Having had mental health week this month, the topic of this newsletter is Depression. Depression is a mental health disorder that may people in society will experience throughout their lifetime.
Ankle injuries are common and can be painful and frustrating for athletes. Is important to not only rehabilitate the injured structures in the ankle but also improve strength and control to prevent another ankle injury occurring.
Lifefit is physiotherapist supervised gym class. The classes are designed to help patients reach personal fitness and mobility goals. Each patient has a tailored exercise program that helps manages their health and medical conditions such osteoporosis, osteopenia, arthritis, falls and balance issues.
Ankle sprains - If ignored, a mild sprain can become persistent and take >6weeks to rehabilitate! Also the likelihood of a re-injury in greatly increased!
Physio treatment can get you back to sport quicker and increase the chance of it not happening again.
Do you have a locked jaw? i.e. you can't open it more than 1 finger width? then you need expert Jaw Physio. If the symptoms are acute (i.e have been present for 1- 3months, you have lots of pain and or swelling), then forcing the jaw open can cause permanent damage to the back fibres of the disc (as they are not elastic) and can stretch so much that the disc will then block the joint more!
In most cases, locked jaw is attributed to the disc bulging forwards and blocking the joint.
Expert therapists have techniques that can help move that joint without putting a lot of pressure on the joint and causing other issues later on in life.
Is your sport performance slowing due to pain? Then maybe your pain is related to Shin Splints. come and have an assessment with one of our physiotherapists to see which muscle is fatigued and needs some treatment and specialised exercise program to address any imbalances in your lower leg muscles. Often new shoes, a change in training or a change in training surface can aggrivate your legs.
Lifecare Mt Pleasant Physio can help you through all the advice on how to relieve your shoulder pain. There is lots of advice on whether to massage it, physio it, take medications and rest or get an injection. Our therapists are very well trained to assess your shoulder injury and guide you through which steps to start on / which treatment to start with, so that you get the best outcome.
Osgood Schlatters Disease, most commonly seen between the age of 8 - 14, more common in boys than girls. It does stop when they stop growing, or you can see a Physio and get it to reduce quicker and be in less pain! Yeah.
We hope everyone had a very merry christmas and wish you a happy new year! This months newsletter is on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome click here to read more!
This month's newsletter is on Piriformis syndrome. It occurs when your sciatic nerve is compressed and/or irritated by the piriformis muscle. This can give you pain, numbness, and pins and needles. Click here to read more...
Our physios are treating a lot of young children with sore calves and heels. Please don't ignore your children's pains, these conditions are very painful and can be quickly settled with physiotherapy, over only a few sessions. More running will make this condition worse! Ring us for an appointment or see this months newsletter on heel pain - Sever's Disease - for some free advice.
Running is a common source of knee pain- clicking, catching, and pain on the outside of your knee is a common sign of iliotibial band friction syndrome (ITBS)... READ MORE
Happy Father’s Day for the 6th September!
This month’s newsletter is on knee arthritis! Knee arthritis is a degenerative process where gradual wear and tear to the cartilage and bone surfaces causes inflammation and pain Read more...
½ price ICB (only) orthotics – limited sizes, make sure you check your size with us first before booking. Only $50 (normally $95).
“Wry neck” describes a condition where the neck suddenly becomes stiff and painful. Turning the head to the side (usually one side more than the other) and looking up can cause a severe “catching” pain. Click here to read more!
Its NOT normal for your jaw to click.
It only takes a few sessions to correct if you have little or no pain when it clicks, and it doesn't lock. If it is starting to hurt and lock, you really need to come in for some Jaw Physio. Call 9315 3855 for an appointment today with Leigh.
Most children experience growing pains, but these pains shouldn't stop them from playing sport or doing the things they love.
Osgood Schlatter Disease is a type of knee pain which is extremely common in young kids. Pain is usually felt just below the knee cap. This condition is most often noticed during or just after a growth spurt. Read more on Osgood Schlatter Disease HERE.
Feel free to call and have a chat with us over the phone! Guaranteed appointment TODAY if you call (08) 9315 3855!
Great News - HICAPS has released a new code to allow you to claim ORTHOTIC'S moulded by your Physio on your Private Health.
NB: not all Private Health Insurance Companies will allow it, and it will depend on your level of cover. If they won't let you claim them, complain! They have customer complaint management strategies to stop you going to another company. Need some new Orthotics - see us today, call 9315 3855.
See our newsletter on Knee Replacement surgery, not just an older generational problem these days, with more of us running many many miles, you might find your knees have just worn out! Check out the surgical process and rehab process in our newsletter.