Posture correction

Good posture is not just good for your appearance; it affects your general health as well. Poor posture can contribute to back, neck and shoulder pain, headaches, nerve impingement leading to upper and lower limb pain and weakness as well as fatigue, breathing difficulties, indigestion and sleep problems. Physiotherapists are very concerned about the posture …

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Neck pain and headaches

The common phrase “pain in the neck” has become a cliché because it is used so often to describe someone or something that is a constant irritation. However, neck pain and headaches are more than just irritating. They can be very painful. Physiotherapy is extremely effective in treating headaches which are often linked to dysfunction …

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Joint injuries

Joint injuries are among the most common problems experienced by physiotherapy patients. These injuries may result from trauma such as injury or wear and tear to the joint as in the case of arthritis. Patients may also seek physiotherapy following surgical procedures. Hip, knee, elbow, shoulder, wrist, hand, ankle and spinal surgery are all common. …

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Injury prevention

Many people come to see us after they have suffered an injury, and we are happy to help them, but many of these injuries could have been prevented if they had come before they had the injury. A great part of the physiotherapy treatment protocol has to do with injury prevention. Depending on your lifestyle, …

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Flexibility

Decreased flexibility may be the result of ageing, illness, injury, post-surgery, a chronic physical condition or being overweight. Being able to move one’s joints through a complete range of motion is something that is too often taken for granted or ignored as a part of physical fitness. Usually, it’s only when something happens to deprive …

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Ergonomic consulting

Ergonomics deals with the design of the workplace to maximise productivity by reducing worker discomfort and fatigue. Because physiotherapists are knowledgeable in the areas of anatomy, physiology and kinesiology, they are well equipped to perform ergonomic consulting in the workplace and the home. We can help you avoid loss of productivity by visiting your worksite …

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Core stability

A lot is being said lately about the core muscles and their role in improving athletic performance and preventing certain types of injury. However, there is some confusion about what muscles make up the “core”. The core muscles have been described as the corset of muscles that wrap around the abdomen and back. They are …

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Back problems

Back problems may be the result of an injury, a degenerative disease, poor posture, or repetitive strain. In many cases, back problems manifest themselves in the form of pain, stiffness and impaired movement, which can lead to decreased activity. In some cases, these problems are serious enough to warrant a person taking time off from …

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Ankle sprains

The ankle is the joint between the lower parts of the tibia and fibula (shin bones) and the tarsal bones at the back of the foot. It is crisscrossed by several ligaments that can become injured when the ankle has a sudden twist that stretches the ligaments beyond their normal range. The most common type …

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Benefits of physiotherapy

Many benefits are available to the public through the widening scope of physiotherapy. The profession addresses orthopaedic, neurological and cardiopulmonary problems among infants, children, adults and geriatric populations. Many physiotherapists consult in private practice and we treat a wide array of conditions. Orthopaedic cases (this includes sports injuries, fractures, spinal pain and headaches to name …

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