The assessment is performed on your first visit by one of our Physiotherapists. One hour is booked for the initial assessment. This is to allow adequate time to from a diagnosis and understand the best approach to treat your pain and injury. It is important to come in a few minutes early to fill out some paperwork. This will also include questionnaires pertaining to the area of your body that you are being seen for. This questionnaire is a measure of your injury and can b
Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is a common knee injury also known as runner's knee. It is caused by increased pressure and friction under the patella as it tracks in the patellofemoral groove. This increased friction leads to inflammation and pain under the patella. Common symptoms include pain going up and down stairs as well as getting out of a chair. A study publised in the American Journal of Sports Medicine identified the importance of physiotherapy in the treatm
You don't have to be Rafael Nadal to get tennis elbow. This condition can be caused by the backhand in tennis but also repetitive gripping, twisting of forearm and lifting. Even repetitive mousing while working on a computer can cause tennis elbow. It is called tennis elbow since it is very common in tennis due to the backhand. This puts excess strain on the forearm extensor muscles, particularly the extensor carpi radialias brevis or ECRB for short. This can lead to micr
Neck pain can lead to pain and stiffness which can be very frustrating to deal with. Many people have heard of having a neck manipulation or 'adjustment' to treat neck pain. Many Physiotherapists are reluctant to perform cervical manipulations due to the very small risks involved (I.e. stroke due to vertebral artery dissection) Smith et al 2003. Instead a treatment technique that can be just as effective is recommended known as a cervical mobilization. Cervical mobilizations
Plantar fasciopathy is the most common foot injury. It is more commonly known as plantar fasciitis however more is known about this painful condition. Plantar fasciopathy: is a generalised blanket term used to describe a long term overuse problem of the plantar fascia that causes heel pain. Plantar fasciopathy includes the two phases of damage which are the inflammation phase (plantar fasciitis) and the non inflammation phase (plantar fasciopathy).
The role of the planta
A recent randomized, controlled trial was performed to identify patients with low back pain most likely to benefit from spinal manipulation. The purpose of the study was to identify which patients with low back pain will most likely benefit from a manipulation and which ones will least likely benefit. 131 patients with low back pain were randomly assigned to 2 groups. Group 1 received a manipulation plus exercise and group 2 performed exercise alone. 5 clinical prediction r