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With a wealth of experience and expertise in physiotherapy and sports injury management, we can assist with:
- Back pain
- Neck pain
- Sports injuries
- Pre & post-surgery
- Jaw problems
- Tennis & golfer's elbow
- Shoulder injuries
- Ankle sprains
- Knee pain
- Hip pain
- Foot & heel pain
- Core stability
- Workplace injuries
- Pelvic dysfunction
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1-3 Brady St, Mosman
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Phone (02) 9968 3424
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Mon - Fri 7:30am - 7.30pm
Phone (02) 9873 0090
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- Inspiration from Japan
- Campbell races the Hawaiian Ironman tomorrow
- Is the pain in your brain?
- What are Growing Pains? Is this what my child has? What can I do about it?
- Owain Matthews SquareOne Ambassador wins World Triathlon title
Last month I was lucky enough to spend two weeks holidaying with family in Japan. I absolutely loved the country and the holiday despite obviously missing my work and my clients! Now that I’ve returned I thought I’d take time to share with you a few things I noticed while I travelled and took in the sights from Tokyo through Nagano, Kyoto and across to Hiroshima.
Firstly the Japanese walk or cycle everywhere! The Japanese people walk at a brisk pace across the city, onto the trains and through wonderful park lands. I tracked my steps daily and was surprised that I walked an average of 18,000 steps per day. This phenomenon is not isolated to the big cities either. I walked through Nara, the historical capital of Japan, with Tadashi. Tadashi was a lovely man in his late 70’s and I had to break into a jog just to keep pace with him as he spoke about the beautiful city which he calls home. We walked and talked though 14km of deer parks, temples, shrines and suburban streets before he bid me farewell at the train station.
Early morning Australian time Campbell will line up on the Kailua Pier with 2300 of the worlds best triathletes to race the Ironman World Championships. After qualifying at Ironman New Zealand in March this year Campbell has spent the last few months preparing for the event and has had the last 8 days in Kona training on the course, acclimatising to the heat and enjoying the build up to this iconic event. Weather conditions for the race look good however the course is reknown for throwing up extreme heat and relentless winds out on the bike course as athletes make there way to the top of the big Island through the lava fields. The event comprises of a gruelling 3.8km open water swim, a 180km cycles leg and finishes with a 42.2km marathon distance run.
Many times when we have pain we wonder how much damage there is involved, most people think “the worse the pain, the worse the injury” or “if it doesn’t hurt, the problem is fixed”, but this is in fact not the case. Does pain equate to pathology? How can we tell whether our pain matches the tissue damage?
Firstly, we need to understand that pain is a protective warning mechanism usually activated in response to a noxious stimulus such as cutting our finger or bumping our head. But it is only when the brain concludes that the body is in danger and action is required that we experience pain.
Not sure what to do if your child is complaining of pain and you can't remember them hurting themselves? This is a question we quite often get asked and sometimes the answer is “growing pains”.
Growing pains are common among children. As many as one in five children experience some degree of this real, but quite harmless muscular pain during early years.
Growing pains are most prominent between the ages of three to five and eight to eleven. The most
common complaints include limb pain that has started for no real reason. Sometimes pain may occur after exercise, but this is not always the case as children often experience just as much discomfort without any physical activity. In most cases, growing pain usually ceases by mid-adolescence.
Most children tend to experience pain in the legs, particularly the thighs, calves and behind the knee. Arm pain is far less common and pain does not tend to change with movement. Pain episodes can occur as frequently as nightly through to weekly or monthly. Complaints of pain are most common in the late afternoon and evening and can often affect the child’s sleep with pain usually gone by morning. Normal daily activity is typically unaffected, with pain during the day being fairly uncommon. Children may also experience other forms of discomfort such as headaches
or abdominal pain during an episode of growing pain.
What can you do?
SquareOne Ambassador and local Mosman triathlete Owain Matthews recently won an age group World Championship title at the Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Mooloolaba on the Sunshine Coast on September 4th. This is a huge achievement for Owain as it’s a goal that he set a while back. It certainly came down to the wire on the day as he was battling cramps in the last few kilometre’s and managed to hold on to win by 6 seconds over a four hour race! We talk to him about he manages to balance a busy work, family and coaching schedule along with his triathlon endeavours.