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  • May
  • April

    April No Falls Day

    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…

  • March

    Pregnancy Pilates & Post Natal Course

    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…

  • February

    Lower Limb Muscle Tears

    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…

  • November


    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.

  • October

    Tennis Elbow

    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…

  • August

    Ankle Sprains

    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.

  • May

    Frequently Asked Questions

    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…

  • April

    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

    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…

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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
    QLD , 4218