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.
Before you rush off to break the bank, decking yourself out with a top of the line, brand new mattress and pillows, have a consultation with your physiotherapist. Not only will they be able to accurately diagnose what is going on after completing a thorough assessment, they will be able to effectively direct you with evidence-based and scientifically supported management strategies to assist you back to your normal daily activities, getting you back to what you enjoy most! Your physiotherapist will also be able to assess whether you need to see your doctor, or if you need any scans, to ensure that you don’t have to wait for any relief and ensure that you are not burdened with any unnecessary scans or costs.
The shoulder is one of the most mobile joints in the body and allows movement in a number of different directions. We need adequate mobility in our shoulders to enable us to do various activities in our daily lives – hanging the washing on the line, putting on a shirt or even throwing a ball. Unfortunately the shoulder sacrifices stability for this mobility and this is why it is vulnerable to injury and the most commonly dislocated joint in the body. However there are some things we can control to improve stability of the shoulder joint through movement.
Breastfeeding has many health benefits for mothers; women who have successfully lactated are significantly less likely to have osteoporosis, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, diabetes and obesity problems. However there are often challenges for a mother to continue breastfeeding. Breast engorgement and mastitis are often painful barriers which may inhibit the development of successful breastfeeding, leading to early breastfeeding cessation.
Have you rolled your ankle before? More than once? Do you experience ankle pain, instability, stiffness, swelling or difficulty in walking? Then this blog will help you understand how physiotherapy can help to prevent reoccurring ankle sprains.
Are your initial steps in the morning painful? Are you limited by an ache or sharp pain underneath your heel when merely standing, walking or running? It could very well be that you have plantar fasciitis and it will only get worse over time if you don’t act now.