Perth Physiotherapy and Sports Injuries Centre specialises in “tension headache” treatment. “Tension headaches” are often talked about and we see a lot of patients with these headaches. In our diagnosis of these conditions, about eighty five percent of all headaches arise from the neck, or cervical spine, which refers pain into the head through the nerves which go to both areas. Neck problems cause head pain because some of the nerves which come from the spinal cord have branches which go to the upper neck joints and other branches which spread over the back of the head, with still others going to the front of the head. When one area is sore the brain interprets the pain as coming from all the areas the nerve branches go to.


CAUSES OF TENSION HEADACHES


Patients who have “Tension Headaches” or “stress headaches’’, are often very busy and have work related problems, a tough boss, urgent deadlines, problems with managing work flow and they often have trouble sleeping because of work problems and their worries. This causes the patient to be mentally and emotionally stressed and their relationships at work and with their families suffer.

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Tennis Elbow or Golfer’s Elbow are both common injuries. Digging, painting and using equipment such as a jack hammer can cause damage, as can sports such as tennis, golf, squash and badminton. Perth Physiotherapy and Sports Injuries Centre can help you with the diagnosis and treatment of tennis and golfer’s elbow pain.


CAUSES OF TENNIS AND GOLFER’S ELBOW


Under-training

During training, our body adapts to the increased load of the activity by thickening and strengthening tissues to cope with the increased strains. If tissues such as the elbow muscles and their attachments are heavily or repeatedly loaded, for example when playing tennis but have not had enough training to allow them to cope with these loads, small tears will develop. An example would be the office worker who plays tennis at the weekend but has not trained during the week.

Over-training

Our body adapts to the increased load of training by thickening and strengthening tissues to cope with the increased strains. If the forearm muscles are heavily or repeatedly loaded without enough time to recover and heal, they will break down and become painful. Over-training and over-use occurs in these repetitive sports and manual jobs.

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Sprained ankles occur during many sports, including walking, hiking, running, football and netball. 

Perth Physiotherapy and Sports Injuries Centre can help you with the diagnosis and treatment of sprained ankles.


CAUSES OF SPRAINED ANKLES


Under-training 

During training, our body adapts to the increased load of the activity by thickening and strengthening tissues to cope with the increased strains. If a tissue such as the lateral ankle ligament is heavily or repeatedly loaded, for example when playing football or netball but has not had enough training to allow it to cope with these loads, the ligament may tear. An example would be the office worker who plays football at the weekend but has not trained during the week.

Over-training

Our body adapts to the increased load of training by thickening and strengthening tissues to cope with the increased strains. If a tissue such as the lateral ankle ligament is heavily or repeatedly loaded without enough time to strengthen, it will break down and may develop tears. Over-training and over-use occur in repetitive sports such a football and over zealous training in any other fast moving or heavy loading sport.

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Sports Injuries may occur during any sport, affecting any part of the body. They should be treated by a Physiotherapist experienced with treating Sports Injuries, as timely rehabilitation is critical to avoid a breakdown of the injury during the return to sport. Perth Physiotherapy and Sports Injuries Centre staff are experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of the full range of sport related injuries.


CAUSES OF SPORTS INJURIES


Under-training

During training, our body adapts to the increased load of the activity by thickening and strengthening tissues to cope with the increased strains. If a tissue such as a muscle, ligament or even bone is heavily or repeatedly loaded, for example when sprinting or rolling an ankle but has not had enough training to allow it to cope with these loads, it will tear. An example would be the office worker who plays football at the weekend but has not trained during the week.

Over-training

Our body adapts to the increased load of training by thickening and strengthening tissues to cope with the increased strains. If a tissue such as a muscle, ligament or even bone is heavily or repeatedly loaded without enough time to recover and heal,

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The word Arthritis comes from the Greek language and means joint inflammation.  We all have a different understanding of the term, depending on what we know of it.  We all know older people with aching arthritic knees but there are several types of arthritis.  We are experinced in the diagnosis and treatment of various types of arthritis, including osteoarthritis treatment.


