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We want to share our knowledge with you so that you know more and learn the tips about how to manage your condition. Check out our fact sheets and even download a copy to print for family and friends.

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Ankle Sprain

A sprain is defined as a tearing of the ligaments that connect bone to bone and help stabilise the joint. Sports requiring jumping, turning and twisting movements such as basketball, volleyball, netball and football; and explosive changes of direction such as soccer, tennis and hockey are particularly vulnerable to ankle sprains. However people can also sprain their ankles with normal everyday activities such as stepping off a gutter, wearing high heels or walking on uneven ground. Following an ankle sprain, the ankle joint may become unstable and take a long time to recover.

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Ankle Taping

The video you’ve always wanted is here!

We show you a step-by-step guide to taping your ankle. This easy to use guide is suitable for beginners, Physio students or new-graduates, first-aiders and sports trainaers as well as Physiotherapists and other health professionals.

Taping can be useful post ankle or foot injury or fracture to provide additional support during every day activities or for return to sport and activity. Some sporting clubs and teams will also recommend players use taping (or bracing) to avoid injury.

Please remember to be aware of skin irritation when using tape. If you notice redness, itchiness or general discomfort around the area of the tape, you should remove the tape. Speak to your health professional if the discomfort persists.

AC Joint Separation

occurs when the ligaments of the acromio-clavicular (AC) joint are torn causing a dislocation of the joint between the shoulder and collar-bone.

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Cervical Spine / Neck Pain

What is Acute Neck Pain?

Acute neck pain is pain felt in the region of the neck that lasts for a short time (i.e. less than three months). Statistics show that around 10–15% of the population has neck pain at any given time. While the duration of symptoms varies from person to person, it is not uncommon for neck pain to be persistent. The pain intensity can range from mild to severe.

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de Quervain's Tenosynovitis

De Quervain’s tenosynovitis… what a mouthful!

But this condition has nothing to do with your mouth, it’s a painful condition of the hand and wrist caused by inflammation of the tendons on the thumb.

Back in the day it used to be called washerwoman’s thumb or mother’s wrist, while it still affects women more commonly than men, especially those looking after infants and small children, it is now commonly referred to as “texter’s thumb” in reference to repeated overuse of the thumb during texting on mobile devices.

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Disc Bulge

Hearing you have a slipped or bulged disc can be a terrifying thing. Many people come across the diagnosis after reading their own xray, CT or MRI reports and begin to panic. But a bulged disc doesnt need to be a disaster if you know how to manage it.

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Frozen Shoulder
occurs as a result of chronic inflammation of the shoulder capsule. This inflammation results in shrinking and stiffening of the shoulder capsule causing the characteristic lack of movement or freezing of the shoulder.

Little is known about the cause of frozen shoulder and recovery can take longer than two years.

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Heel Pain

Sever’s Disease

Sever’s disease involves inflammation at the growth plate of the lower part of the heel bone (calcaneal), where the Achilles tendon inserts causing pain and discomfort in this area. This condition is the most common cause of heel pain in children (pre-puberty), especially those who play sports regularly and often last for 6-12 months. It is more common in boys than girls. This condition is generally related to rapid growth – whereby, the leg bone (tibia) becomes longer and the muscles and tendons become tight as a result causing a traction injury to the bone. Pain is usually activity-related and a thorough assessment by your physiotherapist can determine whether this is the source of pain. Management should be conservative and surgery is not usually indicated. Treatment includes activity modification, addressing muscle flexibility and foot bio-mechanics. Sports taping techniques and a heel raise can make this heel pain more manageable for very active children.

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Knee Pain

Knee pain can arise from soft tissue injuries, bone conditions, and biomechanical dysfunction. It may even be referred from your sciatica! Your Physiotherapist is trained in a variety of tests to best diagnose your knee pain They may also use scans such as xray and MRI and work in consultation with your Doctor or specialist to assist with accurate diagnosis and management of your injury.

