We have recently starting used Radial Shockwave Therapy in the clinic Shockwave therapy involves the delivery of high intensity soundwaves from a handheld device which penetrate into the underlying tissues, which is thought to increase blood flow and stimulate tissue repair. There is usually some immediate relief following the initial treatment. Shockwave therapy is effective in the treatm...
World Spine Day is a great opportunity to shine light on spinal disorders and encourage you to take steps to better health. This year the theme is ‘Your Back in Action’, emphasising the importance of physical activity and improving posture as part of good spinal health and prevention of injury. Millions of people worldwide suffer […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
Finger Stretch Rubber band exercises are a great way for strengthening the finger extensors muscles; Place a rubber band around your fingers and thumb. Gently spreads your fingers apart as far as possible. Relax your fingers, then repeat 10 times. This can be done on all fingers at once, or between two individual fingers.
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 […]
With the festive party season in full swing and holidays just around the corner, physios are urging everyone to take extra caution, to stay safe, injury-free and happy this Christmas. The best Christmas present you can yourself and family is; Your Health. Physiotherapists see many common musculoskeletal conditions occurring over the Christmas break as people […]