21 Jul

Couch to 5km!!

For those wanting to start running but are finding it difficult, we feel you! This couch to 5km training program has helped quite a few of our clients go from never having run for years and year to running 5km in just a few months, so we’d like to share this app with everyone! If

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14 Jul


Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a term to describe a distinct pattern of pain experienced by some individuals. This condition is not well understood across the medical field and sometimes individuals present with CRPS that has been missed, or has been wrongly diagnosed. This creates a lot of fear and inappropriate management. Here is

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07 Jul

Clinical Pilates Treatment at Castlereagh Physio

Pilates is a fitness training developed in the early 20th century by a man named Joseph Pilates. Over the years, there have been variations of Pilates and it is a common program used by many. Physiotherapists, who are trained in analysing and retraining body control and movement, have recognised the usefulness of this exercise treatment

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27 Jun

Pain is from the Brain

Latest research identifies that your brain makes pain NOT your TISSUES. So your injured area sends danger messages to your brain, not pain messages. There are no pain sensors or pain nerves as we previously thought but only sensors that detect changes in your body and environment and send danger messages to your brain. If

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forefoot pain
23 May

My heels are killing me!

Forefoot pain (Morton’s Metatarsalgia) Have you experienced or are currently experiencing pain in the middle area of your forefoot? There are different causes of forefoot pain, but a common one we see in the clinic is called Morton’s Metatarsalgia. The symptoms are usually felt in between the 3rd and 4th toe (less common in between

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Elbow Pain
19 May

Doc, my elbow hurts!

Elbow pain is a common complaint in individuals who use their hands and arms repeatedly with or without heavy loading, such as during sports (tennis, golf or sailing) and day to day tasks like cooking or using the computer mouse for prolonged periods without proper ergonomics or rest. There are many causes of elbow pain

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Friends jumping into the water from a jetty
05 Dec

Summer is here!

Summer is here! I’m sure everyone will be heading to the pool or beach for a swim this season. Swimming related shoulder pain of atraumatic onset is something we treat often in our clinic, and there are many reasons why shoulder pain develops in swimmers. The shoulder is a ball and socket joint with a

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Stress Portrait
05 Dec

My head hurts…

A headache is one of the most common symptoms that most people will experience at least once in their lifetime. As the name suggests, headaches are pain that is felt anywhere in the head and/or neck region. There are many kinds of headaches and many causes to them, in fact there are so many that

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11 Nov

How well can you balance?

Balancing on one leg is a good, quick test to look at your leg and hip strength and the proprioception in your joints. If you do it on an unstable surface or with your eyes closed, it tells even more about how well your eyes and inner ear are working to keep you balanced. This

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04 Nov

Melbourne Cup 2016

It’s the time of horse racing again (Melbourne Cup was just a few days ago!)! Horse riding is a fun and enjoyable sport and we at Castlereagh love horses, so this little post is for those who love horses and enjoy horse riding! Horse riding is a sport that requires physical fitness, mental endurance and

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