Lower Back Pain – what causes it?

Lower Back Pain – what causes it?

Lower back pain may present in a number of ways depending on the underlying causes. Common symptoms may include a dull ache, shooting or piercing pain, or a burning sensation. Pain may be just in your back or radiate into your buttock, groin, legs or feet. You may also experience pins and needles or numbness in the buttock, legs or feet.

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TMJ – How Physio Can Help Your Jaw Pain

TMJ – How Physio Can Help Your Jaw Pain

TMJ syndrome is pain in the jaw joint. The TMJ can be found just in front of your ear when you open and close your mouth. Many people are misdiagnosed – their symptoms are often put down to headaches, ear infections, problems with their teeth or even their back.

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Vertigo Treatment

Vertigo Treatment

Vertigo is a sensation of spinning dizziness, as though the room/environment is spinning in circles around the person. It is a symptom and can be caused by various conditions involving the brain (central) or inner ear (peripheral).

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Have you lost your Swagger?

Have you lost your Swagger?

When we look at how people walk, especially those in pain, often they have lost their “Swagger”. The swagger is a fluid, efficient walking pattern.

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Easing Endometriosis Pain

Easing Endometriosis Pain

Endometriosis is a chronic disease that occurs when cells similar to those that line the female uterus grow in other parts of the body. This disease is highly individualised and the symptoms of endometriosis ranges significantly from person to person.

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How Can I Prevent Back Pain?

How Can I Prevent Back Pain?

The latest research tells us that often people have never had a physical trauma to cause back pain like a car accident, falling, or lifting something heavy.
There are usually a combination of factors that cause back pain which could include overuse, poor posture or other stressors. 

Keeping in mind everyone is different, here are our expert tips.

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Overactive Bladder

Overactive Bladder

What is Overactive Bladder? Overactive bladder (OAB) is a continence condition where a person experiences increased urgency to urinate. Some describe it as a sudden desperate urge to empty their bladder. These people may also go to the toilet several times a day or...

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Does My Ankle Need An X-Ray?

Does My Ankle Need An X-Ray?

But how do we know if you need an X-Ray? The Ottawa ankle rules are a series of tests used to determine if an X-Ray is required following a sprained ankle. When used by a trained professional they enable us to catch 97% of fractures.

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Ankle sprains want PEACE not RICE

Ankle sprains want PEACE not RICE

Ankle sprains are extremely common, accounting for approximately 25% of all sports-related injuries. For years the acronym RICE (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation) has ruled supreme as the key to early management. However, current research suggests that PEACE is a better guide.

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Therapeutic Ultrasound for Blocked Ducts During Breastfeeding

Therapeutic Ultrasound for Blocked Ducts During Breastfeeding

A blocked duct is a blockage of the milk duct in the breast that can result in pain and tenderness of the area and a palpable lump. Whereas Mastitis is an infection within the breast where bacteria has entered, causing pain, swelling, a firm mass, and a fever. Both of these issues can be effectively treated by Physiotherapy techniques.

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Pain with Sex and Tampon Insertion

Pain with Sex and Tampon Insertion

Pain during sex and pain whilst inserting a tampon is a common and frustrating issue many women have. You may not realise, but a women’s health physiotherapist is qualified to be able to help you overcome this sensitive issue.

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