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Knee OA and Running

Knee OA and Running

We are often asked whether running causes knee osteoarthritis (OA). This is a common misconception after experiencing knee pain following activity. What is osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis (OA) is a condition that affects the whole joint including bone, cartilage, ligaments and muscles. Xray imaging comonly reveals age related changes in these areas of your knee, but these…

Dry Needling for Dummies

Dry Needling for Dummies

This is a simple explanation of dry needling, including the benefits and risks when used as part of a physio consultation. For more extensive information on dry needling, ensure you visit our dry needling page. What is Dry Needling? Dry needling is the insertion of a very fine acupuncture needle into a tight band of…

Causes and Treatment for Neck Pain

Causes and Treatment for Neck Pain

Neck pain is common, affecting up to 70% of us at some stage of our lives. The good news is that our Perth physios commonly resolve neck pain with gentle hands-on treatment and exercises. Even those suffering from long-standing neck pain can benefit from My Physio Perth’s chronic pain management strategies.   Causes of Neck…

Perth’s Most Common Sports Injuries

Perth’s Most Common Sports Injuries

Summer is fast approaching and for those of us that enjoy Perth’s famous active outdoor lifestyle, the prevalence of sports injuries will increase. The team at My Physio Perth are the experts in Sports Physio in Perth. Read more about common sports injuries and treatment, composed by our Masters qualified Perth Sports Physios. Running Injuries…

Muscular Tension, Pain and Belly Breathing

Muscular Tension, Pain and Belly Breathing

All of us at some stage in our lives have experienced a build-up of muscular tension in our bodies. It is commonly felt in the neck and shoulders but can actually be experienced anywhere in the body. If muscular tension persists it can develop into a source of pain. Why do muscles become tense? Muscular…

Strapping Tape – A Physio’s Guide

Strapping Tape – A Physio’s Guide

Strapping tape comes in a variety of materials, sizes, brands and colours making it difficult to choose the correct tape for your situation? We have produced a summary of commonly used strapping tapes to remove the guess work for you. Rigid Strapping Tape Description: Strong tape, which is resistant to stretch. Most commonly used tape…

Chin Retraction Stretch

Chin Retraction Stretch

Pull your entire head backwards on your neck Your chin should not go down or up but directly backward Hold 2 seconds then relax Do not poke the chin forwards Repeat 10 times every hour or two.

Neurobics for your Mind

Neurobics for your Mind

Get your brain fizzing with energy. American researchers coined the term ‘neurobics’ for tasks which activate the brain’s own biochemical pathways and to bring new pathways online that can help to strengthen or preserve brain circuits. Brush your teeth with your ‘other’ hand, take a new route to work or choose your clothes based on…

The Importance of Posture in the Workplace

The Importance of Posture in the Workplace

Poor workplace posture is a major cause of back pain, workplace stress and can lead to repetitive strain injuries. This can result in poor employee health and low morale which will ultimately lead onto reduced productivity, lost time and higher business costs. Our bones hold us up, our joints link our bones, our muscles move…

Don’t be Afraid to Reach Out!

Don’t be Afraid to Reach Out!

The best people to understand the challenges you face are others with arthritis. They can commiserate with your difficulties, share encouragement, and give you tips that come from their own experiences. Sometimes, just sharing that you’ve had a hard day and having someone respond, “I understand completely” can help you feel better. As for friends…

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