Physio Blog

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

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

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

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

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