How to prevent netball knees!

Netball is the number one team based sport in Australia for women and girls. Anyone who has played or watched the sport will know that netball requires lots of sudden stopping and change of direction as well as repetitive jumping and landing. These activities place athletes at high risk of injury, with knees and ankles as the most commonly injured body parts, accounting for 85% of all injuries (Netball Australia National Insurance Data).

Paula Peralta joins the Commonwealth Games Medical Team

Paula Peralta (Principal Physiotherapist in our Penrith rooms) has arrived in the Commonwealth Games Village on the Gold Coast and has joined The Australian Commonwealth Games Team Medical Team . Whilst it is still some days before competition starts some of the smaller teams have started arriving including the Australian boxing and weightlifting teams.

Hydrotherapy & Osteoarthritis


Osteoarthritis is a chronic disease characterized by limitation of movement, joint pain and tenderness. It is often also associated with muscle weakness. It is a common disease that affects approximately 30% of the population between 50 and 70 years of age, and this percentage increases in older age groups. Risk factors for osteoarthritis include obesity, physical inactivity, and muscle weakness.