Neck Pain and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Neck Pain and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Neck pain occurs in 30-50% of the population. Pain can be constant or intermittent; it may be felt in the middle of your neck - possibly spreading to the sides or across the shoulders, or felt just on one side of the neck.

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Neck Pain and the Shoulder Blade

Neck Pain and the Shoulder Blade

Neck pain can be a disabling problem. For patients with ongoing or recurrent neck pain there is often several contributing factors ranging from poor postural habits, muscle weakness, reduced flexibility and interestingly, poor control of the shoulder blade.

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Whiplash

Whiplash

Whiplash describes the variety of symptoms that are often reported following an acceleration/deceleration injury to the neck, which is most commonly in the form of a road traffic accident.

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Chronic Pain - Motion is Lotion

Chronic Pain - Motion is Lotion

Even 3 months after a patient has suffered from a painful incident, there can be ongoing pain despite healing of injured tissue. This highlights the complex nature of chronic pain and suggests that pain can continue long after tissue has healed.

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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is a common presentation in physiotherapy and sports medicine practices. It is particularly prevalent in runners, and females tend to be affected more frequently than males. The onset of PFPS is often insidious. Patients describe a diffuse ache in the front knee which is often difficult to localise. Clicking or noise is often experienced. The pain is aggravated by loading activities, such as squatting, kneeling and walking up or downstairs. There may be tenderness and swelling around the kneecap.

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Hamstring Injuries

Hamstring Injuries

Hamstring muscle strains are a common injury in sports, especially those that involve sprinting, bending down and turning and as athletes get older.

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