Category Archives : Wellness

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 […]

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 […]

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: […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Winter Sports Injuries

Statistically, sports injuries peak in the months of May, June and July. This is not surprising because cold muscles, tendons and ligaments increase the risk of sustaining injury, as well our most popular contact sports like rugby and AFL are played in these months. In order to reduce the risk of a winter sports injury, […]

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 […]