CAUSES OF ARTHRITIS


Arthritis is an inflammatory reaction of our body as it attempts to heal damage within a joint. The lining of the joint responds with an increased blood flow, swelling and pain which teaches us to protect the area, so it can repair. If we continue to injure the area, the very smooth joint surface and the bone beneath it break down, become rough and are gradually absorbed. Bone grows into the joint ligaments as the body builds buttresses to protect the joint from damaging forces and we can see these as osteophytes on x-rays and scans.


TYPES OF ARTHRITIS


Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis treatment is in heavy demand. This is the most common arthritis, beginning within most of us from our early 20’s but commonly symptomatic in the 40’s and beyond.

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Our spinal columns are made of twenty four vertebrae stacked one above another on the pelvis, joined together at the front by discs and at the back by facet joints. When we bend forward, the vertebra above tilts and slides forward, compressing the disc and stretching the facet joints which join the vertebrae at the back. When we bend backward, the disc compression is reduced at the front and the facet joints are compressed at the back. In the upper neck and thoracic areas, we tend to have more facet joint strains and in the low cervical spine and lumbar spine areas, disc injuries are more frequent. This is because our upper spine joints allow us to turn our heads to see, hear and smell, so need mobility but they do not support much weight. Our lumbar spine bears around half our body weight and as we move and sit there is a huge, sustained compressive load on our discs.


CAUSES OF NECK PAIN


Muscles

Neck muscles may be painful but they are seldom the only pain producing structure. Muscle pain often develops as the muscles contract to prevent further damage, as they protect the primary underlying painful structures.

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WHAT IS MUSCULOSKELETAL PHYSIOTHERAPY?


Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy is the expert treatment of musculoskeletal, or muscle and joint conditions.

Advanced Diagnosis & In-depth Assessment

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy encompasses all the “hands on” manual techniques and exercise prescription for the prevention or relief of disorders of the musculoskeletal system. It is the specific use of detailed anatomic, physiological and pathological knowledge, to form an accurate diagnosis and the development of a treatment plan which is specific to the damaged structure and the current stage of the healing process. A musculoskeletal Physiotherapist has additional Post-Graduate training over that of most Physiotherapists.

As with all areas of Physiotherapy, the assessment is a critical part of the management. This is where the expertise and experience of our Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists provides maximum benefit to you as our patient. Our Physiotherapists are extensively trained, qualified and experienced in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy and as such, we are confident in our ability to diagnose the nature and extent of your problem, with a holistic and in-depth assessment of the musculoskeletal system. 

It is because Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists, such as the team at Perth Physiotherapy and Sports Injuries Centre,

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Knee injuries may be caused by many activities and sports as various structures are stressed beyond their tolerance. Knee pain can be divided into two main types, that which occurs within the knee joint and pain from structures outside the joint. Internal joint pain is caused by damage to the joint surfaces of the Femur and Tibia, the anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments and the menisci. The joint lining known as the capsule may be included and the ligaments on the sides of the joint are included because of their stabilization of the joint. Outside the knee joint is the separate patella-femoral joint between the kneecap and the Femur, the patella tendon, the quadriceps and hamstring muscles and their tendons. Perth Physiotherapy and Sports Injuries Centre can help you with the diagnosis and treatment of knee injuries.


CAUSES OF KNEE INJURIES


Under-training

During training, our body adapts to the increased load of the activity by thickening and strengthening tissues to cope with the increased strains. If a tissue such as a muscle, ligament or even bone,

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In medicine, the terms “acute pain” and “chronic pain” refer to the time since the onset of the problem. These words do not refer to the severity of the pain but only the duration of the problem. Acute pain refers to the period from the moment of onset up to three months from the original onset of symptoms. Chronic pain must be present for longer than three months. The Perth Physiotherapy and Sports Injuries Centre can help you with the diagnosis and treatment of both acute and chronic pain.

The Healing Process

Following injury, our body follows a set process of healing which is the same in all of us. If there is an impact or large force, there may be some bleeding initially which largely finishes in 24 hours but may take 48 hours to completely stop.  Where there is not a large force involved, the injury may be more due to micro tears and not have local bleeding. The uninjured blood vessels open up around the injury to carry in extra oxygen, nutrients and the various cells and ingredients for repair during the first three days.

