Step into Comfort: Hoka Clifton 9 Review from a Chiropractor’s Perspective

By Dr Andrew Ullo (Chiropractor)   As someone who enjoys running, you understand the importance of finding the perfect pair of running shoes. Not only do they need to provide comfort and support, but they also play a crucial role in preventing injuries and ensuring your long-term running journey stays pain-free. In this blog post,…

Can Shockwave Therapy Kick Away Heel Pain?

By Dr Andrew Ullo (Chiropractor)   Heel pain, particularly caused by plantar fasciitis, can be a real stumbling block in our daily lives. Walking, running, or even standing become excruciating tasks. Thankfully, advancements in medical treatments have brought us a promising solution: shockwave therapy.   In this blog, we’ll dive into the depths of this…

preventing injury

Exercise‐Based Strategies to Prevent Muscle Injury in Male Elite Footballers

By Dr Andrew Ullo (Chiropractor)   Unfortunately, injuries are a part of sports and this is especially true for footballers. As Football is the world’s most popular sport, it’s then no surprise that the rate of injuries is exceptionally high. In particular, muscle injuries are the most common type of injury for footballers, especially hamstrings. These…

Heel Pain In Active Children

By Dr Kristin Webb (Chiropractor) Has your child or teenager developed a limp? Do they have a sudden onset of heel pain? Are they struggling to weight bear on one foot? Has your child complained of foot pain during and after sport? Have they had heel pain in the past which has resolved but keeps…

hip and groin injury

Does a decrease in Hip ROM contribute to Hip and Groin Injuries in soccer players?

By Dr. Andrew Ullo (Chiropractor)   Hip and groin injuries account for 10-15% of all soccer related injuries and 11-16% of the time-loss injuries in soccer. Unfortunately, a small number of these injuries can become chronic and lead to early retirement. Range of motion (ROM) has been identified as a risk factor for groin pain.…

Dry Needling

Dry Needling in a Nutshell

Dry Needling Aka trigger point therapy is an effective technique that uses the insertion of acupuncture needles to release trigger points in your muscles. Trigger points are located in soft-tissue, primarily in bands of tightened muscle fibres. They often develop as a consequence of acute or repetitive strain, overtraining, musculoskeletal imbalance, injury or disease.   Dry Needling…

massage gun

Should you pull the trigger and get a massage gun? – Dr Andrew Ullo (Chiropractor)

Percussion massage guns are gaining popularity among athletic communities and creeping into rehab clinics. Marketers claim that they improve performance, aid in recovery, promote relaxation, break up scar tissue, speed up healing, and more. However, a literature search reveals only two articles concerning the efficacy or use of these devices.   An Austrian study, which…

hip and groin injury

Do Niggles Matter? – Dr Andrew Ullo (Chiropractor)

As we know, football is one of the most popular sports in Australia and across the world. Thankfully this means that there has been plenty of research when it comes to injuries and injury prevention. One new study that was done in Australia, aimed at investigating the impact and prevalence of non-time loss injuries in…