Category Archives : Conditions

Osgood Schlatters

Has your teenage child had ongoing knee pain? Is the pain mainly felt at the bony bump below the knee? Have they had to stop playing sport due to the pain? This could be an Osgood-Schlatter lesion, which is an inflammation of the bone where the tendon attaches below the knee.  It’s usually seen during […]

Plantar Fasciitis

The plantar fascia is a thick band of tissue on the underneath of the foot that runs from the heel to the toes. It helps to support the arch of the foot and provides shock absorption when walking and running. Symptoms are usually experienced when: Waking in the morning Standing for long periods After intense […]

Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow is a common condition when the outside of the elbow becomes sore and tender and usually the pain does not spread down the arm. The symptoms appear gradually and they can result in significant pain. It’s most commonly seen in people who are aged between 30 and 50. Causes Most people will have […]


Chin Tuck Stretch This gentle stretch can help alleviate the aches associated with tight muscles around the neck and upper back. This can be done first thing in the morning, as well as during breaks at work to help minimise tightness and decrease the potential of tension related headaches. Gently bend your head forwards with […]


The diagnosis of cervical headache is frequently under-diagnosed. Many symptoms are similar to other classifications of headache such as tension headache, migraine, hormonal headache and even cluster headache. There may be clear dietary, environmental or hormonal triggers for the onset of the patient’s headache. However, it is common that these triggers are only active when […]

Wrist Pain & Injuries

The wrist & hand form a precision instrument allowing performance of highly skilled tasks with great power or pinpoint accuracy. Injury to the hand or wrist can deprive us from achieving the most simple of tasks. Wrist pain or injury is common and can usually be successfully diagnosed and treated by your physiotherapist. Wrist pain […]

Neck Pain

Today’s modern living often entails hours of driving and hunching over workstations, which can play havoc with our necks. So it is no surprising that neck pain is one of the most common condition that our practitioners treat. Whilst neck pain is less common than low back pain, millions of people experience neck pain and […]

Chronic Headaches and Migraines

If you’re a sufferer of chronic headaches or migraines, you don’t need convincing that they’re one of the most painful, debilitating conditions you could possibly suffer. Millions upon millions of dollars a year are spent on trying to find relief from this crippling illness. But what causes migraines? Basically it’s a decrease in oxygen to […]

Shoulder Pain

Painful shoulder conditions that limit movement are very common, and are caused by injuries affecting the shoulder joint, muscles, tendons, ligaments and cartilage. It is possible to do more movements with the arm than with any other part of the body. The arm is such a useful tool that it’s a pity that there are […]

Back Pain

Around 80% of people will experience back pain at some stage in their life. For some chronic back pain can have a detrimental effect on their lifestyle. Back pain can often affect your ability to perform even the most simple daily tasks. Numerous structures in your back can cause pain; muscles, nerves, ligaments, discs and […]