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Due to local transmission of COVID-19, our request that all patients wear a mask has now become a requirement.

We regret the inconvenience this may cause some of our clients, but this decision has been made in the best interests of both staff and clients, as well as families connected with the practice.

Current service availability June 2020

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IC Sports Therapies are happy to advise that we are fully open again.

Nicki is back at work on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Remedial Massage treatments can also be booked with Lisa Read.

BikeFit services (to Maximise YOUR cycling experience! – more at https://icsportstherapies.com.au/bikefit/) are available W-Th-F, 8am-6pm, along with Relaxation Massage, with Hugo Eduardo de Amorim.

Physiotherapy and Shockwave Therapy treatments are also available for all clients with our Physio, Jason Maxworthy. (Shockwave applications include Achilles Tendonitis, Plantar Fasciitis and Tennis/Golf Elbow – more at https://icsportstherapies.com.au/shockwave/ )

Book appointments with Nicki, Jason, Hugo and Lisa online any time at https://icsportstherapies.com.au/bookings/, or phone IC Sports Therapies on 9477-3103.

Precautionary Coronavirus Liability Release Form

Coronavirus self-declaration

Due to the 2019-2020 outbreak of the novel Coronavirus, COVID-19, we are taking extra precautions with the intake of each client, with their health history review, as well as with sanitation and disinfecting practices. Please complete the following and sign below.

Symptoms of COVID-19 include:

• Fever
• Fatigue
• Dry cough
• Difficulty breathing

I, ______________________________ agree to the following:

☐ I understand the above symptoms and affirm that I, as well as all household members, do not currently have, nor have experienced the symptoms listed above within the last 14 days.

☐ I affirm that I, as well as all household members, have not been diagnosed with COVID-19 within the last 30 days.

☐ I affirm that I, as well as all household members, have not knowingly been exposed to anyone diagnosed with COVID-19 within the last 30 days.

☐ I affirm that I, as well as all household members, have not travelled outside of the country, or to any city outside of our own that is or has been considered a “hot spot” for COVID-19 infections within the last 30 days.

☐ I understand that this business and my therapist cannot be held liable for any exposure to the virus or any other contagion caused by misinformation on this form or the health history provided by each client.

By signing below I agree to each above statement and release the therapist and business from any and all liability for any unintentional exposure or harm due to COVID-19.

Your therapist and all employees of this clinic agree that they abide by these same standards and affirm the same. We also affirm that we have improved and expanded our sanitation protocols to more thoroughly fight the spread of COVID-19 and other communicable conditions.

Signature _______________________________ Date ____________________

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Changed availability during March 2020

Time

IC Sports Therapies will be varying our opening hours in March.

The changed hours are for the 3-week period Friday 6 March to Monday 30 March 2020. They are the result of our reduced staffing levels, with our Principal Therapist Nicki Cooke away. She will be serving as a Team Therapist at the Over 50s Cricket World Cup in Cape Town, South Africa.

Please note that Nicki already has limited bookings available for the weeks before 6 March. We suggest you get in and book a time with Nicki ASAP.

Jason, Hugo and Lisa will meet the continuing needs of our clients for Physiotherapy, BikeFit, and Remedial Massage.

Our clinic hours will be 8:00am – 5:00pm. Steve will man the phones to answer your enquiries and take your bookings.

For these weeks, our therapists are available by appointment as follows:

Jason: Mon 8am-12 noon, Tue 9am-6pm, Wed 8:30am-12 noon, Thu 9am-6pm, and Fri 8:30am-12 noon.

Hugo: Wednesday – Friday 8am-6pm.

Lisa: Mon 10am-1pm, Wed & Thu 8am – 5pm, and Friday 9am-7pm.

From 30 March we will again have our full complement of staff. We will then resume our normal opening hours of 7:00am to 6:00pm, Monday to Friday.

