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Neck and Back Pain

Neck and Back Pain

Do you suffer from neck and back pain?
Do you want to be able to:

  • Turn your head more easily?
  • Sleep through the night comfortably?
  • Do you want to wake up feeling fresh and relaxed?
  • Do you want to be able to check blind spots while driving without the fear of neck pain?

Neck and back pain can be debilitation and can have a huge impact on your daily life.

  • Did you know 80% of Australians experience neck and back discomfort at some point in their life and 10% have a significant disability as a result of their symptoms
  • Physiotherapists can help you understand how to manage your neck and back health, reduce symptoms and discomfort and improve quality of life
  • Looking after your neck and back symptoms can also boost your ability to perform daily activities which you enjoy most

Maintain neck and back health

  • We work with you to improve your posture
  • We provide hands on treatment in our clinic or at the comfort of your own home
  • We use a variety of treatment options to minimize pain and strengthen your muscles to minimise discomfort

Enjoy more of you and book now!

Contact us today on 0479 080 800 to make a booking. Alternatively you can email us on [email protected] Our Physiotherapists are Medicare, NDIS, DVA and Work Cover approved, specialising in injury management and rehabilitation to get you back to full function.

 

 

Breast Cancer Physiotherapy

Abstract

 

Breast cancer survivors can experience multiple neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, pain, and functional disorders as a result of their cancer and its treatment. Common disorders include shoulder dysfunction, postmastectomy syndrome, chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy, axillary cording, lymphedema, and a host of others. Cancer rehabilitation is a process that helps breast cancer and other survivors to obtain and maintain the highest possible physical, social, psychological, and vocational functioning within the limits created by cancer and its treatments. There are good data supporting the safety and efficacy of cancer rehabilitation in the treatment of many breast cancer−related impairments, including shoulder dysfunction and lymphedema, among others. Despite the goals and efficacy of cancer rehabilitation, there is a marked underuse of services. The reasons for this phenomenon are many, but broadly result from a lack of knowledge about cancer rehabilitation on the part of patients and referring clinicians, limited access to services, and suboptimal adherence. This article explores underutilization of cancer rehabilitation in breast cancer survivors and provides an opportunity to consider ways to improve this gap in care.

Full Article: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1934148217306585

Also check out our previous article on Breast Cancer Physiotherapy and how Physiotherapists can assist with Cording post Breast Cancer

Check out an article by Positive Health Wellness on: Everything You Need to Know About Your Breasts Before and After Pregnancy

 

Contact us today on 0479 080 800 to make a booking. Alternatively you can email us on [email protected] Our Physiotherapists are Medicare, NDIS, DVA and Work Cover approved, specialising in injury management and rehabilitation to get you back to full function.

 

 

When to see a Physiotherapist?

When to see a Physiotherapist:

Are you feeling pain? Are your joints aching? Have you sustained an injury?

There are lots of different reasons why you should see a Physiotherapist. Physiotherapists can they help you deal with pain, and can help improve your quality of life. Physiotherapists are highly trained and have detailed understanding of the human body based on years of study at university level. At Physiotherapy Professionals Parramatta, our Physiotherapists also continue their education by attending professional training regularly so that they are up-to-date with the latest treatments & scientific data.

It is not necessary for you to be injured before you seek assistance from a Physiotherapist. Physiotherapists also see patients to prevent injuries from taking place. We are here to help you achieve your health goals and there are lots of different methods of assessment prior to commencing exercise.

You should consult a Physiotherapist if:

  • Sustained an injury – sports or otherwise
  • Sustained an injury at work
  • Recent surgery
  • Low back pain, either acute or chronic
  • Aches & pains in your muscles or joints
  • Joint issues: pain, locking or giving away
  • Improve balance, strength & flexibility
  • Numbness or pins & needles or other sensory changes around your body
  • Improve your sporting performance
  • Improve posture

At Physiotherapy Professionals Parramatta we have a great team ready to assist you. We are conveniently located walking distance from Parramatta and Harris Park stations. You can call us to make a booking on 0479 080 800 or alternatively book online.

See you at the clinic!

Contact us today on 0479 080 800 to make a booking. Alternatively you can email us on [email protected] Our Physiotherapists are Medicare, NDIS, DVA and Work Cover approved, specialising in injury management and rehabilitation to get you back to full function.

