Low Back Pain

How To Understand Low Back Pain

During my years as a physiotherapist in both Europe and Australia I have seen many clients come in with low back pain.  Sometimes this presents just as localised pain but sometimes it is in combination with radiating pain or other  symptoms like numbness, tingling/burning sensations, stiffness,  loss of coordination, weakness or a feeling of instability.…

Juvenile Arthritis and Physiotherapy

Arthritis Part 3 – Arthritis In Kids

We gave you arthritis Part 1 and Part 2  – but there is more to this story.  Arthritis can also afflict children and young people. Juvenile arthritis (JA) unlike Osteo-arthritis (OA) is an umbrella term used to describe the many autoimmune and inflammatory conditions that can develop in children under the age of 16. Although…

Older woman on bike

Arthritis Part 1

What is Arthritis? Arthritis is often referred to as a single disease. In fact, it is an umbrella term for more than 100 medical conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system, specifically joints where two or more bones meet. Arthritis-related problems include pain, stiffness, inflammation and damage to joint cartilage and surrounding structures. This can result…

Exercise and arthritis

Osteoarthritis…

What Is Osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis (OA), also known as osteoarthroses, is a type of degenerative joint disease. OA is a disease of the entire joint, encompassing the cartilage, joint lining, ligaments and bone. Although it is commonly referred to assimple ‘wear and tear’, there is much more to the disease, with cartilage breakdown, bony overgrowth and…

Effective physiotherapy treatment for cervicogenic headache

Cervicogenic Headache – What Does That Mean?

Headaches are as common as they are disabling.  There are many different sources of headache pain, including amoung other things, sinus and migraine.  However, headaches eminating from the neck, or cervicogenic headaches, are a particular type of headache.  Good news- these are highly treatable. A cervicogenic headache is a headache which originates from the cervical…

slipped disc physiotherapy back pain

I’ve Slipped My Disc!!!

We’ve all heard it before, whether it be a friend, neighbour, work colleague or GP. The term “slipped disc” does get thrown around quite often. Depending on who you speak to it can mean many things but what exactly is a “slipped disc”? For those keen anatomists amongst us here is a quick overview of…

Physiotherapy treatment for headache

Headaches

Poor concentration, bad moods, pounding, dull, throbbing pain in your head, sensitive to light or sound, dizziness, nausea?  We explore common causes of  headache pain and how it can be managed. Without drugs.