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Gap Free Initial Physio Appointment

Gap Free Initial Physio Ph: 5438 9111 Did you know that over 70% of our patients see us for Neck, Shoulder or Back Pain. The unfortunate thing is that in most cases it is avoidable. Just like your car your body also needs regular check-ups to avoid a break down. Unlike your car you can't trade your body in for a new when you feel like it. Don't have a Neck, Shoulder or Back Problem. That's ok. As long as you have Muscles or Joints we can help. For ... Read more

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

What is TOS? Thoracic outlet syndrome is a group of disorders that occur when the blood vessels or nerves in the space between the clavicle and the first rib (thoracic outlet) become compressed. This can cause pain in the shoulders and neck, and numbness in the fingers. Symptoms Symptoms vary depending on which nerve is compressed. Neurological thoracic outlet syndrome is characterised by compression of the brachial plexus. The symptoms include: Muscle wasting at the base of the thumb Numbness or tingling in thearm or fingers Pain or aching in the ... Read more

Shoulder Impingement

Shoulder Impingement Shoulder impingement is one of the most common conditions of the shoulder. It is a process by which poor posture or repetitive overload causes pinching or ‘impingement’ of structures between the two bones which make up the shoulder complex. It is often the supraspinatus tendon +/- the subacromial bursa that become impinged between the humerus and the scapular bones as pictured:   Signs and symptoms: Catch of pain at shoulder level or above Inability to do overhead activities without pain Inability to reach the hand ... Read more

Are you pregnant or have you just given birth?

Many women who are pregnant or have recently welcomed their new addition into the world are unsure about how to return to exercise. A lot of women have been told by friends or doctors that they should do their pelvic floor exercises but are unsure how to do these exercises. The continence foundation of Australia has some great resources, check them out: http://www.continence.org.au/ A women’s health physiotherapist may be able to help you with all your queries and concerns. Physiotherapists have a great understanding ... Read more

Are you a Dancer or Gymnast?

Did you know Pilates began in the 1900’s and was readily adopted by Ballerinas because the original Pilates gym was located in the New York City Ballet studios. The strength patterns of Pilates movements are similar to those required in dancing and gymnastics. Pilates can improve dancer’s and gymnast’s strength, endurance and performance. But better than that, it can also prevent injury!!   Here at Physio Professionals we are able to tailor Pilates programs to dancers or gymnasts. We can help address ... Read more

January Newsletter – Common Running Injuries

Common Running Injuries The majority of running injuries tend to be due to overuse and generally involve the lower limb, so this overview will focus on the most common of these injuries. Running is certainly experiencing another "boom" currently, with the popularity of running increasing again so we might anticipate a relatice increase in related injuries. The most commonly occurring lower limb running injuries are Knee injuries (patella tendinopathy, patellofemoral pain syndrome, ITB-related conditions) Shin injuries (medial/lateral tibial stress syndrome - ie "shin splints") ... Read more

What is a Stress Fracture?

Ever wondered what a stress fracture is? And what are “shin spints”? Or have you ever wondered how to tell the difference between a stress fracture and a simple muscle strain/tendinopathy? Read on to learn more….   What is a stress fracture? A stress fracture is an incomplete crack in a bone that develops in response to repetitive stress or strain that exceed the maximum load the bone can withstand. The stress can be impact from weight-bearing (eg. with running) putting load through a bone, ... Read more

Keep Your Body Moving This “Movember”

Movember The best way to ensure Physical and mental health is to be active. “Research says that if you have prostate cancer, you can actually extend your life expectancy by up to 60% by exercising. Ways to get moving, little moves can make a big difference when it comes to your body and mind’s health. Get moving one day at a time (one for each day of the week as seen on APA facebook)   Going out for lunch? Cut the lunch short and finish the ... Read more

Physio Lucy Thomas- Do you have Pain in Back, leg, hip,knee or foot

Do you have pain in the back, leg, hip, knee or foot? This could be due to poor biomechanics. Over the next 12 weeks our lower limb specialist Lucy Thomas will give you an insight into why you may be getting these injuries, and what physiotherapy can do to help…   What is ‘Biomechanics’? Biomechanics is the study of motion. The study of biomechanics is important in determining what causes injuries and how we can prevent them re-occurring. It is important that we not only treat ... Read more

Pilates for Back Pain.

Pilates for Back Pain Effects of Pilates exercise programs in people with chronic low back pain: a systematic review. Abstract: Patti A1, Bianco A, Paoli A, Messina G, Montalto MA, Bellafiore M, Battaglia G, Iovane A, Palma A. The Pilates method has recently  become a fast-growing popular way of exercise recommended for healthy individuals and those engaged in rehabilitation. Several published studies have examined the effects of Pilates method in  people with chronic low back pain (LBP). The objective of this study is to describe ... Read more
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