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Benefits of Dry Needling
Dry Needling Kalgoorlie

Benefits of Dry Needling Dry needling is a technique that is fast gaining appreciation within the physiotherapy world, with many practitioners throughout Australia now trained in the use of acupuncture needles to assist with their client’s pain and rehabilitation. Dry needling is a unique procedure intended to specifically target and restore muscle function, with an emphasis on improving tissue healing and restoring normal tissue function. This is important as continued activity with poor muscle functionread more

Ergonomics
Ergonomics in Kalgoorlie

Ergonomics is the science which has its focus on the “match” between people and their work environment. It puts people’s welfare first, taking account of their capabilities and limitations within the workplace. The goal of ergonomics is to ensure that work tasks, equipment used, information and the environment suit each worker in order to maintain health and safety standards. Why is Ergonomics Important? Ergonomic improvements are specific to the worker and their demands upon theirread more

Patellofemoral Pain
Runner's Knee Treatment

Patellofemoral pain syndrome is one of the most common knee complaints of both the young active sports person and the elderly. Patellofemoral pain syndrome is the medical term for pain felt behind your kneecap, where your patella (kneecap) articulates with your thigh bone (femur). This joint is known as your patellofemoral joint. Patellofemoral pain syndrome is mainly due to excessive patellofemoral joint pressure from poor kneecap alignment, which in time, affects the joint surface behindread more

Muscle soreness after exercise – DOMS
Ever wondered why Spinal Disc Decompression Works?

Let’s talk DISCS! The negative pressure of decompression releases pressure that has built on the disc and nerves, allowing the herniated and bulging disc to eventually return to a normal position. Decompression is truly the most effective for severe cases of herniation, degeneration pressure on the nerve root. We can treat your disc-related issues at our Physio clinic. What is a Disc? What does a Disc do? The disc consisting of a soft cartilage materialread more

Don’t let the cold whether freeze up your joints.

With the cooler went months approaching, we know that there are some people out there who are dreading it. Not because of the actual temperature but for the fact that they are not looking forward to having aching and sore joints. Osteoarthritis or arthritis as it is more commonly refer to affects about 1 in 11 people Australians that is 9.3% of the population. Arthritis is a condition whereby the cushioning between the joints becomesread more

Vertigo

The dizzy patient – Managing patients with Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) “I’m so dizzy, my head is spinning….” Whilst a catchy song by Tommy Roe in the 1960’s, being dizzy is not an enjoyable experience and can be difficult for patients to cope with. One cause of dizziness can be due to Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo. How Common is BPPV? Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is the most common cause of vestibular dysfunction inread more

Facet Joint Syndrome: The Economic Burden

One of the most common conditions we see here is back pain caused by facet joint syndrome. Which has an impact on patient’s functionality and inevitably participation in society. Facet joint syndrome is pain caused by injury to the facet joints. A facet joint are synovial joints located between the vertebra of your spine and their function is to guide and limit movement of that spinal segment. Injury to the facet joints can result inread more

Heel Pain (Plantar Fasciitis)

Plantar Fasciitis is a common foot injury associated with activities that require jumping, running or repetitive loading. Most athletes will experience pain on the base of the heel or arch,when landing or pushing off, especially with the first steps in the morning. There may be stiffness associated with it before it starts to ease. It is an inflammation of the plantar fascia insertion into the heel. This can occur due to over training, dramatic increasedread more