Run for the hills: a Caulfield physio shares 5 easy tips to avoid shin splints

A couple of weeks ago, we addressed the causes and treatments of shin splints. Of course, we overlooked a fairly major consideration when writing that - namely, how to avoid shin splints in the first place! Today, our Caulfield physio will help you understand how you can prevent shin splints from ever happening to begin with. But first, a note about stretching… If you participated in any sport during your [...]

By | 2018-04-18T07:17:42+00:00 April 16th, 2018|Legs, Physio|0 Comments

A Caulfield physio explains shin splint causes and treatment

You feel a dull, aching pain in your lower leg as you set out on your weekly jog. It’s irritating, but it doesn’t seem too bad at first. The pain appears to subside during your warm-up but comes back full-force when you start jogging. It gets worse and worse as your jog continues. Your run is over, but the pain doesn’t leave - your legs are constantly aching. Sound familiar? [...]

By | 2018-10-04T23:28:36+00:00 February 28th, 2018|Legs|0 Comments

How to stop leg cramps – tips from a Melbourne physio

One moment you’ll be swimming, walking up the stairs, or even dozing off in bed when suddenly, you feel it: that tell-tale tightness in your calf or foot. You drop what you’re doing and start rubbing the affected area, but it’s no use - your muscles are tight, tensed up and screaming out in pain. Thankfully, most muscle cramps don’t leave any permanent damage and the pain dies down after [...]

By | 2018-02-13T00:31:34+00:00 February 15th, 2018|Legs|0 Comments