Category Archives : Physiotherapy

"Should my knee click like that?" A brief look at PFJ dysfunction

A common question I get is ‘why is my knee making clicking noises when I bend down or use the stairs, and what can I do about it? This is a question that I receive almost every day. I recently treated a 55 year old female with a 5 week history of pain and clicking […]

Ankle Sprains in Sportspeople

Ankle sprains are a common injury for the sporting population, and can be a frustrating setback. Sprains are usually caused by an inward ‘rolling’ of the foot, as ankle control is lost while running or changing direction. As the foot twists inwards, the ligaments on the outside of the ankle may be damaged or torn […]

Baby-induced shoulder pain in new mums!

By Naomi Lawson | Physiotherapist & Pilates Instructor We are so delighted to have a gorgeous, smiley, very content little 7 month old in our house at the moment. But he is MASSIVE!! Off the charts for length and weight and not looking to stop in a hurry as he’s discovered the wonderful world of […]

Case Summary: 20 year old with acute ankle sprain

These case summaries are examples of real people treated here at the clinic (names changed for privacy). They are not an exhaustive study of the whole condition, merely an opportunity for you to see the sort of things that we have been able to help with in the past, and how we may be able […]

Free Pilates exercises!

Pilates is one of the fastest growing rehabilitation & strengthening techniques available today. It is targeted at strengthening and stabilising your core. A stronger core will result in fewer injuries, decreased back pain, improved strength & performance and a higher level of wellbeing. One of our Physio Pilates instructors, Melissa, has prepared 4 short videos to introduce you to the ...

Do men need to do Pilates?

Why men should do Pilates By Melissa Ramoo – Physiotherapist & Pilates Instructor Can the words ‘Pilates’ and ‘men’ be used in the same sentence?  Yes! There are many reasons why men would benefit from Pilates too and today we’re going to bust 5 myths we’ve seen floating around. Myth #1: Pilates is for girls […]

Pilates - what's all the hype about?

What’s all the hype around Pilates and is it for me? By Melissa Ramoo, Physiotherapist & Pilates Instructor So you’ve seen all the hype about Pilates and it seems almost everyone is doing it. But you’re not sure if it’s for you. There are typically two types of people pondering this question: The “want to […]

Injury Prevention

Many people come to see us after they have suffered an injury, and we are happy to help them; but many of these injuries could have been prevented if they had come before they had the injury. A great part of the physiotherapy treatment protocol has to do with injury prevention. We will take a […]

Sports Injury Rehab

Physiotherapy plays an integral part in the multi-disciplinary approach to the management of sports injuries. The aim of physiotherapy is to treat and fully rehabilitate the athlete post-injury, post-operatively, to prevent further injury and to return the athlete to sport in the shortest possible time. Sports injury rehabilitation focuses on treating injuries specific to you […]

What is Massage?

What exactly are the benefits of receiving massage?   Useful for all of the conditions listed below and more massage can:   Alleviate pain and improve range of motion. Assist with shorter, easier labour for expectant mothers and shorten maternity hospital stays. Ease medication dependence. Enhance immunity by stimulating lymph flow—the body’s natural defence system. […]