Postural Neck Pain

Postural correction may be necessary in patients who have had a neurological dysfunction, but it may also be helpful for persons who do not have a clinical complaint. Poor posture can contribute to breathing problems, back, neck and shoulder pain, fatigue, indigestion and sleep problems. In other instances, poor posture may be the result of pain, for which the person is trying to compensate. Physiotherapists are very concerned about the posture of their patients, as it can make a huge difference in a person’s recovery. Correct posture allows you to keep the head in midline, bear weight, ...
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Elbow Bursitis- What is it and What can i do about it?

The elbow contains a large, curved, pointy bone at the back called the olecranon, which is covered by the olecranon bursa, a small fluid-filled sac that allows smooth movement between the bone and overlying skin. Inflammation of this bursa leads to a condition called olecranon bursitis. The causes of elbow bursitis may include trauma or a hard blow, excessive leaning on the elbow, infection through puncture wounds or insect bites, or conditions such as gout and rheumatoid arthritis. People in certain occupations such as plumbing or air conditioning technicians which involve a lot of crawlin...
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Golfers Elbow

Eccentric training of the wrist extensors has been shown to be effective in treating chronic medial epicondylalgia. A study conducted by Tyler and others in 2014 studied the efficacy of adding eccentric exercise to standard physiotherapy consisting of ultrasound, cross-frictional massage and self-stretching, heat and ice. The specific isolated eccentric wrist flexor strengthening exercise performed by the patients involved twisting a rubber bar (Flexbar, Hygenic Corportation, Akron OH) with concentric wrist flexion of the non-involved arm and releasing the twist by eccentrically contracting...
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What Is Tennis Elbow?

What is it? Tennis Elbow, also known as lateral epicondylitis is an overuse injury of the forearm and the wrist extensors tendons, primarily the extensor carpi radialis brevis and common extensor tendon typically presents as progressive pain over the lateral aspect of the elbow. It is primarily due to repetitive strain from tasks and activities that involve loaded and repeated gripping and/or wrist extension. It historically occurs in tennis players but can result from any sports that require repetitive wrist extension, radial deviation, and/or forearm supination. Relating to occupationa...
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Rehabilitation of Peroneal Tendinopathy

  1) Strengthening As soon as it is comfortable to do so, you should start strengthening the Peroneal muscles. Strengthening helps the collagen fibres within the tendon to realign and also helps develop the strength needed for running. Start with isometric exercises which are static contractions. An easy way of doing this is to sit on the ground with the legs out straight on the insides of a chair. Position the front two chair legs on the outsides of the feet. Push outwards with the feet, into the chair legs so there is no movement, but the muscles are contracting. Hold for 5 sec...
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What is a Peroneal Tendinopathy?

  You have currently been training for a full marathon. In preparation for you marathon in a few months time you have been increasing your training regime more rapidly. After your most recent 10km training session at a higher intensity you have started to experience a dull pain around the back and outside of your ankle. Upon presenting to your local physio and after reviewing your symptoms it appears that you have a Peroneal Tendinopathy.   So what exactly is a Peroneal Tendinopathy?     Typically it has been found that individuals which undertake repetit...
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What is Proprioception / Balance of the Ankle?

Proprioception is also known as the Joint Position System (JPS).  JPS is a system that allows the joints to send a continuous stream of information to the brain about muscle use, joint position and movement.  This allows us to know subconsciously where our limbs are in space without looking and it’s also the sense that produces sudden reflex actions when we sense danger. For example, close your eyes..... do you know exactly how your hands are placed? Of course you do! That’s your proprioception at work. Co-ordination JPS is very important for co-ordinating all our movements and in ter...
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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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