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Sitting posture

Sitting posture

Unless we are involved in a labour intensive job, for most of us we will spend a lot of time in sitting. This might include sitting to commute to work, sitting at work in an office or sitting down to have a meal. As such, having good sitting posture is important to prevent chronic joint and muscle injuries.

Following are a few tips on how to sit correctly:

  1. Sit up with your back straight and your shoulders back
  2. Rest your back against the back of the chair
  3. Distribute your body weight evenly on both hips
  4. Bend your knees at a right angle
  5. Keep your feet flat on the floor

 

Ajit Singh Lamba
Physiotherapist
Physiotherapy Professionals Parramatta
www.dev.corporatephysios.com.au

Patient feedback

Patient feedback

What a great way to start the week when you receive patient feedback!

As a therapist it’s great to receive honest feedback. Be it good, bad or simply constructive. The same techniques won’t work for every one hence why giving feedback to your Physiotherapist is extremely important.

Physiotherapy is not a recipe, the treatments we deliver are very specific to what your problem is. I’ve had patient’s coming in they spoke to a mate who had ‘exactly the same problem’. You might have had similar symptoms, but the problem might be completely different.

Keep the feedback rolling – have a great week!

Ajit Singh Lamba
Physiotherapy Professionals Parramatta
Physiotherapist

tennis elbow

Tennis Elbow

Tennis Elbow

Did you know, 50% of tennis players will be diagnosed with ‘tennis elbow’ at some stage in their life?

Symptoms consist of pain on the outside border of your elbow. You don’t have to be a tennis player to develop symptoms. Individuals who are required to do repetitive work with their arm are more prone to this injury. Generally speaking, over use of the extensor muscles will lead to symptoms.

Tasks such as gripping or resisted finger movements can cause pain. Effective treatment is available for managing the symptoms. Speak to Physiotherapy Professionals Parramatta and see how we can help you.

Aged Care Physiotherapy

Aged Care Physiotherapy

Aged Care Physiotherapy

As we age, our ability to move freely can easily diminish due to pain, stiffness, health problems, or due to a specific injury. Aged care Physiotherapy is a specialized field in which experienced Physiotherapists devote their time.

Evidence suggests that if you continue to exercise regularly to keep physically fit, you are subsequently increasing your chances of living a healthier life. Aged care Physiotherapy encourage people to stay active and can customise exercises for people based on age and physical condition.

Physiotherapists working in Aged care are skilled in creating personalised exercise programs for seniors. Physiotherapists can help those who are limited due to arthritis, stroke, a fracture, osteoporosis, and heart disease or even healthy people who just want improve their exercise routine and muscle movement. In some areas, physiotherapists run special fitness classes for seniors.

Speak to Physiotherapy Professionals Parramatta and see how we can help you.

Sciatica pain treatment

Not all back pain is Sciatica

Did you know, not all back pain is Sciatica?

Sciatica pain treatment: Sciatica is a condition characterized by pain which shoots down the leg from the lower back. This pain may go down the back, outside, or front of the leg – depending on which nerve is affected. Typically, symptoms are only on one side of the body. It is rare to feel symptoms bilaterally. Certain causes can result in pain on both sides. Lower back pain is sometimes but not always present. Weakness or numbness may occur in various parts of the affected leg and foot.

Get in touch with Physiotherapy Professionals Parramatta for expert advice and treatment. Walking distance from Parramatta and Harris Park stations. For enquiries call us on 0479 080 800 or [email protected]

sciatica pain

Sciatic Nerve

Sciatica Pain

Suffering from Sciatica Pain? Did you know the Sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the human body?

Pain which can originate in your lower back and travels into your leg with or without pins and needles, numbness and burning sensations can be associated with Sciatic nerve pain.

Sciatica Nerve Pain

Sciatica is often characterized by one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Constant pain in only one side of the buttock or leg (rarely in both legs)
  • Pain that is worse when sitting
  • Leg pain that is often described as burning, tingling, or searing (versus a dull ache)
  • Weakness, numbness, or difficulty moving the leg, foot, and/or toes
  • A sharp pain that may make it difficult to stand up or walk
  • Pain that radiates down the leg and possibly into the foot and toes (it rarely occurs only in the foot)

Sciatic pain can vary from infrequent and irritating to constant and incapacitating. Symptoms are usually based on the location of the pinched nerve.

Get in touch with Physiotherapy Professionals Parramatta for expert advice and treatment. Walking distance from Parramatta and Harris Park stations. For enquiries call us on 0479 080 800 or [email protected]

Half marathon: 0 to 21 Km in 8 weeks

Half Marathon Training

0 to 21 Km in 8 weeks

That’s right there are only eight weeks to go for the Sydney Half Marathon! So the question is, can one train to run 21 Km in 8 weeks?

It’s been a few years since I ran a half marathon. It’s quite an amazing experience running with approximately 10,000 individuals through the streets of Sydney.

I have accepted the challenge, possibly a little late, but it’s never too late. I will be participating in the Sydney half marathon which will take place on Sunday, 21st May 2017.

Just like most challenges if you can convince your mind, your body will have no option, but to follow. I used to run on a regular basis in the past. But over the past few years, I let it slip. I have been participating in other forms of physical activity, but just not on a regular basis.

Most people have a love hate relationship with running. Either you love it or you simply hate it. I will be posting updates every week of my progress and I’ll see you at the finish line!

Ajit Singh Lamba
Physiotherapist
www.dev.corporatephysios.com.au

Tools of the trade

Tools of the trade

Having real life anatomy models in our physio clinic makes it so much easier when it comes to explaining to the patient what is going on with their particular condition. Personally, I’m a visual learner. If I can visualise it, I can understand it.

Technology is great too. There are quite a few apps on the market which can be used as excellent patient educational tools.

Physiotherapists are a little bit different from other healthcare professionals. We spend a lot of time asking questions, taking you through different movements and tests and explaining what’s going on.

Countless times I have heard stories of patients who went to see their GP as their first point of contact only to be out the door 5 minutes later with a referral to see someone else.

Ajit Singh Lamba
Physiotherapist
Physiotherapy Professionals Parramatta
www.dev.corporatephysios.com.au

Compression Fracture

Compression Fracture

I was asked by a patient this week if her back pain was being caused due to a Compression Fracture. (Dr. Google suggested her symptoms might be due to a compression fracture!) Given her age and type of symptoms, probably not.

So what are compression fractures and who’s at risk?

In general terms, compression fractures are a result of osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is an age related condition where the bone density reduces as we age – causing weaker and brittle bones. You might have noted, when you visit a Physiotherapist we always ask about your age. We ask such questions because certain conditions are more prevalent in certain age groups. For example, it would be quite rare for a 25 year old female to be diagnosed with Osteoporosis, but a 60 year old female without a doubt will have some degree of Osteoporosis.

Compression fractures can essentially occur in any vertebral bone of the spine. However, they tend to occur most commonly in the Thoracic spine between the T10 – T12 vertebrae. Compression fractures are rarely seen above T7.

Compression fracture – Thoracic spine

Spinal Wedge Fractures

Vertebral fractures commonly result in a wedged shape vertebral body, as the bone in the front of the spine column collapses and loses height.Learn more: http://bit.ly/spinal-fracture

Posted by Spine-health on Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Ajit Singh Lamba
Physiotherapist