Life as an AFL Physiotherapist

  Working as a Sports Physiotherapist in the AFL can be incredibly challenging, but simultaneously, incredibly rewarding. Challenging, because the stakes are so high, yet rewarding because you are assisting the development of young elite athletes and ensuring their physical preparation is optimal, to promote performance. I am sure anyone who has pushed themselves in […]

ACL Injury Decision Making: Is the knife always needed?

A guide to surgical vs non-surgical decision-making following ACL injury. It may surprise some, but not all Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries require reconstructive surgery. Many people can return to high-level activities and cope well without an ACL. The decision of which option to go for can be difficult. In this post, I share the […]

Complete Sports Care Q&A – Caitlin Thwaites

Dave spoke to Caitlin Thwaites, a former Australian netball player and volleyballer who has won gold representing Australia in the Commonwealth Games and Netball World Cup. They discuss her experiences with preparation and strength & conditioning. In Part 1 they focus more on the pre-season, training phases and how things have changed over the 18 […]

Qualifications of a physiotherapist

Choosing the right physiotherapist for your needs can be hard. Out of all of the physiotherapists out there, which one is the best equipped and the best experienced to help you? What do the letters after their names mean? The following is a rundown of some of the kinds of qualifications a physiotherapist may have, […]

Telehealth is a viable option, even after the pandemic

Changing the way we do things is often a challenge. People are used to receiving healthcare face to face, so the switch to telehealth care during the pandemic was bound to bring up mixed feelings. Necessity is a great motivator. Regardless of the challenges thousands of patients and clinicians found themselves embarking on telehealth over […]

Complete Sports Care Q&A – Dr Mark Merolli

Dave spoke with Dr Mark Merolli in April 2021 – He is a Physio and an expert in research in digital health. They discuss Telehealth and technology in physio and healthcare. Mark covers: What is Telehealth? Is it here to stay? Is it effective? How does a physio assess and treat via Telehealth? Other evolving […]

Complete Sports Care Q& A – Ellie Pashley

Dave spoke with Ellie Pashley in Dec 2020 – An elite distance runner. They discuss her training schedule, the nuts and bolts of building a running plan and the importance of strength training. Click on the image below to see and hear the discussion.        

Rotator cuff related pain: the most common cause of shoulder pain

What is the Rotator Cuff related pain? It is characterized by pain involving various activities like lifting the arm, carrying heavy load, wearing a seat belt etc. Commonly people also feel pain when sleeping and with shoulder activities that involve reaching behind their back. What structures are affected? It is referred to as rotator cuff […]