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 ...
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:
A women’s health physiotherapist may be able to help you with all your queries and concerns. Physiotherapists have a great understanding ...
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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...