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Tension Headache Treatment

Tension Headache Treatment Tension or muscle contraction headaches are often associated from stress and tension with bilateral muscular tightness and joint stiffness around the neck and shoulders. Tension headaches are the most common type of headaches that people experience. A disorder of the neck joints or the muscles that connect to the base of your scull (Occiput) may refer pain into your head; this is because the nerves that are in your neck are also connected to your head and face.  What are ... 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

Elbow Pain and Physiotherapy

  Elbow Pain & Physiotherapy Although usually not serious, because you use your elbow in so many ways, elbow pain can have a notable impact on your life. Your elbow is a complex hinge joint that allows you to straighten and bend your arm as well as rotate your hand and forearm. Most movements of the upper limb are a combination of these actions, and so at times it may be difficult to describe what exactly brings on the pain. Other than traumatic injuries ... Read more

Shoulder Instability

Shoulder (glenohumeral) Instability   Shoulder instability refers to excessive movement of the head of humerus (the “ball”) in the glenoid fossa (the “socket”), which can result in pain, dysfunction, loss of movement and loss of strength.  The shoulder joint is designed to allow great flexibility, but the trade-off is the glenoid fossa (the “the socket”) is very shallow predisposing the shoulder to instability.  The common analogy used to describe the shoulder joint is that it is like a golf ball sitting on a ... Read more

Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

 Shoulder Pain If you are experiencing sharp, pinching, or grabbing pain within the shoulder during overhead activities, or from putting your hands either behind your back or head, then you might be suffering from shoulder impingement syndrome! Shoulder impingement syndrome is a condition where your shoulders rotator cuff tendons are intermittently trapped and compressed during shoulder movements. This causes injury to the shoulder tendons and bursa resulting in painful shoulder movements.  Impingement (impact on bone into rotator cuff tendon or bursa) should not ... Read more

Obesity

Physiotherapy and Obesity On a whole the percentage of Australians suffering from Obesity is rising faster than anywhere else in the world. According to a recent global study published almost a quarter of the country's children and a whopping 63 per cent of the adult population is overweight or obese. Being overweight or obese is not just having its cause and effect at an aesthetic level, it poses numerous physical effects and serious health consequences obesity is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease, ... Read more

Pilates

Clinical Pilates at Physio Professionals!   With an emphasis on core conditioning, breathing and body awareness, Pilates exercise is a safe and highly effective way to stretch, strengthen and streamline your body without building bulk or stressing your joints. Performed on a mat or specialised equipment, Pilates is a fitness regime for life. The perfect complement to cardiovascular exercise, sport, rehab and life, Pilates will leave you looking toned, feeling revitalized and moving with ease.   Physio Professionals Pilates classes are held at the Caloundra ... Read more

TMJ Disorder- Jaw Pain

TMJ Disorders: Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) and Jaw Pain? Physio Professionals Caloundra and Kawana can help! The Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ), otherwise known as the “jaw joint”, is potentially the most used joint in the body. Movement is required at both of the two TMJs (one on each side of the jaw) to allow the mouth to open/close for daily activities including eating, chewing, yawning and talking. Being used so frequently, the TMJ is therefore susceptible to injury just like any other joint in the ... Read more

Septemeber Newsletter- Bakers Cyst

Baker’s Cyst A Baker’s cyst (also known as a popliteal cyst), is a collection of swelling/fluid that accumulates behind the knee. It occurs when there is some kind of jointpathology that results in joint swelling. Different knee conditions that can result in a Baker’s cyst  include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, meniscal tears and  articular cartilage damage. The synovial fluid and excess inflammation from the joint are pushed out to the posterior aspect of the knee, causing tightness, swelling and pain. The swelling can ... Read more
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