 

Foot and Ankle Pain Parramatta

Foot and Ankle Pain

 

ankle pain
ankle pain

Foot and Ankle pain are very common complaints seen by Physiotherapists in Parramatta. The ankle is the 2nd most commonly injured joint after the knee. The foot and ankle joints are most commonly seen injured in games such as rugby, soccer, netball, cricket and basketball. Other reasons for foot and ankle issues can include the use of inappropriate footwear, sudden change in exercise levels or the type of exercise.

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

  • Sudden onset of ankle pain
  • Can be localised sharp pain
  • Dull ache in the foot region
  • Can be constant pain or intermittent pain
  • Pain with weight bearing
  • Pain which develops after a while of weight bearing

Symptoms related to an Ankle Sprains:

  • Rolling the ankle while playing sports or walking
  • Hearing a pop or a crack
  • Localised swelling & tenderness
  • Bruising
  • Inability to walk normally due to pain

Physiotherapists are trained specialists when it comes to assessing and treating foot and ankle pain. Physiotherapists will conduct an individualised assessment to find out the exact cause of your symptoms before treatment is commenced.

TREATMENT

Treatment can include:

  • A thorough examination & accurate diagnosis of your injury
    • Anti-inflammatory advice
    • Range of motion exercises
    • Strength work
    • Proprioceptive exercises
    • Strapping – if required

OTHER CONDITIONS

Physiotherapists at Physiotherapy Professionals Parramatta also have a special interest in assessing and treating other sports and general injuries including:

  • Costovertebral, Sternocostal & Sternoclavicular Joint injuries
  • Rib, & Rib Cartilage sprains
  • Sacroiliac Joint (SIJ) Dysfunction
  • Peripheral Neuropathies
  • Labral Tears of the hip & shoulder
  • Hernias
  • Overuse Injuries;
    • ITB Friction/Compression Syndrome
    • Anterior Knee Pain, or, Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
    • Shin Splints
    • Plantar Fasciitis
    • Tendinopathies of;
      • Achilles tendon
      • Adductor tendons
      • Long Head of Biceps tendon
      • Wrist Extensor & Flexor tendons
      • Patella tendon
      • Gluteus Medius tendon
      • Hamstrings origin tendon
      • Biceps Femoris tendon
    • Bursitis, most commonly at the hip, knee & shoulder
    • Stress Fractures, more commonly in the lower limb
  • Compartment Syndrome
  • Joint Capsule Adhesions & Synovitis
  • Morton’s Neuroma of the Foot
  • Gout
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), & other Chronic pains.

Contact us today on 0479 080 800 to make a booking. Alternatively you can email us on [email protected] Our Physiotherapists are Medicare, NDIS, DVA and Work Cover approved, specialising in injury management and rehabilitation to get you back to full function.

 

Corporate Physiotherapy Services Parramatta

Corporate Physiotherapy Services Parramatta

Why treat an injury when you can prevent it in the first place?

There is a rising trend in offering health services, wellness and fitness programs at the workplace.

Physiotherapy Professionals Parramatta can offer your workplace a customised program to meet your Physiotherapy and massage requirements. A healthy worker is an efficient team player. Our Physiotherapists can provide assessment, treatment and recommendations to ensure your workplace is set up correctly, provide onsite treatment to prevent further pain and injury.

What we offer:

  • Education series
  • Quick consults and injury screen
  • Workstation and seating checks
  • Onsite treatment and management of Physiotherapy related conditions
  • Wellness programs and onsite massage

Massage

Our massage therapists are available for onsite services and have been trained in a range of soft tissue techniques to reduce muscle tension and computer use related stress. Massage styles include relaxation, Swedish, sports, deep tissue and back massage. Massage is one of the most effective stress management techniques available and can be very effective in keeping workers relaxed and injury free.

Physiotherapy

Our team of experienced Physiotherapists offer the highest standard of care.  Not only do we offer onsite Physiotherapy services, we also offer a priority service at our Parramatta clinic for any workers that need assistance. Our clinic is located walking distance from Parramatta and Harris Park stations – 12 Ada Street, Harris Park, NSW, 2150. For more information, please call our clinic number – 0479 080 800 or send us an email on [email protected] 

Contact us today on 0479 080 800 to make a booking. Alternatively you can email us on [email protected] Our Physiotherapists are Medicare, NDIS, DVA and Work Cover approved, specialising in injury management and rehabilitation to get you back to full function.

