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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…

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…

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common natural occurring degenerative conditions of the body’s joints affecting people of all ages however it is more prevalent as we age. It is characterised primarily by a loss of cartilage around a joint, which helps to provide smooth gliding of a joint, and results in pain and…

Acute Low Back Pain

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…

World Spine Day – Your Back in Action

World Spine Day – Your Back in Action

World Spine Day is a great opportunity to shine light on spinal disorders and encourage you to take steps to better health. This year the theme is ‘Your Back in Action’, emphasising the importance of physical activity and improving posture as part of good spinal health and prevention of injury. Millions of people worldwide suffer…

Anti-inflammatory Gels and Creams – Do They Work??

Anti-inflammatory Gels and Creams – Do They Work??

If you’re in pain, anti-inflammatory tablets may be beneficial, however rising concerns over side effects are causing people to consider anti-inflammatory gels and creams as an alternative. Are they actually effective and if so, which one is best? This blog follows on from last week’s article comparing heat packs vs deep heat creams. Anti-inflammatory Options…

Deep Heat vs Heat Packs for Pain Relief – The Truth!

Deep Heat vs Heat Packs for Pain Relief – The Truth!

Have you ever wondered how deep heat works? Whether deep heat or heat packs are the best option? This is the blog for you. You may also be interested in our blog titled Ice or Heat for Pain and Injuries. It is well known that heat can enhance healing, provide a feeling of well-being and relieve…

Core Stability

Core Stability

There are many myths and misconceptions about core stability which has become a popular concept in both the rehabilitation and fitness industries in recent years. Everywhere you look, social media, TV, online, emails and even women’s magazines now implore you to ‘train your core’. Physiotherapists are seeing an increasing number of people who have fallen…

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