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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. Farmers suffer from feet, knee, shoulder and a variety of back problems, caused by the repetitive physical work they must do to maintain their livelihood. Regular physiotherapy checks will help maintain and keep serious issues at […]


Physiotherapists regularly treat sciatica and have terrific results. Sciatica is the Latin word for “Pain down the back of the leg” and is referred pain, usually caused by trapping the sciatic nerve in the lower back. The sciatic nerve runs from the lower back down through the buttocks and along the back of each leg. […]

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 […]

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 […]


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 […]

Wrist & Hand Injuries

Wrist pain or injury is common and can usually be successfully diagnosed and treated by your physiotherapist. Wrist pain can occur as a result of simply everyday arm use. In a world of computers, wrists are subjected to constant typing and using a mouse. Our wrists also carry a lot of weight when performing upper […]

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. […]

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 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 […]

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 […]