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Plantar fasciitis – are your hamstrings involved?

Plantar fasciitis – are your hamstrings involved?

A common complaint we get from people in the clinic is foot pain. This may be in the form of burning through the arches of the feet in the morning, heel pain when pressure is applied, or aching throughout the foot. The most common cause for such foot pain is a...
Tennis Elbow

Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow, which is properly known as lateral epicondylalgia, is a type of overuse injury that causes pain around the outside of the elbow. This happens when a similar movement is repeated again and again, leading to inflammation or microtearing. It is the most...
Rotator cuff pathology

Rotator cuff pathology

Rotator cuff tendinopathy is the most common type of shoulder pain. The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles that assist with stability of the shoulder joint and and movement of the arm. The bellies of these muscles are called supraspinatus, infraspinatus, teres...
Let your work station set up work for you!

Let your work station set up work for you!

By Megan Kelly One of the most common complaints we hear from people is that they have a sore neck, back, shoulders or arms from sitting at their desk all day. This is much more common now due to Covid-19 causing people to work from home, with very little notice to...
Achilles Tendinopathy

Achilles Tendinopathy

Achilles tendinopathy is the term used to describe an overuse injury of the Achilles tendon which usually involves structural changes to the tendons collagen fibers and can involve inflammation surrounding the tendon. Anatomy: Tendons attach muscle to bone. The...
Triathletes and injury

Triathletes and injury

Training for a triathlon is not an easy task. The repetitive stress can lead to pain, weakness, inflammation and injury. Cycling is most commonly linked to low back pain, neck pain and Achilles injuries. Whilst running can result in knee injuries or overuse hamstring...
Pregnancy exercises and physiotherapy

Pregnancy exercises and physiotherapy

A women’s health physiotherapist has vast experience in treatment through the different stages of a women’s life, including throughout the trimesters of pregnancy. As your body changes, it is common to experience pain in your low back, pelvis, hips or groin. There are...
Vertigo and BPPV

Vertigo and BPPV

Can physiotherapists treat dizziness? General dizziness and/or feeling light headed can have many causes – dietary imbalances, low blood pressure, migraines etc. Physiotherapists can treat general dizziness when it is has cervicogenic causes (ie. if the cause is...
What is women’s health physiotherapy?

What is women’s health physiotherapy?

In Australia, 1 in 2 women that have had children will have some degree of a prolapse and of them 1 in 5 will require medical treatment (1)1 in 2 women will have stress urinary incontinence between the age of 18-83 (3)1 in 10 women will have endometriosis (2) A...
DeQuervains Tenosynovitis

DeQuervains Tenosynovitis

De Quervain’s is a condition which affects your wrist at the back of your thumb. The two tendons involved are in the back of your thumb called your Extensor Pollicis Brevis and Abductor Pollicis Longus. These tendons help to move your wrist inwards (if for example,...