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Neck Pain and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

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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. Occasionally symptoms will radiate into the arm. Sometimes issues in the neck can cause other symptoms such as headaches and light headedness, or sensations such as tingling or numbness. Read More...

Swimmers Shoulder

Swimmers Shoulder

At this time of the year we find ourselves making the most of the weather with ocean swimming events, triathlons and just cooling off with pool based exercise. Over summer, Physiotherapists and coaches see increasing numbers of those limited in their performance or in some cases completely unable to continue their swim training due to shoulder pain.

The shoulder is a complex joint, gaining its stability not only through the joint surfaces and corresponding ligaments but through the integrity and functioning of the rotator cuff musculature surrounding the joint which acts to maintain the stability of the joint. The other structures, commonly overlooked, is the scapula (shoulder blade) which forms the socket of the joint and is the attachment to various muscles that allow stability and power during swimming.
Even small amounts of swimming require a maximum range of movement from both the shoulder and shoulder blade and considerable strength and endurance from the muscles. Read More...

Improve Your Move

Mojo the border-collie teaches a family with physical challenges how to get their mojo back through physiotherapy and exercise.

Made for the Australian Physiotherapy Association, you can view the full 4 minute film at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWDzA0pnaAY