While gyms have closed and have been this way for a number of weeks now, many of us have taken to the streets! ….to run or walk in order to maintain fitness or just as an excuse to leave the house while working from home or self isolating. Read more
Clients who have decided to proceed with a joint replacement quite often ask us, ‘Is there anything I can do before surgery to help with recovery?’
It is recommended to start a physio program at least six weeks prior to surgery (pending approval from your surgeon). 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
Doctors seem to be a common first port of call when a person injures themselves or requires management of pain. However, physiotherapists are first contact practitioners for musculoskeletal (muscle and joint) pain and injuries.
So, to answer the question – either is acceptable. For those of us who have been to a doctor and seen a physiotherapist for a musculoskeletal injury – often the experience can be quite different. The following will help answer some common questions… Read more
Standing Up For Hips + Knees
Hear about the latest evidence-based treatment and management for hip and knee osteoarthritis (OA).
The Physio Clinic frequently present one hour Q&A sessions for people living with hip or knee pain associated with OA. At these events. hospital and clinical staff discuss new treatments, GP guidelines based on latest research, options to consider prior to surgery, plus more… Read more
The hip is a ball and socket joint and with severe OA and functional limitations, an Orthopaedic Surgeon may suggest a total hip replacement if conservative measures have not been successful.
With any surgery, there is potential for complications and dislocation of a new hip is possible. During a combination of certain movements, the ball may exit the socket causing the hip to dislocate.
According to Dargel et al. (2014), the incidence of hip dislocations varies between 0.2% to 10% per year for a first-time hip replacement. Read more
Have you ever questioned that being sent for a cortisone injection may not be the right answer?
The latest research into two of the most common areas for cortisone injections – shoulders and hips sheds some light on why injections are not as effective as other treatments in the majority of cases. Read more
Did you know that the latest research reveals that a physiotherapist is the best person to see FIRST for advice and treatment.
You may not need an x-ray or medication to begin with and you do not need to wait for your GP to refer you.
A physiotherapist is a health professional trained in assessing, diagnosing, treating and preventing a wide range of movement disorders and health conditions, including osteoarthritis. Physiotherapy helps reduce stiffness and pain, increase mobility and improve quality of life and the great news is that science strongly supports this. Read more