This article discusses heel pain associated with plantar fasciitis and heel spurs as well as the causes and treatment (eg ice, massage, footwear, stretches and exercises).
There’s nothing worse than landing awkwardly on the basketball court, making a quick turn in your touch game, or twisting in the soft sand and feeling something ‘go’ in your knee. There is usually some instantaneous pain which may or may not continue, and often it is difficult to walk normally. This is an acute knee injury. There are lots of things that can go wrong in the knee; fractures, ligament injures, cartilage or meniscus damage, muscle tears, bursal irritation…
This article discusses adolescent growth plate injuries of the knee and heel- Severs and Osgood Slatters disease as well as managment and symptoms.
Gold Coast April No Falls Day – 30th April Raising Awareness! Every day, 133 older Queenslanders have a fall requiring medical attention, even though falls are mostly preventable. Falls have a big impact on mobility and independence, but there are steps that can be taken to reduce the risk. Just about all falls are predictable and are therefore preventable. Research has identified a number of common risk factors for falling among older people. A person’s risk of falling increases as…
Pregnancy Pilates & Post Natal Course next 5 week block starting Thursday 6th March at 6pm Benefits Include: · Improve your overall strength/flexibility/tone and posture · Improve your pelvic floor and deep abdominal strength. This can decrease the risk of future urinary incontinence · Sleep better and reduce stress/anxiety · Exercises tailored to the changes of your body with pregnancy · Exercises in class can be modified to suit the stage you are at. If you have any discomfort or…
What does a muscle tear feel like? A muscle tear often happens as you try to move quickly, especially if you are not warmed up properly. People often describe a tear as feeling like someone has kicked them in the leg, or as a snapping sensation. Usually you will not be able to continue on with the activity. Depending on where the tear occurred and how many muscle fibres you have torn you may get swelling or bruising over the…
This article discusses different pathology and causes of headache including cervicogenic (with neck pain/ stiffness), migrane (vascular) and tension headaches. We show causes and management for heaches and neck pain.
What is Tennis Elbow? Tennis elbow, otherwise known as lateral epicondylalgia causes pain where the forearm muscles attach to the outside of the elbow. It effects the tendon of the muscles which extends into the back of the wrist and hand. People who suffer from tennis elbow often are in jobs requiring repetitive manual tasks. The peak incidence of this condition occurs between the ages of 35 and 50 and it usually affects the dominant arm. What causes it? The exact pathology underlying tennis elbow is still…
This article covers symptoms and pathology of the acute ankle sprain. It also discusses exercises and rehabilitation managment for swelling, pain and difficulty walking after a sprain.
FAQ Below are a few frequently asked questions that we often get from by patients. Q: How soon after my injury should I consult a Physiotherapist. A: Often the sooner the better! Even if your injury is less than 24 hours old your Physiotherapist will be able to assess your injury, refer you onwards to a G.P or for an X ray if need be, give you guidelines about how to treat your injury and the expected time frames until…