Physiotherapy
Treatments
Physiotherapy Treatments
At Focus Physiotherapy we provide expert treatment and care for a wide range of conditions, to patients of all ages.
Post-Surgery
Physiotherapy Rehab
Post-Surgery Physiotherapy Rehabilitation
Focus Physiotherapy offers Post-Surgery Physiotherapy Rehabilitation to patients of all ages.

Women's
Health
Women's Health
One of our physios can objectively assess strength, endurance and quality of pelvic floor with the use of real-time ultrasound
Running Analysis
& Bike Set up
Running Analysis and Bike Set up
We offer running analysis and training to help those who have recently taken up running, long-term runners and sporting professionals.

Blog

Sitting down is slowly killing you – how to fight back!

July 5, 2017

  The modern world is full of ironies – why IS all the best tasting food so bad for you, right? One of those ironies is sitting. How glorious it seemed when we created machines and technology to do all the hard work, freeing us up to pull the strings from behind a desk, comfortably […]

Should I get an MRI or X-ray for my lower back pain?

April 24, 2017

The short answer, probably not! Why?  You say? Because the evidence is stacking up that MRI and X-ray are very unreliable at providing information that will alter therapy in a meaningful way. What I mean by this is, the vast majority of studies that look at the validity of MRI and X-ray have shown that […]

Kinesio Tape for Patello-Femoral Pain Syndrome

March 6, 2017

If you love running and jumping sports and have been diagnosed with patello-femoral pain syndrome then this method of taping may be for you.  As always, check with your physiotherapist whether it is appropriate to continue sport or whether you need a break from it first.  If you are given the all clear then invest a […]

Bike Analysis Demo

February 23, 2017

  Here’s a sneaky look at how Bike Analyses are performed at Focus Physiotherapy as well as some of the elements Ron Postma looks at to improve your ride.  

Running Shoes – Flirt a little and play the field

  It is a little overdue but my new shoe list (about 95 shoes) is ready. In the process of rewriting it, I noticed many types of runners have disappeared or have been rebranded. Nike no longer has a Free Run 3.0 or 4.0. They have been replaced with the RN (Run Natural) series and […]

Exercise and physiotherapy the answer for knee pain!

February 22, 2017

  Meniscus tears of the knee are a common injury that can affect all ages. In some cases, an acute meniscus tear can result in a physical block in the knee that causes symptoms such as painful clicking and locking of the knee joint. This kind of meniscus injury is most common in younger patients […]

How to tape your ITB with K tape

February 15, 2017

Here’s physiotherapist and triathlete Ron Postma to show you how to tape your ITB effectively and easily. The Focus Physiotherapy Team

Foot Strike Patterns – What’s Normal?

  In this video, Ron Potstma our resident running expert shows you the difference between a heel, mid foot and forefoot strike pattern in runners. In which category are you? The Focus Physiotherapy Team.

Maximise your warm-up! Reduce injuries this football season

February 13, 2017

  With football season fast approaching you might be thinking it’s time to dust off the studs and get into some pre-season training? Good idea! Now before you jump off the couch, drive to the local oval and dive straight into a game, you should consider one thing… An appropriate warm-up! Introducing FIFA 11+ (http://f-marc.com/11plus/home/). […]

Cyclist’s Palsy

February 5, 2017

  It’s a month into the New Year and people are well and truly on track for their long term cycling/triathlon goal. Many of us had a few weeks off from intensive training over the Christmas period and have returned to the saddle refreshed (hopefully) and ready to tackle some big rides. Cyclist’s Palsy is […]

TOP TIPS TO GET FIT AND STAY FIT IN 2017

January 3, 2017

It’s New Year’s resolution time again. According to a survey by finder.com.au of 1059 people over 2015, just over half broke their resolution at some point during the year with women (64%) more likely to do so than men (54%). 15% of people failed after three months and 40% after nine months. Unsurprisingly, 54% of […]

Welcome to Focus Physiotherapy

December 14, 2016

Why Put off Feeling Good? Established in 2013, Focus Physiotherapy, we pride ourselves on providing you with quality diagnosis and treatment options to achieve the best outcome in the shortest possible time-frame. How do we achieve this? We listen to you, we make a difference and we educate you for a better overall outcome Our […]

Articular Cartilage Regeneration

October 11, 2016

It is probably not a well-known fact the articular cartilage has almost no ability to regenerate itself after it has been damaged. A promising development in the synthetic methods of biochemical processes has led to a gel made of the body’s own materials. The gel has a very specific viscosity so that it sticks to […]

The Basics of Bike Fitting

July 12, 2016

I think it is time to share some of the basics of bike fitting. Whether you ride a slick carbon frame, a more forgiving aluminium or a vintage steel chassis, it is worth setting your bike up optimally so you: Are more efficient – better aerodynamic position and better force application from your muscles to […]

Exercise Prescription – Why Physios Give You Homework

January 26, 2016

What is our role as your physio? Generally people come to see us if they have pain, stiffness or weakness.  Symptoms can come in many different forms and their effects are very personal and dependent on a multitude of factors.  They can be a result of a specific injury or disease, age related or have […]

Back pain – Are pain killers really effective?

August 26, 2015

79.2% of all Australians will experience some sort of lower back pain at one point in their life (Australia’s Health 2008) and for many people an episode of lower back pain can interfere with their activities of daily living. The good news is that 90% of people suffering an episode of back pain will recover […]

Hip joint deformity due to overuse during adolescence

June 17, 2015

High intensity loading during adolescence (13 to 19 years) is a risk factor in the development of hip deformity. CAM impingement (see picture) is an abnormal contact between the acetabulum (the cup) and the femoral (thigh bone) neck/head. Recent evidence suggests that the cam deformity is due to high cumulative stress with rotational force (sports […]

Is The Paleo Diet Right For The Endurance Athlete?

May 10, 2015

 The Paleo diet has been around for many decades and has made another breakthrough in the past 5 years or so. It needs little introduction but just before I get to the point let me just outline some of the principals of the Paleo Diet. The Paleo diet is based on eating like our ancestors, […]

Don’t Become a Cyberchondriac

February 8, 2015

Have you heard of Cyberchondria? It is defined as the distress the internet can cause you when you are investigating your own symptoms or injury. Gathering information about anything is easy and fast as we all turn to the power of the internet these days.  But have you ever been tempted to research your latest […]

Focus on Food – Yogurt

January 20, 2015

Yogurt Real Fermented or Cultured yogurt can offer actual benefits to endurance athletes. Yogurt it is a great source of calcium and protein and it’s easy to digest.  We are not talking about the commercial, sugar loaded buckets you buy at the local supermarket. But that same supermarket will likely sell the ‘Bio’ version.  The […]

Proteins – How much do you need?

December 11, 2014

I’m sure most of us are aware that protein is one of the most important nutrients we need. Proteins perform a long list of essential roles within a living organism and each protein only exists for a certain period of time. The Recommended Dietary Allowance, or RDA, for adults is 46 grams or 0.75 grams […]

New Knee Ligament

One would have thought that over the past hundreds of years whilst we have been studying the human body and describing the human anatomy in-depth, we would know every muscle, tendon and ligament . This appeared not be the case! Only in 2012 two Belgian doctors discovered a ligament long forgotten about. A narrow band […]

Multivitamins – Enough is Enough

December 10, 2014

American researchers have come out with this fairly strong statement about the use of multivitamins; Most supplements do not prevent chronic disease or death, their use is not justified, and they should be avoided. Firstly: Three trials of multivitamin supplements were reviewed and 24 trials of paired or single vitamins that were randomly assigned to no less […]