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Physiotherapy Facts You Need to Know

Physiotherapy has been pretty effective in the management and treatment of diabetes, arthritis, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, stroke and a host of respiratory issues. Physiotherapists help you with effective tools and techniques to achieve, as well as, maintain an optimum degree of pain-free and functional existence. Physiotherapists would suggest a host of treatments and effective exercises f

Role of Physiotherapy in Two Typical Sports Injuries

Most medical experts suggest a multidisciplinary approach towards the treatment of sports injuries. Besides classical medicine, physiotherapy in Melbourne is extremely effective in the rehabilitation of the athlete so that they find their way back to full fitness with time. There is a wide range of well-documented approaches which are proven to be effective in particular situations and injuries. Immediatel

Lower Back Injuries

It is estimated that up to 70% of the adult population will experience non specific low back pain at some point in their lifetime. It is the leading cause of activity limitation and work absence in the world, yet it is generally very preventable and treatable Basic Anatomy of the lower back: Your back is made up of 5 bones called vertebrae and they have discs, ligaments and facet joints connecting the

Calf and Achilles Injuries

The calf muscles consist of the 2 gastrocnemius muscles and the deeper muscle soleus. These muscles merge together to form the achilles tendon which then attaches into the heel bone. Our calf muscle is important in walking, jogging, jumping, hopping and when pushing off to run. Calf strains are very common especially during the colder weather. They are particularly sustained in running sports/activities bu

How good is your computer posture?

So many of us today have jobs that require long hours at the computer, so it can become easy to lose track of time without having regular breaks. When we sit in prolonged positions it places added strain on our muscles, ligaments and joints which can then make us more susceptible to neck, back, shoulder, arm and leg pain. Here are some simple tips to help minimise the effects of prolonged computer use and

PATELLO FEMORAL KNEE PAIN ( PFJ ) Patello Femoral Knee Pain (PFJ)

Patello femoral knee pain is one of the most common causes of knee pain in the adult and adolescent population. It results from the knee cap ( patella ) not tracking properly within the groove where it sits and and therefore causing pain when you bend your knee during certain actvities. Whilst it is a very easy problem to diagnose, fixing it can be a bit more complex due to multiple contributing factors.

Hydrotherapy Exercises

Your first session should be approximately 15-20minutes maximum, even if you feel ok. It is important to remember not to push through pain, and to ice the area after each session for 10-15minutes. Walking Forwards Backwards Sideways Progress to jogging Add in high knees, hams flicks x 4-6 laps each Squats Start with mini squats Progress to full squats Can increase

Knee Injuries

The knee is one of the most commonly injured joints in the body, especially on the sports field. As it is a weightbearing joint, an injury to the knee can often severely affect your everyday activities. Basic Anatomy of the Knee The knee joint is made up of 3 bones: the tibia, femur and the patella (knee cap). There are 4 main ligaments in and around the knee joint that help keep the joint stable call

Ankle Sprains

What is an ankle sprain? Ankle sprains are very common, comprising 85% of all ankle injuries and generally occur when you roll your ankle or someone else makes contact with it. A sprain will generally involve 1, 2 or all 3 ankle ligaments which are called the lateral, medial and anterior talo-fibular ligaments. Your physio will diagnose your sprain as a grade 1,2 or 3 depending on how much the lig

Ergonomics

Ergonomics is an expanding area of physiotherapy due to an increase in research based evidence emerging in recent years. Many office workers come in to our clinic with pain that is largely attributed to the long hours spent at their desk daily, partnered with poor workstation equipment / setup. When we sit in prolonged positions it places added strain on our muscles, ligaments and joints which then makes

Role of Physiotherapy in Sports Injuries

Several sports injuries are known to benefit from physiotherapy. Physiotherapy helps in the treatment of ligament sprains, muscle strains, fractures, and dislocations. The kind of physiotherapy treatment you require depends primarily on your specific sports injury. Physiotherapy treatments seem to vary, but you should have an active say regarding the kind of physiotherapy you would be receiving along with y

Find the Best Physiotherapist

Choosing a suitable physiotherapist just right for your condition, is a challenging task.  There are numerous experienced physiotherapists operating across Australia. But choosing the best one could be a wee bit tricky. A physiotherapist is known to specialise in diverse fields of expertise and physiotherapy practice is governed strictly by set standards and norms of service. Practitioners must necessaril

Some common Sports Injuries

Sports injuries could really be a cause of major stress to any professional athlete. Your entire conditioning and athletic training go for a real toss due to injuries. Most professional athletes are eager to get back to their usual form and fitness at the earliest possible after suffering a sports injury. In this context, you must understand that physiotherapy plays a pivotal role in the alleviation of spor

Ways to Recover Fast from Injuries

Though your intention is to avoid injuries, we are yet to encounter a sportsperson or a fitness enthusiast, who has never got injured in his career or lifetime. Sports professionals and fitness freaks often end up getting injured. So your aim should really be to get rid of the injuries more effectively and quickly. Here are some effective tips that would help you resolve injuries faster. Tips for Resolving

Core Stability and Low Back Pain

Within physiotherapy, rehabilitation and fitness industries core exercises constitutes a one of the biggest topics to help treat or manage low back pain (LBP). Whilst manual and manipulative therapy has been proven to provide excellent relief in the short-term for an acute injury to the lumbar spine, the problem arises in the people who report ongoing or persistent LBP. Specific stabilisation exercises (l

Which pillow is best for you?

Getting the right pillow is so important as we sleep on it for up to 8 hours or longer a night. However there are so many options out there it’s often hard to know what is the right choice for you. At Leap Back Physio we recommend memory foam pillows as they support your neck in all positions. Memory foam conforms to the curves and shape of your head, neck and shoulders, helping to maintain your ver