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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ACL Injuries: “Australia’s Common Loser”

Nearly 200,000 ACL reconstructions were performed in Australia between 2000 and 2015. The incidence of ACL reconstructions in Australia is the highest in the world, and is increasing (Vertullo et al 2018). At Excel, we are getting more and more patients with ACL... More >

City2Surf 2018


  There are only SIXTEEN days to go until the start gun goes off for Sydney’s City2Surf, 2018. The event has been running for 47 years, having had a humble start in 1971 with only 1,500 entrants. It has been growing ever since,…

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The Science of Muscle Medicine


I’ve often thought that the human body is like a machine, albeit the most intelligent and technologically advanced machine ever created. Think of all common everyday machines, such as cars, printers, and computers. Our human body works in very much the same way,…

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Hip Stability – A Focus on the Gluteus Medius Muscle


In a recent blog, Principal Physiotherapist Tim Ellis wrote on Building the Ultimate Back – A Focus on the Gluteus Maximus Muscle. Another gluteal muscle that doesn’t receive much love is the Gluteus Medius which is vital for maintaining healthy hips and gives…

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One-on-One Yoga Sessions — Why You Need to Try It


The word yoga comes from the ancient Indian language, Sanskrit. Derived from the word yuj, which means union. Yoga, by definition, is the union of mind, body, and soul. This can be done through asana, the practice of stretching the body and building…

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