Stress Fractures in Dancers

Stress Fractures in Dancers

Stress fractures occur in up to 46% of dancers during their career (Delegete, A). Over 60% of these fractures occur during puberty. Decreased strength, proprioception, and balance control, as well as poor technique can lead to increased stress to the bones and thus...
7 of Perth’s Best Running Tracks

7 of Perth’s Best Running Tracks

Marine Parade, Cottesloe One of the most scenic coastal runs in Perth is along Marine Parade in Cottesloe. There is a 7km track, which extends from Swanbourne to Port Beach. The path is mostly flat with a few small inclines. The Swan River Bridges Run This 10km run is...
How a Bike Fit can prevent injury

How a Bike Fit can prevent injury

October 14th was National Ride2Work Day! We think cycling is a fantastic way to keep fit and help save the environment – here are some tips from our physio Katie on how to stay injury free on your bike. Overuse injuries are very common in cyclists due to factors...
My experience with Scoliosis

My experience with Scoliosis

I first started seeing Ben at 14 years old when i was first diagnosed with scoliosis back in 2013 and put into a back brace as my curve was very severe. I had just started modelling at the time, so this was extremely upsetting for me as i found out i would not be able...
Physiotherapist role in Incontinence

Physiotherapist role in Incontinence

Most women wouldn’t think of visiting a physiotherapist for help with issues such as bladder leakage, in fact many women put bladder leakage down to having children, being post menopausal or just assume that it is a normal part of ageing. Bladder leakage is a common...
FREE Swim Screen

FREE Swim Screen

Once again Activate Physiotherapy is offering a FREE swim screen this swim season in time for open water swimming series and the competitive swimming season. Many common swimming injuries are the result of poor biomechanics, lack of movement at critical joints,...
5 Tips for Avoiding Running Injuries

5 Tips for Avoiding Running Injuries

1. Consistency For any type of training, consistency is key. Whether you are hitting the pavement to run your first 4km, or if you are aiming to run a marathon, the preparation that you do in the lead up to the event is the most important aspect for avoiding common...
Fear of falling

Fear of falling

As we get older, the occurrence of falls and injuries increases. These accidents can lead to injuries which are often very serious and can restrict elderly people in their daily lives. As more awareness of these falls is required. We will discuss “The fear of falling”...