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Category Archives: Physiotherapy

Injury Prevention in the Younger Athlete

Did you know that approximately 50% of youth sporting injuries are preventable? “Ausplay data tells us that 71% of Australian children participate in organized sport and up to 10% will be injured and need to go to accident and emergency every year.  The data does not include all those that might turn up to a…
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How to Treat an Ankle Sprain with Physiotherapy

What do you do if you sprain your ankle playing sport?  Most people who are active and have played sport through their life have at some point sprained their ankle and gone through the painful process of watching it swell, using tonnes of ice and strapping for a long period of time. Research shows, however,…
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IS EXERCISE HARMFUL FOR HIP & KNEE ARTHRITIS?

The simple answer is NO, exercise has been proven to be safe and will help to improve pain and quality of life. However, we realise that this is often confusing as historically, people have been advised to rest and “put your feet up” when complaining of hip and knee joint pain. So here are some…
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FOCAL HAND DYSTONIA

FOCAL HAND DYSTONIA (FHD) What is FHD? A movement disorder characterized by involuntary muscle contractions and postures affecting extensively trained movements. e.g. musician’s dystonia, writer’s cramp How does it present? Typical age: 30-40 Men & women can be affected Painless Absence of other signs & symptoms Little variation each day No sensory deficit Loss of motor…
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