Managing Tendinopathy in Runners – Exercise and Pain Education

What is a tendinopathy? How to manage tendon pain? In this blog we answer these questions and more to keep you running and performing for your next marathon.  Tendinopathy affects approximately 30% of runners and results in pain, swelling and decreased performance. Most commonly affected are the Achilles tendon and the Patellar tendon, likely due […]

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I’ve pulled a muscle…. What now?

By Daniel Graham – Podiatrist, Quay Health Sydney Did you know that muscle strains are the most common injuries in athletes and can comprise of up to 55% of all sports related injuries? A muscle strain is a soft tissue injury occurring in the muscle belly, muscle tendon or more commonly the junction between the […]

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Shockwave therapy; What does it do? Is it safe?

By Daniel Graham, Principal Podiatrist, Quay Health Sydney Mechanism of action Even after the extensive research into shockwave therapy, the exact mechanism of action remains unclear. Currently, the proposed theories are as follows: Physical Phase; the shockwaves causes positive and negative pressure and tensile forces through to soft tissue to induce physical effects. Physicochemical phase; […]

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Hypermobility: Are you Hypermobile?

What is joint hyper mobility?  Joint hypermobility simply means that you have more flexibility in some of, or all of your joints than the normal person. It is more common in young girls/ women and is generally thought of as being genetic.  Hypermobility itself isn’t a medical condition and many people don’t realise they are […]

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Shockwave Therapy; An Introduction

By Daniel Graham, Principal Podiatrist, Quay Health Sydney Shockwave Therapy was originally used to treat kidney stones almost half a century ago. Now due to the remarkable biological and therapeutic effects, it is used by registered health professionals to treat numerous soft tissue conditions. “It’s a sound wave, not an electric shock” Unlike the name […]

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