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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]