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  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction

    The sacroiliac joint is a joint between the sacrum and the ilium, or pelvic bone. The two sides of the sacroiliac joint normally work together. If one side becomes stiff, they will not move together and this causes pain or muscle stiffness in the area. Pain is often made worse with walking and bending activities. […]

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  • Dry Needling

    Dry needling is a natural alternative for many conditions and is available at Manjimup Physiotherapy with Michael Christofis. Conditions it is used to treat 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 […]

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  • Joint Pain & Arthritis

    Arthritis is a major cause of disability and handicap in Australia affecting people of all ages and walks of life. Arthritis is not a single condition. Arthritis literally means inflammation of the joint. The most common types of arthritis are: (OA) Osteoarthritis (RA) Rheumatoid arthritis Fibromyalgia Lupus Septic arthritis (JIA) Juvenile idiopathic arthritis Gout, which […]

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  • Hamstring Injuries

    Hamstring strains happen when hamstring muscles or tendons are stretched beyond what they can withstand, or torn when substantial stretching of the muscle occurs. Hamstring strains are fairly common in sports activities requiring the athlete to forcefully run or jump. A hamstring strain is also called a pulled hamstring or hamstring tear. An inflamed hamstring […]

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  • Text Neck

    Text neck is the term used to describe the neck pain and damage sustained from looking down at your cell phone, tablet, or other wireless devices too frequently and for too long. This occurs when the neck slants forward, placing the head in front of the shoulders. Poor posture can cause neck pain by straining […]

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  • Radial Pulse Wave Therapy (RPW)

    Use of this cutting edge technology is proven to enhance and reset the healing pattern. The basic principles behind shockwave therapy are the high pressured acoustic shockwaves, which travel through the skin to stimulate pain relief and tissue repair. Benefits include: pain reduction, healing and restoration of muscle tone RPW therapy is used to treat: […]

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  • Tradies – your body is your work tool

    Physically demanding jobs can cause and exacerbate a range of injuries. It’s not surprising that tradies are over represented in work place statistics compared to other workers. The average time off work for a tradie due to serious workplace injury is five to six weeks – time most people simply can’t afford, especially the self […]

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  • Posture

    What is good posture? Posture is the position in which you hold your body upright against gravity while standing, sitting or laying down. Good posture helps to minimise the amount of strain imposed on muscles, joints and ligaments whilst performing our daily activities. If you want an example of good posture, just look at a […]

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  • Sitting is the new smoking

    Not moving enough may be as hazardous to your health as smoking. Does your job requires you to sit all day operating machinery in the bush, driving long distances or working at a desk in front of a computer? Do you suffer from any of the following? • Neck/shoulder pain • Headaches • Trouble sleeping […]

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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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