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New Location for Hillarys Physiotherapy!

New Location for Hillarys Physiotherapy!

New Location for Hillarys Physiotherapy !

We are excited to announce that Hillarys Physiotherapy will be moving and expanding!

We will be located inside the Whitfords Shopping Centre at the old location of SunCorp Bank.

We will continue to offer the same exceptional services.

Including:

In-rooms physiotherapy for:

Back pain

Headaches

Work or sporting injury

Workers Compensation and MVA claims

Strengthening programs

AND Clinical Pilates!

 

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Patello-Femoral Pain syndrome (PFPS)

Patello-Femoral Pain syndrome (PFPS)

Patello-Femoral Pain syndrome (PFPS)

Who

  • Runners!!!
  • Elderly
  • Athletes in high impact sports (jumpers, sprinter….)
  • Basketball and netball players
  • Gym Junkies
  • Desk warriors

 

What

Patello-femoral pain syndrome, or PFPS, is the most common cause of pain at the knee joint. It normally presents as pain felt around, and behind the knee cap (patella). It is common in both the young and old, active and inactive.

When & How

PFPS is most commonly caused by mistracking or poor movement of the knee cap, as opposed to direct trauma to any specific structure within the knee. Poor movement can be caused by numerous variables but is most commonly caused by;

  • Muscle strength imbalances
  • Excess muscle tightness
  • Overactive or inhibited control of a muscle
  • Poor foot posture (eg. Flat feet)
  • Hip and lower back problems
  • Degenerative changes due to old age

The kneecap normally runs along a groove in the thigh bone known as the femoral groove. As a result of any of the above variables, this movement along the groove is changed, and the knee cap starts to mistrack. As a result there are excessive joint pressures put through the knee joint and knee cap. Overtime this will lead to irritation, swelling and pain which in turn further changes the way the kneecap tracks along the femoral groove.

Management

Treatment and management of PFPS requires any underlying causes to be addressed whilst treating the pain and inflammation at the knee itself. Your physiotherapist at our Move Forward Kinross Physiotherapy clinic will assess the whole lower limb, as well as the hip and low back in order to determine the exact cause of your knee pain. Following this assessment, you will be provided with a detailed outline of your own individualized treatment management plan. Your treatment may include a combination of the following;
• Rest
• Ice/ Heat
• Brace/ off-load taping
• Soft tissue massage
• Mobilizations
• Dry needling
• Stretching & strengthening exercises, which can be performed within the gym located at Move Forward Hillarys Physiotherapy
• Activity and exercise modifications to improve lower limb mechanics and posture, which can be performed within our pilates studio at Move Forward Quinns Physiotherapy or Jindalee Physiotherapy

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Tennis Elbow

Tennis Elbow

Tennis Elbow

WHO?

• Desk workers
• Musicians
• Sportsman eg. Tennis players!, badminton, water skiers etc.
• Gym junkies
• Manual laborers e.g carpenters, plasterers etc.

WHAT?

Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis as it is known medically, is an overuse injury of the forearm muscles and tendon that attach to a bony bump on the outside of the elbow joint, known as the lateral epicondyle. Pain is most often felt at the elbow and forearm muscles but can also extend down into the hand and fingers. It is mostly commonly aggravated by exercises and activities requiring lots of grip strength and/or repetitive wrist and elbow movements.

WHEN? and HOW?

Tennis elbow is most commonly caused by overuse of the forearm extensor muscles. When these muscles are overstretched or have too much stress placed through them they begin to create micro tears within the common tendon that attaches these muscles to the elbow joint. These micro tears in the tendon create an inflammatory effect which results in pain and discomfort at the elbow and forearm. Pain is most often felt with gripping activities or exercises that require extension of the wrist joint because it is the muscles responsible for these actions that connect to the outside of the elbow. In some cases, patients will also have an underlying component of neck tightness or stiffness which can result in irritation of the nerve that supplies the area around the outside of the elbow joint and forearm.

MANAGEMENT?

To manage tennis elbow your local move forward physiotherapist will assess your elbow, shoulder and neck to determine any factors that may be contributing to your injury. An individualized program and treatment plan will then be prescribed to help reduce the strain on your forearm muscles and tendons in order to best manage your injury and to prevent any ongoing long term pain. A number of techniques may be used throughout your rehabilitation, which may include;
• Deep tissue massage
• Dry needling
• Joint mobilisations
• Stretching exercises
• Strengthening exercises can be incorporated into a Pilates program at both our Quinns Physiotherapy and Jindalee Physiotherapy Move Forward practices.
• Heat and/or ice
• Taping
• Activity modifications, performed under physio supervision at our Hillarys Physiotherapy, located just next to Whitfords Shopping center within Healthy Life Gym.

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Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis

WHO?

  • Active/ sporty people; in particular running sports
  • Overweight/ Pregnant
  • Flat footed (over-pronated feet) or excessively high arches

 

WHAT?

Plantar Faciitis is an inflammatory condition that is a common cause of pain at the heel of the foot. The plantar fascia is a connective tissue that helps to support the arch of your foot. It runs along the sole your foot from the bottom of your heel bone up to your toes, and is made up of thick collagen fibres.

 

WHEN?

Inflammation of the plantar fascia can occur from numerous causes, the more common being from overuse and/or poor foot biomechanics.  Overuse typically occurs when a person increases there activity levels suddenly, such as suddenly increasing a running program, which can place increase stress on the fibres making up the plantar fascia. Similarly, when a person has poor foot biomechanics or is overweight/ pregnant, the foot can cave inwards resulting on the plantar fascia being overly stretched.

 

HOW?

Overuse and poor biomechanics overtime leads to small micro tears occurring along the fibres that make up the plantar fascia. This produces an inflammatory effect resulting in the painful symptoms at the heel and/or underneath the sole of the foot. If the fascia is not allowed to heal, persistent inflammation can result in the formation of heel spurs, which is the development of calcium (bone) within the plantar fascia and on top of the heel bone

 

MANAGEMENT?

Treatment and management of plantar fasciitis is normally quite straightforward. Your physiotherapist at our Move Forward Kinross Physiotherapy clinic will assess the whole lower limb, as well as the hip and low back in order to determine the exact cause of the condition. Once assessed, they will provide you with an individualized treatment management plan to assist in your recovery. Your treatment will include a combination of the following;
• Rest
• Ice/ Heat
• Brace/ off-load taping
• Soft tissue massage
• Mobilizations
• Dry needling
• Stretching & strengthening exercises, which can be performed within the gym located at Move Forward Hillarys Physiotherapy
• Activity and exercise modifications to improve lower limb mechanics and posture, which can be performed within our pilates studio at Move Forward Quinns Physiotherapy or Jindalee Physiotherapy

 

 

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