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Low Back Pain / Lumbar Spine Pain

The lower back or lumbar spine is made up of the 5 vertebrae of the lumbar spine, the cartilage discs, ligaments and muscles as well as the spinal cord and nerves. With so many moving parts the cause of lower back pain can be many and varied.

The symptoms experienced with lower back pain can be varied. Symptoms can include: Aching or sharp pain in the lower back that may radiate to the upper back or buttocks, pain down the legs (many people refer to this as sciatica as it is caused by irritation of the nerves, the largest of which being the sciatic nerve), pins and needles, burning or numbness in the back, gluteal area or legs, spasm of the muscles causing difficulty bending or straightening the back, difficulty changing position or walking and issues with bladder or bowel function.

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Neck / Cervical Spine Pain
What is Acute Neck Pain?

Acute neck pain is pain felt in the region of the neck that lasts for a short time (i.e. less than three months). Statistics show that around 10–15% of the population has neck pain at any given time. While the duration of symptoms varies from person to person, it is not uncommon for neck pain to be persistent. The pain intensity can range from mild to severe.

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Osgood Schlatters Disease / Growing Pains

Osgood Schlatter’s syndrome. It’s a mouthful to say but it can be a relatively common and debilitating condition in adolescents. Osgood Schlatter’s affects the apophysis or growth plate of the tibial tuberosity.

The tibial tuberosity is the area of the shin where the quadriceps muscle attaches below the knee cap. When a child has Osgood Schlatter’s syndrome the growth plate of this attachment becomes inflamed from overuse rather than a traumatic injury.

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Patellofemoral Joint Pain

Knee pain can arise from soft tissue injuries, bone conditions, and biomechanical dysfunction. It may even be referred from your sciatica! Your Physiotherapist is trained in a variety of tests to best diagnose your knee pain They may also use scans such as xray and MRI and work in consultation with your Doctor or specialist to assist with accurate diagnosis and management of your injury.

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Rotator Cuff Injury / Rotator Cuff Tear

describes a tear of the tendons of the rotator cuff muscles. Rotator cuff tears occur in two different ways:

  • Traumatic Tear: occurring from a single one off injury such as a fall or lifting a heavy load
  • Repeated microtrauma: occurring as a progression of shoulder tendonitis where small tears and inflammation become larger and more debilitating

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Shoulder Exercises: Beginner

Your Physio will select the appropriate exercises from the list below for shoulder conditions/injury. Do not continue with the exercises if you experience any severe pain and/or discomfort. If you do experience any adverse symptoms please stop exercise immediately and discuss with your Physio at the next consultation.

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Shoulder Exercises: Range of Motion
Your Physio will select the appropriate exercises from the list below for shoulder conditions/injury. Do not continue with the exercises if you experience any severe pain and/or discomfort. If you do experience any adverse symptoms please stop exercise immediately and discuss with your Physio at the next consultation.

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Shoulder Pain / Shoulder Dislocation

occurs when the ball of the shoulder comes out of the socket. A dislocated shoulder is usually associated with extreme pain until the shoulder can be relocated. A shoulder subluxation, or partial dislocation can also occur where the shoulder comes part of the way out of the socket before relocating itself.

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TMJ / Temporomandibular Joint Pain

The Temporo-Mandibular Joint (TMJ) allows movement of jaw in relation to the skull. A number of muscles attached to the skull and jawbone cause the jawbone to move as the mouth is opened and closed. The joint contains cartilage disc lubricated by fluid to ensure movement is smooth and frictionless.

TMJ dysfunction is a very common problem affecting up to 33% of individuals within their lifetime. TMJ symptoms may occur on one or both sides of the jaw.

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Gumdale

Eastside Village 21

696 New Cleveland Rd

Gumdale QLD 4154

07 3890 4361

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Stafford

Stafford City Shopping Centre

93/400 Stafford Rd

Stafford, Qld 4053

07 3352 4244

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8.00AM-6.00PM

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