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  • April
    24

    Knee pain – Meniscal Tear

    What is it? A meniscal tear refers to damage to one of the two C-shaped pieces of cartilage which separate the bones in the knee joint. These cartilages act as shock absorbers within the knee to assist in cushioning forces that transmit through the joint. How does it happen? The menisci in the knee are most commonly injured when the knee is twisted while weight bearing. This often occurs when changing directions quickly whilst the foot is fixed on the ground….

  • October
    4

    Patellofemoral Syndrome (anterior knee pain, runners knee)

    Patellofemoral syndrome refers to pain arising from the joint between the kneecap and the underlying thigh bone (femur). Other names for this condition include patellofemoral pain syndrome, Chondromalacia Patella, Movie-goers knee, Anterior knee pain and runner’s knee. How does it happen? Patellofemoral syndrome most often results from overuse of the knee. When the knee is bent and straightened, the kneecap (patella) slides up and down within a groove on the end of the thighbone (trochlea of the femur). Increased load…

  • September
    27

    Trochanteric Bursitis or Gluteus Medius Tendinopathy

    Trochanteric bursitis is inflammation of the trochanteric bursa which sits over the outside of the hip bone (trochanter). The bursa provides lubrication and cushioning to allow the muscles to flex and extend over the trochanter without damaging the muscles. It also cushions the tendon before the attachment of the gluteus medius and minimus muscles.        Occasionally, this bursa can become inflamed and clinically painful and tender – this is called trochanteric bursitis. More often the lateral (outer) hip…

  • September
    27

    Pilates Mat Class Program

    What is our Pilates Mat Class Program? Pilates is a low impact whole body exercise system. When it is run by a physiotherapist, clinical pilates is a safe way to exercise if you have had injuries as well as being a treatment method that can immediately decrease your pain and increase your movement. It is adaptable to many fitness levels and needs – from athletes to seniors or for people undergoing rehabilitation. It emphasises balanced development of the body through: core…

  • July
    27

    Pilates mat classes starting August

    Gold Coast Physiotherapy – Burleigh Heads and Broadbeach Centres Pilates Mat Class Program What is it? Pilates is a low impact whole body exercise system. When it is run by a physiotherapist, clinical pilates is a safe way to exercise if you have had injuries as well as being a treatment method that can immediately decrease your pain and increase your movement. It is adaptable to many fitness levels and needs – from athletes to seniors or for people undergoing…

  • September
    13
  • July
    7
  • June
    30

    Achilles tendon pain

    Information about pathologies/injuries of the achilles tendon, including partial tears, ruptures, tendinitis and tendinopathies, and their management.

  • March
    3
  • March
    2

    Back pain self management

    Back pain – Injury prevention and self management Some helpful hints for injury prevention •    Maintain good spinal mobility – do regular lumbar spine stretches •    Pay attention to your spinal posture, especially   sitting posture – sit with a lumbar roll •    Arch backwards in standing at home or work regularly, especially after sitting for a prolonged period •    Increase general activity if your lifestyle is sedentary •    Use good lifting techniques and arch backwards before and after the lift…

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  • Burleigh Heads

    Burleigh Heads Physiotherapy Centre
    07 5535 5218
    18A West Street
    Burleigh Heads
    QLD, 4220

  • Broadbeach

    Broadbeach Physiotherapy Centre
    07 5539 8830
    Suite 54, Level 2, Oasis Shopping Centre, Victoria Ave
    Broadbeach
    QLD , 4218