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Farmers & Injuries

Sitting on a tractor, day in, day out is a sure way to strain muscles and cause back pain. All manner of farm work is hard physical work and can result in injury. Farmers suffer from feet, knee, shoulder and a variety of back problems, caused by the repetitive physical work they must do to […]

Children & Technology

At least 70% of Australia’s school students use computers. As a result of this increased usage, Physiotherapists are treating more young patients suffering from the effects of working at computer stations that are either designed for adults or poorly designed for children. Many children are already suffering from repetitive motion injuries such as carpal tunnel […]

Holiday season injuries

Seasons greetings from Manjimup Physiotherapy. What a year it has been! And with all the hype and demands surrounding the holiday season at Christmas time, it’s no surprise that thousands of people are injured every year. A little more patience and caution, could drastically reduce the chances of holiday-related injuries. The injuries that are surprisingly […]

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 […]

Headaches: Physiotherapy or pain killers?:

Physiotherapists are crucial in treating cervicogenic headaches. This is where the pain that should be felt in the neck is referred to the 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 […]

Scoliosis

Scoliosis can occur due to unequal growth of the two sides of the spine, weakness of muscles, failure of half of the vertebrae to develop or other influences such as poor posture, carrying school bags, or poor work ergonomics. If this condition is undiagnosed it will often result in: Back Pain Tight and Painful muscles […]

Dry Needling

Dry needling is a natural alternative for many conditions and is available at Manjimup Physiotherapy. Conditions for which Dry Needling is used 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 […]

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 […]

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a disease is characterised by low bone mass and 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 normal bones. Even a minor […]

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 […]