Entries by Kim OLeary

Physios Running Away with the Circus

Have you ever watched a circus entertainer and remark on their anatomy, flexibility and strength. With these athletes brings an unusual role of a sports physio to keep these athletes who may be super strong, hyper mobile or super athletic at their best and keep them injury free. Like with a lot of things prevention […]

Doping and Physio

Doping and illegal drug activity has been prevalent in all sports but never has it been highlighted more than with the Essendon supplement scandal which threw the team into chaos and eventually lead to multiple suspensions, loss of a Brownlow Medal and loss of respect from the national sporting world. Physiotherapists have obligations when they […]

Waterworks is also Men’s Business

Wetting your pants is often joked about as problem we develop in old age. It is also more commonly associated with women however there are a lot of men who will suffer the same problem. Consumption of caffeine and alcohol can affect our waterworks so sometimes if there is a problem it may simply be […]

Physio Going to the Dogs

Physio is not just for humans. Animals can also have their favourite physio treat them as well. Horses and dogs are the primary animals that have physio because their performance can be monetised but their is also physio that can be used for animals that Just like humans animals have operations, they need splints, they […]

Astronauts and Dizziness

Did you know that when astronauts return to earth they suffer severe vertigo symptoms as their inner ear which is the major part of our vestibular system has to adjust to effects of gravity back here on earth. They can suffer nausea, vomiting and loose their balance. This problems is not just isolated to going […]

Pain in the Leg

Do you ever wonder what the term shin splints means? The term shin splints has been widely used as a catch-all term referring to a collection of different conditions that cause lower leg pain. The term Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS) better defines the injury and separates it from injuries such as stress fractures or […]

Rock and Ankle Roll

Rolled ankles are one of the most common injuries that Physio’s see in athletes. In facet it accounts for 10 to 30% of sports-related injuries in young athletes. The term “sprain” merely indicates that a ligament has been damaged. Sprains are divided into several groups depending on the severity of damage to the involved ligament. […]

Is That a Rock in My Shoe? Or is it Plantar Fasciitis?

Is that a rock in your shoe? Maybe not. It could be plantar fasciitis or heel spurs. The plantar fascia is a thick, broad, inelastic band of fibrous tissue that courses along the bottom (plantar surface) of the foot. It is attached to the heel bone (calcaneus) and fans out to attach to the bottom […]

Compression Session

In the physio world compression garments were originally reserved for the hospital setting to prevent post operative DVT’s and improve patients circulation. They are now however used widely by athletes to assist them in the sporting goals and to improve their performance. People who use compression garments report a series of benefits. Delayed onset muscle […]

Hot to Trot or Ice Ice Baby

There is always a lot of debate as to what is the best for the treatments of injuries. Do you put on a heat pack or is it better to ice? It is funny that there could be so much debate for a fundamental of injury management. The principal revolves around blood flow and inflammation. […]