Rotator Cuff Tears – Rehab and Prevention

By Dr Maddy Witt (Chiropractor)   Did you know that rotator cuff tears are one of the most common causes of shoulder pain?   Think about all the activities you’ve done today that have involve your shoulder. Maybe you brushed your teeth this morning. Some of you might have reached overhead to get to a shelf…

Unraveling the Knots: Understanding Trigger Points and the Road to Relief

By Andrew Ullo (Chiropractor)   Have you ever experienced a tight knot of pain in your muscles that just won’t let go? These stubborn, sensitive spots are known as trigger points. They can cause localized pain and even refer pain to other areas of the body.   Lets now look into the fascinating world of…

What Is Shockwave Therapy And Can It Help With My Injury?

By Dr Andrew Ullo (Chiropractor)   Shockwave therapy is a non-invasive medical treatment that uses high-energy sound waves to help alleviate pain and promote healing of certain musculoskeletal conditions. It is often used to treat conditions such as bursitis and tendinopathy, which are common causes of chronic pain and discomfort.   Bursitis is a condition…

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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…

The Foam Roller – A Love-Hate Relationship

By Dr Andrew Ullo (Chiropractor)   Foam rolling is like a deep tissue massage that you give to your own muscles. It’s a type of soft-tissue therapy that focuses on connective tissue called fascia. Fascia is tissue that connects with your muscles, bones, and ligaments to provide support throughout your entire body. When fascia works properly,…

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…

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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…