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Lisfranc Injury

If you’ve ever dropped something heavy on your foot, it will not be a surprise to learn that each foot contains more than 7000 nerve endings. No wonder they are sensitive to pain. Ouch! Your feet have an important function: they support your body weight, provide shock...

The Muscular System

When we think about muscles, we tend to think of fitness, strength training, and toning. While muscles are responsible for moving our bodies, the muscular system also has other important functions in the body. The muscular system The muscular system is made up of...

Lateral Ankle Sprain

Are you an avid netball or basketball player? There’s a good chance you have had a lateral ankle sprain (or anterior talo-fibular ligament (ATFL) sprain) at some point! The classic ‘rolled ankle’ is one of the most common sports injuries. However, this common injury...

Covid-19 Update March 2022

As a valued patient or carer, we would like to personally update you on COVID information as it relates to Philip Wood Physiotherapy. Both our Riverstone and Stanhope Practices have resumed full operations. Our first priority is the general health and wellbeing of the...

Stable Shoulder Workout

Whether you are a swimmer, tennis player, builder or simply do the laundry - having a stable shoulder is super important in preventing injury! With repetitive overhead actions, the shoulder can fall victim to overuse, resulting in poor movement, pain and loss of range...

Tennis elbow

Have you been experiencing elbow pain, without an obvious cause as to why? You may be suffering from tennis elbow. Believe it or not, this injury isn’t just exclusive to aspiring Ash Barty’s or Rafa’s — only 5% of sufferers attribute the injury to tennis! Find out...

Supraspinatus Impingement

Supraspinatus (soo-pruh-spi-nay-tus) impingement is one of the most common shoulder injuries. Around 20% of people experience symptoms at some point in their lives. Luckily, shoulder impingements respond well to physiotherapy, and we are here to help! What is a...

Back to School Health Tips

Here we go again! The kids are now back to school, and it’s either a huge sigh of relief or an inward groan depending on your perspective and situation. But whether you’re bundling out the door, preparing for another round of homeschooling or tearfully waving your...

Understanding Hip Osteoarthritis

Throughout our lives, our joints experience a certain amount of stress and strain. We get injured, we heal, and the process repeats itself. Sometimes the body may not heal to its former glory and our movement modifies and becomes less efficient. The cycle continues....

What types of exercise are there and what are the differences?

If you’re looking to introduce more exercise into your routine, you might be a bit confused by all the different exercises out there. Which ones should you be doing? We’ve created this guide to help you make sense of it all! What types of exercise are there? There are...