Shoulder Bursitis: Your Path to Recovery with Physiotherapy

Welcome, fellow active enthusiasts! Are you currently sidelined by shoulder bursitis, longing to get back to your favourite activities pain-free? If so, you’re in the right place. Let’s explore how physiotherapy can be your ticket to overcoming shoulder bursitis and reclaiming your mobility. Shoulder bursitis occurs when the fluid-filled sacs (bursae) around the shoulder joint […]

Suffering Equals Pain Times Resistance

In Brad Stulberg’s book Master of Change he discusses how pain is managed in the Mayo Clinic’s Pain rehabilitation centre in which they use a very useful equation for understanding the suffering caused by pain. Imagine you’ve got a sore back. If you were to rate it on a scale from 0 (being no pain […]

Understanding Tibialis Posterior Tendinopathy: A Closer Look at Foot Health

Tibialis posterior tendinopathy, though not as commonly discussed as other musculoskeletal issues, plays a crucial role in maintaining the stability and functionality of the foot. This condition involves irritation of the tibialis posterior tendon, which runs along the inside of the ankle and foot. As this tendon is responsible for supporting the arch of the […]

What can we tell from your running form?

Maybe a better place to start would be what we can’t tell. One study sent one-minute video clips of five different runners to 121 coaches ranging from high school to international level and asked them to rank the runners from most economical to least economical. They then compared those rankings to lab-measured values of running […]

Excercise Physiology

Exercise physiologists play a pivotal role in both injuries, pain and sports performance by blending elements of physiotherapy and strength and conditioning coaching to address diverse needs. Here at Newcastle Performance Physiotherapy our Exercise Physiologist, Michael Upton, focus is on chronic pain, sports injuries, and sports performance, with a unique experience and specialisation in combat […]

Osteoporosis: The Silent Threat to Bone Health

Osteoporosis, often referred to as the “silent disease” is a common yet often underestimated condition that affects millions of people worldwide. Osteoporosis is a condition resulting in weaking of the bones, making them fragile and susceptible to fractures. While it may not exhibit visible symptoms until a fracture occurs, osteoporosis deserves our attention and proactive […]

Understanding Frozen Shoulder: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

Have you ever experienced a sudden limitation in your shoulder’s range of motion, making simple tasks like reaching for something on a high shelf or even putting on a jacket a painful ordeal? If so, you might have encountered a condition known as frozen shoulder, or adhesive capsulitis. In this blog, we’ll delve into the […]

Plyometrics: what are they and why should you be doing them?

Plyometrics, also known as jump training or plyos, are a form of exercise that involves rapid and explosive movements designed to increase muscular power, strength, and speed. The primary focus of plyometric exercises is to utilize the stretch-shortening cycle, where muscles are rapidly stretched (eccentric phase) before immediately contracting (concentric phase), resulting in a forceful […]

Tennis Elbow: Understanding this Painful Condition and Finding Relief

Tennis is a popular sport that brings joy and physical activity to millions of people around the world. However, it’s not uncommon for tennis players and even non-athletes to experience a condition known as tennis elbow. Also known as lateral epicondylitis, tennis elbow causes pain and discomfort in the outer part of the elbow, making […]