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 […]

ITB Friction Syndrome

ITB Friction Syndrome What is the ITB? ITB or Iliotibial band is a thick band of fascia or sheet of connective tissue that starts from your hip bone (the ilium) and ends at the outside of your knee. There are two structures that connect to form the ITB and those are the tensor fascia latae […]

Australian Open Tennis: your personal entourage.

Australian Open Tennis: your personal entourage. ​ Just a heads up, a little niggle will likely becomes a big niggle after you have played without a prep. We have just the team, and if you are a tennis player, we can be your own private entourage prepping you for the big game.  I’m Simon and […]

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 […]

Diaphragmatic Breathing

Diaphragmatic Breathing What is the Diaphragm? The Diaphragm is the most efficient muscle of breathing. It is a large, dome-shaped muscle located at the base of the lungs. Your abdominal muscles help move the Diaphragm and give you more power to empty your lungs. When you become stressed or anxious, your breathing will become shallower. […]

Osteopathy, Fatherhood and Sport.

As an Osteopath with 3 active under teenage kids, I have the invaluable experience of watching my kids develop physically while playing a number of sports: tennis, swimming, ballet, lacrosse, basketball and nippers. In fact I’m poolside now at 5.50am in a chilly Melbourne Monday morning. Brrrr! At 12 years old our eldest boy is […]

Compartment Syndrome

Compartment syndrome in the lower limb is essentially where the pressure within a compartment increases to a point where the nutrients supplying the structures within that compartment are either completely or partially occluded. In our lower leg with have 4 compartments; Anterior, Lateral, Deep Posterior and Superficial Posterior. Within each compartment there are specific muscles […]