevention Tip: Knee Pain – ‘Ask Shayne’

For the past few years Active Physio Health Director, Shayne Podbury has been answering member’s injury questions about knee pain.Shayne has listed a few common mechanisms of injury to the meniscus of the knee. Patients with meniscal injuries typically report the following symptoms: a twisting injury to the knee with immediate discomfort pain on the inside or the outside of the knee close to the joint line pain when attempting to take the heel toread more

Lower back issues? It could be your posture !!

Correct lower back or Lumbar spine posture is just one component of proper full body posture.  The lumbar spine consists of the vertebrae L1 to L5 and is located between the mid back and the sacrum sections of the spine.  From a physiological and biomechanical point of view the lumbar spine should have a slight curve towards the front of the body which helps to spread out the force going through your spine and isread more

How to overcome Shin Splints

Shin splints are caused by a cumulative stress on the lower leg, with jarring of the bones and joints. Those at most risk of this type of injury are runners, due to the constant stress on their legs. Those that run on hard surfaces have a higher risk of shin splints. Symptoms usually include aching pain in the front or back of the lower leg. To minimise the risk of shin splints, adequate rest betweenread more

How to Avoid Achilles Tendonitis

Achilles tendonitis is one of the most common runner’s injuries, and can be quite painful and incapacitating. There is a great deal of stress and torque applied to that tendon, so it is not surprising it can be subject to injury. Of course, as we all know, prevention is much better than a cure. But, how do you go about preventing such a common problem? This tendon is the strongest and the largest in theread more

ACL injuries – should you have surgery or not?

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the most commonly injured ligaments of the knee. It occurs in all different sports, and in all different ways. In general, the incidence of ACL injury is higher in people who participate in high-risk sports, such as basketball, football, skiing, and soccer. Over 50 percent of ACL injuries occur in combination with damage to other structures of the knee, namely the meniscus, articular cartilage, or other ligaments.read more