We were delighted for Robert Bria – Mayor of the City of Norwood, Payneham and St Peters to officially open our Marryatville Clinic on 31 October 2019.

The evening launch was attended by Mayor Robert Bria; councillors Kevin Duke, Carlo Dottore, Scott Sims; staff, patients, family and friends of The Physio Clinic.

After a few months of planning, in August 2019, we opened the doors to our new physiotherapy practice in Marryatville, South Australia. We were previously located in Toorak Gardens, adjacent to Burnside Hospital for the past five years. The larger, upgraded premises at Marryatville better suit the growing demands for physiotherapy services in the eastern suburbs of Adelaide. Read more

Parkinson’s disease is one of the most common neurological disorders, affecting 40,000 Australians. In most cases, the cause is unknown and signs of the disease occur and progress slowly over time.

It causes difficulty with balance, stiffness in muscles, slowness of movement and may cause a tremor in the hands. The cause of these movement changes is the death of specific cells in the brain that help start movement. Read more

Shin pain, often referred to as ‘shin splints’ is a common complaint amongst runners. It primarily affects new runners or people who have increased their amount of running, like training for a race.

What does shin splint mean?

The term shin splint is used to describe any pain in the shin or lower leg, but actually includes many different diagnoses. Shin pain can be caused by:

  • Bones (including stress fractures)
  • Soft tissues
  • Nerves
  • Blood vessels

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It is far too easy to simply stop all exercise when injured. This does not mean we want you to hop on a sprained ankle, but there are things you can do while recovering.

Unfortunately, if you completely stop exercise the body is quite unforgiving. If you don’t get moving, the science is quite clear:

  • Joints around the injury, plus the injured joint, are likely to stiffen and lose their flexibility.
  • Muscles around the injured site and other areas of the body are likely to weaken.
  • Healing is likely to be delayed.
  • There is a potential to lead to complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS).
    CRPS is an alteration in the nervous system following injury which causes an increased sensitivity to the affected area which can also lead to increased swelling, stiffness and stretched skin. For a specific example, a study by Moseley et al. (2014) showed “The incidence of CRPS in the 4 months after wrist fracture was 3.8%…” Fortunately Physiotherapy can provide benefit with advice about elevation, active exercises and a desensitisation program.
  • Immune system may weaken.

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There are many variables as to why anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries occur.

Fatigue, as well as poor strength and muscular control of the knee usually plays a part however, there are also many reasons are out of our control, such as anatomy, hormones and genetics. Sometimes it can be as simple as bad luck, with the wrong force through the knee at the wrong time on the wrong person. Read more

Time seems to when you’re having fun or when you’re not paying attention due to increased work demands.

How often have you caught yourself sitting at your desk, looking up at the clock, only to realise you have been there longer than expected?

Overworking and static posture is a big cause of neck pain and headaches. We spend most of our day looking down: at children, at computers, at our food and this consistent forward posture can cause a buildup of lactic acid (which is the burning feeling you feel at the top of your neck and shoulders) or even muscle fatigue and spasm which can cause headaches. Read more

Kelsey graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from the University of South Australia in 2016. She has experience working in the rehabilitation industry and enjoys helping people get back to their favourite activities. Kelsey was a swimming teacher for many years and now excels at running hydrotherapy classes in the warmer water.

She enjoys providing treatment to children too and is never seen without a smile on her face! She is currently studying a Diploma in Pilates and enjoys running Physio Exercise Classes (PEC) to help people move and feel better. Read more

Most of us spend a long time in the car and it is important to look after our body posture when driving.

Our posture tends to get worse on longer trips and this can affect health and safety. For the full-timers, if you have a 30-minute commute to work Monday to Friday, that’s five hours sitting in the car every week! Read more

Is knee pain affecting your mobility?

During winter, we often see a lot more knee problems here at The Physio Clinic. The most common complaint is arthritis related knee pain. This can often be debilitating and impact the ability to do the simple activities we love, such as walking the dog, spending time out in the garden or even a short trip to the shops. Read more