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Dec 10

Smashing goals in the new year

Another year winds down, can you believe it? It’s now time time to reflect on the year that has been. What were you most proud of? You can pat yourself on your back and say what a great job you did. Now,  it’s time to look ahead. What would you like to pat yourself on the […]

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 […]

Nov 5

Osgood Schlatter Disease – knee pain in active kids : Adelaide sports physio

By Vital Core Physio Olivia Bredenkamp Is your healthy active child complaining of pain in the front if the knee? Osgood-Schlatter disease (OSD) is a common knee condition that affects active growing children and is characterised by pain in the front of the knee, however it is not a disease as the name suggests. It’s […]

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 […]

Jul 4

Sleep is vital for injury prevention

Adolescents and sleep. That old issue, huh? In adolescence, kids like to go to sleep later and sleep later in the morning, but they have to get up early enough to conform with school timetables. It has ever been thus.  Hormonal changes that also affect the sleep wake cycle turn our kids into night owls […]

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 […]

Jun 2

New rowing screening program, especially for school rowing teams

We are very excited here at Vital Core Physio to launch a new pre-season screening program for rowers. The screening program is a comprehensive assessment design by Kate with Tory (1992 World Champion Rower and Principal Physiotherapist) to screen athletes for biomechanical factors that may predispose them to injury, muscle weakness and imbalances as well […]