Village Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Shellharbour

ACL Injury

Is it my ACL? At Village Physiotherapy Shellharbour, one of the most common questions we get asked is in regards to one of the most commonly injured ligaments in the knee. It seems like this is a sports persons most dreaded injury especially those participating in high risk activities such as...

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Painful Wonders

Painful wonders......I hear you thinking what is so wonderful about pain? It hurts, it is an inconvenience and nobody enjoys it! Pain is complex, for many of us it can be confronting, causing us to retreat from things that bring joy. What if you were about to learn that pain is not what you think it is. One of our senior Physios, Maddie has recently completed a short course on pain. Here is some of the learning she has had which she has so lovingly named PAINFUL WONDERS....

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Patellofemoral Knee pain

What is Patellofemoral Knee Pain? Patellofemoral (PFJ) knee pain is a common condition especially in the active population. It results in pain around the knee cap. It is often described as a strong ache/pulling sensation and can be difficult to localise. The condition is often aggravated by loaded activities with the knee bent. This includes stairs (particularly downstairs), running, squats and lunges. Sometimes, sitting with knees bent can be irritable too. There is usually no specific cause/injury/trauma. It is often sore during activity, but most noticeable when you have cooled down later that day or the day after....

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Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy

What is Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy? Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy (PHT) is a common injury in runners. It mostly occurs in one leg (however it can occur in both!). Pain is often felt in the buttock just below the gluteal crease....

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Snowy injuries

After last weeks chilly weekend, this weeks cold blast and plenty of snow being dumped all over the state it was only appropriate to write a blog on snow injuries.

We have lots of fun going to the snow, whether it is going tobogganing or building snowmen with the kids, to tackling the slopes on a snowboard or skis, it is important to make sure we do everything we can to reduce our risk of injury. Sometimes the mechanism of injury is unfortunate due to someone crashing into you, or a bump in the snow you didn’t see....

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What is Concussion?

Is a person only concussed if they get knocked out during a game of football? Is it when someone has hit their head and tells you they are seeing stars? What happens if a player does get a concussion? Are they allowed to return to the field of play?...

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Injury free festive season.

Would you like to have an injury free festive season and finish 2018 on a high?

That time of year when the man in the big red suit comes to visit is fast approaching. All too often it is the time of the year where injury rates increase. In fact a study in the Medical Journal of Australia (MJA) reported a 9% increase in hospitalisations during the Christmas and New Year holiday period (25 December to 1 January)....

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