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Physio Blog

Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Physio

Does your jaw click? Does your jaw ever get stuck or locked? Do you have a headache or facial pain on one side? Is your ear ringing, or feel like it might be blocked?   If so, you may have a problem with one of your temporomandibular joints (TMJ). These little joints play a big role in your life: speaking and eating! Problems with the TMJ can arise by stress, injury or dental issues.  read more

Vertigo

Are you experiencing Vertigo? If you’ve experienced dizziness for no obvious reason, you may have suffered with vertigo. If you felt like you’re on a roller coaster while you’re walking down the street or sitting in your office, then you might have vertigo. Vertigo is a specific type of dizziness that is typified by the sudden sensation like the world around you is spinning. In simplest form, vertigo is a sense of movement when aread more

Headache

Headaches happen to everyone, and everyone hates them. They can be mild or severe, they can be all over your head or radiate from one side. Whatever they are, they’re the worst. They make simple tasks seem insurmountable and make even a great day miserable.   What you might not realize is that different types of headaches come from different causes, and that means they can be reduced in different was, even at least justread more

Reformer Pilates

What is a Reformer? Invented by the founder of Pilates, Joseph Pilates, the Reformer is a sophisticated machine with a system of springs, straps a nd pulleys that allows the user to perform over 200 different typesof exercises. The Reformer glides forwards and backwards on rollers and uses the springs, leverage and own body weight for resistance for a wide variety of exercises and positions (i.e. lying down, seated, and standing).      The reformerread more

Neck Pain

Lifestyles are becoming more sedentary and people are often forced to commit to long commutes to work; electronic devices have fast become part of the modern world, thus neck pain is notably on the increase.  Neck pain is a musculoskeletal disorder which can manifest itself in a number of ways.  More often than not, neck pain is localised to the neck region itself, but it can be more widespread and travel into the shoulder andread more

Knee Pain

Knee pain or knee injuries are extremely common, and there are many causes. It is important to make an accurate diagnosis of the cause of your knee pain or injury so that appropriate treatment can be directed at the cause. Knee pain can arise from soft tissue injuries eg. ligament sprains and muscle strains, bone conditions eg. knee arthritis, Osgood Schlatters, and biomechanical dysfunction eg. Patellofemoral syndrome. It may even be referred from your sciatica!read more

Hip Pain

What Causes Hip Pain?   Hip pain is common among all age groups. The hip joint and its integration with your pelvis, SIJ and lumbar spine (lower back) make it a complex region to correctly analyse and assess any dysfunction.   Hip Assessment   The successful treatment of your hip pain requires a thorough and accurate assessment of your: entire lower limb (foot, ankle, knee, hip, groin) lumbar spine pelvis and SIJ function and alignmentread more

Foot Complaints

Whether you’re a walker, a runner or just trying to get from A to B, any foot pain can make life difficult. There are a number of contributing factors which can cause discomfort and pain in the foot. Foot pain can be caused by genetically inherited conditions such as a mechanical imbalance in the foot, or developed from an injury or inappropriate foot wear. The foot is comprised of 26 bones and is supported byread more

Ankle and Foot Pain

Ankle and Foot Pain   Our feet and ankles are pivotal in keeping the rest of the body stable and mobile, as they absorb the impact of walking, running and jumping, and ensure that we can stand without putting unnecessary pressure on other muscles or joints. The feet contain almost a quarter of the body’s bones, as well as hundreds of connective ligaments and tendons. Combined with the complexity of the ankle joint, both areread more

Shockwave Therapy

Shockwave therapy provides fast pain relief and mobility restoration. Together with being a non-surgical therapy with no need for painkillers, makes it an ideal therapy to speed up recovery and cure various injuries causing acute or chronic pain.   Also known as Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT), it is a clinically proven and highly effective treatment for chronic soft tissue injuries and certain bone conditions.   An extracorporeal shockwave is defined as a non-evasive, non-electricalread more