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Creams, Gels & Lotions

Creams, Gels & Lotions

There are so many good (and some not so good) pain relief and natural anti-inflammatory topical creams on the market at the moment, it can be a bit confusing as to what is right for you. Here at Queen Street Physiotherapy we stock a small range of different natural...
Hamstring Strains

Hamstring Strains

Acute hamstring strains are common injuries for many popular sports, including various football codes, hockey, cricket and track and field. Hamstring injuries are the most common injury in Australian rules football, constituting 15% of all injuries, with an incidence...
Motor Vehicle Accidents (MVA) and Physiotherapy

Motor Vehicle Accidents (MVA) and Physiotherapy

A car accident can not only be a traumatic experience mentally but it can result in ongoing physical injuries. Injuries could include fractures, soft tissue damage (intervertebral joints, disc, ligaments, muscle), spinal or nerve damage, traumatic brain injuries,...
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS)

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS)

The knee consists of two major joints: the tibiofemoral joint – the main hinge joint of the knee, and the patellofemoral joint – which acts as a pulley mechanism to allow for the smooth transition of knee extension to flexion. To achieve this, the patella...
Concussion

Concussion

Concussion is defined as a complex pathophysiological process affecting the brain, induced by traumatic biomechanical forces. The brain has the consistency of gelatin. It’s cushioned from everyday jolts and bumps by cerebrospinal fluid inside the skull. A...
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) is the compression of neurovascular structures as they pass through the cervicothoracobrachial region. The term ‘TOS’ is a generic term that does not specifically identify the structure being compressed. There are two categories of TOS:...
Lower back pain – the basics

Lower back pain – the basics

There are many structures that can be irritated in the lower back that result in pain without any major mechanism of injury or incident. The most simple form of lower back pain comes from overloading the back musculature. This can occur by holding postural positions...
Femoral Acetabular Impingement

Femoral Acetabular Impingement

Anatomy: FemoroAcetabular Impingement (FAI) is a hip condition that is characterised by pain with hip motion as a result of premature contact between the femur (thigh bone) and acetabulum (hip socket). The hip joint is a ball and socket joint, which enables a large...
Early season ACL injury and prevention

Early season ACL injury and prevention

Ligaments are short, tough, flexible bands of tissue that hold together two bones in a joint. The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (or ACL) is an important ligament that is structurally integral to the knee joint. Primarily it prevents the tibia (shin bone) from translating...