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  • Achilles Tendonitis

    Inflammation, irritation and swelling of the Achilles tendon, which is attached to the gastrocnemius (calf muscle) at the attachment to the calcaneus (heel bone). The underlying cause of Achilles tendonitis is the result of aggravation caused by pronation or supination – or a combination of both. As the caclaneus inverts at heel lift, the calf […]

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  • Winter Sports Injuries

    Statistically, sports injuries peak in the months of May, June and July. This is not surprising because cold muscles, tendons and ligaments increase the risk of sustaining injury, as well our most popular contact sports like rugby and AFL are played in these months. In order to reduce the risk of a winter sports injury, […]

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  • Acute Low Back Pain

    The lower back is the area of the spine between the bottom of the ribs and the pelvis. There are five movable lumbar vertebrae with discs in between them. They are supported by strong surrounding muscles and ligaments with spinal nerves existing between each of the vertebrae. The pelvis articulates with the spine and provides […]

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  • Plantar Fasciitis

    Are your first steps in the morning painful? Does prolonged standing cause painful feet or heels? Do you feel like you are walking on a bruise? Chances are you are suffering from PLANTAR FASCIITIS. Manjimup Physiotherapy is now using the latest in advanced technology in the form of a Radial Pulse Wave (RPW) machine to […]

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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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  • Tennis Elbow

    Tennis Elbow is a general term used to describe pain on the outside of the elbow. The most common causes are inflammation or degeneration of the tendon of the wrist extensor muscles which insert into the elbow. Those engaged in strenuous sports such as tennis, climbing, swimming and those working primarily where the forearms are […]

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  • Dry Needling

    Dry needling is a natural alternative for many conditions and is available with Mike Christofis. Conditions include: Low Back Pain Fibromyalgia Headache Pre & post operative discomfort Osteoarthritis Muscular spasm Tendinopathy & associated soft tissue injuries Dry needling is safe, with minimal side effects. It could be considered for those patients who do not respond […]

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  • Hip Bursitis

    Are you finding it too painful to walk without limping, particularly after sitting down or driving? Have you got pain down into your thigh? Manjimup Physiotherapy is now using the latest in advanced technology in the form of a Radial Pulse Wave (RPW) machine to treat many conditions. RPW works a treat on hip bursitis. […]

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  • Sports Injuries

    Sports injuries are commonly caused by overuse, direct impact, or the application of force that is greater than the body part can structurally withstand. An injury that happens suddenly, such as a sprained ankle caused by an awkward footfall. This is an acute injury. Chronic injuries are caused by overusing the same muscle groups or […]

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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 muscular and standard painkillers will not help – which often leads to people […]

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