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Humerus Fractures: Nothing Funny About Them

The Humerus is the long bone of the upper arm. It attaches via a ball and socket joint to the shoulder and runs down to the elbow joint. Most fractures occur at the neck (top part) or mid shaft (middle) and are quite painful and debilitating. This bone is often broken from a fall with […]

GLA:D Australia – 2020 in review

2020 certainly packed a punch when it came to our lives surrounding the global Covid pandemic.  A mixture of multiple lockdowns and differences in conditions between states certainly made for some trying times.  However, health care continued throughout the pandemic and the GLA:D Australia team have recently released their Annual Review of the program for […]

Physiotherapy for Hamstring Tears

Hamstrings are often injured during sports or everyday activities such as running, cycling, or lifting weights. Left untreated, they can cause long-term damage to muscles and ligaments, leading to chronic pain and reduced mobility. Physiotherapists are trained professionals who specialise in treating musculoskeletal injuries. We diagnose and treat conditions ranging from sprains and strains to […]

Pelvic Girdle Pain in Pregnancy

Pregnancy is an amazing time in a woman’s life, but it can be difficult for some women to cope with the physical changes that occur. One of these changes is Pelvic Girdle Pain or PGP. Women often experience pelvic pain during pregnancy, but it can be hard to know when the pain is normal and […]

Cervical Radiculopathy

Cervical Radiculopathy involves an irritation of a nerve root in the neck, via either compression or inflammation in the region. This can cause signs and symptoms including: Unilateral (one side) neck pain with sharp/burning pain radiating down the arm Numbness or pins and needles in the neck, shoulder and/or arm Symptoms are aggravated with particular […]

How to Avoid Working From Home Injuries

According to Australian Productivity Commission statistics released in September 2021, around 40% of Australians now work from home, up from 8% before the pandemic. As the world around us continues to change with COVID cases growing, it’s common for most people to revert to working from home. Whilst there are many pros and cons to […]

Body stressing awareness program: a new way of addressing an old problem

By Dave Rossiter Employers and workplace industries have been tackling manual handling and ergonomic assessments over many years to improve their workplaces and reduce work related incidents and injuries.   In many cases, workplaces obtain information from physiotherapists and occupational therapists on how their workers are best suited to undertake their work.  This information can be very useful, […]

Focus on Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? The carpal tunnel is a small space base of the hand. This tunnel is covered by a thick ligament and creates a small tunnel where various nerves, arteries and tendons pass through from the forearm into the hand. If anything causes this space to be reduced, these structures can become […]

Running shoes and heel-toe offset

There may not be a perfect running shoe, however, there are certain design characteristics that can help determine whether a shoe is more suitable for a runner. On top of that, how comfortable shoe is can be quite subjective and yet it is one of the more important aspects to consider with shoe selection. After […]

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