Inflammation begins within thirty minutes of injury and provides the environment for healing to take place. It is a vigorous process and causes swelling,

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Calf Strains usually develop during sports which are either repetitive or have high instantaneous loads on the lower legs, for example, walking, hiking, running, football and netball. The Perth Physiotherapy and Sports Injuries Centre can help you with the diagnosis and treatment of calf pain.


CAUSES OF CALF STRAIN


Under-training

During training, our body adapts to the increased load of the activity by thickening and strengthening tissues to cope with the increased strains. If a tissue such as the calf muscles is heavily or repeatedly loaded, for example when sprinting but has not had enough training to allow it to cope with these loads, it may develop a tear in the muscles or tendons. An example, would be the office worker who plays football at the weekend but has not trained during the week.

Over-training

Our body adapts to the increased load of training by thickening and strengthening tissues to cope with the increased strains. If the calf is heavily or repeatedly loaded without enough time to recover and heal, it will break down and become painful. Over- training and over-use occur in repetitive sports such a football,

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Buttock pain may be caused by many activities and sports as various structures are stressed beyond their tolerance. Buttock pain may arise in cases of gluteal muscle strain, particularly in gluteus medius and gluteus maximus, hamstring muscle tears and in the Piriformis syndrome. In addition, there may be an ischial tuberosity bursitis, Sacro-iliac joint strain, referred lumbar pain and rarely, referred hip joint pain. The Perth Physiotherapy and Sports Injuries Centre can help you with the diagnosis and treatment of buttock pain.


CAUSES OF BUTTOCK PAIN


Under-training

During training, our body adapts to the increased load of the activity by thickening and strengthening tissues to cope with the increased strains. If a tissue such as a muscle, ligament or bone is heavily or repeatedly loaded, for example when sprinting but has not had enough training to allow it to cope with these loads, it will accumulate damage. An example would be the office worker who plays football at the weekend but has not trained during the week and then tears a hamstring muscle.

Over-training

Our body adapts to the increased load of training by thickening and strengthening tissues to cope with the increased strains.

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At Perth Physiotherapy and Sports Injuries Centre, we diagnose and treat Lower Back Pain.

    Our spinal columns are made of twenty four vertebrae stacked one above another on the pelvis. They are joined together at the front by discs and at the back by facet joints. When we bend forward, the vertebra above tilts and slides forward, compressing the disc and stretching the facet joints at the back of the vertebrae. When we bend backward, the disc compression is reduced at the front and the facet joints are compressed at the back.  In the upper neck and thoracic areas we tend to have more facet joint strains and in the lower cervical spine and lumbar spine areas, disc injuries are more frequent. This is because our upper spine joints allow us to turn our heads to see, hear and smell, so they need mobility but do not support much weight. Our lumbar spine bears around half our body weight and as we move and sit, there are huge, sustained, compressive loads on our discs.


    CAUSES OF BACK PAIN


    Discs

     

     Disc injuries are the most common cause of low back pain and can range in severity from a mild intermittent ache,

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    Achilles tendonitis, sometimes known as Achilles Tendinopathy or Achilles Strain, is often the result of many small tears in the substance of the tendon or its covering. Many sports, including walking, hiking, running, football and netball strain the tendon and cause the fibres to break down. Perth Physiotherapy and Sports Injuries Centre can help you with the diagnosis and treatment of achilles tendonitis.


    CAUSES OF ACHILLES TENDONITIS


    Under-training

    During training, our body adapts to the increased load of the activity by thickening and strengthening tissues to cope with the increased strains. If a tissue such as the Achilles tendon is heavily or repeatedly loaded, for example when sprinting but has not had enough training to allow it to cope with these loads, it will develop a tendonopathy, commonly known as a tendonitis during the inflammatory phase. An example would be the office worker who plays football at the weekend but has not trained during the week.

    Over-training

    Our body adapts to the increased load of training by thickening and strengthening tissues to cope with the increased strains. If a tissue such as the Achilles tendon is heavily or repeatedly loaded without enough time to recover and heal,

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