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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

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

Spinal Stenosis and Physiotherapy Treatment

What is Spinal Stenosis? The term “stenosis” refers to narrowing of the spinal canal through which the spinal cord travels. This usually occurs gradually over a long period of time, as the intervertebral discs and the facet joints become degenerative, with associated bony spurs (“osteophytes”) intruding into the spinal canal. The facet joints can also become enlarged with degeneration and associated inflammation. This results in a smaller diameter hole for the spinal cord to travel through, creating the potential for the spinal ... Read more

Kawana Clinic Expansion & Open Day 23rd July 2016

Open Day and Kawana Clinic Expansion Bring your family,friends and work colleagues and come celebrate our expansion Saturday the 23 rd of July 2016 between 10 a.m and 1 p.m at our Kawana clinic.   Meet the team,have lunch with us,try complimentary Pilates and book your complimentary Physio Treatment Valued at $98. Open to new and existing patients of Physio Professionals. You must be in attendance to make your appointment.  COMPLIMENTARY PHYSIO TREATMENT CERTIFICATES - VALUED AT $98 SHOWBAGS AND GIVEAWAYS FREE PILATES SESSIONS SAUSAGE SIZZLE  ... Read more

Standing Workstations

May Newsletter Standing Workstations Standing workstations, or variable-height workstations, are desks that adjust to allow the user to stand up or sit down whilst working.  Their use has been gaining momentum of late following studies supporting their benefits as well as some mainstream media coverage.   What does the evidence say? It seems there is evidence that supports a few benefits of using a variable height workstation: Workers who regularly changed between sitting and standing during their day had shorter and fewer breaks, and were more productive than those who ... 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

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

How does your thoracic spine affect your neck?

Anatomy overview The thoracic spine sits between the   cervical spine above and the lumbar spine below, providing attachment for trunk muscles as well as a firm support for the 12 ribs that form the ribcage to protect the chest cavity/lungs/heart. The thoracic spine naturally should have a mild kyphosis, or forwards curvature which helps to counter the natural lordosis curvatures of the cervical and lumbar spines. Thoracic spinal movement is  significantly less than the cervical and lumbar areas of the spine, mainly due to the restriction ... Read more

Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis - How can physio help?     Your plantar fascia is a thick fibrous band of connective tissue originating on the bottom surface of the calcaneus (heel bone) and extending along the sole of the foot towards the toes.    Your plantar fascia acts as a passive limitation to the over flattening of you arch. As the plantar fascia develops micro tears or becomes inflamed it is known as plantar fasciitis.   What Causes Plantar Fasciitis? There are two valid mechanisms which contribute to its occurrence. Compression plantar fasciitis ... Read more
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