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Shoulder pain? It might be frozen.

Written by Suzie Goodall

October 16, 2017

Pain, stiffness, and trouble moving your shoulder, undoing your bra strap or taking t-shirts on and off? You may have a condition called frozen shoulder. This is a common term that’s used to describe certain shoulder injuries and pain, but what exactly is frozen shoulder? Frozen shoulder or Adhesive Capsulitis is a condition that affects the ability […]

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SUBSEQUENT INJURY – MORE THAN JUST RECURRENCE!

Written by Liam Toohey

September 1, 2017

Are you injured or have you recently been injured? Do you have a significant past history of injury? If you answered yes to any of these questions (or maybe yes to all three!), then the findings of my first PhD paper, recently been published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, may be of interest to you. […]

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Jetettes make finals in AFLW comp

Written by Guest Author

August 25, 2017

The Gungahlin Jets Australian Football Club is a local community club in the north of Canberra. The women’s team, the “Jetettes” was started 10 years ago, and coached by AFLW Adelaide Crows premiership coach, Rebecca Goddard. The women’s team has gone from strength to strength over the past few years, losing in the first few years by […]

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What’s knot to love about massage!?

Written by Suzie Goodall

August 17, 2017

Knots in your back, neck or just feeling a little sore? Massage might be just the thing to help! Whether for sporting purposes, relaxation or chronic pain, massage therapy has been shown to be effective for athletes from all walks of life, whether a weekend warrior or elite athlete.  It can help improve performance, prevent […]

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View from the road

Written by Suzie Goodall

July 4, 2017

Today on the Powerhouse blog, we’re posting a blog written by Suzie on the road during her recent tour to Malaysia as Team Physio for the Kookaburras.  The Touring Physio My friends often tell me that I have one of the best jobs ever. I get to travel all over the world, see some spectacular places and […]

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Injured? RICER is your ticket to recovery

Written by Kristy Hogg

June 6, 2017

RICER is a common acronym used on sporting fields and is a good principal that we can all follow for the immediate and initial management of acute, soft tissue injuries. Rest – Avoid aggravating activities that could potentially cause further damage. Ice – Ice may assist with managing swelling and reducing pain. Depending on where […]

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Red Light Exercises – Pelvic Floor

Written by Suzie Goodall

May 11, 2017

The next blog in our Traffic Light series is by Suzie Goodall who explains her go-to Red Light exercise and why. Exercise Pelvic floor I like it because… It’s one of the best exercises to do when you’re wasting your life at the lights.  Easy enough to perform once you’ve got the knack and best […]

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You’re never to old to start!

Written by Suzie Goodall

May 9, 2017

“It is a shame for a person to grow old without seeing the beauty and strength of which their body is capable.” – Socrates Our good friend and Powerhouse regular Andy Lance (from Func Fitness) has started running classes specifically designed and targeted at older people called “Functional Seniors”. These strength training classes, focus on building strength and […]

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AFL and Pre-Season Pre-hab

Written by Kristy Hogg

April 27, 2017

Last season I had the privilege of working with the Gungahlin Jets Women’s AFL team. What an incredible experience watching the girls claw their way into a finals position and then perform incredibly to win a premiership (Gungahlin 7.7.49 Eastlake 4.4.28). They had their fair share of injuries over the season including dislocated shoulders and […]

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Red Light Exercises

Written by Suzie Goodall

April 10, 2017

“I don’t have time to do my exercises” is a common response to a physio’s home exercise prescription. After a busy day at work, plus housework, cooking dinner, looking after children, no one usually gets to the end of the day thinking, “I can’t wait to do 30 minutes of monotonous rehab exercises!” I get […]

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