Entries by Kim OLeary

Physios or Painiacs? Good Pain and Bad Pain

Physiotherapists have a great reputation of relieving pain. But we can also be paniacs. Maniacal about the science of pain. When we are assessing patients we want to know what their pain is so we have to cause it to assess it. That might be the first pain you feel in the consult. The patient […]

When to Return to Running After an Injury

Return to run after an overuse injury to the lower limb is a difficult discussion for a physiotherapist. Hold your patient back for too long, a patient can get frustrated and go and do it anyway. Let them go early and an injury can recur. Often it’s best for a patient to discover it themselves. […]

Perfect Preparation Makes Perfect Performance

We all know that if you practice and prepare well you will perform better with anything in life. Perfect preparation means that you need to focus on the requirements of your sport and your position to optimise your performance. There is little wonder how often it is that people with a good work ethic will […]

Get Fit to Play Sport. Don’t Play Sport to Get Fit

Pre- season is hard and if you have the skills then you don’t need to do it right? Wrong. It is essential that you do a full pre- season to not only perform the best for your team and yourself personally but also for injury prevention. It is best to train trying to replicate your […]

Is Radiography and Imaging Ruining Our Diagnostic Skills?

Scans are more accessible today then they ever have been with price and availability of radiography practitioners. Not all findings are important though. It is not unusual to have a series of findings on our gold standard modality – MRI where only one of which is relevant. This is where your health care provider can […]

Understanding Your Injuries with Education Tools

Charts, diagrams and models are excellent teaching tools for patients. If you understand the injury well you will understand the nature of the healing of the structure which will lead to better outcomes for your injury rehabilitation. At PhysioPro your therapist will give you a comprehensive explanation involving the relevant teaching tool for a better […]

Injuries: Piecing Together the Puzzle

Being at PhysioPro is like being a detective. You have to piece together all the puzzle pieces to give a full understanding of the problem. Also the right questions need to be asked to ensure that the right diagnosis and then prognosis is delivered to the patients. This is critical to achieving the optimal outcome […]

Team Oriented Approach To Rehabilitation

Working as a team is critical to recovery from injury. For a musculoskeletal injury the team could consist of a physiotherapist, a sports doctor, a trainer, a massage therapist and other allied health professionals potentially a podiatrist or occupational therapist. The inter relationships of this team is so important because each have their role. The […]

Goal Setting and Injuries

The first part of any full injury rehabilitation is setting goals with your therapist. Otherwise you could be aiming at different directions. SMART goals – specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time based is a good start. Working with your therapist for goals that may evolve and change is an important part of your recovery.

Golf Driving Power : All in the Hips

Golf is a sport that requires timing and control. People spend a lot of time with grip, shoulder rotations and timing of shots. But one area that people often neglect is trunk and gluteal strength. There are many ways to develop this. Rotational movements with TheraBand and cables at the gym which will replicate the […]