Category Archives : Wellness

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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. My aim is to improve a person’s quality of life to alleviate pain and restore function by using a variety […]