Vertigo

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) BBPV is the most common cause of Vertigo – a sudden sensation that the world is spinning. This leads to other symptoms such as nausea and vomiting, loss of balance and unsteadiness. The Ear’s Role Inside your ear is a tiny organ called the Vestibular Labyrinth. It includes three loop-shapes […]

Arthritis

Arthritis, which is inflammation of a joint, is a major cause of disability and handicap in Australia affecting people of all ages and walks of life. The most common types of arthritis are: (OA) Osteoarthritis(RA) Rheumatoid arthritisFibromyalgiaLupusSeptic arthritis(JIA) Juvenile idiopathic arthritisGout, which account for 90% of all arthritis cases.One in one thousand children are diagnosed […]

Shoulder Pain

Painful shoulder conditions that limit movement are very common and are caused by injuries affecting the shoulder joint, muscles, tendons, ligaments and cartilage. Since the nerves that supply the shoulder and arm originate from the neck and upper spine, conditions such as Vertebral Dysfunction commonly contribute to pain in the shoulder. Physiotherapy may be able […]

Achilles Tendonitis

Inflammation, irritation and swelling of the Achilles tendon, which is attached to the gastrocnemius (calf muscle) at the attachment to the calcaneus (heel bone). The underlying cause of Achilles tendonitis is the result of aggravation caused by pronation or supination – or a combination of both. As the caclaneus inverts at heel lift, the calf […]

Hamstring Injuries

Hamstring strain happens when hamstring muscles or tendons are stretched beyond what they can withstand or torn when substantial stretching of the muscle occurs. Hamstring strains are fairly common in sports activities requiring the athlete to forcefully run or jump. A hamstring strain is also called a pulled hamstring or hamstring tear. An inflamed hamstring […]

Winter Sports Injuries

Statistically, sports injuries peak in the months of May, June and July. This is not surprising because cold muscles, tendons and ligaments increase the risk of sustaining injury, as well our most popular contact sports like rugby and AFL are played in these months.In order to reduce the risk of a winter sports injury, your […]

Lighten Your Load!

Carrying a schoolbag doesn’t have to be a pain: Ensure that bag weight is a maximum of 10 per cent of body weight. Reduce carrying time. Even out the load by packing heavy items at the bottom Don’t wear a schoolbag over one shoulder. Choose the right backpack. If your child is having problem with […]

Physiotherapy & Pain Management

Physiotherapy is practised by professionally trained physiotherapists who are skilled and educated specifically in proper care and rehabilitation. It involves treatment that focuses on prevention of injuries or disabilities, it helps to relieve pain, promote healing and restore function and movement.How is physiotherapy used to treat pain?Physiotherapists take a holistic approach, looking at the body […]