City Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic in the Adelaide CBD provides the best physio & massage treatment for your musculoskeletal aches, pains & strains. Our professional & experienced therapists will have you back on your feet & feeling better now.

Will Dry Needling Work for You?

13 June 2017

Are you fed up with being injured? Trying to cure or fix an injury by sticking needles in it may seem odd but it actually works.

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Back Pain Adelaide. Why does it matter if my joints are stiff?

16 June 2017

If your back is feeling stiff and you are in pain there is a good reason to do something about it now. Did you know that your spinal and other joints throughout your body need to go through their full range of motion regularly in order to maintain their natural lubrication?

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Why do Pilates with a Physiotherapist when they run Pilates classes at my gym?

13 June 2017

This is often a question that our patients ask as they have already spent money on a gym membership. The gym timetable states it is a Pilates class so it’s all the same, right? The answer is no, it’s not the same.

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Adelaide Pilates. Why Clinical Pilates? How does it work?

16 June 2017

Clinical Pilates is essentially about you learning to control your body, its position and its movement patterns. Why is that important?

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When should I see my Physio? Are you someone who goes to Physio once they are injured?

13 June 2017

Did you know the first step to managing injuries is the understanding of how to prevent the injury in the first place? Your City Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic Adelaide physiotherapists are highly trained professionals in the prevention of human movement issues.

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What is strength training?

16 June 2017

Strength training consists of exercises to improve muscle strength. This usually consists of some type of resistance exercise, which may include weights, elastic bands, or simply exercises using body weight against gravity. Pilates is a great way to work on strength as well as your postural endurance/core muscles.

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Osteopenia - Weakening of your bones. What is it and how do I prevent it?

16 June 2017

As we age, our risk of osteopenia increases. Osteopenia is a loss of bone mineral density. This bone density loss makes our bones weaker, and is a precursor to osteoporosis. The loss of bone strength begins much earlier if we don't look after our bodies today. Maintaining good habits now can be very protective for your bones in the future.

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To ice or not to ice after Injury?

16 June 2017

Ice can be very effective if applied immediately after an injury, to limit the extent of the injury, or during the recovery phase to help reduce pain and swelling.

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Tibialis Posterior pain explained

17 August 2016

Tibialis Posterior (Tib Post) pain is a common running injury that can cause flat feet and foot problems in later life. The Tib Post tendon can become inflamed, partially torn or ruptured, causing pain behind the bony prominence on the inside of the ankle. Tib Post tendon problems usually occur gradually over time due to overuse in runners. It can also be caused by a direct hit such as in a football or soccer game. ... read more

Tendon Injuries: City Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic answers your questions

16 June 2017

Tendon Injuries can be called Tendonitis or Tendinopathy. The most common tendon injuries are known are medial/lateral epicondylitis aka Tennis Elbow/Golfer’s Elbow, Patellar Tendinopathy (aka Runner’s knee), Rotator cuff tendinopathy and Achilles Tendinopathy.

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TAPING AND STRAPPING. WHY DO WE TAPE CERTAIN INJURIES AND WHAT TAPE DO WE USE?

16 June 2017

Taping is used for many different reasons. The reason for the taping can often dictate the type of tape that we use.

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Stretching exercises for gardeners from City Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic

17 August 2016

We know you love your garden and love spending time outdoors working in your outdoor patch, however we also know that many people get injured or suffer from aches and pains after or whilst out in their garden working, taking away your joy of what you have achieved. ... read more

Stretches for cyclists to increase lower limb flexibility

17 August 2016

At City Physiotherapy we like to focus on improving the flexibility of your hips, gluteal muscles, calves and hamstrings. This can help cyclists improve their overall cycling technique and speed. Here are a few simple stretches to add to your stretching routine. ... read more

Strength-building exercises For cyclists

17 August 2016

If you want to improve your performance off the bike there is a lot you can do. Like most things putting in more time cycling is the best way to get better at the sport. At City Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic we have a few cycling strength improvement exercise tips to help you improve your performance. ... read more

Strain vs Sprain

16 June 2017

Confused on how a strain differs from a sprain? City Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic gives you the answers here.

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SPRAINED ANKLE? HAVE YOU FULLY RECOVERED?

30 September 2016

At City Physiotherapy in Adelaide we often see patients who come in with rolled or twisted ankles. You may even tell us that you’ve always had dodgy or weak ankles for as long as you can remember. A sprained ankle is usually a result of participating in sports, gym or running and if questioned patients often reveal they have sprained their ankles on at least one of more occasions in the past. If this is you then you need to read on. ... read more

Shin splints – what are they?

21 September 2016

Adelaide City Physio explains Shin Splints/Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome

Shin Splints is a term that is often used to explain shin pain that you may get whilst running or doing exercise that involves running. The medical term we use for shin splints and one that describes the condition more accurately is Medial Tibial Stress syndrome.

