10 ways to make your ACL rehab easier!

10 ways to make your ACL rehab easier! Having an ACL reconstruction is never going to be easy, having gone through one myself in 2017 I can tell you it’s no walk in the park. However, there are ways to make life a bit more bearable – especially in the first few weeks. 1) Get […]

Knee pain and the hip-knee continuum.

Osteo FAQ

Knee pain and the hip-knee continuum. Knee pain in the gym recently? It might be time to load up the hips! Knee pain is one of the most common presentations we see here at Stay Tuned Sports Medicine and it affects 25% of adults at some stage in their lives (Nguyen et al., 2012). In […]

Should you rest after an injury?

Exercise Science

Should you rest after an injury? Perhaps not. Traditionally, our immediate response to a musculoskeletal injury is to rest and let the body heal itself, after all everyone who has done basic first aid knows that the R in R.I.C.E. is rest! However, the importance on rest has been greatly overemphasised in the past and […]

What Exercise Does To Your Body

Yoga

If I told you there was a pill that could improve your lifelong physical, emotional and mental state each day you took it, would you give it a chance? Evidence from the past 20 years has been pointing to exercise and physical activity as the frontier of preventative medicine and considering the health benefits it […]

Hydrotherapy: workout in water!

HYDROTHERAPY: Water As A Workout! And you don’t need to be able to swim! Research is consistently showing hydrotherapy, or aquatic exercise, to be as effective as land-based exercise in reducing pain and improving function [3][7]. It’s no wonder that hydrotherapy has been used as a treatment modality for hundreds of years! It’s low impact […]

What is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and why should I see one?

What is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP) and why should I see one? Accredited Exercise Physiologists are university qualified allied health professionals equipped with the knowledge and skills to design, deliver and evaluate safe and effective exercise interventions. These can be for people with acute, sub-acute or chronic medical conditions, injuries or disabilities. What are […]

My Favourite Exercises

My Favourite Exercises! Exercise is one the most easily prescribed mode of treatment to improve health and wellbeing. There is irrefutable evidence that suggests the beneficial effects of exercise to prevent and treat several diseases. I feel privileged that I am able to use exercise as a form of treatment. In doing so, I always […]

Bursitis

Bursitis? What is that?!  Have you recently consulted with your Osteo or Physio who has referred you for an ultrasound? Did they mentioned the possibility that you have Bursitis? Well let me explain a bit about what that is! What is a Bursa? A Bursa is a fluid filled sac that acts as a cushion […]

Ankle Sprains

Ankle Sprains  Ashby Smith Ankle sprains are the most common lower limb injury for sports people and have the highest re-injury rate of all sports injuries. When we recover from ankle sprains and injuries we need to make sure that our exercise rehabilitation is comprehensive and properly strengthens the ankle before we get back to […]

How to Best Provide Ankle Support for Netballers –Kids, Teenagers and Adults 

Every Saturday you can probably guarantee that a handful of us “lucky” netballers will come away from the courts with “twisted/turned/sprained” ankles. Why? Netball is a game that involves an immense amount of dodging and quick turns. Unfortunately, these movements can put pressure on the lateral ligaments of the ankle. If we happen to overdo […]