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Defeating Tennis Elbow In Straight Sets

Posted by SportsMed NQ, 15 March 2017

Tennis elbow is a condition that can affect more than just tennis players! Whether you have picked up a racquet or just the remote during the Australian Open, it is important to know the best form of prevention or how to ace your rehabilitation.   After watching what was an entertaining Aussie Open this year Read more…

Headaches

Posted by SportsMed NQ, 14 December 2016

  Headaches are such a common complaint, we normally just pop some Panadol and hope they go away but is that just a bandaid solution to the problem? Are you one of the many people who suffer from headaches? Not the ones created by school holidays or Christmas with the in-laws, the ones the sneak Read more…

The old cliché of “you need to walk before you run” in preparation for your New Year’s resolutions

Posted by SportsMed NQ, 11 November 2016

It is the festive time of the year where we indulge in too much food and drink and make many New Year’s resolutions to lose weight, to get fit, eat healthy, join a sporting team, get more of a work/life balance etc. One way many of us living in ‘The Ville’ start shifting those extras Read more…

Posture

Posted by SportsMed NQ, 8 June 2016

Most of us would have some awareness that posture is important. However, perhaps not releasing just how important. The long term implications of habitual poor posture can have profound effects on body structures such as joints, ligaments, muscles and spinal discs. Good posture entails holding the body in a position that aligns the center of Read more…

How active are your children?

Posted by SportsMed NQ, 6 April 2016

When I reflect on my childhood some of my best memories are of playing sport. It wasn’t only the games or the trips away, but also the friendships made, the laughs and even being involved in something as a family. It’s no surprise that I’m all for kids playing sport – especially team sport. Not Read more…

Back to school back pain

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We can sometimes forget how heavy textbooks can be, add in a water bottle, lunch and anything else they need for the day and the weight adds up   It is that time of year when parents breathe a sigh of relief with the resumption of school but this creates another problem.  Today school bags Read more…

Class Timetable for Pilates, Hydrotherapy and Hydrolates

Posted by SportsMed NQ, 10 February 2016

Pilates tt for website Click on the above link (green writing) for our current class timetable. On the bottom of the timetable you will also find more information about those classes and definitions. For more information please call our Bayswater Rd practice on 47 713650   Hydrolates Long Tan Pool – Heatley Pilates performed in Read more…

Helping our loved ones

Posted by SportsMed NQ, 3 February 2016

We often forget about how our injuries or surgeries can impact our loved ones – he’s some tips to get us through it. With Valentine’s Day around the corner, this article is about what your partner, parents or friends can expect when you hobble through the door battered and bruised. Unfortunately injury and surgery are Read more…

Injury prevention for New Year Resolutions

Posted by SportsMed NQ, 7 January 2016

Nobody wants to spend time on the sideline when you are just starting out in a new activity or sport. The New Year marks plenty of New Years resolutions – most of these are around weight and exercise. It also means the beginning of pre-season training for many sports. Regardless of the level of sport, Read more…

Christmas Opening Hours 2015

Posted by SportsMed NQ, 2 December 2015

Bayswater Rd clinic – Mon 21st Dec                    7.00am – 7.00pm Tues 22nd Dec                  7.00am – 7.00pm Wed 23rd Dec                   7.00am – 7.00pm Thur 24th Dec                   8.00am – 4.30pm Xmas Day                                  Closed Boxing Day                               Closed Sun 27th Dec                             Closed Mon 28th Dec                            Closed Tues 29th Dec                    8.00am – 4.30pm Wed 30th Dec                    8.00am – 4.30pm Thurs 31st Dec                   8.00am – Read more…

I thought Golf was easy?

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Whether you are the next Tiger Woods with the killer instinct or a weekend hacker like myself, the golfing industry is fast changing and equipped to help us all. People always ask me, ‘why do you play Golf?” Well, I figure I must thoroughly enjoy chasing a little white ball around a field full of Read more…

Clinical Pilates – Do you need to ‘Feel the burn’?

