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Role of Physiotherapy with Chronic Fatigue

Role of Physiotherapy with Chronic Fatigue   The Role of Physiotherapy in the Management of Chronic Fatigue Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a complex disorder characterised by debilitating fatigue that can’t be explained by any underlying medical or psychological condition. Symptoms include headache, sore throat, mild fever, myalgia and sleep disturbance. ‘Fatigue’ is defined medically as ‘the early onset of tiredness after an activity has been started’. It has been characterised as ‘recent fatigue’ (less than one month), ‘prolonged fatigue’ (more than one month) and ... Read more

The Importance of Physiotherapy with Low Back Pain

The Importance of Physiotherapy with Low Back Pain It is understood that 70% of Australians will experience low back pain at some point in their lives. The origin of the back pain is often unknown with 85% of cases diagnosed as non-specific low back pain, mostly because the aetiology of back pain is complex. The main symptoms of a possible low back injury include pins, needles and numbness referring down the leg. Pain with back movements. Common difficulties include putting on shoes, ... Read more

Tennis Elbow – Lateral Epicondylitis

Tennis Elbow - Lateral Epicondylitis Managing Lateral Epicondylitis Lateral epicondylitis, also known as “tennis elbow” is one of the most common overuse injuries involving the wrist extensors of the forearm. The primary cause of lateral epicondylitis is associated with activity involving contractile overload and chronic stress to the extensor tendon attachment onto the humerus. Previously referred to as an inflammatory condition, Lateral epicondylitis is now understood as a continuum of change - the result of a proliferative reaction to overload.  Histopathological studies ... Read more

Ischiofemoral impingement and hip pain

Ischiofemoral impingement and hip pain   Ischiofemoral impingement (IFI) is an often-misdiagnosed cause of hip pain. IFI occurs with abnormal contact between the lesser trochanter and the ischium and often occurs with trauma or prior hip surgery (total hip arthroplasty, femoral osteotomy). IFI is defined as the narrowing of the space between the lateral aspect of the ischium and the lesser trochanter of the femur where soft tissue structures are becoming impinged. The hamstrings or hip flexor muscles can be involved but it is ... Read more

Is Poor Posture is contributing to your Muscle & Joint problems.

Why Poor Posture is contributing to most of your Muscle & Joint problems.   There are numerous factors which can impact a person’s posture. The outcome of poor posture is the same regardless of what causes it, and is now becoming so common that most people have some first hand knowledge of the consequences of not maintaining good posture.   Low back pain is the most frequent complaint, but research shows neck, shoulder, arm pain and headaches have become increasingly widespread because of postural dysfunction. Foot and ... Read more

Many Miles For Paula – We Need Your Help.

Many Miles For Paula - Charity Run & Fundraising Drive Where - University of The Sunshine Coast Athletics Track When - Saturday 27th May 2017 from 7 a.m to 12 p.m Registration from 6.15 a.m What - Charity Fun Run & Community Fundraiser Why - To raise Money for Paula Gowland. How To Donate or Register - https://chuffed.org/project/many-miles-for-paula#/supporters Events on the day Charity Run Sausage Sizzle Face Painting and Jumping Castle for the kids and other activities. About Paula Paula's Story Paula Gowland was inside hanging curtains at the start of June ... Read more

Massage Deal – Get an Extra 15 Minutes Free

  Massage Upgrade With Melissa Our New Therapist. Get an Extra 15 Minutes Free. Simply let our admin team member know when making your appointment that you would like to have a 60 minute massage with Melissa. You will have your massage instantly upgraded and receive a saving of 20%, another way of looking at it is you get 15 minutes FREE.  You must mention the deal to receive. How To Redeem. Simply mention this email to our admin team when booking and have your massage upgraded from ... Read more

Arthritis Management

Arthritis Management Arthritis is an umbrella term that encompasses over 100 medical conditions that affect the joints of the human body.  Problems associated with arthritis include pain, decreased movement, inflammation, and damage to the joint surface and surrounding structures such as ligaments and tendons. As a result arthritis can affect basic Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s.) In fact, the 3.8 million Australians who suffer from arthritis, costs the economy $23.9 billion in lost production and health care. Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most ... Read more

Lucy Thomas Physiotherapist is Back.

Welcome Back Physiotherapist Lucy Thomas Lucy is back on board at Physio Professionals after her maternity leave! Lucy graduated from the University of Birmingham in 2009 and worked in private practice for 8 years. Lucy has extensive experience in treating a range of injuries including sports, work-related, post-surgery and chronic degenerative conditions. She has been part of the medical team at The London Marathon, international athletics competitions and national university athletics championships. Lucy has also worked closely with GPs in the UK, providing musculoskeletal based ... Read more

Meet Regina Curtin Our Newest Physio

Regina Curtin Joins Physio Professionals   About Physiotherapist Regina Curtin   Regina has joined Physio Professionals and is consulting from both our Caloundra & Kawana Clinics In 2010, Regina received her BSc in Physiotherapy from Coventry University. Regina has worked predominantly in Private Practice since graduating, with a heavy involvement in sports teams. Her clinical experience includes; treating pre-and post-operative total hip, knee and shoulder replacements. Helping to guide her patients on their journey back to optimum functional health, through a series of treatment techniques, and ... Read more
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