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Blog 2017-12-15T01:20:19+00:00

Ice or Heat?

Should I use ice or heat? The simplest answer really depends on whether the injury is inflamed or not? How do you know? Injuries resulting in bleeding and/or swelling (inflammation) Examples of injuries which involve bleeding or swelling are typically more traumatic, i.e. result from a specific incident, accident or event. Examples might include: Sprains (e.g Ankle sprain) Contusions [...]

April 2nd, 2019|Physiotherapy|

Dance smarter, not harder

Growing up as a dancer, we spend so much time training in the studio for performance, exams and competitions, working for those forever moving ‘goal posts’ as technique and choreography get more challenging. Our bodies are finely tuned, we become managers of micro movement in order to create the perfect shape, sustain the impossible balances and move effortlessly through [...]

March 7th, 2019|Physiotherapy|

Free Sports Injury Clinic

FREE INJURY ASSESSMENT & TRIAGE Injured playing sport on the weekend? Get your rehab off to the right start with our FREE Sports Injury Clinic, operated by our team of Sports Physiotherapists. Any sport. Any age. Any injury. No restrictions or exclusions. No obligation. No appointment needed – First in, first served. Every Monday at Excell Rehab from March [...]

January 28th, 2018|Physiotherapy|

Netball Injuries – What to expect this season

Understanding what injuries occur not only within your sport but also your position goes a long way in helping you prevent them. Netball is a popular team sport in Australia with females dominating participation. It involves rapid acceleration and deceleration, jumping, controlled landings and changes of direction (Massey, 2015). Lets take the time to examine what injuries occur, how to [...]

February 5th, 2017|Physiotherapy|

Brad Thorn: Injury Prevention Secrets

What a gym session tells us about a 22 year career Brad Thorn needs no introduction but in case you’re new to Earth I’ll give you a brief run down. Brad started his professional rugby career in 1994 playing Rugby League. He won 4 NRL premierships and was capped routinely for State and Country, winning Origin Series’ and World Cups along [...]

December 9th, 2015|Physiotherapy|

Does a Scoliosis slow you down?

An abnormal curvature in your spine known as a scoliosis is often detected and diagnosed by Physiotherapists. Some are temporary, particularly when associated with acute back pain, and some are genetic from childhood or from degenerative changes that occurs with age.   Up to 25% of the population are known to have a scoliosis on X-ray and this group of [...]

December 9th, 2015|Physiotherapy|