Physiotherapy, is a healthcare profession dedicated to restoring movement, function, and quality of life to individuals affected by injury, illness, or disability. While many people are familiar with the hands-on techniques and exercise regimens associated with physiotherapy, the science behind these practices is less well-known but equally fascinating. This blog delves into the scientific principles…

  Competitive sports demand peak physical condition and performance from athletes. To achieve and maintain this level, physiotherapy plays a crucial role in preparing athletes for their respective sports. Physiotherapy focuses on optimising physical function, preventing injuries, and facilitating recovery. Let’s delve into how athletes can prepare for competitive sports with the help of physiotherapy….

Falls increase with age, with 30% of these falls in the older population leading to moderate to severe injuries. These injuries can include concussions, hip fractures and shoulder strains that can have a negative impact on a person’s everyday life. A fall may lead to a fear of falling, social isolation, reduced daily activities which has…

Physiotherapy can be an effective approach for managing chronic pain. Chronic pain is persistent and often lasts for more than three to six months. It can result from various conditions, such as arthritis, back pain, fibromyalgia, and more. Physiotherapy, aims to improve a person’s physical function and alleviate pain through a combination of exercise, manual…

Welcome Will Thom We’re so excited to welcome Will Thom in the coming week. He will joining the team as Director of the Norwest Clinic from 1st July 2023. Will studied at University of Sydney with Cameron and has gone on to complete post graduate studies and is an APA Titled Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist….

With the start of another year many of you may have made the New Year’s resolution of getting moving and exercising more.  If you have that’s fantastic! That’s the first step. The second is to know how to go about it safely and without getting injured.  That’s where we come in.  In this article I’m…

Achilles tendon disorders are common in athletic and non-athletic populations. Approximately 24% of competitive athletes will experience an Achilles tendon disorder during their lifetime (with 18% sustained during their sporting career). Among runners, the prevalence is much higher (40-50%) [1]. The Achilles tendon connects the calf muscle (gastrocnemius) to the back of the heel (calcaneus)….

Shoulder pain is the 3rd most common musculoskeletal complaint seen in clinical practice, with 70% of patients still experiencing symptoms 6 weeks after their initial presentation, and 50% developing chronic symptoms (Ottenheijm et al 2011). There are a number of structures in the shoulder that can cause pain, and the most common causes of shoulder…

Headaches are an incredibly common issue that impacts a huge proportion of the general population. It is estimated that 15-20 percent of headaches are cervicogenic headache (CGH) and epidemiological research suggests much higher prevalence in those with neck pain. Possible sources of pain are spinal structures from C1 to C3 spinal nerves including: Upper cervical…

Knee Surgery is a last resort intervention that can often be avoided,or at least delayed, with the right advice and the right management. Surgical procedures are under gone for a huge variety of conditions, management plans should be individual to your circumstances however there are a few key pieces of advice that may help you….

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