Fitness Physio Blog
Persistent pain or chronic pain, is pain that continues to persist after an injury has healed, and/or has no known physical cause. It has been very challenging for healthcare professionals to find solutions to persistent pain.
Researchers all over the world have been re-examining pain and changing the way
Osteoarthritis is the most common type of joint inflammation. It affects most people as they age. The affected joints undergo gradual mechanical wearing, which causes irritation and inflammation resulting in progressive stiffening of those joints, weakening of the muscles and increasing pain. Eventually, the pain and dysfunction might become so... more
Considering a knee replacement? Well you may be able to avoid surgery with a specific brace to offload the medial compartment of the knee joint.
In combination with the appropriate clinical management, weight loss, and strength program an appropriate knee brace can help to reduce your knee pain and keep you active.
Low back pain is one of the most common conditions we treat as Physiotherapists. It takes a skilled assessment and years of clinical experience to figure out the source of someone's symptoms and how to manage it appropriately. An MRI can be a useful tool to assist with diagnosis however rarely will we send patients for an MRI... more
A disc bulge is a condition in which the nucleus (inner portion) of a spinal disc remains contained within the annulus fibrosus (outer portion), unlike a herniated disc in which the nucleus leaks out of the disc. This protrusion or bulge can put pressure on the surrounding nerve roots which can lead to pain that radiates
There are some big changes coming into place as of April 1st, 2019 with regards to government funding for private health. You will no longer be able to claim rebates for 17 alternative health practices due to lack of evidence for efficacy.
A list of natural... more
Does your knee get sore while you are walking or running? Does it hurt when you go to stand up after sitting for extended periods of time or walking down stairs? Is it hard to pin point where the pain is coming from like it is in the knee or behind the knee cap. You may have a condition known as patellofemoral pain syndrome.
Plantar Fasciitis is the Latin term for "inflammation of the plantar fascia". The plantar fascia is a thick, fibrous ligament that runs under the foot from the heel bone to the toes. It forms the arch of the foot and functions as our natural shock-absorbing mechanism. Unlike muscle tissue, the plantar fascia... more
There is a high rate of ACL ruptures in female soccer/football players and the research suggests that up to 50% of these injuries could have been avoided with proper implementation and adherence to an injury prevention program. Two programs that have been proven to reduce ACL injuries include the FIFA 11+ and the PEP program.