Real Time Ultrasound

Rozelle Physio offers real time ultrasound assessment and rehabilitation. Real Time ultrasound (RTUS) is a useful tool in assessing the structure and function of important muscles. RTUS allows the physiotherapist to see how the muscles are working in real time. Often when we injure ourselves or are in pain, the normal timing and pattern of muscle control is affected. If untreated, this can lead to long term problems and increase the risk of re-injury.   Physiotherapists commonly use real time ultrasound to assess and rehabilitate the core muscles in relation to lower back pain, t...
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Throwing Injuries

At Rozelle Physio we treat a variety of conditions related to throwing in sport. Below are some of the factors that contribute to throwing injuries and tips on how physio can help rehabilitate a throwing injury.   Biomechanical Factors There are several biomechanical reasons why throwing related shoulder injuries occur some of which include: alterations in throwing mechanics, muscle fatigue, muscle weakness or imbalance and excessive capsular laxity. The most frequently observed throwing injury is posterior glenoid impingement. Also referred to as internal impingement,...
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Injury Prevention and Pre-Season Screening: Physiotherapy

At Rozelle Physio, most of our patients come to see us after they have suffered an injury, and we are happy to help them; but in the world of professional sports, one of Physiotherapists responsibility is to prevent injuries from actually occurring in the first place. This occurs through pre-season screening and injury prevention or “prehab”. So what does the physio assess and measure and can it be used to prevent injuries in the normal population?   Strength: Strength is relatively easy to measure and a lack of strength is a good indicator of future injury. A neat trick for objectively ...
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Case Study: Acute Knee Injury

A 31 year old male presented to physiotherapy following an acute knee injury at soccer training the previous day. The injury occurred whilst the patient was sliding in to tackle an opponent, the patient felt that direct contact was made with the knee but could not remember if the knee was twisted, or if it was planted on the ground at the time, he denied hearing a pop or crack and has not had any clicking locking or giving way. The knee was moderately swollen. Passive extension was extremely painful and passive flexion was mildly painful, there was pain on palpation of the posteromedial joi...
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Carpal Tunnel

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome   Carpal tunnel syndrome is the most common neuropathy in Australia. It occurs in 1 in 1000 men and 4 in 1000 women.   What is the Carpal Tunnel? The carpal tunnel is a rigid tube through your wrist made of bone and collagen. The median nerve runs from the forearm into the hand through the middle of this tube along with tendons for the hand.   What is the cause of CTS? CTS results when the median nerve becomes pressed or squeezed at the wrist. This is most likely due to the fact that some people have a smaller carpal tunnel than others. Othe...
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Stretching Can Reduce Night Cramps

Nocturnal leg cramps in adults are a common problem with some sources reporting that approximately 30% of adults over 60 experiences some form of nocturnal leg cramps. Nocturnal leg cramps usually affect the calf muscles and intrinsic foot muscles, and are characterized by strong involuntary contraction of muscles that can be extremely painful. While benign and transient in nature, it can be a source of considerable distress for patients. A recent randomized trial looked at nightly stretching of the calf and hamstring muscles in a group of 80 adults aged over 55 years who experienced nig...
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