COVID Safety Notice

First published March 26, 2020 12:40pm. Updated 29th June 10:00am AEST

All patients and visitors must be wearing a mask and sign in upon entry with a QR code.

New South Wales – From 6pm on Saturday 26 June 2021, if you have been in Greater Sydney, including the Blue Mountains, Central Coast, Wollongong and Shellharbour for any reason since Monday 21 June 2021, you must follow the stay at home rules and must continue to follow them for 14 days after you were last in Greater Sydney until 11.59pm on Friday 9 July 2021.

The requirement to wear a face mask in all indoor areas of non-residential premises that was recently applied in Greater Sydney has been extended to all of NSW.

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COVID-19 Screening Questionnaire

  • Are you feeling unwell with symptoms such as fever, sore throat, cough or shortness of breath?
  • Have you had close contact with someone who has a confirmed case of coronavirus (COVID-19)?
  • Have you travelled within the last 14 days?

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Training for rowing or exercising on a rowing machine can cause pain in the forearm and wrist.

This can be due to poor technique or repetitive motions straining the forearm and wrist muscles. It can lead to multiple types of overuse injuries such as lateral epicondylitis or intersection syndrome.

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The ECU (extensor carpi ulnaris) tendon can become painful and swollen from a repetitive twisting of the forearm.

The ECU tendon is one of the main muscles to move the wrist, helping it to extend and move to the side in an ulnar direction, but it also plays an important role in stabilising the ulnar side of the wrist during forearm rotation. The tendon lies in a sheath (the 6th dorsal compartment) which holds the tendon stable against the ulnar styloid. It can become inflamed within the sheath during overuse activities that require combined and repetitive wrist extension, ulnar deviation and rotation such as tennis, and golf.

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a fairly common condition in the hand that typically presents with nocturnal symptoms of numbness, pins and needles and tingling in the thumb, index, middle and one side of the ring fingers, aggravated by sleeping with a bent wrist.

However, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome can also be caused by repetitive, strong and/or sustained gripping during day time activities and then symptoms might be more prevalent during the day than at night.

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A Smith’s fracture is a fracture to the distal radius (wrist). It is often called a reverse Colle’s fracture; the more common type of distal radius fracture.

A Colle’s fracture occurs from falling and landing on an extended wrist (palm side of the hand). The fracture can often displace backwards in the direction of the injury. Whereas a Smith’s fracture is caused by falling with the wrist flexed and the fracture can displace forewards, also in align with the direction of force.

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