Back Pain

Back pain is a common ailment that affects people of all ages and backgrounds, often hindering their ability to perform daily activities. While pharmaceutical interventions may provide temporary relief, a holistic and sustainable approach to treating back pain lies in the realm of physiotherapy. Physiotherapy focuses on enhancing the body’s natural healing mechanisms through targeted […]

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ) can be a painful and disruptive condition, affecting the jaw joint and the muscles surrounding it. Individuals grappling with TMJ often experience discomfort, restricted jaw movement and even difficulty in simple tasks like eating and talking. While various treatments are available, physiotherapy has emerged as a powerful ally in alleviating the […]

Herniated Discs

Herniated discs, also known as slipped or ruptured discs, can be a source of significant discomfort and pain for many individuals. These spinal injuries occur when the soft, gel-like centre of a spinal disc pushes through a tear in the tougher exterior. They often result from the natural aging process, where spinal discs lose their […]

Sciatica

Sciatica is a condition characterised by pain radiating along the sciatic nerve and can be debilitating and affect daily life. It occurs when the sciatic nerve, the longest nerve in the body, is compressed or irritated. This compression often leads to sharp, shooting pain, tingling sensations, and muscle weakness, typically affecting the lower back, hips, […]

Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder, clinically known as Adhesive Capsulitis, is a condition that can severely limit the mobility and function of the shoulder joint. This painful condition can make even the simplest daily tasks challenging. However, there’s hope – and it comes in the form of physiotherapy. Frozen shoulder typically progresses through three stages: the freezing stage, […]

Radial Pulse Wave (RPW) Therapy

Use of this cutting edge technology is proven to enhance and reset the healing pattern. The basic principles behind shockwave therapy are the high pressured acoustic shockwaves, which travel through the skin to stimulate pain relief and tissue repair.Benefits include: pain reduction, healing and restoration of muscle tone RPW therapy is used to treat:Frozen shouldersKnee […]

Vertigo

Vertigo is a sensation of movement or spinning, tilting or swaying when your body is not actually moving. It is most commonly caused by benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV). If you have been living with the effects of BPPV, Michael Christofis can diagnose and treat this condition. Once normal vestibular function has returned, he will […]

When do I start Physiotherapy?

In most cases, physical therapy can be initiated right away after an injury. You don’t need a doctor’s prescription to get started. Michael Christofis will perform a thorough assessment of any affected area such as joints, tendons, ligaments bones and muscles of the limbs and spine. Remember: Earliest is best Call Manjimup Physiotherapy today 9777 […]

Why Physiotherapy?

Physiotherapists are the experts when it comes to movement and function.They are university trained health professionals who diagnose and provide treatment for people suffering from physical problems arising from injury, disease, illness and ageing. Michael Christofis aims to improve a person’s quality of life to alleviate pain and restore function by using a variety of […]

Tradies, your body is your work tool!

Physically demanding jobs can cause and exacerbate a range of injuries. It’s not surprising that Tradies are over represented in work place statistics compared to other workers. The average time off work for a Tradie due to serious workplace injury is five to six weeks – time most people simply can’t afford, especially the self […]