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Taking the ‘ARGH’ out of Arthritis

Osteoarthritis, commonly referred to as just arthritis or OA, affects about 2 million Australians.  It most commonly occurs in the knees, hips, and hands.  It’s more common in women and older people. OA used to be considered a degenerative disease or ‘wear and tear’, but it is now thought to be a situation where the joint is actually working extra hard to repair itself. Rather than assuming your pain is arthritis, its’s important to be properly assessed by a health professional...

July 17, 2019

Wry Neck

Written by Peter Pavlides Acute wry neck or acute torticollis is often a sudden onset of symptoms after a quick head turn or movement but can also be more spontaneous whereby you wake up and have symptoms with no obvious cause....

June 3, 2019


Written by Peter Pavlides If you suffer from headaches and the following descriptions sound familiar, we can help you! Do you have headaches that get worse with or are triggered by certain neck movements? Have neck and upper shoulder muscle tightness that leads to a headache?  You may be having ‘Cervicogenic Headaches’.  Cervicogenic headaches arise from the neck and can be due to joint stiffness, muscle tightness or weakness, or poor posture either due to work/desk set up or poor ...

May 29, 2019

Lower Back Pain

Suffering from low back pain? Below is some information that may help! If your pain/symptoms  aren’t going away and you need some assistance to getting back to your best, book in with one of our fantastic physios! There are many factors that can contribute to back pain and they aren’t purely biological/anatomical. Social factors such as: changing job, buying/selling house, or reduced/disturbed sleep, and psychological factors like stress, and anxiety can contribute to your pain. The evi...

May 23, 2019

Elbow Pain

You've probably heard the condition 'Tennis Elbow' thrown around a lot? Find out what it actually means and what you can do to help it. Tennis elbow is an umbrella term for pain on the outside of the elbow. This means the pain can be coming from the joint itself, bone, ligaments, tendon, muscle or a combination. The pain may have been caused from a strain, tear, trauma or a repetitive stress injury to any of the structures mentioned above. What can you do to help it? The best thing...

June 21, 2017

Is your chair right for you?

We see too many people with workplace injuries that are postural related. Often, these could easily be avoided if told what they are doing wrong! Such injuries include: neck, shoulder and back pains, headache, repetitive strain injuries and many more! Use the following guidelines to check your positioning at your workstation to make sure that you are comfortable. ...

May 29, 2017

The Dreaded Frozen Shoulder

Are you over 40 and experiencing a shoulder that isn't improving and becoming stiffer and more painful by the week? Are you unsure of exactly how it happened as well? You may have frozen shoulder. Current studies have picked up some common indicators of people that are suffering from frozen shoulder. Some of these include the following: Being over the age of 40 Gender, 70% of sufferers are actually female Females post-menopausal A period of immobilisation i.e. after a fracture or shoul...

January 20, 2017

Self Treatment Guide - Part 1

Have you ever thought about what you actually put your body through? Have you ever wondered why your muscles get sore and achey? Especially when you're not even in the gym or training for the Olympics? In this day and age, the majority of us are sitting in front of the computer, slouched over clicking away at a mouse, or busy taking calls and texting on the phone. Or if you're a tradesman, you're constantly either working above head height, or repetitively bending down to pick things up. If ...

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