De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is a painful inflammation of the tendons on the side of your wrist and base of your thumb. 

What are some of the symptoms that may arise if you have this? 

👍 pain while moving the thumb 

👍 difficulty grasping and lifting objects 

👍 difficulty with gripping and twisting activities 

👍 pain mainly occurs while moving the thumb and gets worse with repetitive use.

👍 occasional swelling near the base of the thumb. 

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We often hear how important getting a good night’s rest and managing stress levels are for our bodies, but how exactly do they help and why are they so important during the recovery period of an injury? 

What’s the deal with a good night’s sleep & what happens when we sleep?

Sleep provides our body with a vital opportunity to heal both physically and mentally. This is due to the many different chemical and physiological reactions which occur within the body. The main role of sleep in injury recovery is to facilitate the growth of new healthy tissue. 

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Taping is a very popular and common additional treatment technique used across varied Physiotherapy disciplines including sports, musculoskeletal and neurological conditions.

The two most common taping techniques utilise rigid and flexible – Kinesiology taping. 

The type of taping technique used by your physiotherapist is dependent on the condition you present with and the type of effect intended.

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Monday the 14th of November is World Diabetes Day! This day is a global awareness campaign established in 1991 by the IDF and the World Health Organisation. The theme this year is Access to Diabetes Care, as millions of people around the world do not have access to diabetes care, which is essential for managing this condition. 

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The month of September is Cancer Rehab Awareness week and Gynaecological Awareness month.

Natalie Bukojemski, our Senior physiotherapist at Blackwood is trained and qualified to help anyone seeking cancer rehab. Here at The Physio Clinic we have a team of physiotherapist’s who have done extra training in treating people after a Cancer diagnoses – Alistair Hayes and Lauren Swan.

We are here to support people and guide them through the steps to physical recovery, help people build strength and hope. If you or any of your loved ones are affected by cancer please reach out and call us on 08 8342 1233 and our friendly staff can book you in with one of our qualified physiotherapists.

What is PEC?

Our physio led exercises classes combine the benefits of mat and machine Pilates with gym-based equipment to provide optimal outcomes for all rehabilitation and fitness goals. 

We offer 1:1 or small class options, supervised by physiotherapists who will correct technique and ensure your exercises are progressed appropriately so you’re challenged in a safe way.

Who can participate? 

Everyone is welcome to join our physio exercise classes. We welcome those who require rehabilitation following injury or pre or post-operatively, pre/postnatal women, as well as those who just want to improve their general strength, flexibility and fitness.

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Tennis elbow (or lateral epicondylitis) is a term used to describe pain on the outside of the elbow which typically gets worse with gripping and lifting activities. Despite its name, this injury is not only seen in tennis players but also in people whose jobs involve repetitive use of the forearm muscles like electricians, carpenters, computer users, musicians, athletes etc.

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Old age, health problem and people concept – senior woman suffering from pain in leg at home. Senior woman holding her foot with pain.

So you’ve had a scan and there is a lengthy list of reported findings, but what does this actually mean for you?

Okay, some stats to begin..

Some recent studies investigating pain-free people across the life-span found that indeed signs of degeneration or pathology were seen in a considerable number of these subjects. 

For example of these pain-free subjects:

  • 62% had knee cartilage lesions & 48% had meniscus lesions
  • 87.6% had disc bulges in the cervical spine (neck)
  • Evidence of disc degeneration in the lumbar spine (low back) was seen at roughly 20% greater than the given age group starting from the 20’s with 37%, 30’s with 52%, 40’s with 68% then a steep increase from the 5th decade with signs in 80% up to 96% in the 8th decade.
  • Evidence of disc bulges & facet joint degeneration in the lumbar spine also had similar patterns seen at roughly 10% greater than the given age group starting from the 20’s (i.e. 30% in the 20’s etc).
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