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Lymphodema

Lymphodema   Lymphodema refers to the swelling in an arm or leg caused by lymphatic system blockages. The blockages prevent lymph fluid from draining well and the fluid build-up leads to swelling. Signs and symptoms: Swelling of part or all of your arms or legs including fingers or toes Feeling of heaviness or tightness Restricted range of motion of the affected limb Aching and discomfort in the affected limb Hardening and thickening of the skin     Massage Massage can help...

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Lymphodema

What Is Tennis Elbow

What is Tennis Elbow? Do you have to play tennis to get tennis elbow?  No! In fact only a small percentage of people who are diagnosed with tennis elbow actually play tennis! And the vast majority develop it from lots of other day-to-day tasks. I am currently seeing lots of this at the moment with people getting out in the garden. Picture this, you have a backyard full of pruning that you’ve been putting off and you decide this is the weekend you’re going to get it all done, and after hours...

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What Is Tennis Elbow

Pelvic Floor

Men & Women's Pelvic Floor    What is the pelvic floor? The pelvic floor is a group of muscles, ligaments and connective tissues which line the pelvis and surround the openings to our bladder, bowel and in women, the vagina. They are like a sling or a hammock that attaches to our pubic bone at the front, and our coccyx (tailbone) at the back. The pelvic floor also forms part of “the core” – a flexible and dynamic cylinder inside our trunk, along with the diaphragm (breathing...

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Pelvic Floor

Miles For Mental Health

Miles For Mental Health   Marty Kallane is an inspirational man... a regular patient here at Midland, Marty challenged himself to an Ultramarathon fundraiser 'Miles For Mental Health' to support mental health with Headspace Australia. The Ultramarathon was 90KM from Toodyay to Perth. Marty and his Physiotherapist, Sal, worked together to prepare for the run, Sal treated Marty for the intensity of the run, talking him through his PB and applying 28 dry needles two days before run day!...

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Miles For Mental Health

Ankle Injuries

Ankle Injuries   Ankle injuries are very common injuries we see in the physio clinic. Only half of all ankle sprains occur during athletic activity which means you don’t necessarily need to be playing sport to hurt your ankle. These typically manifest with rolling or twisting the ankle out of its normal anatomical position and can be caused by stepping on uneven surfaces, tripping or falling or even landing awkwardly. There are many structures of the ankle and therefore many things...

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Ankle Injuries

You Can’t See Pain on a Scan

You Can't See Pain On A Scan   As health practitioners, we are always trying to work out the best way to care for our patients. That’s our role after all. That’s why it is important to keep up to date, and from time to time, we find out new things that dramatically change what we recommend to our patients. Cast your mind back to many decades ago - smoking was considered safe, patients were given drugs that are now known to be harmful, and we even used to tell people with back pain to...

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You Can’t See Pain on a Scan

Men’s Health Week – Good Night Sleep Tight

Men's Health Week - Goodnight, Sleep Tight!   This week marks the beginning of Men’s Health Week which aims to raise awareness and build stronger connections between men, their families and the health services. Improving men’s health outcomes is a two-way process involving men and their families engaging in health prevention and management strategies, as well as the health services continuing to learn, adapt and improve on the communication, support and effective treatment of men.  The...

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Men’s Health Week – Good Night Sleep Tight

Lateral Hip Pain

Lateral Hip Pain   Pain at the side of the hip is a painful, frustrating and often debilitating condition.  Many people have had the pain for years but have had no success with treatment.  Others brush it off as the onset of arthritis and old age and put up with the pain. It can affect athletes, office workers and retirees alike. Luckily, over recent years research has shed more light on the condition and now there are evidence based ways to manage it. Previously called...

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Lateral Hip Pain

Running Injuries

Running Injuries As many of you begin to prepare for the season of running events, first being HBF Run For A Reason, I wish to talk about running injuries and what we, as physiotherapists, generally observe in our injured running clients. If you have been plagued or hindered by numerous injuries or pains with your running, this post is for you. We all know that each individual is built differently and each has their own unique running style. Historically, physiotherapists have...

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Running Injuries

Winter Sporting Injury

Winter Sporting Injuries A combination of cold weather and contact sports such as rugby, football and soccer, inevitably cause joint related sporting injuries, especially in the lower limb. Acute ankle sprains are among the most common sporting injuries, where a recent meta-analysis found that the incidences of ankle sprains were higher in female athletes and athletes of indoor and court sports.   Initial management post sprain usually consists of...

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Winter Sporting Injury

Patellofemoral Knee Pain

Patellofemoral Knee Pain Patellofemoral knee pain is one of the most common disorders of the knee. It is caused by mal-tracking of the patella (kneecap) as you bend and move your leg. This incorrect positioning results in irritation and inflammation behind the patella which causes pain. Patellofemoral pain occurs as a result of: Muscle weakness of: Gluteal group Quadriceps Hamstrings Knee valgus (“knock-knees”) Tight structures: TFL and ITB (band of tissue on the side of your...

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Patellofemoral Knee Pain

Cervicogenic Headache

Cervicogenic Headache What are Cervicogenic Headaches? What a pain in the neck!  Headaches are extremely common, affecting approximately two-thirds of the population. There are different types of headaches including tension headaches, migraines, sinus headache and cervicogenic headache. There are many different causes for headaches, and triggers can be different for each individual. Headaches that arise due to abnormalities of the joints, muscles, fascia and neural structures of...

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Cervicogenic Headache

Elbow Pain

Tennis Elbow Pain Many people who participate in recreational and professional sport can have sport related injuries. Sports like tennis, golf, baseball, and cricket can create injuries that cause pain and stiffness arising from the elbow joint. Which has an impact on the smooth function of the upper limb, that will affect a participant's everyday activities. At Midland Physiotherapy we have qualified therapists who can assist you with any sport related pain.   Tennis Elbow...

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Midland Physio Elbow Pain

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