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Take Care of Your Posture at Work

8 March 2012

Stretches and Work Station tips to help with your office posture.

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Marathon, half marathon & running event-post race advice from City Physiotherapy Adelaide

17 August 2016

Whether you are a first time or seasoned full or half marathon runner, post race you will be on a runners high for finishing your event after many months of running training and preparation. The key to a good post marathon, half marathon or running event recovery is what you do in the first few days after your marathon or running event. ... read more

Post running muscle soreness?

21 September 2016

Whether you are a first time runner in the Corporate Cup or not you will be on a runners high for finishing your event. The key to a good post running event recovery is what you do in the first few days after running. The outcome of not following through on a good recovery include, risk of injury, increased fatigue, mood swings and extreme muscle soreness.

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Will pilates improve your cycling? City Physiotherapy says yes

17 August 2016

Ok, so now you’ve invested in a great bike, it’s set up for you and you are doing your post cycling stretches – what you may not know is how much difference good pelvic and core stability makes to your overall cycling performance. It’s is a lot cheaper to work on your body and your core stability than it is to keep up with the latest bike from Europe! ... read more

Pilates Adelaide – What does Pilates do for Low Back Pain?

13 June 2017

If you have poor core strength it can lead to instability and injuries such as low back pain. Improving you core strength and stability with Pilates is an important step in the rehabilitation of anyone who has low back pain. ... read more

How physiotherapy for kids can help growing pains and sports injuries

17 August 2016

We hear a lot about adults needing physiotherapy treatment, but don’t forget that children suffer from the same aches and pains we do. Kids are involved in organised sports more than ever, often training on multiple days for different games or competitions.

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Patellofemoral pain syndrome

13 June 2017

Patellofemoral pain syndrome is pain that you feel between your patella (kneecap) and your femur (thigh bone). It starts with overuse or when you place greater pressure on your kneecap than your body can tolerate. ... read more

Office Posture PDF

13 March 2012

Download these office posture tips to practice at work.

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Office Exercises PDF

13 March 2012

A useful link to physiotherapist prescribed office stretches.  Take care of your body at work!

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Not a runner? Not a problem!

17 August 2016

Our Corporate Cup Sponsor, City Physiotherapy, provides tips you and your team need to get started to eventually run your way to victory in the 2016 Business SA Corporate Cup series. ... read more

Self care to increase physiotherapy benefits

6 January 2012

5 tips for effective treatment.

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Is your body stiff, tired, sore?

27 September 2011

You may have serviced your car recently but how about yourself? ... read more

Dry Needling

26 September 2011

Dry needling has become an increasingly popular technique... ... read more

What is Bursitis?

24 September 2011

Bursitis is an inflammation of the synovial fluid filled sacs (bursae)... ... read more

Treatment for ankle sprains

23 September 2011

A recent study published in the Australian Journal of Physiotherapy looked at all of the available evidence... ... read more

Trigger Points

22 September 2011

Trigger points can be a common cause of pain. ... read more

Illiotibial Band Friction Syndrome (ITBFS) - Runners Knee

22 September 2011

The Illiotibial band (ITB) is a band of strong connective tissue which runs down the outside of the thigh... ... read more

What is Achilles tendinitis?

21 September 2011

Achilles tendinitis is inflammation of the Achilles tendon. ... read more

Work and You - 10 tips for office use

21 September 2011

Your body can take all sorts of abuse and mistreatment for only so long before it starts screaming... ... read more

Neck and shoulder pain – what to do.

21 September 2016

Neck and Shoulder pain during running – City Physiotherapy explains why you can get a sore neck or shoulders during your run. ... read more

Why do my muscles and joints feel worse in the cold weather?

13 June 2017

Sore muscles and aching joints — most of us do not like cold winter weather, especially those freezing mornings and even colder evenings. Winter can equate to more pain, especially if you don’t have strategies to prevent the effects of the cold weather.

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Marathon, half marathon & running event-post race advice from City Physiotherapy Adelaide

16 June 2017

Whether you are a first time or seasoned full or half marathon runner, post race you will be on a runners high for finishing your event after many months of running training and preparation.

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WHY WE GET LOW BACK PAIN AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT

30 September 2016

If you experience low back pain whilst running it is usually caused by stiffness and tightness in your spine and muscles as well as a lack of strength and stability. ... read more

Latissimus Dorsi Pain - Pain in your Lats

13 June 2017

Every day movements at work, during exercise or even gardening may cause you to develop trigger points in your latissimus dorsi muscles which are commonly called your Lats. ... read more

Lateral Hip Pain - are you suffering?

16 June 2017

Gluteal tendinopathy and trochanteric bursitis are two very common conditions of the lateral hip. They involve injury to your tendon or bursa from an increase in stress or compression upon them as they pass over your hip - the greater trochanter. This pressure can be caused from repetitive overloading or from a direct trauma to your hip.

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Laptop Use PDF

16 March 2012

Check out the physiotherapist's tips on good posture for laptop use.

