Calf Strains

Calf Strains

Calf Strains With the Burnie 10 just around the corner, it is not unusual to sustain a calf injury in your training especially if you have increased your mileage too quickly or added some hills or introduced speed work. Reference – purephysio.co.nz The calf muscle...
Active Workplaces

Active Workplaces

Active Workplaces Jarrod Wilson (Exercise Physiologist – Burnie) Here’s something to think about… Australians spend approximately one third of their life at work. It is well established that low cardio-respiratory fitness causes significantly more deaths than other...
Respiratory Muscle Training

Respiratory Muscle Training

Respiratory Muscle Training Jarrod Wilson (Exercise Physiologist – Burnie) There are a number of conditions that can affect the airways, causing obstruction and difficulty with breathing. The effect on someone’s health can range from a mild disturbance to breathing to...
Hamstring Injuries

Hamstring Injuries

Hamstring Injuries Pat Blackwell (Physiotherapist – Burnie) With the football, netball and hockey seasons well under way it is difficult to go a week without hearing about a hamstring injury causing an athlete a few weeks on the sideline; from Buddy Franklin in the...
The ACL – What the Current Research Suggests

The ACL – What the Current Research Suggests

The ACL Ligament Damien Moore (Physiotherapist – Burnie) Why we should be changing our beliefs on how ACL injuries should be managed. (Adapted from Kieran Richardson’s blogs on linkedin Nov 21st 2017, Dec 10th 2018 and May 6th 2019) (Source – physioworks.com.au)...
Equipment for Children

Equipment for Children

Children Equipment Sarah Cowgill (Physiotherapist – Burnie / Somerset) There are a lot of toys, gadgets and structures available on the market that are advertised to help our child’s development. It is often hard to know what to use and whether these items are helpful...
Heel Pain? It Could be Plantar Fasciitis

Heel Pain? It Could be Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciopathy / Plantar Fasciitis Daniel Reeves (Physiotherapist – Burnie) Plantar fasciopathy (PF), sometimes referred to as plantar fasciitis is an overload/overuse condition that is characterized by pain in the heel and foot. It also involves structural...
W-Sitting in Children

W-Sitting in Children

W Sitting: Is It Really a Bad Thing? Sarah Cowgill (Physiotherapist – Burnie/Somerset) Have you ever noticed your child sitting with their bottom on the floor and their feet out to either side, forming a W? Have you ever told your child to change their position...
World Asthma Day

World Asthma Day

Asthma – What You Need to Know Jarrod Wilson (Exercise Physiologist – Burnie) What is Asthma? Asthma is a chronic medical condition that affects the airways, leading to reversible airway obstruction. Asthmatic cases can range from very mild to severe with some cases...