Common Sports Injuries in Parramatta

Common Sports Injuries in Parramatta

Sports injuries in Parramatta are more common than you would think. Thousands of people are diagnosed with a sporting injuries every single year. Rugby, Netball, Cricket, Soccer and Hockey seem to produce the most injuries. The sports that claim the most serious injuries include Boxing and Rock Climbing. Both men and women between the ages of 15 & 29 are almost 3 times as likely to experience an injury that requires medical attention.

Why So Many Injuries?

Common reason behind sports injury include over-training, overusing a particular part of the body, lack of warmup. Fast moving sports that require players to stop suddenly and/or quickly twist around are a common cause of strains and sprains on various parts of the body. Falling or receiving a direct hit to the body are also common causes of more serious injuries.

Common Sports Injuries

The most popular types of sports injuries include bruising, muscle sprains & strains, joint or ligament strains, fractures and dislocations. The areas of the body that are most often injured include the following:

1. Ankle Ankle sprains are very common. The outside ligaments are the areas of the ankle that are damaged most often as the foot is pushed past it’s normal range.

2. Knee Cartilage and ligament tears are common in sports where sudden change in direction or external force is required

3. Elbow Elbow injuries usually involve prolonged and repetitive use of our eblow and wrist joints. Which can result in the development of over use injuries such as tennis elbow or golfer’s elbow.

4. Shoulder Tears to the rotator cuff or shoulder dislocations can occur in the shoulders due to a various reasons.

5. Hamstring This type of injury occurs when the hamstring is over-stretched, resulting in tears to the muscle fibers. Commonly seen in sports which require constant running and sprinting or sudden change in direction

6. Calf Strain Just like most other muscle strains, calf strain occurs when muscles are over-stretched, which can lead to tears in the muscle.

7. Shin Injury or pain in the shin area can be cause due to various pre disposigin factors. Such as worn out or incorrect foot wear, tight calf muscles or flat feet.

Physiotherapy

If you have had a sports injury in Parramatta, seeing a physiotherapist is one of the best ways to get in treated. The best time to see a physiotherapist is during the first 48-72 hours after the injury. Until then be sure to treat your injury using the RICE principles – Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation.

Contact us today on 0479 080 800 to make a booking. Alternatively you can email us on [email protected] Our Physiotherapists are Medicare, NDIS, DVA and Work Cover approved, specialising in injury management and rehabilitation to get you back to full function.

 

The Truth About Sitting

The Truth About Sitting

Breaking up prolonged sitting is important – even small breaks from sitting postures are good for health. We as a society sit for increasing periods of time, often more than we spend sleeping. Kids sit at school, adults sit at work, we sit in our cars to drive everywhere we need to go, then after a long day we commonly get home and continue the sitting regiment at the computer, or on the couch in front of the television.

It is a tough cycle to break because with the ever-developing technology, a lot of our jobs and lifestyles essentially require us to sit for long periods of time. Our bodies aren’t built for this and it’s starting to take its toll on our health.  Anyone sitting more than 6 hours per day is at a heightened risk of developing health problems.

Symptoms related to sitting

  • Postural issues
  • Neck and back pain
  • Obesity
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Weaker bones

Fortunately, there are ways to adjust our lifestyle and lessen the effects of sitting all day.

Tips to reduce sitting

  • Stand while talking on the phone or eating lunch.
  • Stand twice every hour to have a stretch or a walk on the spot.
  • Take a walk in your lunch break rather than eating your lunch at your desk.
  • Go and talk to your colleagues rather than emailing across the office.

At Physiotherapy Professionals Parramatta we are able to help you with musculoskeletal aches and pains that develop as one of the many health consequences from extended sitting.  We can also help with stretching, exercise programs and offer advice and treatment on better posture. Check out our website for information.

Contact us today on 0479 080 800 to make a booking. Alternatively you can email us on [email protected] Our Physiotherapists are Medicare, NDIS, DVA and Work Cover approved, specialising in injury management and rehabilitation to get you back to full function.

 

Bulk Billed Physiotherapy Parramatta

Bulk Billed Physiotherapy

You may qualify for up to 5x sessions of Physiotherapy through Medicare.  Speak to your GP for more information and see if you qualify.  We bulk bill these services so that there is no out of pocket cost for you.

