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Diabetes and Physiotherapy

What is Diabetes? Diabetes Mellitus (or “Diabetes”) is a chronic medical condition in which there is excessive glucose in the bloodstream due the body’s inability to produce or utilize insulin. Type 2 Diabetes is by far the most common type, accounting for 85-90% of all diabetes, and can often be controlled and managed effectively with diet and exercise (although medication is sometimes required). The incidence of diabetes is increasing in Australia, resulting in increased costs and strain on the health system.  It is ... Read more

Growing Pains Physiotherapy can help.

Growing Pains Physiotherapy can help. It is important to distinguish musculoskeletal pain in children from classic idiopathic ‘growing pains’. Children and adolescents often complain of pain and it can be confusing for parents and health professionals to distinguish between the various types of pain. Idiopathic growth pain is usually seen between the ages of three and twelve. It is often a vague intermittent pain mainly down the    muscles of the legs. It is frequently   present at night time and not specific to ... Read more

Physiotherapy for Wrist and Hand Injuries

Physiotherapy for Your Hand Wrist, hand and finger injuries are relatively common amongst the general population, and range from simple joint sprains to fractures.  Soft tissue injuries can include acute ligament sprains, overuse Tendinopathies (very common), muscle tears (rarer), types of tenosynovitis (inflammation of the tendon sheath) and carpel tunnel syndrome. Physiotherapists commonly see all of these conditions, as well as treating wrists/hands that have been immobilized following a fracture.  Regaining full wrist and hand range of motion is extremely important considering our ... Read more