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Plantar fasciitis / plantar fasciopathy - a common cause of foot pain

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Plantar fasciitis / plantar fasciopathy is one of the most common cause of foot or heel pain. It affects 7% of the general population and most frequently affect elderly and athletic populations. Read More...

Rotator cuff tear - what should I do with it?

Rotator Cuff Muscles

Muscles of the Rotator Cuff


What is the rotator cuff?


The rotator cuff is a group of four muscles and their tendons that surround the shoulder joint. The shoulder joint is a ball and socket joint which allows large degrees of movements. The rotator cuff serves an important role in improving the stability of the shoulder and also coordinates with other muscles around the shoulder to move the arm. Read More...

Ankle Injuries – Simple sprain or more serious?

One of the most common ankle injuries seen by Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists is a ligament sprain. The most common ligament sprain is the lateral ligament. Lateral ankle sprains account for 85% of all ankle sprains.

Ankle sprain treatment Brisbane

Inversion Ankle Sprain

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Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo – BPPV

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Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is a condition characterised by episodes of sudden and severe vertigo (dizziness) when your head changes position such as rolling in bed, reaching down, getting out of bed and lifting your head to look up.

When your head moves, signals from three semicircular canals surrounded by fluid in the inner ear provide information to your brain about how your head is moving. These semicircular canals have small crystals in them that are free to move around to give provide these signals. BPPV is caused when the small crystals within the semicircular canals escape or become dislodged into the balance organ of the inner ear. Read More...

Growth Plate Injuries

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During this season of winter sports, injuries are common in the younger athlete. Children and teenagers are at particular risk of injuries during growth spurts, a time when they have to continually adjust in areas of coordination and sports skills.

The types of sports injuries may be similar to their adult counterparts however symptoms and management can differ greatly due to the structure of growing bones. Read More...