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Headaches – Physiotherapy or Pain Killers?

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. Michael Christofis aims to improve a person’s quality of life to alleviate pain and restore function by using a variety […]

Sacroiliac Joint Pain

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. […]

Wrist Pain & Injuries

The wrist & hand form a precision instrument allowing performance of highly skilled tasks with great power or pinpoint accuracy. Injury to the hand or wrist can deprive us from achieving the most simple of tasks. Wrist pain or injury is common and can usually be successfully diagnosed and treated by your physiotherapist. Wrist pain […]

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: […]

Whiplash

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. […]

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 […]