Do you how important the mind is in your recovery? A recent study has reported that people with shoulder pain who expect physiotherapy to help them are likely to have a better recovery than those who expect only minimal or no improvement.

Similar studies have been done in relation to back pain and neck pain with the same outcome but this study is the first one done taking shoulder pain into consideration. Read more

As the year draws to a close, it’s the perfect time to reflect and grow from our experiences.

Earlier this year, an opportunity suddenly presented itself to us. It involved relocating our clinic from Toorak Gardens to larger premises in Marryatville.

We had a tight window to fit out the clinic in readiness for our clients. Our staff worked hard during the transition and we’ve been fortunate to have a new clinic team leader, Mandy Button, join us all the way from Cape Town, South Africa. Read more

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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