Posted by SportsMed NQ, 2 November 2015

Pilates has been the exercise of choice for dancers and gymnasts (and now Hollywood actors), but it was originally used to rehabilitate bedridden or immobile patients during World War I. Pilates is a method of movement that was developed and refined by Joseph Pilates throughout the 20th Century.  After his death, the method evolved and Read more…

Clinical Pilates

Posted by SportsMed NQ, 20 October 2015

CLINICAL PILATES At SportsMed NQ we currently run 21 Clinical Pilates classes per week, over both of our practices, from beginners to Level 3. Clinical Pilates focuses on correct posture, core stability, balance, flexibility, strengthening and breathing. For information on our Pilates services and session times please call 47 713650 or North Shore on 47 Read more…

Running Injuries – assessments using new wireless sensor system, DorsaVi

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We live in a world now where technology is changing so rapidly that we expect instant results from our internet, our meals, coffee, answers to questions, pain and also our body’s ability to recover. Unfortunately our bodies just don’t bounce back like that. It takes time and some very hard work sometimes to make a Read more…

Hydrolates (Pilates in the Hydrotherapy pool)

Posted by SportsMed NQ, 28 September 2015

Hydrolates Long Tan Pool heatley Pilates performed in the hydrotherapy pool Classes begin Monday 12 Oct 11am     Who is this for? Are you interested in joining pilates but are unable to get up and down off the floor? Do you have arthritis? Have you had surgery recently?   Do you experience; Back pain Read more…

THE SILENT ASSASSIN IN MEN – PROSTATE CANCER

Posted by SportsMed NQ, 28 August 2015

Normally we men suffer in silence, or put things off until it is absolutely necessary to get help. This is not the best method when it comes to our health The most common issue we see in clinic with males is lower back pain.  Most of these complaints are from repetitive manual work but these Read more…

MASSAGE…. LUXURY OR NECESSITY?

Posted by SportsMed NQ, 27 July 2015

Just hearing the word massage can make people smile. So when Physio’s prescribe massage for clients, it’s not like a body spa with hot oils, crystals, fluffy bathrobes and slippers. Therapeutic massage focuses on relieving muscle tension or releasing a particular area of the body that is affecting your injury. How often have you had Read more…

Are Your Killer Heels Killing More Thank You Think

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Are you among the millions of women who wear high heels day after day? If so, a study suggests you’re probably causing permanent damaging to your feet and legs. It is that time of the year where we are all busy with weddings, the winter racing season and lots of others social events.  This month Read more…

THE CORE OF THE PROBLEM

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We are now half way through 2015 and this month I got another year older. Most days I don’t feel like it but there are days when the kids are up during the night and I’m working long hours that I feel every day of my 46 years! These are the days when I realise Read more…

HEALTH IS A JOURNEY, NOT A DESTINATION

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Life is so busy!  We learn to selectively ignore many things – rude drivers, telemarketers and I am sure my wife would say I ignore her at times, as well as signs or symptoms of pain. After 20 years (I can hear you all saying “has he really been around that long!”) in the business, Read more…

Ankle Injuries: Part II

Posted by SportsMed NQ, 24 March 2015

Lateral Ankle Sprains Have you twisted or sprained your ankle? Did you get immediate swelling? Was it a fairly innocuous injury? What did you do immediately after an ankle sprain? Here’s a quick refresher of what to do immediately post ankle injury and information on the most common ankle sprains that we regularly treat as Read more…

Antenatal Hydrotherapy Classes

Posted by SportsMed NQ, 28 January 2015

Are you an expectant mother looking for a safe form of exercise to perform during your pregnancy? Hydrotherapy is a low impact activity performed in warm water, usually heated between 28 to 30 degrees. When standing in chest deep water, approximately 75% of on-land body weight is made buoyant due to the hydrostatic pressure. These Read more…

Top Tips for Managing New Injuries

Posted by SportsMed NQ, 23 January 2015

  With the new year comes the start of the sporting season. This can mean new injuries for you and your family. What better time to refresh yourself on the RICER principles to help manage acute injuries. The RICER principle is well established as the best first aid for acute injuries including; muscle strains and Read more…

Pre-season screening and injury prevention

Posted by SportsMed NQ, 14 January 2015

This time of year marks the beginning of training for many sports like Football (Soccer), Rugby League/Union, AFL, Hockey, Tennis, Netball, and Touch Football. Regardless of the level of sport, a pre-season screening can be a very useful tool in identifying any predisposition to injury which can help reduce any time spent on the sidelines. Read more…

Stress Fractures in Cricket

Posted by SportsMed NQ, 13 January 2015

Stress Fractures in Cricket (Spondylolysis) Cricket injuries at elite level in Australia have been demonstrated to occur at a rate of around 18 injuries in total for a squad of 25 players who play twenty matches in a season.  On average, around 9% of cricketers have an injury at any given time, although in fast bowlers Read more…

The importance of Hydration

Posted by SportsMed NQ, 8 January 2015

            The importance of Hydration  Most of us recognise the importance of drinking more water in warmer months and it’s easy to forget to keep hydrated. Adequate hydration is essential for all of us, regardless of how active we are. Whether you work in an office, play sport or just Read more…

