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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…

ACL Injuries: Surgical Reconstruction versus Conservative Rehabilitation

ACL Injuries: Surgical Reconstruction versus Conservative Rehabilitation

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries continue to occur in young athletic populations despite the best preventative efforts of sports physios and health professionals. Surgical reconstruction followed by an extensive period of rehab remains common practise following an ACL rupture. However recent evidence suggests that rehab alone may be as effective as surgery. What is the…

Sleep and Recovery

Sleep and Recovery

Are you in pain or injured? It’s more important than ever to ensure you aid your recovery by getting a good night’s sleep. For many of us, that may sound like a fantasy but in reality it should be your highest priority! Here’s why… What happens when you don’t get enough sleep? Brain Incomplete cleaning…

DOMS – Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness

DOMS – Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness

Delayed onset muscle soreness (D.O.M.S) is a medical condition that is characterised by the stiffness, tenderness and pain in muscles several hours after performing a strenuous physical activity. When muscles are stressed, small microscopic tears occur in the ligaments, coupled with the stiffness and inflammation that accompany these tears, causing the pain and fatigue. The…

Neck Pain in Office Workers – 5 Simple Fixes

Neck Pain in Office Workers – 5 Simple Fixes

It’s no surprise that chronic neck pain is highly prevalent in office workers. What you may not know is how simply you can reduce the stress and strain on your neck. Here are 5 simple fixes for neck pain that you must implement now if you haven’t already! They are equally effective for sitting and…

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