Acute Low Back Pain – Find help in Sydney CBD – Part 2

Signs and Symptoms Acute low back pain can present as: Sharp catching sensation that limits movements (sometimes feeling like it takes your breath away). This is often most limiting with bending forward, or extending fully upright. Sometimes acute pain can present as a dull ache that is hard to pin-point. It can feel like a […]

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Acute Low Back Pain – find help in Sydney CBD – Part 1

Acute Low Back Pain Low back pain is one of the leading reasons for physiotherapy visits in Australia.  Low back pain can present as Acute Back Pain – usually sudden onset and generally settling over 1 day – 6 weeks.  It can present as Chronic Back Pain – lasting longer than approximately 6 weeks, or […]

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A simple explanation: Return to sport after ACL surgery

Returning to sport following ACL surgery is a long haul requiring respect to healing and dedication to rehabilitation. If everything goes perfectly then returning to sport should take around 9 months. This takes into account healing time and time to build up strength and fitness.  For the average person that receives an ACL reconstruction, the […]

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Common soft tissue injuries

We are nearing the end of the year here in Australia, which means the sun is heating up and people are starting to get outdoors a little more. It’s at this time of the year lots of people head into the gym in search of a better body. Unfortunately for some, this can mean an […]

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Shoulder Physio

There are numerous structures of the shoulder that can cause shoulder. We can break it down to a series of categories. Rotator Cuff muscles & tendons These injuries may be acute, chronic or acute on chronic. An acute injury may include a muscle strain with or without a partial or complete tendon tear. An acute […]

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Syndesmosis (High Ankle Sprain) Treatment

Medical Management The treatment of a high ankle sprain will depend on the degree of injury. If you have a high grade injurry with  a mild widening between the tibia and fibula your foot will be immobilised. This require a boot for 4-8 week pending on pain, recovery & time to diagnosis. A higher grade […]

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Syndesmosis injury (High Ankle Sprain)

A high ankle sprain composes an injury to the ligaments above the ankle. These ligaments connect your tibia (shin bone) to your fibula (outside shin bone). The main ligament that connects these two bones is called the Syndesmosis ligament If you have a high ankle sprain, recovery will take a while longer than a normal […]

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Calf strain

What is it? A calf strain, commonly called a ‘pulled’ muscle, is caused by overstretching or tearing of either of the 2 calf muscles – the soleus and the gastrocnemius. Symptoms A calf strain usually starts with sudden pain in the back of the lower leg. A pop, snap or tearing sensation may be felt. […]

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ACL Physio – Goal Based Rehabilitation

Often we get asked when it is safe to return to sport following an ACL injury or ACL surgery. The answer is generally at least 9 months. This is with combination of completing many goals which should challenge you to become fitter and stronger during your rehabilitation. Here I present you the phases of recovery […]

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Sciatica Physiotherapy

What is it? Sciatica is nerve pain travelling down the leg. Sciatica symptoms include weakness, numbness pins and needles, electric shock sensations and aching. The pain will vary from infrequent and irritating to constant and incapacitating. As the nerve originate from the disc they will travel the length of your legs through various muscles. These […]

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