Click here for more details on the Medicare EPC program.
Eligible patients can claim a maximum of five allied health services per calendar year.

Contact us today on 0479 080 800 to make a booking. Alternatively you can email us on [email protected] Our Physiotherapists are Medicare, NDIS, DVA and Work Cover approved, specialising in injury management and rehabilitation to get you back to full function.

 

Swimming Shoulder Pain

Swimming: Shoulder Pain

Incorrect swimming techniques can often lead to shoulder pain. Onset of pain can be acute depending on how much swimming you have done – or it may develop over a while. The types of problems we see are generally injuries that can occur for a number of reasons, typically they include:

  • Weakness in the rotator cuff muscles
  • Weakness in shoulder stability muscles
  • Stiffness in the shoulder, upper back and neck
  • Poor swimming technique
  • Training error – too much, too soon

The Physiotherapists at Physiotherapy Professionals Parramatta are experienced in identifying the causes of the problem and providing treatment to help get you back in the pool.

Treatment

  1. Reduce inflammation – Rest from activity, Ice the area if it is possible.  Your physio can guide you on the appropriate exercises to do during this early stage of recovery
  2. Restore mobility of your shoulder, neck and back – Your Physiotherapist can help with muscle release and joint mobilisation to improve your mobility
  3. Rotator cuff strengthening – Your Physiotherapist will provide you with appropriate exercises to help restore the stabilising muscles of your shoulder and scapula.

It is important to note that people progress at different rates back to swimming. How long it takes with depend on the level of tissue damage that has occurred and the underlying causes of the problem. So whether it is a long standing niggle or a new pain, contact your Physiotherapist.

Contact us today on 0479 080 800 to make a booking. Alternatively you can email us on [email protected] Our Physiotherapists are Medicare, NDIS, DVA and Work Cover approved, specialising in injury management and rehabilitation to get you back to full function.

 

A pain in the neck

A pain in the neck…

Neck pain is extremely common but thankfully in most cases it is not serious and a full recovery can be made. Read on to find out more about neck pain management

Causes of neck pain

  1. Injury- such as a sporting injury or a motor vehicle accident
  2. Mechanical- extra and prolonged stress is put on neck muscles, joints or nerves, causing pain. This can be due to…
    -Poor posture-Poor working environment-Sleeping awkwardly-Worry and stress
  3. Degenerative changes
    This is “wear and tear” of the joints and discs in the neck and can be a result of previous trauma or just part of the normal ageing process. Notice how we get shorter as we age? This is because from around our mid 20’s our discs in the entire spine begin to dehydrate and lose height (Discs are the shock absorbers between each vertebrae in the spine). In some people this can cause pain, either due to the disc itself or the extra pressure put on the nerves and joints as a result of loss of disc height. Others (the lucky ones!) can go through life without any significant pain despite having degenerative changes.

Location and type of pain

The pain experienced can vary greatly in intensity and nature (burning, aching, stabbing, etc). Whilst you will generally feel pain locally in the neck, it may spread to the shoulder blades, into the head, to the shoulder and occasionally further down the arm.

Other possible symptoms include pins and needles and/ or numbness in the arm or hand. You might even notice weakness of muscles supplied by the nerve affected.

Management and prevention of neck pain

  • Keep your neck moving gently
  • Take pain relief (as guided by your GP or pharmacist)
  • Always be aware of your posture and positions you work in
  • Take regular breaks from prolonged activity and sustained positions
  • Ask for a work station assessment
  • Try to reduce your stress levels
  • Use heat to help reduce muscle tension
  • Sleep with a supportive pillow
  • Lead an active lifestyle

If you have a sustained period of neck pain that does not seem to be going away early intervention is best to prevent long term problems and ensure you are doing the right things to help manage your pain.

For help with exercises, posture, manual treatment for joints and muscles, and further advice and education, make an appointment with Physiotherapy Professionals Parramatta.

Also check out this article on yoga exercises for neck pain by Positive Health Wellness: https://www.positivehealthwellness.com/pain-relief/9-yoga-exercises-neck-pain-treatment/

Contact us today on 0479 080 800 to make a booking. Alternatively you can email us on [email protected] Our Physiotherapists are Medicare, NDIS, DVA and Work Cover approved, specialising in injury management and rehabilitation to get you back to full function.