Post-operative rehabilitation

Post-fracture rehabilitation encompasses a wide range of interventions depending on the type and severity of the injury sustained. When a fracture occurs it is important to seek emergency treatment. Controlling the movement of the broken bone prevents further injury. Often fractures are treated with surgery. Following surgery, the person is placed in the care of …

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Physiotherapy is not just massage!

This seems to be a common misconception. Physiotherapy is a science-based profession that focuses on correcting movement dysfunction. Yes, physiotherapists employ massage techniques in treating their patients. Pain, stiffness, trigger points, muscle tension and other conditions respond well to massage, but it is just one modality in a long list of treatments that physiotherapists carry …

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Osteoarthritis

One of the most common complaints we treat on a day-to-day basis is osteoarthritis. It is a condition that affects the joints of the body, causing pain, stiffness and sometimes deformity. Osteoarthritis can be a very painful condition if left untreated and can limit movement, making many daily tasks difficult. There is no known cure …

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Neck pain and headaches

The common phrase “pain in the neck” has become a cliché because it is used so often to describe someone or something that is a constant irritation. However, neck pain and headaches are more than just irritating. They can be very painful. Physiotherapy is extremely effective in treating headaches which are often linked to dysfunction …

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Healing shoulder impingement

The term shoulder impingement is used to describe the pinching feeling that results from the shoulder blade pressing against the rotator cuff – a group of muscles that work together to stabilise the shoulder joint. This injury is usually sustained in people who do a lot of overhead activities such as bowling in cricket and …

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Golf injuries

Repetitive injuries are quite common in golf and usually occur in the soft tissues (muscles, ligaments and tendons) of the lower back, shoulders, hands and wrists. Many injuries can be avoided with proper conditioning and by improving your swing. Some of the major golf injuries are: Low back injuries These may result from a sudden …

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Football injuries

Football injuries can arise from direct trauma, overuse, environmental conditions and the physical shape of the player. Many football injuries involve the knees, ankles, shins and the groin. These injuries, while not life-threatening, may lead to fatal conditions, and for this reason should be taken seriously. Knee injuries are the most common, and very often …

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