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5 Common Skiing Injuries to Watch Out For

We’ve just past our shortest day of the year and the days are getting colder, but it’s not all doom and gloom out there, snow is on the way! We have just experienced Australia’s best start to a snow season in 18 years which is exciting for skiers! Along with this excitement sometimes comes the […]

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Fairfield Physiotherapy Goes Green!

Photo Credit: Damian Stephens Fairfield Physiotherapy was one of the first businesses to install LED lights through Darebin Council’s Light$mart program and solar through the Darebin Business Bulk Buy Program. Our own Christine Flanagan has also found other ways to reduce energy and waste in her business and was featured at the April 2018 Sustainability Matters […]

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Winter is here, how are your joints?

Every year more and more Australians are undergoing operations for their hips and knees, but is surgery really the answer? Often NO. Osteoarthritis effects about 2 million Australians. In the last 20 years, knee replacement surgery has increased hugely in frequency (175%) and hip replacement surgery increased 285%.  The most common orthopaedic surgery, knee arthroscopy, […]

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A day in the life of a travelling ski physiotherapist

Our own Ben Bond has been travelling physiotherapist with the Australian X-country Ski Team before the upcoming Winter Olympics in February. Ben has been travelling through Switzerland, Italy, Slovenia and Austria preparing the team for their World Cup Races. Here he gives us an insight into a typical day as a physiotherapist with the team. […]

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CRICKET LOAD MANAGEMENT

Cricket Australia’s new youth pace bowling guidelines With cricket season in full swing players will need to start thinking about managing their bodies and staying injury free. Cricket is quite different to a lot of other sports as there is no body contact so most injuries are a result of overloading or poor load/body management. […]

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5 Things You Need To Know About Physiotherapy For Sports Injuries

Sports injuries can differ to everyday injuries, especially when they are incurred by players at professional level. Sports physiotherapists draw on their valuable sports-specific knowledge and expertise to provide sports injury support and care to both professional and amateur sports people. Today, we’re going to reveal the crucial role physiotherapy plays in rehabilitation from and […]

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Top 10 Holiday Nutrition Tips for Athletes

You’ve been following a strict nutrition plan all year and training hard. So, why throw all that hard work out the window for the sake of a few festive feasts? Whether you’re an elite athlete or someone who simply likes to stay fit and healthy, our 10 step holiday eating survival guide will help you […]

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What is a postural assessment and why do you need one?

Poor posture can result in musculoskeletal aches and pains, dysfunction, misalignment of your spine and increased risk of injury. Achieving and maintaining good posture involves learning the right movements and positions, as well as adopting the right lifestyle habits. It’s not enough to simply sit up straight at your desk or put your shoulders back […]

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5 Easy Ways to Avoid Back and Neck Pain at The Office

If you spend several hours a day in front of a computer or on a laptop you are likely to be no stranger to pain in your neck, back or shoulder and even headaches. Inappropriate computer and mobile device use can not only cause muscle and joint pain, but also result in serious overuse injuries. […]

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How to avoid postnatal injuries: a guide to post pregnancy exercise

Getting back into regular exercise after giving birth can help you to return to your pre-pregnancy weight more easily, reduce back pain, strengthen and tone your muscles, boost your energy levels, and help you sleep better. However, there are certain precautions you should take to make sure that you follow a safe exercise regime and […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Load Management

Overuse injuries often occur as a result of training load error. Training load can be defined as the amount of stress placed on a person during one workout or over a certain period of time. In order to improve performance athletes need to continually train harder (apply a progressive load) as their bodies adjust to […]

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Everything you need to know about overuse injuries

Often when we think about injuries we think about acute injuries, which occur in an instant, such as sprains, strains and fractures. However, a common condition we see here at Fairfield Physiotherapy Sports Injuries Centre, are overuse injuries – those injuries sustained from repeated actions and occur over time. The biggest problem with overuse injuries […]

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6 Things You Need To Do Before Hitting the Slopes

Skiing and snowboarding are great ways to get active in winter in Australia, but two things can ruin a holiday at the snow – injury and muscle soreness. Both of these issues can be prevented with a bit of preparation and some helpful advice from our sports physiotherapy experts. Here are 6 ways you can […]

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Footy Finals Prep: What to Eat

Preparing for footy finals in the coming weeks? Now, more than ever you need to be at the top of your game, physically and mentally. At Fairfield Physiotherapy & Sports Injuries Centre, we can help you prepare your body with physiotherapy but you also need to make sure you’re providing yourself with the proper fuel […]

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How to find the best physiotherapist for your back pain

It’s estimated that 80% of the population will experience back pain at some time during the lives.

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Is bad posture causing your headaches?

If you experience frequent headaches and can’t seem to get rid of them you may be looking to the wrong solution.

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How can physiotherapy help with a shoulder injury?

Feeling like you have more than a little weight on your shoulders? You are not alone.

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Do you have pain in your foot? This might be the reason

If you’re accustomed to feeling a stabbing pain in your foot when you first walk out of bed in the morning…

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4 ways to prepare for an injury-free ski season

Here are four ways we suggest you build your fitness in the lead up to the 2017 ski season.

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4 Easy Ways To Avoid Text Neck

It’s important to learn how to manage ‘text neck’ if it arises and prevent the pain from occurring – here are some things we suggest you do.

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How to prevent and treat episodes of muscle cramps

Have you ever wondered where muscle cramps have come from? And why are they happening to you?

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Headaches. Don’t let one stand in the way of your day.

There is no magical formula to tackle the symptoms of a headache, physiotherapy treatments can go a long way to help ease the pain and get you back on track in the long term.

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Want results? Try the finer point of pain relief

Dry needling has been around for many years as a treatment to combat acute or chronic pain. Widely recognised as a subset of Western acupuncture, dry needling involves inserting fine filament needles into muscular trigger points that are direct sources of pain to restore normal muscle movement.

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Are you squatting for success?

Squats are arguably the best full-body exercise in existence.

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Strapping yourself in and then backing yourself in

So, you’ve injured yourself during your most recent training session.

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Exercising While Pregnant – How to Safely Stay Fit

We’ve put together a quick guide to help you stay fit and healthy during your pregnancy.

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Avoid Injury this Football Season

Australian rules accounts for the highest number of sports related injuries that lead to hospitalisation.

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What’s your plan to tackle Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)?

Preparing your body for the impending flight.

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Find the Fun in Preparing For a Marathon

Training for and completing a marathon is one the most physically and mentally grueling challenges.

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What exactly is physiotherapy and how can it help you?

One thing we’ve noticed at Fairfield Physiotherapy throughout our collective numerous years of professional experience is that most people aren’t aware of just how broad the field of physiotherapy is and the wide range of injuries and conditions with which it can help.

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Office work and prolonged periods of sitting: what effects it can have and how to avoid it

Few would disagree that our modern lifestyle does not always account for the fact that the human body has evolved to suit a lifestyle of regular movement and exercise.

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Getting the ball rolling on beating back pain could be easier than you thought.

Back pain affects millions of Australians every year and is a common reason for absence from work, big medical bills and a noticeable reduction in overall quality of life.

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