Barangaroo News October 2018

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Things are revving up a notch at Barangaroo Orthopaedic & Sports Injury Clinic . In case you missed it, the countdown to Christmas has (already!) begun. Don’t worry; you’ve still got a couple of months to steer your health and fitness goals back on track. We’ve got the expertise to keep you fighting fit and feeling fabulous. 

Don’t Miss Out on Your Insurance Benefits! 

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Did you know that close to 10 million Australians have private health cover – but many of us don’t make the most of it? Make sure you use your extras health cover before it expires on 31st December. Not sure what you’re covered for? Call your health care provider now to check. 

Barangaroo Clinic has an array of allied health services to give you the total health care you deserve. From acupuncture, physiotherapy, exercise physiology and sports medicine to dietetics, orthopaedics, massage and podiatry – we have a comprehensive range of services under one roof. 

Don’t delay – book in at BOSIC today! 

 

Dr Yalizis Joins our Team

 

Over the past few months, the Barangaroo Clinic team has steadily grown to keep up the demand. The latest practitioner to join our team is Orthopaedic Shoulder and Elbow Surgeon, Dr Matthew Yalizis. 

Dr Yalizis specialises in:

  • Rotator cuff pathology
  • Shoulder instability
  • Shoulder arthritis
  • Acute shoulder and elbow trauma

He is available to treat all ailments of the shoulder and elbow and operates at St George and St Vincent’s Private Hospital and consults at Barangaroo Orthopaedic & Sports Injury Clinic on Wednesdays. 

FOOD AS FUEL: Turkey Zoodle Bolognese

 

Looking for a quick and healthy dinner? BOSIC’s Dietitian Nicholas Gala (ng_dietetics) has taken the classic Spaghetti Bolognese and given it a twist that’s low carb and low cal. 

Zoodles (noodles made from zucchini) are the perfect gluten-free pasta. You can buy pre-packed zoodles from a supermarket/health food store, or make them using a spiraliser or a mandoline. 

Packed with plenty of veggies and protein, it will keep you feeling fuller for longer. With only 15g of carbs per serving, this bolognese will prevent any large spikes in insulin levels and will keep your blood sugar levels under control. 

 turkey noodle bolognese

Ingredient: 

  • 400g turkey mince
  • 500g zoodles ( zucchini noodles) 
  • 1 diced onion
  • 1 finely chopped chilli
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 large handful chopped spinach
  • 5-6 chopped mushrooms
  • 400g tin diced tomato (no added salt) 
  • A pinch each of oregano and basil
  • 1 tsp salt 

Method:

In a pan, saute the onion, garlic, paprika and chilli. When translucent, add the tomatoes and cook till pulpy. Next add the spinach and mushrooms. Lastly, add the mince, herbs and salt, and cook covered on low heat until the mince is cooked through. The zoodles are best eaten raw. Simply mix them with your piping hot bolognese sauce. Dinner is served – without a side serving of guilt!

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Is The Keyboard Hurting Your Elbow?

Are You Playing Tennis With Your Keyboard?

By Nathanael (Nate) Chan, Physiotherapist

 

Have you got elbow pain after typing on your keyboard all day?

Do you have problems gripping your phone, or turning your car keys?

Then you could have ‘tennis elbow’.

Definition

Tennis elbow is a common injury in both sporting and non-sporting populations. Fun fact – you don’t have to play tennis to have tennis elbow! Also known as  lateral epicondylagia, the condition is characterised by pain on the outside of your forearm. Pain worsens with bending of the wrist and gripping. Other symptoms include swelling, sensitivity to touch and weakness. 

Tennis elbow is a overloading issue, meaning your muscles and tendons have been overused. This is essentially exceeding the elbow’s tolerance to a particular weight or repetition.

Causes

Tennis elbow can have a number of causes. Repeated backwards movement of the wrist in sports such as tennis, golf and squash or excessive typing and poor posture can lead to tennis elbow. Activities such as these place strain on the muscles in the arm.

Treatment

Unfortunately, tennis elbow takes time to heal.  If you don’t resolve the issue quickly, pain will persist and often worsen. Common treatments include:

  • Ice pack
  • Forearm stretches
  • Optimising sitting and standing positions/posture
  • Wrist strengthening exercises
  • Tennis Elbow Brace
  • Massages with creams

Anti-flamme is my preferred choice for any muscle and joint aches. In the video below, I explain how best to use Anti-flamme for forearm pain such as tennis elbow. 

If you’re experiencing pain or discomfort and you think it may be tennis elbow, our Physio’s are here to help! Book in your appointment with one of our Physio’s below: