Why Sports Massage Should Be Included In Training Plans?

For years, professional athletes have been reaping the benefits of sports massage to assist in recovery and improve performance. However, research has shown sports massage therapy provides many more benefits to all athletes and regular exercisers, not just those at an elite level. In fact, at Spinal and Sports Care, we believe sports massage is a beneficial tool that should be used by all…

Why Should I Consider Hydrotherapy?

Water-based rehabilitation, otherwise known as Hydrotherapy, is a therapeutic treatment often offered by physiotherapists to manage musculoskeletal conditions and injuries. In fact, at Spinal and Sports Care, our expertly trained physiotherapists from the Castle Hill, Wetherill Park and Parramatta clinics may even suggest Hydrotherapy treatments as a part of a holistic plan to manage your condition. But what is Hydrotherapy and what are the…

What Is Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT)?

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (simply known as ESWT) has become a popular treatment solution for various musculoskeletal disorders or orthopaedic conditions such as plantar fasciitis, tendonitis or tennis elbow. In fact, a study conducted by the Food and Drug Administration in the United States discovered a 92% reduction in pain for chronic sufferers of plantar fasciitis after just one ESWT treatment. Furthermore, a 2015 study…

Non Surgical & Drug Free Solutions for Back Pain Treatment

Back pain of any sort can be debilitating and quite unbearable, often leaving suffers to consider various medications and even surgery to rectify the problem. In fact, estimates gathered by the Australian Bureau of Statistics in 2014-2015 revealed that 3.7 million Australians suffer from back problems. It is also predicted that 70-90% of individuals will fall victim to back pain at some stage during…

How Stretching Can Benefit Your Overall Health

We all are quite familiar with the benefits that daily exercise and physical activity have on our health, however stretching is often less emphasised and even overlooked. In fact, many studies have concluded that stretching is just as important and should be incorporated into daily exercise activities to improve overall body functioning, increase confidence, improve balance, enhance athletic performance and manage pain for sciatica…

Athletic Taping For Injury Management and Prevention

Sports taping began in the late 1970s with a Japanese chiropractor by the name of Kenzo Kase. Kase worked with many clients including sumo-wrestlers and was responsible for treating injuries and ailments of these competitors. To do so, Kase developed an adhesive flexible, latex-free and water-resistant material that aimed to mimic human skin. When this material is applied to the body, it aimed to…

All You Need To Know About Acupuncture

What is acupuncture? Dating back approximately 3000 years, acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine and is used to alleviate patients of pain, improve the body’s functioning and promote self-healing. The practice involves inserting fine, sterile, filiform needles into the skin’s surface at specific points on the body, commonly referred to as “acupoints”. The alternative medicine and effective chiropractic and physiotherapy treatment, is based…

What To Know About Visiting A Naturopath

Naturopathy, described as a holistic approach to health and wellbeing, is one of the oldest forms of alternative medicine. The method utilises both conventional and natural health sciences in order to assess, treat and prevent conditions based on the premise that every individual is inherently healthy. Therefore, the practice of naturopathy simply supports the bodies natural ability to heal and maintain itself. Undoubtedly, traditional…

The Benefits of Remedial Massage

What is remedial massage? Remedial massage is a form of massage therapy, that aims to treat any muscles that are damaged, knotted, tense or immobile. A massage therapist uses various techniques and pressures to locate and promote healing of the affected muscles. By doing this, a remedial massage holistically treats the entire body by managing the source of discomfort to alleviate the cause of…

Orthotic Therapy For Children

In comparison to adults, children’s feet can be quite flexible due to the incomplete development of the bones, joints and muscles. As a result, a child may be more susceptible to foot related deformities, pain and injuries, with the problems worsening as they get older. In fact, many foot related illness that podiatrists treat in adults, could have been prevented if help was sought…