Complete Q&A – Mark Scholes

Dave spoke with Mark Scholes in Feb ’21. He is an APA titled Sports Physiotherapist and PhD Candidate researching hip and groin pain in kicking athletes. Click on the image below to see and hear the discussion.   Written by David Thwaites David is an experienced physiotherapist who enjoys developing strong therapeutic relationships. With a […]

Complete Q& A – Ellie Pashley

Dave spoke with Ellie Pashley in Dec 2020 – An elite distance runner. They discuss her training schedule, the nuts and bolts of building a running plan and the importance of strength training. Click on the image below to see and hear the discussion. Written by David Thwaites David is an experienced physiotherapist who enjoys […]

Rotator cuff related pain: the most common cause of shoulder pain

What is the Rotator Cuff related pain? It is characterized by pain involving various activities like lifting the arm, carrying heavy load, wearing a seat belt etc. Commonly people also feel pain when sleeping and with shoulder activities that involve reaching behind their back. What structures are affected? It is referred to as rotator cuff […]

Opening for limited face-to-face appointments

In the middle of March, we expanded our telehealth services, to allow us to help keep staff and the community as safe as possible. During this time, it has been great to see private health funding this service, and many in the community embracing and benefiting from it. It has been great to see how […]

Osgood-Schlatter’s Disease

Key Facts about Osgood-Schlatters A childhood repetitive-use injury that causes a pain below the kneecap Affects 1 in 10 adolescents between the age group of 9-15 years Pain commonly occurs during running , jumping sports  like basketball ,soccer , gymnastics and athletics The condition has traditionally been to resolve within 12-18 months with rest being […]

sore lower back GLA:D Back – A new approach to managing your back pain.

We have been running GLA:D for people with hip and knee osteoarthritis for three years at Complete Sports Care now. I have enjoyed watching how many people it has benefited, potential surgeries it has saved both at our clinic and across Australia in my role as program lead at La Trobe University. The program is […]

Preparing children and adolescents for entering into physical activity in sports.

Has your child started showing a keener interest in physical activity or, taken an interest in a particular sport? Firstly, this is wonderful! The benefits of physical activity and sports cannot be understated. This includes everything from promoting physical fitness, healthy behaviours, positive habits, social interaction, teamwork, and self-esteem. Your child or adolescent may be […]

Knee arthroscopy: the downsides

Knee Arthroscopy Vs Exercise for Osteoarthritis (OA) The message is slowly filtering through the medical community and the general population that knee arthroscopy is no better than exercise for osteoarthritis (OA).  More and more in my clinical practice I am coming across patients who are not surprised when I bring this up in our clinical […]