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Physio Blog

Patellofemoral Pain

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 jointread more

Ergonomics

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 theirread more

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 function may leadread more

Physio for Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow is an overuse injury caused by a repetitive activity. Although common in racquet sports, it can also be seen in workplace injuries, particularly among painters, carpenters, and plumbers. According to research, typical signs and symptoms of tennis elbow include pain and burning on the outside of the elbow and weak grip strength.   Symptoms develop over time and may gradually worsen over weeks or months. Nonsurgical treatment includes: rest ice NSAIDS (such asread more

Physio for Muscular Dystrophy

Muscular dystrophy is a disorder of the musculoskeletal system that is typified by progressive weakening of various muscle groups. This disorder has many genetic presentations giving rise to its different types and forms.   The role of medication and corrective surgeries is very well known as part of management of muscular dystrophy. Physiotherapy is a therapeutic science that makes use of manual skills and thermal modalities to correct the deviations from normal health process. Muscularread more

Physio for Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral Palsy is a condition of the brain and nervous system. It is caused by abnormal development or injury that occurs in the developing brain of a baby during pregnancy, birth or as a young child. The affected area of the brain is unable to form the correct instructions and messages to send to the related area of the body for appropriate activity or movement. Cerebral Palsy affects body movement, muscle control, coordination and tone,read more

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

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 atread 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