Patient Education

Muscle and Joint Conditions

Treatment for jaw pain or TMJ Dysfunction and headaches

Whether a patient is suffering from pain, clicking a lockes jaw or headaches physiotherapy can help to resolve these problems.

This will involve a thorough initial examination. As well as taking a detailes history we will objectively look at the problem area and the general positioning of the body as it is know that posture has a huge impact on the jaw position and how the surrounding musculature works. Then we will look at how the jaw moves - actively, passively and how it interacts with the surrounding joints. Additionally we will look at how the cervical spine or neck is involved if indeed it is. this will include palpation of the joint and surrounding musculature externally and internally and assessing the strength of these musdes.
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Delayed Muscle Soreness

Ever woken up the day after a tough match or really hard exercise session struggling to drag yourself out of bed, because all your muscles were aching?
Every athlete, novice and experienced, knows the deep muscle ache also called DOMS or Delayed Muscle Soreness. After an unusually hard workout, or just a new routine, the muscles are tight, sore and stiff for 2-3 days.
But what is DOMS? And how can we speed up our recovery after exercise?
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The myth of weak ankles

Ankle sprains are the most common sports injury seen at the emergency department or doctors clinic.  They account for 25% of all sports injuries and are particularly common in indoor or court sports such as basketball, volleyball or squash.  85% of all ankle sprains involve the lateral (outside) ligaments.  The usual mechanism of injury includes rolling the ankle into plantar flexion (toe down) and inversion.
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Knee Pain

There are many different causes of knee pain. A common one is osteoarthritis a condition that affects the body’s joints.
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Shin Splints

Shin Splints is a term that describes any running or exercises related pain felt in the front part of the lower leg. It is a warning sign and should be treated adequately.
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Heel striking

Different issues can lead to heel striking – hitting the ground hard with the heel first when running -such as a sway back or flat back profile, an upright running pattern, tight calves and hamstrings, weak gluteus & hip flexors (ex: quadriceps). This could eventually lead to injuries such as shin splint, groin pain, back pain, etc.
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Women’s Health

The 4 most common question about pre- and post-natal exercising:


1. What are the benefits of exercise for women pre and post-natal?

Women who exercise during pregnancy tend to have a more positive pregnancy experience and are better prepared mentally and physically for the marathon event that is labour as well as promoting a faster recovery.  Exercise can help prevent gestational diabetes, maintain cardiovascular fitness levels as well and muscular strength and flexibility. Circulation, coordination and balance can become impaired during pregnancy but this can be avoided with regular exercise.
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Physiotherapy for the Pelvic Floor

Women’s Health Physiotherapy covers a wide range of conditions specifically concerned with the female body.  The Pelvic Floor is one aspect that we specialize in.
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Pregnancy and Exercise

For a more pleasant, fitter and healthier journey to motherhood.
Pregnancy is no longer considered a time to take it easy. In fact, for women who like to exercise, there's never been a better time to be pregnant. Today, the official advice of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) is very clear: Keep exercising during pregnancy, right up until delivery.
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Diastasis Recti

Recently had a child and trying to get back in to shape? Doing all the right things like exercising, healthy diet and the weight is dropping, but your tummy still looks as if you haven’t delivered yet?
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Hypopressive Exercises

The Hypopressive Method - a series of exercises targeting the core area - is an effective way to reduce waist size and increase the tone and strength of your muscles. It can be safely used by women with Diastasis Recti (link to above), people with back pain, hernia and is used to treat all forms of incontinence.
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PMS and Physiotherapy

Around 85% of women experience Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) the infamous condition that occurs 7 to 10 days before a women’s menstruation, but hardly anybody knows that physiotherapy has tried and effective treatment options. 
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Back pain in Pregnancy: It’s normal… or is it?

A woman’s body goes through so many changes during pregnancy that we come to expect some ‘aches and pains’.  Most of these discomforts can be directly related to the physical changes that take place during pregnancy, and the resultant changes in our posture and movement patterns.
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Ergonomics and Posture

5 Steps to a better posture

A good posture means obtaining the right body alignment where you get the minimal tension and pressure in your joints and ligaments, and you use minimal effort to maintain it. Here is your guide to achieve this.
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Work station set up – How to adjust your workplace

People spending long hours at work and a lot of common complaints including back and neck pain are often related to the way your work place is set up. See guide lines here on how to avoid this.
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