When can I return to running after having a baby?

Running After Having a Baby?

This is a question we hear often at Total Physiotherapy and the answer is that the timeline for postpartum women to return to running looks different for everyone. Evidence on returning to running after having a baby The latest evidence on returning to running outlines several components that should be considered when assessing a woman’s […]

Does your child have scoliosis?


What is scoliosis? Scoliosis is defined as curvature of the spine over 10 degrees, most commonly present in adolescent girls. There are a few types but the most common is Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS).While most cases are mild, some can be severe, and all cases should have a baseline assessment. How is scoliosis detected? AIS is […]

Christmas – A Pain in the Neck?

Christmas – A Pain in the Neck?

Christmas – A Pain in the Neck? Each December, just when it seems the practice may become a little quieter, we receive an influx of people with neck pain that we have come to term “Christmas neck”. Sound familiar? It is a condition precipitated by frequent trips to the shops carrying far too many parcels,…

Winter Sports Assessments

Donna White’s Top Three Tips for a Safe Return to Sport

As the winter sports season is soon approaching, it is important to assess any injuries or niggles that were felt last year and prepare to avoid injuries in 2023.

What is Metatarsus Adductus?

What is Metatarsus Adductus

Metatarsus Adductus Misshapen Feet in Babies Metatarsus Adductus is a common condition in babies and young children. The outside border of the foot is curved, and the foot is a bean-shape. Most cases are mild and will improve with some stretching exercises and as the child starts to stand. It is important to check if the…

Let’s talk…Swimming Shoulder

Let’s talk…Swimming Shoulder

Swimming is Australian’s leading sport with millions participating either competitively or recreationally each year. Elite swimmers can perform 2500 arm revolutions during a single session. These high repetitive loads which can place increased stress on our joints and soft tissue structures. The most common type of injury related to swimmers is called ‘swimming shoulder’. The…

Neck Pain | How the pandemic is affecting our bodies

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The short answer – yes. ⁠ ⁠ At Total Physio, we are continuing to see the way that stress and anxiety as a result of the pandemic is affecting your bodies. ⁠ ⁠ First up – NECK PAIN:⁠ ⁠ Most of our clients have found that they are acclimatised well to working from home. More…

Learn Gross Motor Skills at Total Physiotherapy

Learn Gross Motor Skills at Total Physiotherapy

Gross motor skills are physical skills that require whole body movement and involve the large muscles in the arms, legs and torso. These skills are important in order to perform everyday activities like walking, running, jumping, throwing, catching and kicking a ball. Gross motor skills relate to body awareness, strength, balance and reaction speed. Children…

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