A Physio’s Perspective: Benefits of Pilates


I have worked as a Physiotherapist for over twenty years, first in London and now in Sydney, currently at Excel, which I opened in 2014, where our practice includes a Pilates studio. At the time that I opened the practice at Excel (2014)…

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Upper to Mid Back Pain – The Thoracic Spine


The upper and mid back is known as the thoracic spine. It is a complex area, a bit like a woven bamboo basket! It consists of twelve vertebrae with discs that separate each one, and these discs act as shock absorbers. There are…

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Acute Low Back Pain


  The back is naturally a very strong structure that is made up of bones called vertebrae which are held together by a large network of ligaments and muscles. Acute low back pain refers to pain that has been present in the lower back…

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The Importance of Rehabilitation for Common Ankle Sprains


Almost everyone knows the pain of an ankle sprain. The unexpected trip off a step, halfway through a run, or a sharp pivot on the sports field, it can be sudden and definitely not pleasant. In this blog, Lawrence Lin, Physiotherapist from Excel,…

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Causes of Neck Pain and How Physiotherapy Can Help


Our head weighs up to 5kg. This is balanced and supported by our neck, which consists of seven vertebrae. From the second vertebrae onwards, each of them is separated from each other by discs. Other than that, we have muscles that support our…

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Understanding Lateral Hip Pain (Also Known as Gluteal Tendinopathy)


Pain over the side of the hip is commonly due to a condition affecting the local soft tissues at the greater trochanter (the prominent bony bump at the side of the hip). The primary pathology is tendinopathy of the glute medius and/or minimus…

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