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Welcome to Brigitte Batten, Chiropractor

Brigitte

IC Sports Therapies welcomes Brigitte Batten to the team.

Brigitte Batten is a Macquarie University graduate with a passion for sports (especially gymnasts and dancers) due to her elite gymnastics background along with coaching/judging experience in gymnastics. She chose to study chiropractic due to an accident causing her to stop gymnastics and now her goal is to help people be able to overcome their injuries so they can continue doing the sport or activities they love.

Brigitte is dedicated, organised and very eager to help people with a range of different injuries, ranging from necks, backs, shoulders, ankles, headaches etc along with looking at the body as a whole to make sure you are working structurally, functionally and to allow maximal body’s performance. She also wants to encourage preventative strategies, such as rehabilitation and taping. Brigitte is very interested in expanding her knowledge with paediatrics, dry needling and other evidence based techniques to take a gentle approach to chiropractic and allow people to have the most effective treatment.

Brigitte has been an elite gymnast for 8 years before the injury, with her favourite apparatus, the beam. She is still very involved with gymnastics as she is an Advanced Gymnastics Coach and an Intermediate Gymnastics Judge with a club in Hornsby, coaching with a range of levels from kindygym, dance, school classes to high level gymnasts.

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⏰ Christmas ’17 – New Year ’18 Clinic Hours ⏰

Christmas 2017 graphic, a Stylised Tree with Star

For Christmas 2017 – New Year’s 2018 our Clinic hours will be as follows:

  • We will be closed for Christmas Day and Boxing Day December 25th-26th, and for December 27th.
  • We will be available by appointment only on Thursday December 28th and Friday December 29th.
  • We will be closed for New Year’s Day January 1st and for January 2nd, 2018

We will open for our normal hours of 7am-6pm from January 3rd onwards.

Book today to reserve your appointment time.

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Our Christmas Specials

GIFT VOUCHER DISCOUNT CODES:

Buy 3 GVs, and the 3rd one’s half-off.  Excellent as a gift for Christmas (or any other time of the year)!!!

Use the code B2G1F with full-hour sessions, or B2G1H with half-hour sessions, when you order online.

Offer valid until Dec. 25th.

IC SPORTS SPECIAL COUPON:

D3 K tape, packs of 9 mixed colours, normally priced at $148.50.
Use the coupon 9PACK to snag a bargain – only $100 for the 9-pack!
Offer valid until 31-Dec or until stocks run out, through our online store and from the Clinic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sports Trainer Special

6 mixed rolls of D3 K6 Tape/Cohesive Bandage/Rigid Tape, $91.30 value for ONLY $60.

Offer is in-clinic only, and ENDS 31/12/17

Coming in December

Book for January 2018 in December, and we’ll give you a 25% discount on your booking.

Change of clinic hours 16 Oct – 27 Oct 2017

Changing our hours

We would like to advise that IC Sports Therapies are changing our opening hours for the two-week period Monday 16 October to Friday 27 October 2017.

The changed hours are in response to our reduced staffing levels, with our Principal Therapist  Nicki Cooke away, serving as a Team Therapist at the Indoor Cricket Masters Trans-Tasman tournament in Mount Maunganui, New Zealand.

The continuing needs of our clients are being met by Jason, Colin and Lisa, our Physiotherapy, P.T. & Pilates, and Swedish Massage therapists.

For both weeks of 16-27 October, our clinic hours will be 8:00am – 5:00pm. Our phones will be answered by Steve, who will 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 8am-12 noon, Thu 9am-6pm, and Fri 8am-12 noon.

• Colin: Mon 11am-3pm, Tue 8:30am-1pm, and Thursday 8am-3pm.

• Lisa: Wed 9am – 4pm, and Friday 9am-6:30pm.

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

Please note that Nicki already has limited bookings available for the weeks before 14 October, so we advise you to get in and book a time with Nicki ASAP.

On-line Bookings for the next 120 days can be made any time, at http://icsportstherapies.com.au/bookings/.

Best regards

IC Sports Therapies

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Looking for local heroes!

Nominate a local hero who deserves a massage.

Tell us at IC Sports Therapies why you think they deserve a special treat, and our staff will select one person, each week during September, to be given our special care.

Send your nomination through our Contact form, or message us on Facebook.

[Update] One of our friends has nominated “the fire fighters and volunteers who have been doing the backburning in hornsby kuringgai area so that we would be safe in the fire season. I don’t know it is doable but they are our heroes in the area at the moment. Thank you for the opportunity to give thanks to local heroes.”

As a result of her nomination, we are prepared to give them a 50% discount if they come in before the end of September. (We already give 10% discount to ALL emergency services)

Customers of the Week, for August

Cake!
Psst! September’s our Birthday Month

And our august customers get sur-prizes!  😉

Each Customer of the Week won a prize, just because they came for treatment and one of our Robots pulled their name out of the hat.

There were also one or two who were blessed with a birthday discount or gift  ^_^

How can you win?

To be in with a chance to win,  book your next appointment with us today at icsportstherapies.com.au/bookings, or contact us to make a booking for you:

IC Sports Therapies

Suite 6, Hornsby Business Centre, 14 Edgeworth David Avenue
Hornsby 2077
Phone: (02) 9477-3103

 

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Your Monday Muscle: #9 Tibialis Anterior

Tibialis Anterior

The tibialis anterior muscle is the largest muscle located in the anterior (front) compartment of the leg. The blood supply to the tibialis anterior muscle comes primarily from the anterior tibial artery and its branches. In general, muscles of this compartment help to flex the foot in an upward direction at the ankle and also extend the toes.[1]

The tibialis anterior lies along the outside of the shinbone (tibia). The muscle attaches to the top of the shinbone and descends down the leg, following the outside of the bone. The muscle’s tendon crosses the top of the foot by the inside ankle and connects to two bones (medial cuneiform and first metatarsal) on the bottom of the foot.[2]

What are the pain and symptoms associated with the tibialis anterior muscle?

