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ACL Tears and Surgery

CUMBERLAND PHYSIOTHERAPY PARRAMATTA: An ACL tear is one of the most dreaded sports injuries both for patients and therapists alike. Surgery and rehabilitation can be a tedious and difficult road, with full recovery taking up to 12 months in some cases.  What is an ACL? The ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) is a short, thick ligament […]

Tips to Help you Complete your Home Exercises

CUMBERLAND PHYSIOTHERAPY PARRAMATTA: An essential component of physiotherapy treatment is your home exercise program. All physiotherapists know that patients who complete their exercises will have better outcomes from their treatment, however it can be difficult to find time to complete them. Here are a few tips that can help you to fit your exercises into […]

Plantar Fasciopathy

CUMBERLAND PHYSIOTHERAPY PARRAMATTA: What is it? The plantar fascia is a thick fibrous band on the underside of the foot that helps to support the arches and deep muscles of the foot. Often over time, if any stress that is put upon the plantar fascia becomes too much and it can begins to degenerate, causing […]

Physio Tips for a Comfortable Sleep

CUMBERLAND PHYSIOTHERAPY PARRAMATTA: For most of us, the hours we spend sleeping are simply a time for rest and recovery. However, you might be surprised to learn that your sleeping position can have a significant impact on your body, particularly if you already have an injury. Here are some tips from your physiotherapist to help […]

Proprioception and Balance

CUMBERLAND PHYSIOTHERAPY PARRAMATTA: If you’ve ever started a new hobby and noticed your balance isn’t quite up to scratch, it can be quite a disturbing discovery. Balance is an important part of many activities and if your balance is not being challenged regularly, it’s easy for it deteriorate without you noticing. What is balance?  Keeping your […]

Strains vs Sprains

CUMBERLAND PHYSIOTHERAPY PARRAMATTA: Strains and sprains are words that are used almost interchangeably when describing injuries, however, they each have quite distinct meanings. The most straightforward explanation is that a “strain” refers to a tear in a muscle or tendon, while a “sprain” refers to a tear in ligament fibres. Here we briefly describe what that […]

Common Running Injuries

 Common Running Injuries CUMBERLAND PHYSIOTHERAPY PARRAMATTA: Running is a great way to stay in shape, manage stress and increase your overall health, however, it’s not without its drawbacks. While being a low-risk activity, there are a few injuries that commonly affect runners. As running is a repetitive impact activity, most running injuries develop slowly and can be difficult […]

Three Things Your Physio Wants You to Know

CUMBERLAND PHYSIOTHERAPY PARRAMATTA: 1. Problems that seem to arise for “no reason” are usually a result of disuse or lack of movement.  It’s common to want to know why pain has occurred; however, it’s not always easy to identify a cause. What you come to learn as a physiotherapist is that pain and tissue damage are just […]

AC Joint Sprains (Separated Shoulder)

CUMBERLAND PHYSIOTHERAPY PARRAMATTA: WHAT IS IT? The AC (acromio-clavicular) joint is a thick fibrous joint that connects the top of the shoulder blade to the outer end of the collarbone. The joint is required to be strong and supportive and is the primary way in which weight-bearing forces are transferred from the upper limb to the rest […]

The Four Biggest Mistakes You Can Make After A Muscle Tear

CUMBERLAND PHYSIOTHERAPY PARRAMATTA:  Our muscles play an important role in the movement of our body. Without our muscles, we wouldn’t be able to bend our elbow or straighten our leg. As our muscles are soft and designed for flexibility, they are also prone to injury and if you have ever had a muscle tear, you know that […]