Injuries

Now that winter is in the rear view mirror, many people around the country will be dusting off the running shoes, updating those apple watches and getting ready to hit the pavement running. Whether you hibernated completely over the winter or scaled back your physical...

Your ankle is a complex hinge joint forming between the bones of the lower leg  (tibia and fibula) and a bone of the foot (the talus) and allows your foot to bend upwards (dorsiflexion) and downwards (plantarflexion). Because of the number of ligaments, muscles and...

The shoulder is a complex joint, one that physiotherapists and other medical professionals have spent decades studying and getting diagnoses and treatment down to a fine art. One of the common afflictions of the shoulder joint is a break (fracture) of the surrounding bone that...

Chronic pain affects 1 in 5 Australians and 1 in 3 Australians over the age of 65. The Productivity Commission has studied the social and economic effects of chronic pain[1] and estimated that it costs the Australian economy $34 billion a year, is the third...

Physiotherapists are expertly trained in the musculoskeletal structure of the human body and its movement and recovery. Your physio is trained in the assessment, diagnosis, planning and management of your care, they are unfortunately not miracle workers. This means that while your physio is capable...

Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (ESWT) is definitely one of the more eyebrow raising treatments to see advertised by highly trained musculoskeletal physiotherapists and Specialist Sports and Exercise physiotherapists. It’s not as dramatic as it sounds. A technology that has been in use since the 1980’s, Shockwave...

As a general rule employment is great for health and wellbeing. Studies have consistently demonstrated that people with stable employment live longer, have more positive mental and physical health outcomes and use health services less than those who are unemployed. [1] Research conducted by the...

How a musculoskeletal physio can help with upper back pain. Pain in the upper back or between the shoulder blades, also known as pain in the thoracic spine region, is the slightly less common ugly cousin of lower back pain. Pain in the upper back can...