Category: Joint Problems

Hip Conditions that Cause Children to Limp

Is your child complaining of leg pain? Has your child started to limp? Are they unwilling to put weight through their leg? If you answered yes to any of these it can feel daunting knowing what to do next. Depending on the age of the child it can also sometimes be hard to determine where […]

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The Big Issue – Weight and Pain

At Physiotas, we deal with clients’ joint and muscle pain on a daily basis.  It is a common occurrence that these same clients have been told (by GP’s, specialists etc) to ‘lose weight’ to help their pain and function.  And this is generally true.  The problem is that people often haven’t received an explanation of […]

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I Have a Rotator Cuff Tear … Now What?

Have you had shoulder pain for some time, only to be told after having a scan you have a rotator cuff tendon tear? Misplaced fear may be your first reaction if the consequence of a rotator cuff tear has not been explained well.   A tear in the rotator cuff is common. And it may be […]

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Common Aches & Pains During Pregnancy

There are a few injuries or pains common during pregnancy. Knowing that what you are experiencing is normal is often enough piece of mind. However when the pain is affecting your day-to-day life or work, that’s when seeing a physiotherapist can help. During pregnancy your body goes through many changes. One of these is increased […]

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Jaw Pain: What Causes It & How Physiotherapy Can Help

The Temporomandibular Joint (also known as the jaw joint) is a complex little joint, and when painful it can affect two of the most important human functions – eating and speaking. If you suffer from jaw problems, you are not alone. Over 2.5 million Australians suffer from jaw pain or dysfunction. The first port of […]

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Why Hip Strength is Important in Runners

Hip strength is one of the most important muscle groups in preventing and rehabilitating running injuries. Assessing for weakness is often forgotten but is important in many types of lower leg injuries, whether it be knee, foot and/or around the ankle. Adequate strength, activation and endurance of these muscles are required to allow optimisation of biomechanics […]

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Finger Injuries in Sport

Finger and thumb injuries are common in ball sports such as football, netball and basketball. Injuries can vary from a joint sprain to a fracture, which may require treatment such as bracing, splinting or even surgery. Not all finger injuries require time off sport. Assessment, diagnosis and appropriate management is important to avoid long term […]

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The Rehabilitation Process Following Shoulder Replacement Surgery

There are two reasons people undergo shoulder replacement surgery.  The first is to reduce long term pain.  The second is to improve movement or function with daily activities and hobbies. This article describes the different types of shoulder replacement surgery, and the rehabilitation process that follows. The shoulder is a shallow ball and socket joint, […]

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The Role of Physiotherapy in the Management of Psoriatic Arthritis

This article describes the signs and symptoms of psoriatic arthritis, which affects 3% of the population, and the role of physiotherapy in its management.  Psoriatic arthritis is a disease that remains undiagnosed in many people, leading to unnecessary suffering. Psoriatic Arthritis is an inflammatory disease that can affect people at any age. The condition may […]

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Shoulder Pain in Swimmers

Are you are swimmer with shoulder pain? If so, you’re not alone. The shoulder is the most commonly injured body part resulting from swimming, with reports of shoulder injury rates up to 91% in competitive swimmers. Why the shoulder? In swimming there is a high volume of repetitive overhead movements (more than any other overhead […]

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