Back and neck pain affect a large proportion of the population at some time in their life. This includes pain from postural habits, injuries such as whiplash, trauma, nerve irritation manifesting itself as sciatica or referred limb pain, disc pathology, joint stiffness and muscular strains. Jaw, facial pain and headaches can also be part of a spinal problem presentation.
Hip and pelvic girdle pain often effects walking and ability to sit comfortably. Common causes for this can be osteoarthritis, hip impingement, muscle weakness and joint hypermobility.
Shoulder pain and reduced movement is another common problem that affects a range of ages. Physiotherapy can be successful in the management of rotator cuff dysfunction, frozen shoulders, dislocations, hypermobility and degenerative changes.
Elbow, wrist and hand movement loss and pain markedly limit people’s independence and functional capacity. Tennis and golfers elbow, repetitive strain injury, joint dislocations, direct trauma and tendon pathology are some of the more common conditions that we see.
Knee pain can affect all ages and lifestyles. The regularly presenting conditions are acute ligament sprain, osteoarthritis, anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) insufficiency, cartilage tears and patella femoral maltracking.
Ankle and foot problems can limit function and mobility. Many can be caused by sprains, Achilles tendinopathy, plantar fasciitis, osteoarthritis and joint biomechanical alteration.
Fractures can be highly debilitating and restrict your lifestyle in the short term. Physiotherapy can help you recover from a fracture and reach your personal goals- from regaining mobility to returning to all high level sport.