“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” Aristotle
Recently in clinic I was talking to a patient about how he may have developed a right sided, low back stiffness whilst he was training for a half ironman triathlon. As physios, we often want to know not only what the diagnosis is, causing a patient’s pain, but also (and possibly more importantly) the reason why the problem started in the first place.Read More
Foam rolling has been a great addition to many athletes’ recovery strategies over the last few years. One of the most popular options is foam rolling the ITB for relief of anterior knee pain…however there is much debate amongst the physio community about whether it is effective or not.Read More
Physiotherapy is an ever-evolving field, with new research being conducted all the time. Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries are a hot topic, as they affect amateur sportsmen and women the most, in terms of severity of injury, rehabilitation time and return to sport complications.Read More
written by Mike Brace
Over the last few years if you are a Yogi, CrossFitter or budding Gymnast, you’ve probably spent a greater time than the average person with your legs above your head!
Although a lot of fun, and a great challenge for strength and stability, this position isn’t quite what our anatomy was designed to do. At North Curl Curl Physio we have noticed an increasing number of neck and shoulder problems associated with training for that perfect handstand.Read More
written by Blake Walmsley
No doubt you would have seen the state of the Northern Beaches playing fields lately, looking more like dust bowls than coastal fringe fields.
With recent suggestions to increase playing field space in the Northern Beaches, debate is raging over synthetic turf or natural turf?Read More
Warming up prior to exercising or playing sport is commonly performed yet often poorly executed.
Why do we warm up before physical activity? Without needing to delve into the specific physical changes that take place during a warm up, simply we perform a warm up for 2 reasons.