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.
In-rooms physiotherapy for:
Work or sporting injury
Workers Compensation and MVA claims
AND Clinical Pilates!
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Adult or Elderly
The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles (supraspinatus, infraspinatus, subscapularis and teres minor) which stabilise the shoulder joint. They also play a crucial role in controlling the multidirectional movement of the humeral head (of the upper arm) inside the glenoid (of the shoulder blade).
A rotator cuff injury may be caused by acute trauma (such as a fall on an outstretched arm or directly onto the shoulder) or an acute injury (lifting a weighted object up-to or from an overhead height). A rotator cuff injury may also be caused by repetitive use (such as working overhead, repetitive lifting, throwing or racquet use in sports) or simply due to age related degeneration.
Rotator cuff injuries may include tears (partial or full thickness), impingement or tendinitis. When a rotator cuff injury occurs inflammation arises in the surrounding area, causing pain and loss of active range.
Your Move Forward Physiotherapist with assess your shoulder to determine the nature and degree of your injury. They may also decide to send you for an ultrasound scan to confirm this and, depending on the degree of damage, may refer you to a shoulder specialist as surgery may be required.
Conservative management may include:
Soft tissue massage
Manual therapies to improve range of motion
Assisted -> active shoulder exercises
Static -> active strengthening exercises
Motor Vehicle Accident Victims
Whip Lash is a term used to describe neck pain that generally occurs following motor vehicle accidents. Whip Lash usually occurs when a moving vehicle hits a stationary one. The rear collision causes forceful backward movement of the head and neck, followed by forceful forward movement. This causes damage to the cervical spine and surrounding tissues.
Whip Lash is common in victims of motor vehicle accidents, especially those who are hit from behind in a stationary or slow moving vehicle. Whip lash can happen to any one, adults or children, and often occurs when the individual is unaware of the upcoming impact.
The forceful movement of the head causes damage to the soft tissue structures (muscles and ligaments) supporting the cervical spine. Following a Whip Lash injury pain is usually present in the neck as well as the shoulders and upper back. Headaches are also commonly associated with a Whip Lash injury.
Your Move Forward Physiotherapist will assess your neck and use this information to guide your treatment. They will provide you with an individualised treatment plan guiding you through your rehabilitation and recovery.
Treatment of Whip Lash may include:
Relative rest following injury
Soft tissue therapy
Early range of motion exercises
Neck muscle strengthening
Gym exercise programmes