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Knee pain from cycling?

17 August 2016

Many people give up high impact sports or running in favor of cycling to help their painful joints. However this doesn’t mean that cycling doesn’t impact on your knees. Patello-femoral joint syndrome and patellar tendonitis are two of the most common bike riding-related injuries caused by overuse, weak muscles and incorrect bike fit. Both can make cycling painful. ... read more

City Physiotherapy – Helping you keep well and pain free in your garden

17 August 2016

We know you love your garden and love spending time outdoors working in your outdoor patch, however we also know that many people get injured or suffer from aches and pains after or whilst out in their garden working, taking away your joy of what you have achieved. ... read more

Plantar fasciitis or jogger's heel pain

21 September 2016

Chronic plantar fasciitis or jogger’s heel as it is sometimes called is one of the most common sports injuries that can occur people who run or walk a lot. ... read more

Is cycling good my joints?

17 August 2016

If you suffer from chronic joint pain and inflammation or you’re body wants to change up your exercise routine, cycling can be a healthy alternative cardio and strength exercise for us. Most of us know that high impact exercises such as on running can have a harmful effect on your joints such as ankles, knees and hips over time. Cycling is a lower-impact exercise that could actually improve the health of your joints. ... read more

Injuries from too much running

17 August 2016

Runners are predisposed to overuse injuries due to the repetitive nature of this sport. You are more likely to get an overuse injury when the load you put on your body outweighs what your body can handle. Imagine that you are attempting to bend a pencil. If you apply a little bit of force, the pencil bends, however if you keep attempting to bend it, eventually it will snap as the force through the pencil outweighs what the pencil can withstand. The same concept applies for your body. If your biomechanics and muscle control are not 100% our body can only reach a certain point before you will get an overuse injury. ... read more

Golf Physic Adelaide. Improve your Golf game

16 June 2017

At City Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic we are experienced in the assessment of golfers of all ages. Our physios can identify and treat common postural problems and muscle imbalances that can lead to serious injury or compromise a player's performance.

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Improve breathing while cycling

17 August 2016

Like any other muscle our respiratory muscle’s can benefit from training for endurance sports such as cycling. Learning how to activate our diaphragm appropriately can also assist our performance, especially when exercising at high intensity like cycling. Our lungs ability to supply oxygen and remove waste products via our breathing can affect your overall performance. ... read more

Here's how physiotherapy can help with your headaches

21 September 2016

Headaches can impact on our daily lives quite severely. Linda Shacklock, director of City Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic on King William Street in Adelaide says that in her 22 years of treating patients, she has seen many patients who suffer from headaches and knows they are a literally a pain in the neck!  ... read more

Why do we feel happy after exercise?

17 August 2016

So we all know that feeling that we get after exercise - we feel generally happier, less stressed, less anxious and also sleep better. Exercise produces a rush of happy hormones we also know as endorphins. So what are these endorphins and why do they make us feel happy? ... read more

Foot Pain Adelaide. City Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic Adelaide explains causes of Foot Pain

16 June 2017

Pain on your heel or bottom of your foot isn’t always caused by your plantar fascia. Your foot and ankle consists of hundreds of muscles, tendons & ligaments.

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Cycling pain and injuries

17 August 2016

No matter if you are training for a triathlon or just a cycling commuter to and from work, most cyclists fear of injury comes from falling off your bike. However it is the repetitive cycling injuries that cause most cyclists pain unnecessarily often due to poor or incorrect bike set-up or technique. These types of injuries can be avoided through different ways which will be covered in this article. ... read more

Cycling – The Beginners’ Guide to getting started

17 August 2016

Cycling is a great way to get around the city whether it’s just for fun, fitness or an environmentally friendly way to get from A to B. A 30-minute bike ride will increase your heart rate and can help you achieve your weight loss goals or maintain a healthy weight. Cycling is also an excellent way to cross-train for other sports, such as running. ... read more

Advice and tips on calf injuries

17 August 2016

A very common running injury is a calf strain or a tear. We have two main calf muscles, Gastrocnemius and Soleus, which are under repetitive load when we run. There are two reasons for this, the first one is to absorb the shock of our body weight during landing, and the second is to help move us forward into our next stride. ... read more

Shoulder Pain Adelaide. Bullet Proof Shoulders With City Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic Physio Michael Harders

16 June 2017

At City Physio I've recently been seeing patients with minor shoulder issues- most of which can be easily prevented so I thought I'd write a small article on it.

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How to be bike-comfortable

17 August 2016

Being comfortable on your bike is important so that you don’t injure yourself. If your bike is properly set-up and adjusted your muscles will work more efficiently as well. We all have different body shape and sizes so it is important that your bike is adjusted to suit your particular needs, hence making you feel more relaxed increasing your ability to ride longer distances with less effort. The following diagram and notes below demonstrate the most common bike set up settings that work. ... read more