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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...

What is Skier’s Thumb?

The terms Skier’s Thumb and Gamekeeper’s Thumb both refer to injury of a ligament at the base of the thumb. The ligament is called the ulnar collateral ligament (or UCL). Whilst Gamekeeper’s Thumb refers to a chronic condition caused by repetitive stress to the UCL...

Orthotics… can they help?

Although they are most commonly associated with foot problems, “orthotics” is an umbrella term for a wide range of types of equipment that can be used to support rehabilitation from an injury or to prevent injury from occurring in the first place. So, what are the...

Plantar Fasciopathy

Most people probably couldn’t tell you where the plantar fascia is, but pain in this area of the foot is quite a common issue that we treat. If you want to know exactly where your plantar fascia is and what you can do to look after it, or if you’ve got an unexplained...

The Benefits of Stretching

We keep telling you to stretch before and after exercise, until you’re probably sick of hearing about it. But why? Well, there are a whole host of benefits to stretching, and they’re not just limited to exercise. Here are seven reasons to make sure that proper...

What To Do About a Frozen Shoulder

Adhesive capsulitis, more commonly known as a ‘frozen shoulder’, is a painful condition that is characterised by stiffness and a loss of motion in the shoulder. What causes frozen shoulder, what can you do about it and how can you stop it from happening in the first...

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update April 2021

As a valued patient or carer, we would like to personally update you on COVID information as it relates to Philip Wood Physiotherapy. Firstly, we are continuing to closely monitor all available information provided by the NSW Health Department. In addition to this...

Common Kids’ Injuries

Let’s face it, they’re into everything, all the time, and you will never have enough eyes in your head to keep them out of mischief. Since your child getting injured is an inevitability, we’ve put together a list of the most common ways they might manage it, and what...

What is Sever’s Disease?

Growing pains aren’t quite the myth you’ve been led to believe. The rapid growth of your child’s bones, combined with the fact that children are often extremely physically active, can lead to a painful heel injury known as Sever’s disease. Despite the name, it isn’t...