Physiotherapy

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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Back Pain

Back Pain

There are disturbing statistics for the incidence of lower back pain within the population. Some studies indicate that up to 85% of us will incur an episode of lower back pain that require professional attention and treatment. Back Pain: There are disturbing statistics for the incidence of lower back pain within the population. Some studies indicate that up to 85% of us will incur an episode...

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Neck Pain

Neck Pain

Neck Injuries: Overview: The incidence of neck pain and injury is rising alarmingly due to our rapidly changing lifestyles and work habits. Technology is evolving at an exponential rate but unfortunately our bodies are not. People are spending longer in sedentary roles/positions than ever before (eg computer use, driving, watching TV, administrative work etc). This, along with the usual...

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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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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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Lower Back Pain & Sciatica

Lower Back Pain & Sciatica

Lower Back Pain and Injuries: There are disturbing statistics for the incidence of lower back pain within the population. Some studies indicate that up to 85% of us will incur an episode of lower back pain that require professional attention and treatment (Walker et al, Decade of Bone & Joint). This rate of lower back injury can be attributed to our rapidly changing sedentary lifestyle and...

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What is Physiotherapy?

What is Physiotherapy?

Physical therapy covers injuries ranging from lower back or neck pain and also includes shoulder, elbow, wrist/hand, hip, knee and foot/ankle complaints.

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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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