Is your world spinning? You may have vertigo. Vertigo is defined as 'the sensation of the world spinning around you', or the illusion of movement. This can occur spontaneously or with a knock to the head and is related to the vestibular system of the inner ear.
Sciatica, Piriformis Syndrome & Trigger Points – Just A Pain In The Glute?
At some point in our life we will most likely come across a painful sensation in our buttock region with some referral down the back of our leg. This presentation is a common complaint that clients seek Remedial Massage treatment for, as many people will automatically self-diagnose themselves as having 'sciatica', due to the location.
February CPD was focused on running. We had the opportunity to run in different shoes, experiment with different running cues and tried running at different cadences (step rates) to give us a better understanding of what our patients experience.
Plans to reduce injury risk for Female AFL players
The AFLW buzz is back again! After the season opener matches, we have been kept up to date at the Australian Physiotherapy Associations yearly breakfast about how we are going to tackle the big problem of injury, particularly knee injuries to the ACL.
Working in partnership with our patients – achieving an effective outcome
As Clinicians, we engage in professional development on specific skills. Our courses are often focused on injury presentations, making an accurate diagnosis, comprehension of different types of tissues in the body, our reasoning as to how or why an injury has occurred, and our skill in devising an appropriate rehabilitation program. This is done for the key purpose of helping patients to recover from injury and achieve their desired outcomes of sporting, lifestyle, or other goals and aspirations.
You may have noticed that here at Pure we do things slightly differently. If you see us for treatment, you will typically have two physios looking after you (you lucky thing!) – a manual physio and a rehab physio. Most injuries, be they gradual or sudden, result in varying levels of pain and/or stiffness and require some form of hands-on (manual) treatment plus retraining altered movement patterns and strength work (rehab).
It’s a physiotherapist's tale as old as time: person has to give up high-impact activities due to injury, takes up cycling as a low impact, (supposedly) less injury-inducing alternative. On paper, cycling is a fantastic alternative – the perfect mix of cardiovascular-endurance workout and social outing (with obligatory caffeine fix)! However, injuries can still happen on the bike and are, more often than not, easily avoided with a bit of planning ahead.
Couch to 5k or C25K is a great program to introduce people to running. It suits people who have never run before, or are getting back into running after injury, illness or an extended holiday from running.