You can make On-line Bookings for the next 120 days any time, at https://icsportstherapies.com.au/bookings/.

Best regards

IC Sports Therapies

🎄Christmas 2019 – New Year 2020 hours🎄

Christmas 2018 graphic, a Stylised Tree with Star

Clinic Holiday Hours

For Christmas 2019 – New Year’s 2020 our Clinic hours will be as follows:

  • We will be closed from COB Monday December 23rd 2019.
  • Nicki will be available again by appointment only on Thursday January 2nd and Friday January 3rd.
  • Jason will be available again Thursday 9th Jan onwards.
  • Lisa will be available again Thursday 2nd Jan until the 10th, and Jan 27th onwards.
  • Hugo is available on Dec 30th and Jan 2 and 3.

We will open for our normal hours of 7am-6pm from January 6th onwards. Book today to get in first for the best appointment times in January 😉

We wish all our clients a safe and happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

Osgood-Schlatter’s Disease, a villain of teen sport.

Rapidly growing bones, combined with great love of high impact, reaching sports such as AFL, basketball and netball, can often lead to inflammation of the tibial attachment of the patella tendon, known as Osgood-Schlatter’s Disease. Ongoing repetitive stress on the tendon can result in micro tears to the tendon and damage to the bone itself.

Diagram of the knee, showing the location affected by Osgood–Schlatter disease.
Tibial tendon attachment point affected by Osgood-Schlatters

Left unchecked and untreated, it leads to a bony protuberance on the tibia, disintegration of the bone causing intense pain for the athlete.

Symptoms

Symptoms include:

  • Localised pain at the attachment point on the bone during and after sport
  • Oedema (swelling) and tenderness below the knee both in the tendon and in the capsule that contains the patella.
  • Pain that can be triggered by contacting the quadriceps against resistance.
  • Pain made worse by the application of ice.

Generally, athletes between 10 and 18 years are most likely to develop the condition, and it is usually more common in boys.

A visible increase in size of the tibial attachment in either one or both legs.

Treatment.

There are a range of options which are beneficial depending on the severity of symptoms.

Active rest and heat, the use of topical pain relief creams, and a heat retainer in initial stages are helpful. Cessation of the activity provoking pain until symptoms subside and the use of Kinesiotape to support the knee and reduce pressure on tissue can also be helpful.

Shockwave and low level laser are also effective in reducing injury time, as is manual lymphatic drainage in reducing the impact of the condition.

Osgood-Schlatters disease rarely requires medical intervention, and frequently heals once the athlete reaches physical maturity. Problems in adulthood occur most commonly from loose bodies in the bursae that surround the knee.

However, an athlete who has Osgood-Schlatters Disease, may have several bouts of the condition prior to muscular-skeletal maturation.

References:

Sports Injuries, their prevention and Treatment, Renstrom and Petersen

Clinically Oriented Anatomy, Moore and Dalley.

Gift Vouchers – less stress for Christmas!

Christmas tree

It’s about 3 weeks to Christmas, and we can help you to reduce the stress of your Christmas gift shopping so easily! How? We’re having a special on Gift Vouchers! 😀

The savings we’re giving you on our Gift Vouchers (which are normally $110 each) are as follows:

  • Buy the first one for $100, and you save $10
  • Buy the second one for $90, saving you $30 total
  • Buy the third one for $80, saving you $60 total!

Buy three Gift vouchers – one each for (say) your Mum and Dad, and you could save the third one for yourself. Win-win! 😉

Buy them online from our store, or come into the Clinic.

Conditions? The gift vouchers must all be purchased at the same time to qualify for the discount.

B.Y.O.T. (Bring your own towels)

Shelves full of towels

Hey everyone, we’re now giving you a $10 discount on 1-hr treatments (10% for half-hour treatments) if you bring your own towels!

This is an initiative to reduce our clinic footprint and preserve precious resources, particularly water and electricity.

Let us know what you think in the post’s comments.