Headaches! Physiotherapy or Painkillers?

Physiotherapists are crucial in treating cervicogenic headaches. This is where the pain that should be felt in your neck is referred to your head. These headaches are most common in people who look down all day. And this type of headache is muscular and standard painkillers will not help – which often leads to people […]

Why Physiotherapy?

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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 […]

Knee Pain

Physiotherapists can do a lot to help a damaged knee which can manifest as a ‘sore’ knee or even by a clicking or grinding sensation. Here are some of the ways Michael Christofis can help your knee: Increase range of movement: A damaged or arthritic knee will often stiffen up. This can cause pain, weakness […]

Workstation Set-up

Your workstation should be set up to cause the least amount of stress on your body. Prolonged hours of poor posture or repetitive work habits, often in a stressful environment can result in significant overuse injury. Important points to note : Sit in front of your workstation so that your monitor is directly front on. Your arms […]

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. Mike Christofis may be […]

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 […]

Hip Bursitis

Are you finding it too painful to walk without limping, particularly after sitting down or driving? Have you got pain down into your thigh? Manjimup Physiotherapy is now using the latest in advanced technology in the form of a Radial Pulse Wave (RPW) machine to treat many conditions. RPW works a treat on hip bursitis. […]

Ice & Heat Treatment

Ice is an effective and natural pain killer and anti-inflammatory. Ice should be applied over the inflamed area in the acute or early stages of the problem. Whenever swelling, redness or sharp / stabbing pain is experienced, it is generally considered best to apply ice. Repeat until symptoms ease – usually for 24 – 48 […]

Joint Pain & Arthritis

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Arthritis is a major cause of disability and handicap in Australia affecting people of all ages and walks of life. Arthritis is not a single condition. Arthritis literally means inflammation of the joint. The most common types of arthritis are: (OA) Osteoarthritis(RA) Rheumatoid arthritisFibromyalgiaLupusSeptic arthritis(JIA) Juvenile idiopathic arthritisGout, which account for 90% of all arthritis […]

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 […]