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Dec 4

Motivation and commitment

Motivation to exercise or move regularly can be challenging, especially if we are sore or we’re just not very good at the exercise we’ve been prescribed. We all ‘intend’ to do exactly what we need to do, yet so often we “fall off the wagon” and our commitment goes with it.  Without commitment our best intentions […]

Oct 29

Knee pain in active people : Adelaide sports physiotherapy

Do you get pain in and around the kneecap when you walk, jog, go up or down stairs, or even after prolonged sitting or kneeling? It may have started as just a bit of an ache around the knee after a long walk or perhaps running down My Lofty one day? Perhaps one of your […]

Oct 23

Heel and arch pain – Plantar fasciopathy: Adelaide physiotherapy

By Vital Core Physio Elizabeth Santos Plantar fasciopathy What is it? Plantar fasciopathy is the most common cause of heel pain. It used to be called “fasciitis” as it was thought to be primarily an inflammatory condition. Treatment used to focus on ice and rest to treat the so-called ‘inflammation’. Research over the last 20 […]

Oct 16

Sports physiotherapy in Adelaide – not just for the elite

The sun’s out, spring is here. The weekend warriors are out in maximum numbers, and why shouldn’t they be?! This is the perfect time to pick up the activity levels, shed the winter insulation and get back into sports. Perhaps it’s the early part of your summer sporting season – tennis, cricket. Perhaps your kids […]

Sep 11

The recreational runner….. with an injury : Running physiotherapy Adelaide

Runners are a funny lot, aren’t they? We freak out if we’re told we can’t run. We have odd expectations of what is a “normal” distance to do (load to apply), what is “worthwhile” training, and what is “soft” or not worth bothering with. This is the tale of a running patient we’ll call ‘Kate’ […]

Jan 2

Training loads and monitoring

A new year, new goals to be set. It’s so exciting isn’t it? Looking at the calendar, plotting and planing what you might achieve this year. Road trips with friends and family, small goals, large goals, BHAGs (big, hairy audacious goal) – the ones that scare you a little. To reach goals, however, we all […]

Jun 11

Hip Pain – why do women suffer more?

  Studies have shown that about 1 in 4 women over the age of 50 suffer from lateral hip pain and that this is particularly true for active women – hands up runners and walkers if this has been you at some stage. The lateral side of the hip includes any muscle or structure on the […]

Mar 2

Common triathlon related injuries

 By Jane Rothe – Physiotherapist and Triathlete When it comes to triathletes there are three common biomechanical problem areas that lead to  both social and serious athletes paying their Vital Core physiotherapist a visit… 1) Upper back stiffness 2) Hip flexor tightness 3) Poor rotational control of lower limbs Upper back/thoracic stiffness This is a […]

Nov 16

The role of inflammation in health

Inflammation has become a bit of a buzz word in recent year – inflammation in our tissues, inhibiting healing, making us sick. This weekend, I have read a book that piqued my interest when I saw it on the ‘new books’ shelf at my local public library. ‘Total Recovery: Solving the mystery of Chronic Pain […]

Nov 5

Should I run?

Today I have stumbled across an excellent resource for people wondering if they are fit to run, some tips on eating, drinking, training, and what to do on race day. It has been set up by a British running coalition of groups include the London Marathon and Bupa. Any basic questions you have, and basic […]