Physiotherapy for DOMS
DOMS or Delayed onset muscle soreness typically manifests as a dull, aching pain in the affected muscles rather than the joints. Sitting down and getting up from your chair after a heavy session of squats, deadlifts or lunges, for instance, can be a very uncomfortable feeling. This would result from DOMS in the quadriceps, glutes […]
CONCUSSION: Concussion is a traumatic brain injury that is defined as a complex process affecting the brain, caused by external mechanical forces. What causes a concussion? A concussion is caused by a force transmitted to the head or body, which causes movement of brain tissue within the skull. It is the high-speed movement of the […]
Recovery! Cold water immersion
With the start of the winter sport season fast approaching, it is a good idea to start getting your recovery plans in order! The hyperbaric chamber and float tanks are used in professional sport from the NBA to the AFL. Today’s blog is on the simple (yet often done wrong!) contrasts baths or ‘immersion therapy’. […]
What’s a Hyperbaric Chamber and What Does it Do?
What is a Hyperbaric Chamber and what does it do? Enhance Physiotherapy Albury-Wodonga is home to the only Hyperbaric Chamber on the border! Our Hyperbaric Chamber provides specialised Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy (HBOT) which involves breathing concentrated levels of oxygen in a pressurised chamber. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy is a well-established, first line treatment for conditions including: […]
PREHABILITATON BEFORE REHABILITATION!!
PREHABILITATON BEFORE REHABILITATION!! Prehabilitation or widely known as “Prehab” refers to an exercise based program individually designed to either prepare the person for surgery or as a approach of injury prevention in sport, the workplace and or everyday functional activities. SURGERY: Prehabilitation is affective in maximising function prior to surgery, which further optimises post-operative […]
At a recent conference we attended on the management of tendon injuries, it was clear how poorly tendon injuries are treated in the community. The worst thing you can do for a tendon is REST! A tendon is the tissue that connects muscle belly to bone. The main tendons we deal with at Enhance […]
What is a Float Tank?
What is a Float Tank and what does it do? Since the opening of our Float Tank Centre in Albury we have been inundated with questions about what a Float Tank is and what it does! Our float tank is a light-proof, sound-insulated capsule which contains a shallow 30cm pool of 25% saturated Epsom salts […]
ACL injuries in Women’s Football
The water cooler discussions at Enhance Physiotherapy of recent times has included ACL injuries in the AFLW competition. We predicted a huge increase in ACL injuries given that female athletes are x5 more likely to rupture there ACL than males due to structural and hormonal differences. We have noticed in the clinic an increase in […]
Physiotherapy for Low Back Pain
Are you suffering from low back pain? If so, then physiotherapy might be the answer to your problem. Physiotherapists are trained allied health professionals who specialise in treating musculoskeletal disorders such as arthritis, sports injuries, and back pain. They provide treatment through manual therapy, exercise therapy, electrotherapy, and various other methods. Physiotherapy is a holistic […]