Our News

Keep up to date with what’s happeing at Eastern Sports and Spinal Care by reading our News Articles.

Back Pain can be a Pain in the Butt!

Do you ever get a pain in the buttock which doesn’t go away even when you stretch it?

Even though it is tender in your buttock that may not be the source.

Often the buttock and or leg pain is referred pain from specific structures in your back causing...Read More »

Suffering from Hip Pain?

Is hip pain disturbing your sleep?

Pain over the outside of the hip is often first noticed when lying on your side usually on the affected side but also sometimes when lying on the opposite side and letting your knee drop forward.  This has often been diagnosed as...Read More »

Is Winter Keeping You Indoors and on The Recliner?

Do you know that exercise is the most important thing to keep you healthy inside and out!

Don’t let your strength and fitness fade away over winter.

Instead joining our Lifestyle Fitness class with varied exercise tailored to your needs in a fun and friendly environment.

Classes Monday...Read More »

Headaches can be a Pain in the Neck!

Rather than worry about the possible causes for your headaches let our physios check your neck as often headaches are referred pain from specific joints and muscles and are exacerbated by postural adaptations.

We can find the source, ease the stress (and headache) and teach you some strategies...Read More »

New Class - the 3 R's!

Is balance a problem? Not as mobile as you used to be?

Well Eastern Sports and Spinal Care has introduced a new floor based Pilates class which can help.

Called the 3R’s – Rebalance, Recondition and Revitalise, this class focusses on regaining mobility and balance.

Friday 2.30 pm and bookings...Read More »

Knee Pain in the Over 50's

Did you know that osteoarthritis (OA) is the most commonly diagnosed cause of knee pain in the over 50’s?

Interestingly most people over 50 have abnormalities on MRI consistent with OA but only 1/3 of them experience pain. This therefore shows us that age related wear and tear...Read More »

ESSC welcomes back Lorna Ferguson

Libby welcoming Lorna back

ESSC is really pleased to welcome back Lorna Ferguson to our team after 9 years of working and gaining experience elsewhere. Lorna is a very experienced musculoskeletal physiotherapist with extensive Pilates experience.

Lorna will be available initially on Monday...Read More »

New Physiotherapist

Eastern Sports and Spinal Care welcomes Andrew Rodda  to the practice.

Andrew has worked in the hospital system for 10 years doing a wide variety of work followed by private practice work since 2011.

His special interest is in the management of neck pain...Read More »

Difference between Dry Needling and Acupuncture

We are often asked “What is the difference between Dry Needling and Acupuncture?”

Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine approach to disease management and prevention by maintaining a flow of energy or Qui (pronounced Chee) through the body’s meridians (a network of invisible channels through...Read More »

ESSC supports Gear Up Girl SA

Gear Up Girl SA is the Adelaide’s biggest bike ride for women. On Sunday November 23, we’re aiming to get 1,000 women on their bikes for a day of fun and fitness

Gear Up Girl SA is here again to give women from...Read More »

Exercise Prescription and Loading the Teenage Skeleton

Tailoring the load and type of exercise for individuals is vital to achieve optimal results.  Exercise early in life establishes a foundation for late in life and it is known that Active Children become Active Adults.  It is much harder to encourage sedentary children to exercise regularly...Read More »

Need Help with Poor Balance?

Did you know that Poor Balance triggers many falls?

We become more vulnerable to falls as we age because we lose balance the older we get.

Luckily, with the right exercise and practice, almost anyone can achieve Better...Read More »

Cold Hands a Problem?

You already know that Hotteeze are great for soothing tired muscles, easing monthly cramps or anytime you feel cold.

And you know that Hotteeze comes in Regular Pads which are perfect for those times when you need a steady supply of heat and Hotteeze for Feet designed to fit into men’s and women’s...Read More »

Running Shoe Testers Needed!!!

Do you run 10km per week?

Would you like to help develop safety and performance ratings for running shoes?

Then the University of Newcastle needs you!


The University of Newcastle are working hard to develop the high level clinical evidence required when prescribing...Read More »

ESSC welcomes Christine Holliday - Clinical Hypnosis

ESSC is proud to welcome Christine Holliday to the practice for her “Parenting for Pregnancy, Childbirth and Early Parenting” sessions.

Christine has a passion for using Clinical Hypnosis to support women during this special time.

“The use of hypnosis to prepare for labour and birth is well documented.  A...Read More »

New Pilates Class - GYMSTICK!

New Pilates Class at Eastern Sports and Spinal Care – GYMSTICK!

Based on the teachings of Joseph Pilates, the GYMSTICK has been designed for Total Body Fitness workouts.

Work through a series of exercises that challenge your muscles allowing you to build resistance and strength while maintaining core stability.

The...Read More »

Pink Ribbon Fundraiser




Eastern Sports and Spinal have registered to raise funds for the Cancer Council by having...Read More »

GRIPSOX now selling at Eastern Sports and Spinal Care

Eastern Sports and Spinal Care now stock GRIPSOX.

Designed by an Australian Physiotherapist, GRIPSOX are non slip socks that are:

  • Clinically trialled in Australia
  • Increased Safety and Falls Prevention
  • Improves Performance
  • Seamless toe for pure comfort
  • Non cushioned for extra grip sensation
  • 95% cotton for breathability
  • 5% elastane helps swollen feet

Just log onto our...Read More »

Tradies National Health Month August 2013

Tradies rely on their musculoskeletal health to do their jobs; and ignoring aches, pains and body stress could result in disability and debilitation in the future.

The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) and Steel Blue have created Tradies National Health Month in August to educate and engage tradespeople...Read More »

20 minutes on the Vibrogym equals 1 1/2 hours in the Gym?!


Is the recent Cold Weather hampering your level of exercise?

Don’t feel like spending hours at the Gym?

Why not consider the Vibrogym?

The Vibrogym is a vertically oscillating platform that effectively increases the gravitational force that you exercise under.

Our physiotherapists can set you up with a program for strengthening...Read More »

Jordan's First International Tour - Post Tour

On 3rd April Jordan travelled with the Australian Ice Hockey Mens Team for the 2013 World Championships. The championships themselves were held in Zagreb Croatia with the team competing a 10 day training camp in Ostrava Czech Republic (near Prague). They competed in division 2B with Croatia,...Read More »

Jordan's First International Tour


In April Jordan will be travelling with the Australian Ice Hockey Team to Prague in the Czech Republic for one month. He will be the solo medical person working with the team covering multiple roles i.e. team physio, primary carer, etc.

It is hard to...Read More »

Join ESSC in the 2013 City to Bay

Join ESSC in the 2013 City to Bay

In 2012, 39,000 participants helped make the Sunday Mail City to Bay Fun Run the biggest and best yet!

Why don’t you make 2013 your healthiest year yet and join the Eastern Sports and Spinal Care team as they prepare to paticipate in...Read More »

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