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Hip Pain

Hip Pain

HIP PAIN

Who?

• Women between 25 and 60
• Runners
• Cyclists
• Stair climbers

What

A bursa is a small sac of fluid that acts to cushion the joint. The bursa in the hip lies over the prominent bone on the side of your hip, the greater trochanter. It provides cushioning for the muscles of your thigh and bottom. People who suffer from bursitis have inflammation inside the bursa. People with bursitis generally experience a constant ache with occasional sharp pains over this region

When?

If you have bursitis it is likely that you will feel pain when lying on the affected side at night, this can prove problematic because it begins to affect the sleeping patterns and your overall quality of life. As bursitis is an inflammatory condition it is common for the pain to be worse in the morning and especially worse in the cold weather.

How

A number of factors are involved in the development of bursitis. There are two different categories or causes of bursitis, traumatic and mechanical. Traumatic bursitis is caused by falling onto the affected hip, twisting rapidly or landing awkwardly. However mechanical causes of bursitis is more likely, this is because of a muscle imbalance (tightness vs weakness) in the muscles around the hip and lower back.

The Management

Your local Move Forward physiotherapist will assess your lower quadrant and hip pain in detail to determine the exact contributing factors for your presentation. From here they will advise you of the best path forward and prescribe you with an individualised treatment management plan in order to provide the most efficient and effective rehabilitation for you. It may include the following:
• Massage
• Dry needling
• Manipulation
• Mobilisations
• Stretches
• Hydrotherapy
• Heat / Ice packs
• Strengthening exercises
• Pilates or 1:1 exercise rehabilitation at our Hocking Physiotherapy or Quinns Physiotherapy
In the meantime, why don’t you have a look at our video titled lower body stretching in the education section of our fantastic website!

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Move Forward Physiotherapy!!

Move Forward Physiotherapy!!

After expanding through the northern suburbs over the past 8 years we are pleased and proud to give a “name” to the brand you know as Quinns Physiotherapy, Ocean Keys Physiotherapy, Kinross Physiotherapy, Currambine Physiotherapy, Pearsall Physiotherapy and Hocking Physiotherapy. Each clinic will still hold its own individual name but we will operate as a group under our new name “Move Forward Physiotherapy”.

Why the change? This will allow us to reach our most important people involved in our clinics….you! Through combining our clinics into a super brand it will allow us shared communication, specials and advertising. But more importantly it will give you the confidence that when you see the “Move Forward Physiotherapy” logo, you will be receiving excellent patient care through high clinical and professional standards, exceptional customer service and friendly physiotherapy and reception staff in warm comfortable settings- These are our promises to you!!

Thank you for continuing to support our growing business, Physiotherapy is our passion, and exceptional patient care our promise.

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Does Your Lower Back Pain Slow You Down??

Does your lower back pain slow you down??

Back Pain Tips
Low back pain is very common in the population. In fact up to 80% of the population will experience low back pain at some point in their lives.
In most people, lower back pain is benign and represents a simple back sprain
associated with a mechanical loading incident or a ‘pain flare’ associated
with psychosocial or lifestyle stresses.

It is important that you stay active.
Normally the back is very sore for the first 2 days where you may struggle to do what you normally can. After the first few days it is important that you slowly do a little bit more each day.
It is normal for the back to be sore when you start moving it.
Just like after you sprain your ankle, it will be sore when you first start moving it but the movement will help strengthen the back. Increase your activity by a little more time each day. Your physio can give you some gentle mobility exercises for the spine and hips to help get you moving again.
Just because your back is hurting does not mean it is doing more damage.
Back pain does not mean your back is damaged it means that your back is sensitised. Relaxed movement will help reduce the sensitivity and help your back settle.
Relax.
If you are trying to ‘guard’ your back and are ‘bracing’ your back this will make your back stiffer which will increase the load on the spine and make it feel worse. Practise taking long slow deep breaths with your diaphragm into the bottom of your lungs and ribs.
There is growing evidence that factors such as sleep disturbance, sustained high stress levels, depressed mood and anxiety are strong predictors of low back pain
SO if you are experiencing back pain look ‘outside the back’
– Get a good night sleep
– Manage your stress levels (either at home or work)
– Seek help if your mood is different or changing and you think you may be depressed or anxious
See an expert
Physiotherapists help people with back pain every day. If you are worried that your back is not settling and it is stopping you from being able to enjoy your life it is important that you speak to see a physiotherapist so you can get back to living your life in full!
This article was written using the article listed below and is available on the following physio website http://physiodevelopment.com/acute-low-back-pain-management-guidelines/

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Can our Physio’s help fix your Headaches?

Headaches

Headaches have been called the most common complaint of civilized man. Up to two thirds of the population suffer from headaches. Headaches can often be the most debilitating pain you can experience and often the only advice for treatment is to take some medication and lie down.

Though there are many types of headaches and many modes of treatment one of the most common type of headache is a headache that stems from your neck (cervicogenic headache)

Have you ever had a headache with these symptoms?

* Constant steady dull ache that can last for days

* Pain on one side of the head

* Pain that stems from the base of the head and comes in a band around your head, with a pulling or gripping sensation

* Headache brought on by certain movements or the neck or head

If you have, you may have been suffering from cervicogenic headaches.

These types of headaches can be caused

* by irritation of the nerves that supply the head and face as they pass between your cervical vertebrae,

* referred pain from active muscle trigger points

* Tightness in the upper cervical joints and muscles

* Poor sitting posture- rounded shoulders and jutting chin

How can you get rid of these headaches?

The most important thing is to have a qualified professional determine if the source of headache is indeed from your neck. If your neck is indeed the problem then treatment aimed at relieving stiff joints, relaxing tight muscles and re-training your posture can greatly relieve your symptoms.

Our highly trained physiotherapists can help relieve you of these symptoms and provide you with exercises to prevent them from happening again.

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