Ultrasound for Mastitis

therapeutic ultrasound for mastitis with a physiotherapist
Life as a new mum involves challenge after challenge. Adjusting everything in your usual routine, coming to terms with the sleepless nights, long days and constant feeds. Imagine on top of all of this developing a blocked milk duct or mastitis. You may well have experienced this, or know someone who has - after all it is thought that around 10% of breastfeeding women experience mastitis, with many more having a duct blockage at some point. Early symptoms of a blocked duct include a red, sore,...
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Shockwave Therapy

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Rozelle Physio
What is shockwave therapy?  Shockwave therapy uses a high energy sound wave to target your tissues (fascia, muscles, tendons, etc.) to increase repair and growth of your cells, provide pain relief and help you move easier and get back to the activities you want to do. How does it work?  The vibrations essentially induce low grade micro tears in your tissues that will elicit an immune response and increase perforation (blood supply to cells). Shockwave therapy also increases collagen product...
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Dry Needling

Dry Needling
Straight to the point!  You know that sore spot or trigger point that all us physios talk about?  What about that tight band of muscle that you just can’t roll out or target with your massage ball? Dry needling is your man.  It’ll get straight in there and clear that pain, tight point or band right up.  What are trigger points anyways?  A muscle is made up of hundreds of filaments that contract and relax every time we shorten and subsequently lengthen our muscles.  Through sustained postur...
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Returning to Sport – but hold up, not so fast! 

Return to sport
Read to the bottom to claim your gap free or 50% off return to sport appointment As restrictions are easing we all seem to be spotting the light at the end of the tunnel and wanting to just sprint towards it, but hold up! While I understand the excitement and share it with you all, we must remember that COVID has changed the many people’s routines. For some of us, this includes more time spent in the typical ’T-rex crouching in front of a laptop’-position, for others it may have been the lack o...
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When should I see a Physio?

When should I see a physio?
A lot of people don't know when to see a physio. They might ask a friend or family member, google their condition (don't do it!) or just stick it out hoping for it to get better. Here are five tips to determine whether you should come in for an appointment: 1. I’ve sustained an acute injury If you have hurt yourself, it’s good to come in and let your physio assess the extent of your injury and give you tips on initial management. Some injuries might seem worse than they are, and others mi...
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How Long Will it Take to Get Better??

How long does it take to recover from injury
How long will it take to get better Phys? This is a question we get asked multiple times a day, every day. Firstly, every injury is different, as is every patient. It is not one size fits all or one magic potion. In saying that though, most injuries have similar patterns of recovery and rehabilitation. The first stage of physiotherapy is usually to decrease pain and inflammation and address any neuromotor deficits (like balance or coordination). This will be followed by regaining range ...
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Running Retraining for Exercise and Performance

Running Injuries Physio
(Read to the end of the article if you have a running injury and would like to have a free initial consultation with a physiotherapist) Running is good for you. It boosts immune cells, heart and lung function, decreases insulin resistance and has been shown to decrease the rate of knee osteoarthritis. It has also been proven to decrease chronic systemic inflammation, not to mention preventing at least 25 other chronic conditions. It’s no wonder then that lots of people run – but as physiothe...
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What are the Deep Hip Muscles and Why are They Important for Hip Pain?

Hip Physiotherapy
What are the deep hip muscles and why are they important? Many of us would have heard about the "core" muscles and how important they are for people with back pain, or about the "rotator cuff" muscles and their role in protecting the shoulder. But very few people, even those with hip pain, would have heard about the deep hip muscles and their role in protecting the hip joint. A group of Australian physiotherapists and leading researches have proposed that the deep hip muscles (glute med, g...
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Heel Pain and Plantar Fasciitis Treatment

Plantar Fasciitis Treatment Rozelle Physio
(Read to the end of the article if you have heel pain and would like to have a free initial consultation with a physiotherapist) Heel pain caused by plantar fasciitis is a condition we commonly treat at Rozelle Physiotherapy. The plantar fascia is a band of connective tissue that runs from the base of the heel to the toes. The plantar fascia supports the arch of the foot and acts like a spring during normal walking. What Causes Plantar Fasciitis? When there is too much load placed on the p...
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“That’s Tight Y’all”

Muscle tightness
"I feel really tight.....it's nice" - Said no one ever I have lost count of the times I have had patients come in complaining that their muscles feel "tight" or that they feel "stiff". This feeling may or may not be accompanied by pain and is generally a fairly constant thing that increases or decreases without rhyme or reason. Additionally, these people often tried everything under the sun; from stretching to heat to supplements, all to no avail. People will resort to "adjustments" from chi...
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