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  • Headaches, Physiotherapy or Painkillers?

    Physiotherapists are crucial in treating cervicogenic headaches. This is where the pain that should be felt in your neck is referred to your head. These headaches are most common in people who look down all day. And this type of headache is nerve related rather than muscular, so standard painkillers will not help, which often […]

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  • Shoulder Pain

    Painful shoulder conditions that limit movement are very common and are caused by injuries affecting the shoulder joint, muscles, tendons, ligaments and cartilage. Since the nerves that supply the shoulder and arm originate from the neck and upper spine, conditions such as Vertebral Dysfunction commonly contribute to pain in the shoulder. Mike Christofis may be […]

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  • Arthritis

    Physiotherapy is an important part of treatment for people with arthritis. Rest is needed when the joint is hot, swollen and painful but appropriate exercise will help with joint nutrition and lubrication. Michael Christofis will: – help you to understand what happens to your joints and muscles when you have arthritis – assist with an […]

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  • Why Physiotherapy?

    Physiotherapists are the experts when it comes to movement and function. They are university trained health professionals who diagnose and provide treatment for people suffering from physical problems arising from injury, disease, illness and ageing. My aim is to improve a person’s quality of life to alleviate pain and restore function by using a variety […]

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  • Knee Pain

    The knee joint’s main function is to bend, straighten and bear the weight of the body, along with the ankles and hips. The knee, more than just a simple hinged joint, however, also twists and rotates. In order to perform all of these actions and to support the entire body while doing so, the knee […]

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  • Osteoporosis

    What is osteoporosis? Osteoporosis as a disease is characterised by low bone mass and micro architectural deterioration of bone tissue, leading to increased bone fragility and a consequent increase in fracture risk. One in three women and one in twelve men over 50 years of age are affected. Bones with Osteoporosis fracture more easily than […]

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  • Headaches

    As a headache or migraine sufferer, you will know how painful and disruptive a severe headache or migraine attack can be. Medical experts now accept that some forms of head pain are caused by problems in the upper spine. Head pain may have many causes. Correctly identifying the cause will lead to better treatment. Michael […]

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  • Overuse Injuries

    Overuse injuries usually occur over time, due to repetition following the initial injury. It’s when you feel “not too bad” and push through the pain! These injuries worsen over time. The key to avoiding recurring problems is to contact Michael as soon as possible following the injury. He will: • Diagnose the extent of the […]

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  • Whiplash Injuries

    Whiplash is a non-medical term describing a range of head and neck injuries resulting from an acceleration-deceleration mechanism of energy transfer to the neck. These forces may result in painful injuries to the muscles, ligaments and joints of the neck and other spinal areas. However, sometimes they result in no injury or pain at all. […]

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  • The Pelvic Floor

    The “pelvic floor” refers to a group of muscles that attach to the front, back and sides of the pelvic bone and sacrum (the large fused bone at the base of the spine, just above the tailbone). Like a sling or hammock, these muscles support the organs in the pelvis, including the bladder, uterus or […]

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