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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 lead to furtherread 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 their demands upon theirread more

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 joint surface behindread more

Do You Have Patellofemoral Pain?

Do You Have Patellofemoral Pain? Patellofemoral pain syndrome is a broad term used to describe pain in the front of the knee and around the patella, or kneecap. It is sometimes called “runner’s knee” or “jumper’s knee” because it is common in people who participate in sports—particularly females and young adults—but patellofemoral pain syndrome can occur in nonathletes, as well. The pain and stiffness it causes can make it difficult to climb stairs, kneel down,read more

Muscle soreness after exercise – DOMS

We have all experienced that feeling of aching sore muscles after exercise whether it is after the first session in a couple of years or after a particularly hard work out. This is commonly known as “Delayed onset of muscle soreness” or DOMS for short. DOMS is exercise related muscle pain which develops after exercise, this is due to microtrauma which occurs in the muscles resulting in an inflammatory process. The muscular soreness develops andread more

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

Trigger Finger – Stenosing Tenosynovitis

What is Trigger Finger?   Does your finger catch or get stuck when you bend it? You may have a trigger finger.   Trigger finger, also called stenosing tenosynovitis, is a painful condition that causes the fingers or thumb to catch or lock when bent. It can also happen in the thumb. The tendons that bend (flex) the fingers normally glide easily with the help of pulleys. These pulleys hold the tendons close to theread more

Peroneal Nerve Palsy

What is Peroneal Nerve Palsy?   Are you suffering from foot drop? Are your feet slapping when you walk or run? You may have common peroneal nerve Palsy.   The common peroneal nerve is a branch of the sciatic nerve, which supplies movement and sensation to the lower leg, foot and toes.   The common peroneal nerve can be damaged by any of the following: Trauma or injury to the knee Fracture of the fibularead more

Osgood-Schlatter Disease

What is Osgood-Schlatter Disease?   Osgood-Schlatter Disease is commonly experienced by adolescents who are experiencing rapid growth spurts. It is a condition where the bones are growing at a rate which the muscles find hard to keep up with and puts extra strain on the bone and tendon where your tendon attaches onto the bone just below your knee cap.    Symptoms of Osgood-Schlatter disease often include pain below the knee cap with running orread more

Bankart Lesion

A Bankart Lesion can occur after an anterior disclocation of the shoulder where the labrum (cartilage which forms the “cup” of the shoulder) detaches from the bony attachment in the shoulder (glenoid). Sometimes it will only be the cartilage which is damaged, at other times the detaching of the cartilage will also cause damage to the bony attachment and cause a fracture to the glenoid.   For this reason, if you do dislocate your shoulderread more

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