Category Archives: Physio for Running

Injury Prevention for Recreational Joggers

Jogging is a great form of cardiovascular exercise. It gets your heart rate up and burns lots of calories. However, jogging is tough on your joints, particularly if you jog on hard surfaces such as concrete or road. The wholesale prevention of injuries from running is probably wishful thinking… but

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Spondylolysis & Spondylolisthesis

We introduced the conditions known as spondylolysis and spondylolisthesis in a previous piece that you can read here. Spondylolysis Spondylolysis is a condition in which a defect develops within the pars-interarticularis of a vertebra, usually one of the lower lumbar vertebra. You may have also heard to this condition being

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Spondylitis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Spondylolysis, Spondylolisthesis, Spondyloarthropathy

Each of these terms shares the prefix “spondyl” which is derived from either greek term spondulos or the latin term spondylus- which both mean “vertebra”. Medicine and anatomy is replete with terms with greek and latin origins. It can make things confusing if you are browsing for information about your health. All

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PREPARE – PREVENT – PARTICIPATE

Coogee Bay Health & Injury Care is running it’s inaugural City-2-Surf training challenge. We are seeking first time City-2-Surfers, novice runners, those who would like to turnover a new leaf of health and fitness to participate in our preparation program. Our goal is to use the City-2-Surf as springboard to

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Osteoarthritis

By strict definition, arthritis is defined as “joint inflammation” i.e. the “arthr” denoting part of the latin term for joint, while the “itis” denotes the latin suffix for inflammation. The “osteo” in osteoarthritis denotes the latin term for bone. So the term osteoarthritis, technically describes bone + joint + inflammation.

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Tendinopathy

Tendinopathy is the term we used to describe a tendon that exhibits signs of structural disorganisation on imaging studies such as ultrasound. The term tendinopathy was coined as a replacement for the more commonly known term tendinitis. Essentially, the term tendinits dropped out of favour once it was discovered that

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Bursitis

Bursae are small sacks of fluid that serve the purpose of buffering regions around joints where there is a lot of rubbing or sliding of tissues such as tendons and fascia against each other or bony prominences. Bursae have a protective role of sorts, as without them other tissue within joints would

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An Introduction to Persistent Pain

If you’ve found yourself at this page, it may be because you have just finished reading our “Explain CRPS Diagnosis” page and followed the link here. In that page, I referred to the benefits that one might gain from taking steps to better understand how pain “works”. While our piece on CRPS

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