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Concussion

A concussion may occur when the head hits an object, or a moving object strikes the head. A concussion is a minor or less severe type of brain injury, which may also be called a traumatic brain injury. A concussion can affect how the brain works for a period of time. Medical providers may describe Read More …

The Thoracolumbar Fascia

In our lower back we have a very important thick band of connective tissue called the thoracolumbar fascia (TLF). Fascia is like a strong spider web-like material that surrounds and connects most of our body parts including muscles and organs.   The TLF is very strong and multi-layered. Its function is to provide stability to Read More …

A Stretch to Change Your Life

The pectoral muscles (or pecs) are familiar to most of us as chest muscles. They work very hard in exercises like push-ups, bench press in the gym and gradually get tighter with everyday activities like lifting, carrying and working on computer screens. Tight pecs can be a major contributing factor to many different aches and Read More …

Shoulder Dislocations

Shoulder Dislocations Shoulder dislocations can be scary and occasionally debilitating for a short period of time. The aim of this blog post is to shed some light on what happens in a shoulder dislocation. A future post will explore what to expect when recovering after this relatively common injury. Behind bone fractures and soft tissue Read More …

Prophylactic Ankle Taping

Prophylactic Ankle Taping Definition of Prophylactic: Preventative or Protective This year RHP Physiotherapy is proud to be working with Netball QLD and are providing physiotherapy services for U17, U19, U21 State teams; as well as the Firebirds and Fusion teams. As always, we are committed to seeing our athletes and teams achieve the best result Read More …

Swimming Dryland Exercises

  As dryland and gymnasium based exercise routines have become more popular in many swimming programs, there remains large variation and very little information on what is best for swimmers to do. Swimming Australia have recently released a great poster of recommended exercises, that are graded and progressed for beginner, intermediate, and advanced.  Bodyweight and Read More …

The Gap Soccer Screenings 2015

On the 3rd of December RHP physiotherapists supported by physio students embarked on the task of screening 50+ female football (a.k.a. soccer) players from The Gap Football Club. The women’s arm of The Gap Football Club is perhaps the premier women’s club in Qld, and has a terrific culture of player development and support that Read More …

Sedentary Behaviour and Physical Inactivity

Sedentary Behaviour and Physical Inactivity In light of the Australian Physiotherapy Association joining forces with MOvember foundation’s initiative of “MOVEmber” aiming to encourage people to move every day of November and gain the benefits of physical activity (specifically in relation to prostate cancer), today we will be looking at the current physical activity guidelines we Read More …