Pain This is the first of three sessions exploring how new information about pain can help you get on top of it. We’ll be looking at what changes in your brain and body when acute pain turns into chronic or long-term pain and how together you and your physio can positively influence the pain you…

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Do You Have Good Bladder Habits?

Do You Have Good Bladder Habits? Did you know that poor bladder habits can lead to poor bladder control and incontinence? Good bladder habits are important and often change over time, so here is how you can maintain bladder control and prevent incontinence. Firstly, you should ensure you are going to the toilet 4-6x/day and…

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What To Do After A Meniscus Tear

What To Do After A Meniscus Tear Oh no, I’ve torn my meniscus – what now? So you’ve torn the meniscus in your knee. Does this mean you’ll need to have arthroscopic surgery to clean out your knee? No, not necessarily. The meniscus in the knee are two C shaped fibrocartilage structures that decrease the…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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