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Breathing

Breathing We all do it, but how well do you breathe?   The Mechanics ·         Our diaphragm is the primary breathing muscle. It bisects our trunk separating our lungs/chest from our abdomen/belly. ·        When our diaphragm contracts it descends towards our pelvis. This creates a larger volume of space in our chest, Read More …

Lumbar Stress Fracture (Spondylolysis) in Teenagers and Competitive Swimmers

Lumbar Stress Fracture (Spondylolysis) in Teenagers and Competitive Swimmers   A lumbar stress fracture or ‘Spondylolysis’ is a non-displaced fracture of a part of the lumbar vertebrae called the pars interarticularis. Spondylolysis is a common and costly cause of back pain in competitive swimmers as well as a range of other adolescent sports people (e.g. 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 …

ACL Injury Prevention

The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) sits deep in the knee joint running from the back, outer of the femur(thigh bone) to the front inner of the tibia(shin bone). It acts to control excessive forward movement of the tibia on the femur, and control rotation movements. The hamstring muscles also help to control forward shear of Read More …