162019Oct

Anterior Pelvic Tilt

Anterior Pelvic Tilt Have you got a banana back? Do you struggle standing without over arching your lower back? It sounds like you have anterior pelvic tilt. Today I’m going to explain to you what an anterior pelvic tilt is, its causes and what you could you to help it. I’ll start off with demonstrating…

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82019Oct

What is Shock Wave Therapy?

What is Shock Wave Therapy? What is shock wave therapy? Shock wave therapy is a treatment technique where pressure waves are directed towards a painful point in a muscle, tendon or bone. There are many different types of shock waves but the one we use at Miami and Lakelands Physiotherapy is called Extracorporeal shock wave…

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32019Oct

Shoulder Surgery vs Physio

Shoulder Surgery vs Physio Is surgery the best option for shoulder pain – what you should know. The answer is surprising. I’m going to explain some research to answer this question and let you know what you should do if you have shoulder pain caused by subacromial impingement. There has been a lot of interest…

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262019Sep

Should you get a scan before you see a Physiotherapist?

Should you get a scan before you see a Physiotherapist? A common question we get asked as Physiotherapists is “should I get a scan?” To answer this question, lets look at the research. Recently a study was conducted on 30 people between the ages of 55 and 75. They were split into three groups, those…

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182019Sep

How does massage help?

How does massage help? Massage therapy works a number of ways to decrease pain. Firstly, by activating the pain-gating system1. Nerves are like a one-way street, they can only pass one message at a time. This means that during a massage, the large nerve fibres in the skin are activated, switching off the transmission of…

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122019Sep

Discs don’t slip… Ever.

Discs don’t slip… Ever. I’m sure you have heard the term slipped disc before. You may have even been told before that you have “slipped a disc in your spine”. This sentence can create a lot of worry and fear, and it leads us to a perception that discs are fragile structures, easy to slip…

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282019Aug

Busting Back Pain Myths. Read Here

Busting Back Pain Myths. Read Here Listen up – I’m going to bust those back pain myths. 1 in 6 Australians reports low back pain in their lifetimes, and it is one of the leading costs of healthcare, as reported by Medicare. Over recent years our medical knowledge of the pain mechanisms of back pain…

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202019Aug

Ankle Sprain Strengthening Exercises

Ankle Sprain Strengthening Exercises Ankle sprains can vary in severity from strains, to tears in the ligaments. Regardless of the extent of the injury, some rehabilitation exercises will help to regain any strength loss and aid the return to sport process. The level of difficulty with the exercises will depend on your stage in the…

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202019Aug

What is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo ?

What is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo ? Trigger point dry needling is a technique that we use to help reduce, or eliminate the pain caused by trigger points in the muscle. A trigger point (also commonly talked about as a knot ) is a taut band in your muscle that is hyperirritable. It can cause…

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82019Aug

Trigger Point Dry Needling

Trigger Point Dry Needling Trigger point dry needling is a technique that we use to help reduce, or eliminate the pain caused by trigger points in the muscle. A trigger point (also commonly talked about as a knot ) is a taut band in your muscle that is hyperirritable. It can cause pain, not only…

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312019Jul

Cupping Therapy

Cupping Therapy Cupping therapy is a massage technique that originates way back to ancient Egyptian, Chinese and Middle Eastern Cultures. In fact, one of the first medical textbooks dated 1550BC called Ebers Papyrus describes Cupping in detail. Modern-day cupping involves placing a number of glass suction cups on your back and using a small suction…

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