Carpal Tunnel Syndrome – Pain in the Wrist and Hand

 

Diagram depicting the structures involved in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a condition caused by entrapment of the median nerve, resulting in pain, numbness and pins and needles in the fingers and hand. [Read more...]

Neck and Shoulder Pain – Tight Upper Trapezius

The highlighted is your trapezius muscle.

Poor posture and repetitive movements are a frequent contributor to neck and shoulder pain, largely caused by trapezius muscle overactivity and tightness. [Read more...]

Injury Prevention: Work and Play at Your Best

Injury PreventionInjury prevention programs are essential for any competitive sporting team or athlete to reduce the quantity and severity of injuries on and off-season. Injury prevention isn’t just for the best of the best. Studies have shown that proper injury prevention training can help reduce the possibility of injuries for all people at all levels of competitive sport. As physiotherapists, it is our duty of care to not only treat those who have fallen to injury, but provide services to prevent injury where able, to the best of our ability, whether it be in the workplace or on the sporting field.
Injury Prevention

Injury Prevention

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How to Release the Pectoralis Minor

Pectoral Muscles Are your shoulders constantly bothering you? Do you have rounded shoulders? Have you had pain or movement restriction in the shoulders? [Read more...]

What is the Rotator Cuff?

shoulder joint The Rotator Cuff is a group of four muscles - infraspinatus, supraspinatus, teres minor and subscapularis - that contribute to shoulder stability and are important in movements of internal and external shoulder rotation. [Read more...]

Gross and Fine Motor Developmental Milestones in Children

Developmental milestones in children.

Developmental milestones in children.

The timeframe in which developmental goals should be reached varies from child to child. However, significant delay should be investigated to determine the contributing factors. [Read more...]

Ligaments of the Knee

Knee Anatomy

Structures of the Knee joint including the four main ligaments.

Ligaments connect bone to bone, and are helpful for joint stabilisation and proprioception. The knee joint has four main ligaments:
    1. Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)
    2. Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL)
    3. Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL)
    4. Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL)
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Learn How To Run: What is Good Running Form?

Young woman demonstrates good running posture

Young woman demonstrates good running posture

Everyone can run, but learning a few key techniques in relation to running can not only improve your training but also prevent injury or soreness from running. Technique paired with correct footwear may help you to see drastic changes in training. [Read more...]

What is a Muscle Cramp?

Calf cramping during exercise.

The calf muscle commonly cramps during strenuous exercise.

Muscle cramps are generally tightening or spasming of the muscle that causes pain and lasts between a few seconds and a few minutes. They most commonly occur in the leg muscles, but can be seen in the hand, arm or back. [Read more...]

I’ve Fractured My Ankle… How Can Physiotherapists Help Manage This?

Ankle Fracture I've recently fractured my ankle... I don't know how to use crutches and I'm not sure what I should or should not be doing...     [Read more...]
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