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 […]

What to do when your back hurts?

Back pain can be scary. The spine’s an important structure and when it hurts it’ll affect every part of your day. Back pain can also be really confusing, research shows up to 90% of back pain is what is referred to as “non-specific”. What that means is that there’s no explainable structure causing the pain. […]

Adductor Related Groin Pain

For athletes, adductor-related groin pain can be a formidable hurdle that affects performance, mobility, and overall well-being. The adductor muscles play a crucial role in movements such as kicking, cutting, and lateral shifts, making athletes susceptible to strain or injury. In this blog post, we will explore the causes, impact, and effective strategies for managing […]