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Injuries

Injuries

Physiotherapy focuses on improving a person’s physical function and mobility.
 

Have you got an injury that is affecting your life?

Are you sick of being in pain for day to day activities?

Want to start a new sport, or return to sport after an injury?

Injuries we treat:

We’re holistic in our approach, ensuring that you get the appropriate treatment you need.

The injuries we treat include:

 

Sports injuries are usually caused by direct impact or overuse.

Common injuries include bruises, sprains, strains and fractures.

Therefore, treatment will depend on the type and severity of the injury.

There are two kinds of sports injuries: acute and chronic.

Some of the more common sports injuries we can treat are:

  • Sprains – ankle, wrist

  • Bruises – corks etc

  • Strains – hamstring, groin, calf 

  • Joint injuries – knee, shoulder, neck 

  • Fractures – acute or stress fractures 

  • Chronic Injuries – tendonitis, bursitis

Most of us spent 90% of our lives at work – so it only makes sense that many injuries occur here.

These injuries can range from acute, chronic and overuse. 

At That Physio we accept all workcover claims – and have had a great relationship with insurance providers for many years. 

Once a claim has been approved, you can begin Physiotherapy to help with your injury or complaint. 

If your not sure how this process works, please contact us to find out more information. 

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Knee pain or knee injuries are extremely common, and can occur in people of all ages. 

Do you have knee pain that is interfering with daily activities? Or stopping you from participating in sport?Are you struggling to go for a daily walk? Or get out of a chair?

All these things can have a big impact on your life, we get it. 

 

Common Knee Conditions we treat include:

  • Ligament Strains/Sprains eg: ACL, MCL, LCL

  • Patellofemoral Syndrome

  • Patella Tendonitis

  • Osgood Schlatters

  • Fractures/Dislocations

  • Torn Meniscus

  • Bursitis

  • ITB Syndrome

  • Osteoarthritis

​If your not sure whether we can help with your knee problems, please contact us to find out more. 

 

Feet. You are on them, using them all day every day,  but you may not think much about them until they hurt.

And when they do, you want relief. To get the right treatment, you need to know the problem.

We see all kinds of causes of foot pain, including:

  • Plantar Fasciitis / Heel Spur
  • Bunions
  • Ankle sprains 
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Morton’s Neuroma
  • Overuse Injuries
  • Peroneal Tendonitis
  • Ankle Impingement
  • Severs Disease
  • Stress Fracture
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

 

If you are suffering from pain in the foot/feet, and not sure where to turn to. Please reach out to ask to find out more. 

Eighty percent (80%) of people will experience lower back pain at some stage of their life. It is one of the most common reasons for people missing work and seeing a doctor or physiotherapist. But lower back pain is something that can be treated or avoided with back care strategies and exercises.

There can be many causes of acute back pain, either due to muscular or ligament strain or disc problems. It is vital that you are correctly diagnosed with low back pain, as treatment options are very different. 

While low back pain is most comon, mid and upper back pain can also be experienced. This can be posture or work related, and again there can be many causes of pain. 

While neck pain is less prevalent than lower back pain, there are several cervical spine conditions that may cause neck pain, arm pain and other symptoms.

Neck pain or a stiff neck are extremely common can affect your life in so many different ways. Whether it be sharp neck pain, dull muscular aches, headache, or an inability to fully move your head, a sore neck can be very frustrating yet it’s simple to fix in the majority of cases. It is important to make an accurate diagnosis of the cause of your neck pain so that appropriate treatment can be directed at the cause. 

Your hand is made up of a complicated group of joints (wrist, hand, thumb and fingers), plus all of the tendons, muscles and nerves.

Pain can be divided up into the hand itself – commonly referred pain from higher up the limb, or in the wrist. Normally pain is acute, from some sort of fall or trauma, or chronic from an overuse or longstanding injury. 

 

Common Hand Complaints Include:​

  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Fracture
  • De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis
  • Finger/Thumb Sprain
  • Hand or Wrist Arthritis (Psoriatic/Rheumatoid/Osteo)
  • Muscle Strain (Muscle Pain)
  • Neck/Arm Pain
  • Overuse Injuries
  • RSI – Repetitive Strain Injury
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Skiiers/Boxers Thumb 

Wrist pain is also common and can be as a result of sports injuries, work injuries or simple everyday arm use. Wrist pain can be caused by local muscle, tendon or joint injury or can be referred from your neck joints or a trapped nerve.

Wrist pain and injury respond favourably to physiotherapy when early treatment is sought. If you have any concerns in relation to your hand or wrist please call us on 9982 6555.



Growing pains are common among children with as many as one in five children experiencing some degree of this pain during their early years. 

​Children and adolescents often complain of pain and it can be confusing to distinguish between the various types of pain, including musculoskeletal pain or classic ‘idiopathic’ growing pains. 

Idiopathic growth pain is usually seen between the ages of three and twelve, with children generally growing out of it. This type of pain is commonly seen in children with bio-mechanical issues such as poor posture and flat feet, suggesting there is a possible relationship between growth pain and bio-mechanical faults.

​Childhood musculoskeletal pain is quite specific, usually occurring after a period of rapid growth. It may be aggravated by sporting activities or poor posture. It is generally seen between the ages of eleven and upwards until the growth phase has finished.

 Some of the most commonly seen complaints are:

  • plantar fasciitis
  • Sever’s disease
  • Osgood-Schlatter’s disease
  • patella femoral issues
  • groin strains
  • scoliosis
  • swimmers shoulder
  • postural dysfunctions.

 

Bio-mechanically there are often significant changes that our Physiotherapists here in Dee Why might pick up on. These might include but are not limited to:

  • pronation of the feet
  • tibial rotation
  • squinting patellae
  • valgus knees
  • hyperextension of the knees
  • tight musculature
  • increased or flattened lumbar curve
  • increased thoracic kyphosis
  • hip and shoulder height differences
  • protracted chin position
  • poor lumbo-pelvic stability.

 

Growing pains are most prominent between the ages of three to five and eight to eleven. The most common complaints include limb pain that has started for no real reason. Sometimes pain may occur after exercise, but this is not always the case as children often experience just as much discomfort without any physical activity. In most cases, growing pain usually ceases by mid-adolescence.

There are some most serious conditions that could mimic the symptoms of growth pain, so it is important to have your child assessed to rule these out. 

 

Shoulder pain and injuries are very common.

Your shoulder is the most mobile of all your joints, with a lot of movement around the joint. 

The reason for this movement is a very small joint contact zone, which essentially means your shoulder is quite unstable. That is why your shoulder muscles are so vital to a normally functioning shoulder.

In most cases, if you are suffering shoulder pain it is because your muscles are simply not strong enough or they are uncoordinated. 

Luckily, both of these dysfunctions can be normalised after a quality assessment and injury-specific exercises.

Most shoulder pain is caused by one of the following categories:

Ongoing shoulder problems can be very debilitating, and therefore worth seeking advice for. Should you require assessment or treatment please call 9982 6555. 

 

If you are a headache or migraine sufferer, you’ll know how disruptive and inconvenient a severe headache or migraine attack can be.

Accurate diagnosis is important to guide the correct treatment and management of headache disorders. Head pain can have many causes, not just migraine and correctly identifying the cause will lead to better treatment.

 

What’s Causing your migraine or headache?

At That Physio, we have a special interest in the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of migraine and headache disorders. In particular, we focus on the diagnosis and treatment of the neck and jaw.  

Our knowledge of what causes headaches and migraines has improved dramatically over the years, with there now thought to be over 300 different causes.

Our therapists will be individualised in their approach to diagnosis and treatment to ensure you get the most out of your session. 

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