Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrom (GTPS)

Greater Trochanteric Pain Syndrome (GTPS) is a combination of both gluteal tendon injuries, tendinopathy and bursitis surrounding the hip joint. GTPS can be caused by direct trauma from a fall, prolonged pressure to the hip area, repetitive movements (walking/running), commencing unaccustomed vigorous exercise, weight-bearing on the one leg for long periods, hip instability or the […]

Golf Injuries

Golf is a sport with many health and well-being benefits. A reported 60 million people of all ages play golf across the world, sometimes into their 80s and 90s.The health benefits have been widely reported in recent years with an 18 hole round amounting to 6-8 km of walking, requiring over 8,000-12,000 steps and a […]

Sciatica

The sciatic nerve runs from the lower back down through the buttocks and along the back of each leg. Sciatica is pain along this nerve and is a relatively common form of back pain and is usually caused by pressure on the sciatic nerve from a herniated or bulging disc. While sciatica can be extremely […]

Wrist & Hand Injuries

Wrist pain or injury is common and can usually be successfully diagnosed and treated by your physiotherapist. This can occur as a result of simply everyday arm use. In a world of computers, wrists are subjected to constant typing and using a mouse. Our wrists also carry a lot of weight when performing upper body […]

Hamstring Injuries

Hamstring strains happen 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 […]

Farmers & Injuries

Sitting on a tractor, day in, day out is a sure way to strain muscles and cause back pain. All manner of farm work is hard physical work and can result in injury. Farmers suffer from feet, knee, shoulder and a variety of back problems, caused by the repetitive physical work they must do to […]

Acute Low Back Pain

The lower back is the area of the spine between the bottom of the ribs and the pelvis. There are five movable lumbar vertebrae with discs in between them. They are supported by strong surrounding muscles and ligaments with spinal nerves existing between each of the vertebrae. The pelvis articulates with the spine and provides […]

Sitting is the new smoking!

Not moving enough may be as hazardous to your health as smoking.Does your job requires you to sit all day operating machinery in the bush, driving long distances or working at a desk in front of a computer? Do you suffer from any of the following?• Neck/shoulder pain• Headaches• Trouble sleeping• Trouble moving in the […]

Neck Pain

Today’s modern living often entails hours of driving and hunching over workstations, which can play havoc with our necks. So it is not surprising that neck pain is one of the most common conditions that our practitioners treat. Whilst neck pain is less common than low back pain, millions of people experience neck pain and […]

Plantar Fasciitis

Are your first steps in the morning painful? Does prolonged standing cause painful feet or heels? Do you feel like you are walking on a bruise? Chances are you are suffering from PLANTAR FASCIITIS. Manjimup Physiotherapy is now using the latest in advanced technology in the form of a Radial Pulse Wave (RPW) machine to […]