Category Archives : Conditions

Technology and Children

Ninety-two percent of Australian children aged 5-14 years use information and communication technologies including computers, tablets & smart phones, with increased use correlated with higher age. 87% of boys and 80% of girls regularly participate in electronic screen-based activities. Because of this increased usage especially with hand-held devices, Physiotherapists are treating more young p...

Golf and Physiotherapy

Golf and Physiotherapy are a natural fit. For years, golf back pain has been accepted by golfers as some kind of badge of honour. But now golfers everywhere are beginning to realize the benefits of having regular Physiotherapy treatment to treat their golf back pain. Swinging a driver or three iron at speeds of up […]

Women’s Health Issues

We often find that talking about problems “down there” is embarrassing or taboo. Examples of these health problems are the following: There are certain health conditions that specifically affect women at different times in their lives and require the care of a certified medical practitioner. Post-Natal Conditions A woman’s body undergoes great changes both during […]

Whiplash Neck Sprain

A whiplash neck sprain occurs when your head is suddenly jolted backwards and forwards in a whip-like movement, usually caused by motor car accidents known as a “rear-ender.” These movements generate considerable force, typically causing the neck to move far beyond the normal range of movement and causes damage to the delicate supporting structures of […]

TMJ Dysfunction (TMD or TMJD)

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the joint between the temporal bone of the skull and the mandible or jaw. The TMJ can be easily felt just in front of the ear, when you open and close your mouth. It is a synovial joint, meaning it has a joint capsule and synovial fluid to lubricate and […]

Stress

During our busy everyday lives, we experience different forms of stress such as physical stress (accidents, falls, lifting heavy objects, etc.), emotional stress (responsibilities, work, divorce, etc.), and chemical stress (processed foods, drugs, water pollution, etc.) These stresses can often cascade into other problems that may lead to negative structural changes in the spinal bones. […]

Sports Injuries

A sports injury may involve damage to one or a number of structures: muscles, ligaments, joints, tendons, and bones. The severity of the injury can often be assessed by the degree of pain, swelling and inability to use the damaged part of the body. Muscle Injuries Muscle fibres may tear if the muscle is overstretched […]

Soft Tissue Injury

Soft tissue injury is an injury to any of the soft tissues of the body. The soft tissues that often get injured are muscles, tendons, and ligaments. These injuries often occur during sports and exercise activities, but sometimes simple everyday activities can cause an injury. Sprains, strains, and contusions, as well as tendinitis and bursitis, […]

Shoulder Pain

Painful shoulder conditions that limit movement are very common, and are often caused by injuries affecting the shoulder joint, muscles, tendons, ligaments and cartilage. It is possible to do more movements with the arm than with any other part of the body. The arm is such a useful tool that it’s a pity there are […]

Shoulder Injuries

Your shoulders are composed of large muscles that regularly exert themselves when carrying, lifting, pushing, and pulling. All these movements you will do countless times over your life time. Because of the extent of its use, shoulder injuries are commonplace. ‘Shoulder’ is a colloquial term used to describe a four jointed system: Shoulder injuries will […]