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January 2020

Preparing for a Marathon

2020-01-24T08:41:12+10:00January 16th, 2020|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog|

Preparing for a marathon For some, taking part in a marathon is as simple as registering for the race and doing a few practice runs beforehand. But denying yourself correct training can lead to poor performance, and in many cases, running injuries. With a proper assessment and training routine, you can ensure that you’re prepared [...]

December 2019

Prepare for Tennis

2019-12-17T16:04:17+10:00December 18th, 2019|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog|

As exciting as tennis is, it’s a demanding sport. That means that you’re at high risk of injury if you have lost general fitness conditioning or you haven’t played in years. Deconditioning, followed by a sudden spike in tennis play, can lead to muscle strains. You can potentially overload your joints and tendons as they [...]

Stop Overstriding When Running

2019-12-17T08:49:05+10:00December 17th, 2019|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog|

Stop Overstriding When Running Are you overstriding when running? In our previous blog, we talked about how to identify when you are overstriding. But what can you do about it? Adjusting your running cadence might just be the easy solution you’ve been looking for. Using cadence to stop overstriding when running When it comes to [...]

Are you Getting Adequate Rest at Night?

2019-12-17T08:46:54+10:00December 16th, 2019|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog|

Are you getting adequate rest at night? We all know how important sleep is for maintaining good mental and physical health. But sometimes pain prevents you from falling asleep. Or, if you do manage to sleep, pain just wakes you up. This is something we hear from many of our clients: how their injuries are [...]

How to Prevent DOMS

2019-12-16T10:55:21+10:00December 10th, 2019|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog|

How to Prevent DOMS We’ve all felt sore, achy or stiff after a workout. This is something known as Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS). It’s incredibly common and usually occurs after you’ve started a new exercise regime. Increasing the duration or intensity of your workouts can also lead to DOMS. Why does DOMS occur? Exercise [...]

How to Avoid Neck Pain

2019-12-10T15:41:47+10:00December 5th, 2019|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog|

How to avoid neck pain It's quite common to experience acute neck pain. 2 out of 3 of us will experience it at some point in our lives. In most cases, the pain isn’t due to a serious neck problem or disease. While it can often be difficult to identify the exact cause, most of [...]

November 2019

Number of Physiotherapy Sessions

2019-12-05T15:03:33+10:00November 28th, 2019|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog|

Number of physiotherapy sessions A common question asked by many people is “How many physiotherapy sessions will I need?” There’s no simple way to answer this question. There are many factors that determine the number of sessions you may need. And it’s unlikely that you will need as many sessions as someone else with the [...]

Why you Should Avoid Running at 6 Weeks Postnatal?

2019-11-28T08:49:31+10:00November 22nd, 2019|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog|

After giving birth, it can be tempting to return to your previous running routine or try your best at changing the way your post-natal body looks. However, your postural muscles, pelvic floor and deep abdominals are significantly weakened during pregnancy. Instead of running at 6 weeks postnatal, we suggest low-impact cardio such as walking and [...]

Squats and Injury Rehabilitation

2019-11-28T08:49:10+10:00November 11th, 2019|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog|

The squat has long been a great movement for a range of gym-goers and athletes. From powerlifters to bodybuilders, to golfers to joggers, the squat is the ultimate exercise for power and strength and enhanced athletic performance. But what makes the squat so great? Below are some of the positive impacts the squat can have [...]

The Risk of Sitting Too Much

2019-11-11T15:13:09+10:00November 6th, 2019|Sports Focus Physio Therapy Blog|

The risk of sitting too much There have been lots of discussions over recent years about the risks of sitting down for long periods of time, and that the potential health risks makes sitting the ‘new smoking’. If you sit for 6-8 hours a day, you are 44% more likely to develop bowel cancer, and [...]