City Physiotherapy Articles

City Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic in the Adelaide CBD provides the best hands on Physio, remedial massage and sports Physiotherapy treatment for your musculoskeletal aches, pains & strains. Our professional & experienced physiotherapists will have you back on your feet & feeling better.

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? ... read more

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? ... read more

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. ... read more

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. ... 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. ... read more

Marathon, half marathon & running event-post race advice

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. ... read more

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. ... read more

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. ... 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. ... read more

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. ... 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. ... read more

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. ... read more

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. ... read more

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. ... 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

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

When should I see my Physio?

13 June 2017

Are you someone who goes to Physio once they are injured? Did you know the first step to managing injuries is the understanding of how to prevent the injury in the first place? ... read more

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

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. ... read more

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. ... read more

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

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

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

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. ... 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. ... read more