Category: Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy News and Information – Articles related to our Physios, their practices, our clinic locations, and new developments in the science of Physiotherapy.

Our clinical research team join other physiotherapists and professionals around the world regularly for conferences and symposiums, along with our own in-house research, keeping Sydney West Physio at the front and centre of physio news and scientific advancement.

Tendon Pain

Tendons join muscle to bone. Tendons act like a spring to store and release energy in order for us to perform dynamic activities. Fast dynamic activities place the highest load on a tendon eg. hop, jump, change of direction. For some people this may not be related to sport but rather activities like running to get the bus or crossing the road quickly.

Important information about novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

We are closely monitoring and responding to the developments in Australia associated with COVID-19, in conjunction with both the Australian Government authorities and local public health units.

We have strict infection control and prevention protocols in place to protect health care workers, patients and visitors to minimise the risk of any infection, including coronavirus.The symptoms of coronavirus are documented on the Australian Government’s Department of Health website. If you are unwell and require urgent medical attention you should contact your GP or call 000 for an ambulance.

Information for patients

If you have been to a high-risk or moderate-risk country in the past 14 days, please contact us before your scheduled appointment.

If you are unsure if the country you have been to is considered high-risk or moderate-risk, please visit the Department of Health website.

Why is the room spinning?

Have you ever gone to get out of bed in the morning only to experience a sudden spinning sensation as if you had just stepped onto a ride at an amusement park? Have you ever gone to tie up your shoelaces and almost fallen over as if you had had a few too many drinks at the pub?  These are common stories of patients who are suffering from Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo or BPPV for short. People suffering from BPPV will experience sudden, short-lasting episodes of vertigo (spinning) with changes in head position.  Examples of these positional changes include rolling over in bed, getting in and out of bed, bending over and looking up.

Coughing and Continence

Many muscle systems in our bodies coordinate together in order for us to go about our daily lives. For example, our core muscles brace when lifting heavy objects or our eyes close when we sneeze or we grip and hold objects with the right amount of force while performing tasks like brushing our teeth or writing.