  • Pain in the big toe
  • Pain in the front of the ankle going up the front of the shin
  • Occasionally there will be swelling of the shin bone
  • Can contribute to shin splints
  • Can be a cause of weak ankles
  • Can contribute to drop foot which can cause tripping and falling [2]

Interesting facts about the tibialis anterior muscle:

  • Trigger points and a tight shortened tibialis anterior can make it difficult to pick up the foot and can contribute to ‘tripping over your own feet’.
  • Pain from trigger points in the tibialis anterior is sometimes diagnosed as gout or turf toe.
  • Is often the primary cause of  “growing” pains in the feet and ankles of children. [2]

Sources:

[1] Tibialis Anterior Healthline

[2] Tibialis Anterior Muscle: Big Toe, Ankle and Shin Pain The Wellness Digest

Previous: Your Monday Muscle: #8 Vastus Lateralis

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Crampade SPECIAL PRICE ENDS 30/9/17 

CRAMPADE™ helps to prevent and relieve cramps, spasms, sore muscles, period pain and restless legs. We’ve found it stops cramps in MINUTES.

RRP $15.95. Our special price until the end of September – only $13.00 for 10 sachets.

Get it from our Clinic, or order online at https://icsportstherapies.com.au/store/index.php/crampade.html/

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Swedish Massage Special

Swedish Relaxation massage

Happy Birthday to You!

September is our 3rd Birthday month, and we’re having a Swedish Relaxation Massage SPECIAL:

A 1 hour Relaxation Massage with Lisa is only $65.

This offers applies ONLY for bookings on Wednesday 6th and 13th, and Friday 8th and 15th September, and spaces are limited.

To make a booking, either phone the Clinic on 9477-3103, or Book Online at https://icsportstherapies.com.au/book-lisa-barnes/

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Cramp! What works???

Nicki’s Story

For almost twenty years, I have suffered debilitating cramps. Generally, they strike at night, after a long day of being on my feet, treating clients, or at sports tournaments. Frequently episodes have lasted two or three hours. The pain has been excruciating, with muscle spasms and micro-trauma, causing discomfort for several days.

My GP told me that, aside from magnesium, not much helps, and that I would just have to live with this situation. He neglected to tell me that anti hypertensive medication would make the situation much worse! He didn’t know that a diet with moderate to high sugar levels would also make things worse, and the cruel irony was, his recommendation that I try a commercial sports drink would expose me to even more sugar thus worsening the situation.

At this point, with the cramps becoming a nightly occurrence, and long periods spent in hot showers trying to bring the muscles into a relaxed state, I was exhausted and distressed.

I tried all kinds of remedies, both allopathic, and natural, to no avail. Nothing made more than a transient difference. Then I began the detox process and noticed on the nights that I had severe cramp, I had also eaten chocolate with my coffee. So I reduced my sugar intake. No sweetened foods after lunch. There was an improvement!

Crampade

Then, in November two years ago, I was at a Sports Medicine conference and during the break, I encountered Crampade for the first time. I was impressed with the passion of the inventor. I was impressed by the science and research we discussed, and came home with a generous amount of product to try for myself.

Of course, the theory was great, that wasn’t unique! The formulation is. But the proof of any product lies in its usefulness.

From the first time I took it, Crampade was spectacularly different! For me, the cramps stopped within five minutes of me taking it. This has been consistent over the last eighteen months. Every time I have taken Crampade, I have experienced relief, usually within three to five minutes. To have a product such as this has been a game changer for me.

But, Crampade isn’t just good for cramp. It also provides electrolytes lost through dehydration.

Sportspeople

It helps sportspeople perform  better for longer. This is particularly true for Masters level sports people. It also aids recovery in tournament situations, and helps with decision making.
Because Crampade is a powder, in a sachet, it is really convenient to use. It is a measured dose, unlike many other products on the market. A sachet or two in your sports bag, or wallet, and you have it with you for every situation.

Convenient

Crampade is convenient to use, because on sachet taken prior to competition provides enough electrolytes for the day. There is no need for alternating water and a sports drink, the focus simply becomes drinking water during the game time.

Crampade requires only a small amount of water to deliver electrolytes, reducing the bloated feeling, and meaning it can be taken immediately before play. This is also a major advantage for those who suffer night cramps, reducing the need to wake a short while after taking it.

It is an occasional use product – you only take it when you need it.

The formulation is alkaline, helping reduce lactic acid.

The inclusion of pyridoxine is especially valuable for pregnancy. Because it is an electrolyte formulation, it is beneficial for those suffering morning sickness. Clients using the product report feeling better sooner.

Really, there is a reason for everyone to consider Crampade as their preferred choice, for hydration, cramps, sports performance, and post celebration recovery.

I love that Crampade was created from the benefit of scientific research, but I love that it is fundamentally a supplement. There are no negative side effects, and that is highly unusual.

Cost wise, Crampade is less than half the cost of other products on the market.

Where can I get it?

Available in our Clinic or from our online store for $13/box of 10. Buy and try today, you will be amazed!

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