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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

How to choose the right Physio for you!

By Mike Blackwell (Fix Physio Director & Head Physio) Picking the correct Physiotherapist for your particular needs is crucial but undoubtedly can be a mine field to navigate. Selecting the wrong Physio can lead to- poor outcomes, increased cost and frustration & disillusionment with the Physio profession. Here are Fix Physio’s top 6 tips (and […]

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Plantar Fasciopathy- Part 2 of 2

Treatment Rest, ice & protection– One of the first lines of treatment for Plantar fasciopathy is to give the structure relative rest and protect the area. Specifically this means reducing aggravating activity but not stopping all activity completely. Ice is also thought to help as there is often some swelling around the Plantar Fascia in […]

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Plantar Fasciopathy- Part 1 of 2

What is the Plantar fascia? The Plantar fascia is a thick fibrous band of connective tissue situated on the sole of the foot. The Plantar fascia is not a muscle. It originates from a narrow attachment on the inside portion of the calcaneus (heel bone) and travels forwards and outwards to its broad attachment on […]

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Iliotibial Band (ITB) injury

Iliotibial Band (ITB) injury By Will Dao Do you have pain on the outside of your knee with walking, running or cycling and does it get worse when going up or downhill? You may be suffering from an ITB injury. ITB injuries are one of the most common overuse injury of the knee. It is […]

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Why everyone should do Pilates

by Mike Blackwell (Director & Head Physio at Fix Physio) June 2017 “I must be right. Never an aspirin. Never injured a day in my life. The whole country, the whole world, should be doing my exercises. They’d be happier.” These were the wise words of Joseph Hubertus Pilates – the creator of Pilates exercises, […]

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Knee Cap Pain- Patellofemoral Joint (PFJ) pain

By Will Dao Knee cap pain is essentially pain at the front of the knee that can be caused from a variety of structures. However, it is sometimes used interchangeably with Patellofemoral joint (PFJ) pain. The patellofemoral joint is simply the joint between the back of the knee cap (patella) and the front of the […]

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Are you stressed? Meditation can help!

by Kevin & Nikki Jankelowitz Co Founders of Centred Meditation, Sydney CBD. Let’s face it – most of us are pretty stressed out and we have reason to be. We live in a hectic world. We are subject to constant demands and pressures by our bosses, our colleagues, our clients, our partners, our parents, our children, […]

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Kinesio Taping

What is it? Kinesio tape is an elastic adhesive tape made with cotton fibres. It was originally developed by a chiropractor by the name of Dr Kenzo Kase in 1979. It is a hypoallergenic tape that is also latex free and generally water-resistant. It should stay on for up to 3-5 days. Due to its […]

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Fix My Achilles Injury

So in our last blog “Achilles tendinopathy – Symptoms, Causes & misconceptions”, we explained the symptoms, causes & misconceptions around Achilles Tendinopathy. Today, we are going to discuss the best exercises to “Fix” Achilles Tendinopathy. Treatment Typically there is no one size fits all remedy with this injury, each case should be taken individually and […]

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Monday, March 20, 2017

Achilles tendinopathy- Symptoms, Causes & misconceptions

Today we’re going to talk through a very common injury that we see at Fix Physio- Achilles Tendinopathy. What is the Achilles tendon? The achilles tendon is one of the 2 main load bearing tendons in the lower limb along with the patella tendon of the knee. It is situated at the end of gastrocnemius […]

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Friday, January 15, 2016

ACL RECONSTRUCTION- THE PATIENT’S PERSPECTIVE BY JAYNE BLACKWELL (PROFESSIONAL TRAMPOLINE DODGEBALLER!?!)

I trawled the internet after I ruptured my ACL as I was keen to find some personal accounts of what surgery is like, how difficult the recovery is but I came up largely empty handed. The main stuff that I found was regarding what the ligament is, how it supports the knee and what the […]

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Saturday, September 26, 2015

ANTERIOR CRUCIATE LIGAMENT (ACL) OF THE KNEE

What is the Anterior Cruciate Ligament? Anyone who follows sports such as soccer, AFL, NRL, rugby union, skiing, basketball and a number of other sports involving twisting, turning, jumping, landing and tackling will have undoubtedly heard of players suffering from an ACL rupture. You will also be aware that this injury, the subsequent surgery and […]

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

HUMANS OF FIX PHYSIO- PART I- JAYNE BLACKWELL

I’m sure many of you will have seen on social media the now famous “Humans of New York” which regularly depicts a snapshot of the lives of various residents of New York city and their interesting life stories. More recently, there has also been the Sydney version of this popular format “People of Newtown”. Charged […]

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

ACL SURGICAL PROCEDURE

So once somebody has ruptured their ACL there are 2 options open to them: 1. Do nothing- it is not compulsory to have an ACL reconstruction once it has ruptured. There are plenty of people that manage an ACL rupture conservatively quite successfully. With the right physio rehabilitation, eventually activities such as cross trainer, exercise […]

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