Text Neck

Text neck is the term used to describe the neck pain and damage sustained from looking down at your cell phone, tablet, or other wireless devices too frequently and for too long. This occurs when the neck slants forward, placing the head in front of the shoulders. Poor posture can cause neck pain by straining […]

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 […]

Mid-back pain

Mid back pain is a kind of pain felt in the area below the neck and above the waist or lower back. The middle back is composed of 12 vertebrae which are part of the thoracic section of the spine. The middle back is naturally strong and stable, as it is connected to the rib […]

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. […]

Posture

What is good posture?  Posture is the position in which you hold your body upright against gravity while standing, sitting or laying down. Good posture helps to minimise the amount of strain imposed on muscles, joints and ligaments whilst performing our daily activities. If you want an example of good posture, just look at a […]

Joint Pain & Arthritis

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 arthritis Fibromyalgia Lupus Septic arthritis (JIA) Juvenile idiopathic arthritis Gout, which […]

Headaches – Physiotherapy or Pain Killers?

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sacroiliac Joint Pain

The sacroiliac joint is a joint between the sacrum and the ilium, or pelvic bone. The two sides of the sacroiliac joint normally work together. If one side becomes stiff, they will not move together and this causes pain or muscle stiffness in the area. Pain is often made worse with walking and bending activities. […]