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Chronic Back Pain

Chronic Back Pain? Help is at Hand. As part of Spinal Health Week 2017 (22-28 May), local Chiropractors and Physiotherapists are raising awareness of chronic lower back pain and encouraging Australians to seek help. Chronic back pain is a global and national issue. In Australia, it is estimated that one in six will suffer from the physical and psychological effects of chronic back issues –...

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Shoulder Pain

Shoulder Pain

Shoulder Pain or Injury Overview: The shoulder joint is incredibly mobile and relies heavily on muscular function for movement, control and stability. This means that specialised treatment and rehabilitation for a shoulder injury is crucial in returning to your pre-injury state. The most common shoulder injuries are rotator cuff injuries, bursitis and frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis). These...

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What is Heel Pain?

What is Heel Pain?

'Plantar Fasciitis' or Heel Pain is a common and painful condition which affects people of all ages.It is often misdiagnosed as ‘heel spurs’, when it is actually a soft tissue injury and requires very specific treatment.

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Sports Injury Therapy

Sports Injury Therapy

Sports Injury Therapy covers all peripheral injuries that can occur throughout the body and include injuries to the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, foot and ankle. These injuries can happen on the sporting field as well as in day to day life.

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Radial Shock Wave Therapy

Radial Shock Wave Therapy

What is Radial Shock Wave Therapy (RSWT)? RSWT is the application of high-energy acoustic pulses transmitted into the tissues of the affected area of the body. IT DOES NOT INVOLVE ELECTRICAL PULSES OR ‘SHOCKS’, it is purely a mechanical impulse into the injury site. Each RSWT treatment works to increase the metabolic activity around the site of pain or discomfort. This pulse stimulates the...

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Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis

As the osteoarthritic pain from your hip, hands  or knees becomes worse, keeping up with everyday activities may become more difficult or painful. Sometimes making changes around the home will take some stress off your joints, and relieve some of the pain. People whose work is causing stress in certain joints should find ways to reduce trauma. You may need to adjust your work area or change...

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Ankle Pain

Ankle Pain

Ankle Injuries Overview: The most common ankle injuries are sprains and fractures. A sprain is an injury to the ligaments which may take a few weeks to many months to heal completely depending on severity. You can also injure other parts of the ankle such as the tendons, which join muscle to bone, and cartilage, which cushions your joints. Anatomy: The ankle joint is formed where the foot and the...

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Elbow Pain

Elbow Pain

Elbow Injuries Overview: Your elbow joint is made up of bone, cartilage, ligaments and a fluid filled bursa. Muscles and tendons help the elbow joint move. When any of these structures are damaged or diseased, you can end up with elbow pain. This commonly occurs in sports (such as tennis, golf and baseball) and occupations (such as electricians and carpenters) that require repetitive elbow...

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Core Stability

Core Stability

Some of the latest research has confirmed what we in the profession have known for many years, that is, up to 90% of the population will experience lower back pain at some stage in their life

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Knee Pain

Knee Pain

 Knee injuries Overview: Knee pain is one of the more common complaints encountered by the practitioners at Gladesville Healthcare. There are some alarming statistics regarding knee pain and injury within the population.     Anatomy: The ‘knee’ is essentially made up of three joints (tibiofemoral, tibiofibular and patellofemoral); all working together to allow this hinge...

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