News and Info

Welcome to Star Physio’s news section. Here we provide a range of articles and tips on preventing, and recovering from, injury.

Are you getting saddle pain while cycling?

Saddle pain in cyclists is very common! Did you know that saddle pain and saddle sores are one of the most common, but least talked about problems in cyclists, from amateur to elite? Prior to the London Olympics, an anonymous survey revealed that it was...

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Star Physio’s expert Triathlon Team

Triathlon WA Star Physio Lecture Series 2020 Presentation Team. Star Physio are proud to boast a team of physiotherapy experts who are also passionate about the sport of triathlon, competing regularly in TWA events. Damian Oldmeadow is a physiotherapist...

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Coffee and performance

Coffee dosages in typical coffee drinks. Athlete or not, coffee is one of the most commonly ingested drinks in the world. Many of Star Physio's staff and clients take their coffee pretty seriously either for taste, performance or fashion! Many people do...

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Star Physio Bikefit at Tour Down Under 2020

Course - Management of cycling injuries and bikefit. January 2020, Adelaide, February 2020, Perth. The Australian Physiotherapy Association have asked Star Physio's principal physiotherapist, Damian Oldmeadow, to present courses to physiotherapists on...

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Refit – The problem with knee angles.

Bikefit Review using Gebiomized Technology Star Physio Ruth Chang is an experienced physiotherapist and accomplished endurance triathlete, coaching and competing with GK Endurance. After having a "professional bikefit" using a Retul system, she was told...

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Star Physio supporting WA Cycling Teams

Jordan Keightley to travel to Malaysia with Team Velofit Star Physio's expert massage therapist Jordan Keightley will work with the Velofit Australia Cycling Team at the Tour de femina Malaysia in September. Jordan will provide injury management and...

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Running Physio: Over-pronation and Flat Feet.

Questions for the running physio: “I have flat (pronated) feet hence, I need supportive shoes to reduce my risk of injury” by Dan Davis, Running Physiotherapist, Exercise Scientist, Elite Triathlete, Marathon Runner, Track Runner. Star Physio Pronation (or...

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Does the right running shoe reduce injury risk?

Running shoes, injury risk and FAQ’s , By Dan Davis, Physiotherapist and Exercise Scientist- Star Physio Having worked in the running shoe industry for several years, I’ve had the pleasure of working with a diverse clientele, from which common some...

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Lower back pain treatment without drugs and surgery

Are you suffering from back pain or neck pain? Have you been advised to have scans or x-rays? Have you been told you need to rest because of your pain? In the past, health professionals believed that pain was a sign of damage, and that if you had pain it was important...

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Post-Op Rehab for Seniors

Surgical procedures for the elderly are becoming more common, especially knee replacement and hip replacement operations. While people are staying fitter and active for longer than they used to, the aches and pains of growing older are still a...

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How Much is Too Much Cycling?

Is there such a thing as too much cycling? If you’re a super keen rider, you might think it’s impossible to be out on the road or track too much. But overtraining can be a very real problem for cyclists, whether you’re just starting out, or are an experienced rider....

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Recovering from Common Cycling Injuries

Unfortunately, as with all sports, injuries are a reality for many cyclists. While cycling is an excellent low impact cardio workout, riding can lead to wear and tear on the body. Today, we’ll look at 3 of the most common cycling injuries: Knee pain Lower back...

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Tips for Handling Long Rides

About to set off on your first long ride? Long rides are one of the true joys of cycling, but it's important to take your time before throwing yourself into the deep end. To help you feel more prepared, we’ve put together the ultimate guide to handling long bike...

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4 Reasons To Take Up Cycling

People all over the world love cycling! It is a good form of regular exercise as well as an alternative option for the daily commute. Cycling has many physical and mental health benefits for individuals, as well as being better for the environment, easy to do...

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Jumper’s Knee – What Is It and How Can I Fix It?

The team at Star Physio has seen a lot of clients with jumper's knee over the years. We shed some light on this overuse injury, common among volleyball and basketball players. What is Jumper’s Knee? Patellar tendinopathy, commonly known as jumper’s knee, is an overuse...

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