Osgood-Schlatter’s

Key Facts about Osgood-Schlatters A childhood repetitive-use injury that causes a pain below the kneecap Affects 1 in 10 adolescents between the age group of 9-15 years Pain commonly occurs during running , jumping sports  like basketball ,soccer , gymnastics and athletics The condition has traditionally been to resolve within 12-18 months with rest being […]

Expanding our telehealth (video/phone) consultation service

** Due to the current COVID-19 situation our community is facing, including the need for social distancing, we are encouraging all of our patients to use our telehealth (video or phone based consultations) service ** If you believe you need to be seen at our clinic, particularly if your feel this will save you an […]

GLA:D Back – A new approach to managing your back pain.

We have been running GLA:D for people with hip and knee osteoarthritis for three years at Complete Sports Care now. I have enjoyed watching how many people it has benefited, potential surgeries it has saved both at our clinic and across Australia in my role as program lead at La Trobe University. The program is […]

Preparing children and adolescents for entering into physical activity in sports.

Has your child started showing a keener interest in physical activity or, taken an interest in a particular sport? Firstly, this is wonderful! The benefits of physical activity and sports cannot be understated. This includes everything from promoting physical fitness, healthy behaviours, positive habits, social interaction, teamwork, and self-esteem. Your child or adolescent may be […]

Dry Needling

At Complete Sports Care we pride ourselves on a philosophy of providing the highest standard of care to manage and prevent injuries. We are guided by the evidence and focus on active management (rehabilitation exercise) to ensure long term outcomes that align to the values and goals of the people we work with. For some […]

Knee arthroscopy: the downsides

The message is slowly filtering through the medical community and the general population that knee arthroscopy is no better than exercise for osteoarthritis (OA).  More and more in my clinical practice I am coming across patients who are not surprised when I bring this up in our clinical sessions.  Despite this, there are still tens […]

Bone Stress Injuries…. Runners Beware

  With the warmer months approaching, running training often ramps up for a lot of athletes. Bone Stress Injury (BSI) can be a dreaded injury for any runner due the potential for lengthy recovery times, sometimes well over 6 months. BSI’s represent the inability of bone to withstand repetitive loading, resulting in structural fatigue and […]

People with tendon pain need to be empowered with knowledge

Education is arguably the most important component of treatment for someone with tendon pain. This very brief blog goes through the major areas of knowledge that benefit people recovering from tendon pain (and many other conditions for that matter). The figure below also provides a summary of some of this information. 1) Pain and pain […]

5 General rules to managing hip pain

When managing patients with hip joint pain, my 5 general rules are: Don’t allow imaging findings to become a burden carried for life – they may be irrelevant. Perform a thorough clinical examination to identify a symptomatic hip joint and rule out other sources of pain (e.g. lumbar spine referral, tendon injury to the lateral […]

What does a Physiotherapist do during football game day?

As a private practice clinician working with teams, it is interesting the amount of questions I receive on ‘what does a physiotherapist do on competition/game day?’ Most people assume that a physiotherapist’s role is associated with just massage. In this Blog I will share my experience of a physiotherapist’s role on game day in football. […]

“Scrutinising” your sources of information

In June last year, I published a blog post titled – “Injury Management: Shared-decision making in a digital age”. In that post, I discussed the notion of how digital technology is influencing the course of health and wellbeing management in the clinical sense, and we discussed tips for successfully navigating the digital journey and online […]