New Years Fitness Goals

Posted by SportsMed NQ, 6 January 2015

New Years Fitness Goals     Just like every year we have all overindulged during the silly season and have decided it is time to hit the gym to lose those Christmas kilos. The flavour of the month this year is boot camps and 6/8/12 week challenges which have been surging in popularity. The high intensity mix Read more…

SportsMed NQ Christmas Opening Hours

Posted by SportsMed NQ, 11 December 2014

Opening Hours over Christmas for Bayswater Rd: Monday 22.12.14 7:00am – 7:00pm Tuesday 23.12.14 8:00am – 4.30pm Wednesday 24.12.14 8:00am – 4.30pm Thursday 25.12.14 to Sunday 28.12.14 CLOSED   Monday 29.12.14 8:00am – 4.30pm Tuesday 30.12.14 8:00am – 4.30pm Wednesday 31.12.14 8:00am – 4.30pm Thursday 1.1.15 CLOSED Friday 2.1.15 8:00am – 4.30pm Saturday 3.1.15 8:00am Read more…

Real Time Ultrasound

Posted by SportsMed NQ, 10 December 2014

Real Time Ultrasound: Retrain your core whilst watching your muscles activate in real time! What is Real Time Ultrasound? Real Time Ultrasound (RTUS) is an imaging tool that uses high frequency sound waves and echoes to produce an image. This machine is similar to what is used when looking within the womb of a pregnant Read more…

Ankle Injuries: Part 1

Posted by SportsMed NQ, 16 October 2014

Ankle Injuries: Part 1 Ankle pain is fairly common amongst the general population, especially those involved in sports. With many summer sports starting up again after an off season, ankle sprains are more prevalent than ever. However, ankle pain on its own could have a number of root causes. Acute ankle injuries are normally associated Read more…

Pilates

Posted by SportsMed NQ, 10 October 2014

Where did Pilates originate? Born in Germany in 1880, Joseph Hubertus Pilates was the founder of this innovative and popular form of exercise, spending most of his days critiquing his methods as a self-defense trainer and circus performer. Joseph’s methods were centered around rehabilitation and body conditioning, today known as ‘Pilates’. During World War I, Read more…

Shoulder Pain – By Philippe Oei

Posted by SportsMed NQ, 17 September 2014

Shoulder Pain – Subacromial Impingement Syndrome Shoulder pain, movement restriction and weakness are signs and symptoms that are commonly reported amongst approximately 7-25% of the general population (Oxford). Shoulder pain is a common injury normally resulting from an increase in repetitive overhead movements. Many patients who present with shoulder pain also report upper neck, shoulder Read more…

The Injured ACL

Posted by SportsMed NQ, 12 September 2014

The Injured ACL What are they? The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is an important stabilizing structure of the knee. An ACL tear is a significant injury to the knee and is relatively common in the sporting environment. The ACL is a strong band of connective tissue situated within the knee joint and is responsible for Read more…

Townsville Football Cup 24 – 30th of August!

Posted by SportsMed NQ, 13 August 2014

Bragging rights and redemption on the table in the Wingate Properties Townsville Football Cup August 24 marks the beginning of the Townsville Football Cup which will see Northern Fury FC and a North Queensland All Stars team come up against some of the heavy weights in Australian Football. A-League teams the Brisbane Roar, Sydney FC, Read more…

Runners & Athlete’s using ViMove technology at SportsMed NQ

Posted by SportsMed NQ, 26 June 2014

If you are a runner, whether that be competing or for pure enjoyment you will want to know about ViMove. • Objective information & immediate feedback whilst you run • Improve your performance • Help prevent & manage injury Embedded ViMove Running YouTube clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_XU-vRkgBU What is ViMove? Wearable sensors that can be placed on Read more…

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Defeating Tennis Elbow In Straight SetsPosted by SportsMed NQ, 15 March 2017

Tennis elbow is a condition that can affect more than just tennis players! Whether you have picked up a racquet or just the remote during the Australian Open, it is important to know the best form of prevention or how to ace your rehabilitation.   After watching what was an entertaining Aussie Open this year Read more…

HeadachesPosted by SportsMed NQ, 14 December 2016

  Headaches are such a common complaint, we normally just pop some Panadol and hope they go away but is that just a bandaid solution to the problem? Are you one of the many people who suffer from headaches? Not the ones created by school holidays or Christmas with the in-laws, the ones the sneak Read more…

The old cliché of “you need to walk before you run” in preparation for your New Year’s resolutionsPosted by SportsMed NQ, 11 November 2016

It is the festive time of the year where we indulge in too much food and drink and make many New Year’s resolutions to lose weight, to get fit, eat healthy, join a sporting team, get more of a work/life balance etc. One way many of us living in ‘The Ville’ start shifting those extras Read more…