Physiotherapy Penrith Dry Needling

Dry Needling – What is it?

Dry needling.  Acupuncture.  Is there any difference? You will know that both involve the insertion of very fine needles.  Both dry needling and acupuncture use the same or very similar needles, however they vary in the theory, and the technique and location for the insertion of needles. What is Acupuncture? Acupuncture is a truly ancient…

Dizzt vertigo Physiotherapy

Vertigo – what can you do?

Vertigo describes a false sensation of movement or spinning. It is often referred to as ‘dizziness’, which is a less specific term that can refer to anything from feeling light-headed or unsteady to a spinning sensation. Common Symptoms Common symptoms of vertigo include: dizziness a sense that you or your surroundings are spinning or moving.…

Soft Tissue Injury Physiotherapy

Acute Swelling

Acute swelling from soft tissue injuries are very common especially in winter sports like soccer, netball and football, or summer sports like walking down the stairs in the dark. A soft tissue injury includes an injury to any of the connecting tissue that surrounds bones (muscles, ligaments or tendons). The most common are ligament sprains, muscle…

Sleep Pain Physiotherapy

Is pain impacting on your sleep?

We all know that we need sleep. Without adequate sleep we feel terrible and unable to take on the world. According to several studies, sleep plays an essential role in: metabolism, immune function, memory and learning. Without sleep, your physical health and emotional wellbeing suffers. The International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) defines…

Chronic pain

Chronic Pain: Learning to live again

Chronic pain can be defined as pain persisting for 3 or more months. Statistics show that one in five Australians experience chronic pain at some stage in their lives. Persistent pain can be very stressful and affects your quality of life in many ways. Handling work duties, household tasks, friends and family can be difficult…

Tennis Elbow

No you do not have to be a professional tennis player to develop tennis elbow! In fact only about one in twenty patients with this injury have developed it from playing a racquet sport. What is it? Tennis elbow is an injury to the tendon within the forearm. The tendon is what connects muscle to…

Acute wry neck

Wry Neck

Have you ever woken up with your neck stuck and unable to turn or move your neck? You may have a case of wry neck! What is a wry neck? An acute wry neck is the sudden onset of severe neck pain, it is accompanied by spasm of the neck muscles, causing the neck to…