WORKSTATION SETUP: HOW TO REDUCE YOUR CHANCE OF NECK PAIN DEVELOPING

July 25, 2021

Key Points Related Workstation Setup: 1. Jobs requiring the use of a computer or video display terminal can result in awkward and sustained postures which has been demonstrated as causes of work-related neck and shoulder pain (1). 2. Various studies have shown that those working with a computer experience neck and shoulder pain,…

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Severs Heel Pain – What Is It?

November 17, 2020

Severs, which is also known as calcaneal apophysitis (calcaneum is the heel bone), was first described by American Orthopaedic Surgeon James Warren Sever in 1912 and is considered inflammation of the growth plate in the heel of growing children (1). As children are growing, their bones are considered to not…

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WHAT CAN I DO TO INCREASE THE SAFETY OF MY SPORT-PLAYING CHILD?

November 3, 2020

Sport participation has been shown to be a major cause of injury in adolescents. A lack of physical preparedness for the sport played has been shown to be one reason contributing to the risk of injury. Physical preparedness includes having adequate hip/knee/ankle muscular stability when landing from a marking contest or changing…

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NECK-RELATED HEADACHES: HOW CAN I STOP THIS?

October 23, 2020

Key Points Related To Headaches: 70% of people with frequent intermittent headache report neck symptoms associated with their headache (1)Cervicogenic Headache is the name of the diagnosis where pain is felt in the head but being referred from a primary source in the cervical spine (neck) (2)PAIN IN THE FRONT OF THE…

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“I’VE GOT TERRIBLE POSTURE”: HOW TO IMPROVE SHOULDER AND NECK PAIN

October 12, 2020

Key Points Related To Posture and Neck Pain Despite the overwhelming assumption in Australian society that posture is related to neck pain, research studies are conflicting suggesting it may not have as great a link as we thought.Some studies have found an association between forward head posture and pain, whereas other studies have…

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WHAT’S THE MOST COMMON SOURCE OF NECK PAIN?

October 8, 2020

In the Global Burden of Disease study; 291 different conditions were assessed for their contribution towards disability encountered by people over a lifetime. Neck pain in Australasia was ranked 3rd highest (out of the 291) in the overall disability it affects people’s lives and ranked 4th in the world.80% of those with…

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STRENGTHENING EXERCISES AND AGEING – WHAT’S THE BOTHER?

December 4, 2019

In Australia, 54% of women and 51% of men aged between 18 and 64 were considered physically inactive or insufficiently active. Physical inactivity increased to 65% in those aged 65 and above. Commonly, Australians are aware they need to perform “30 minutes of moderate physical activity per day”. However, many…

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4 WAYS TO DECREASE YOUR PLANTAR FASCIA HEEL PAIN

March 27, 2019

1 out of 10 people experience Plantar Heel Pain (more commonly known as Plantar Fasciitis or Plantar Fasciopathy). 8% of running injuries are caused by Plantar Heel Pain (1,2). Those with Plantar Heel Pain typically experience: Pain that is worse in the morning (with the first few steps out of…

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ANKLE SPRAINS – AM I AT RISK?

February 20, 2019

Lateral ankle sprains are a frequently occurring injury amongst the general population and sportspeople. 40% of all traumatic ankle injuries occur during sports (1). Lateral ankle sprains have the highest reinjury rate of all lower limb musculoskeletal injuries (2). Those who experience an acute lateral ankle sprain have a twofold increased re-injury…

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PAIN AT THE FRONT OF MY KNEE – WHAT CAN I DO ABOUT IT? [PART 2]

February 1, 2019

atellofemoral joint pain syndrome (PFPS) is a common condition; where pain is felt around, behind or under the kneecap. For more about what this condition is; read our Part 1 article. Here is the link: https://continuumphysiotherapy.com.au/pain-at-the-front-of-my-knee-what-is-it-part-1/ The focus of this article is to provide tips on how to minimise your risk…

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