Health Tips

Exercise is great for bone health! In fact, it is widely accepted that exercise is one of the most effective ways of keeping your bones strong and healthy. ...

We’re here to give you a little run down on some common injuries we see here at St Leonards Physio. This blog will concentrate on injuries related to ‘soft’ tissues… Namely muscles, tendons and ligaments....

Have you ever rolled your ankle? Plenty of us have, especially people who partake in sports such as netball, basketball, volleyball, football and soccer, where ankle injuries are one of the most common injuries of all. These sports all involve pivoting, quick changes of direction, jumping and landing. The classic ankle injury involves rolling your ankle during landing on an uneven surface from a jump,...

Hello everyone and welcome to our September blog (it’s 4 months until Christmas - the countdown is on!). This month we are going to answer a question that we get asked A LOT by our patients. And because we get asked it so much, we thought we would dedicate a whole blog to it. The question we refer to is...

It’s Sunday, which can only mean one thing… You’re meeting with your soccer team to play a friendly competitive game against your local rivals. After years out from playing, this season, you’ve decided to dust off the boots and start playing again. Life has been generous over the years, a doting partner, two healthy children, and maybe a generous waistline...

Nip into your nearest gym (see our friends #northsfitness) and you’ll hopefully see a bustling atmosphere of people working out, trying to reach goals and get their bodies stronger. You’ll see all kinds of movements occurring, push, pull, jump, squat, lunge, lift… The list is endless. Maybe your physio has advised you to get to the gym yourself and work...

Let us guide you through Hello everyone and welcome to St Leonards Physiotherapy July blog. We’re halfway through the year already, which means the soccer, rugby and netball seasons are in full swing! Why is this relevant you ask? Well these are three sports that send quite a lot of people our way. It’s this time of year where we start...