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Do Tendons Ever Fully Heal?

Article by Zoe Russell Do Tendons Ever Fully Heal? Tendon injury is painful and debilitating, and the injury can exist along a spectrum of pain and dysfunction in a normal tendon, to pain and dysfunction in the presence of structural tendon change (known as partial thickness tears), and even complete tear (known as rupture) of the tendon. One question Physiotherapists often get asked is “do tendons ever fully heal?”  Put simply:- Having a ‘healed tendon’ means that you can use the tendon...

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What Is RTS Testing? & Why Do I Need It?

Article by Zoe Russell What Is RTS Testing? & Why Do I Need It? Return to Sport (RTS)  is an essential component of injury. Research is overwhelmingly proving that we cannot rely on biological healing times to make decisions regarding when to return to sport following injury. A common example is considering return to sport after having a knee reconstruction surgery, where Grindem (2018) has demonstrated that a successful and injury free return to sport was greater in those...

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Is There Such Thing As A “Simple” Ankle Sprain?

Article by Zoe Russell There Is No Such Thing As A “Simple” Ankle Sprain! Did you know that the most common musculoskeletal injury is the Ankle Sprain! Despite being commonly thought to be an injury to only the young and athletic, the “simple” ankle sprain also affects the general population at similar rates! (Gribble et al, 2016). It is often thought that ankle sprains are an innocuous injury that will heal expediently and with minimal treatment (Gribble et al., 2016; Hertel...

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Is Surgery Needed For My ACL Injury?

Article by Zoe Russell Is Surgery Needed For My ACL Injury? The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is one of the main stabilising ligaments of the knee. It contributes in conjunction with your muscles, other ligaments and receptors in the joint capsule and surrounding tissues to maintain the knee's stability. An ACL injury is often seen as a devastating injury, with treatment decisions often made in the timeframe early after injury, often favouring a surgical reconstruction. Did you know there are 3...

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Why Does My Hip Go “Click”?

Article by Zoe Russell Why Does My Hip Go "Click"? The hip joint has a large range of motion to allow us to bend, run and twist! Sometimes it will go ‘click’.... But Why? Clicks can be a normal part of the motion of the joint, but it can also be a sign of something more! A painful click must always be checked out by your Physiotherapist!  Clicks can come from: Intra articular (or inside the joint): This may be due...

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Saturday Physio & Massage Brisbane

Do You Need a Saturday Physio or Massage? We are here to help you with Saturday Physiotherapy and Massage sessions available at our PhysioWorks Brisbane clinics. Our Saturday appointments are popular so please call us or book online 24/7 to guarantee your Saturday appointment. Check out what we have available here: Book Now!Call Us or Book Online 24-hours TeleHealth Online Appointments Ashgrove Ph 3366 4221 Bulimba Ph 3899 1226 Clayfield Ph 3862 4544 Loganholme Ph 3801 3417 Mansfield Ph 3849 3099 Rochedale Ph 3841 0277 Salisbury Ph 3275...

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How to Come Back Better, Faster, Stronger in 2020!

Article by Zoe Russell   Post-Covid-19 Return to Sport It is no secret that COVID-19 has stopped the 2020 season for all sport and recreational activities. In most cases, it is frustrating for athletes to have their season interrupted, but there are a rare few athletes that this time off, will facilitate their recovery from injury! Downtime can be used effectively to: Rehabilitate any current injuries or niggles that we are experiencing - rehabilitation & recovery Enhance muscle strength and power ready for...

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