How To Eliminate Shoulder and Neck Pain [Hack] Neck pain can be completely immobilising! It's one of the most common complaints I deal with in our Elwood clinic every single day. It can occur due to a given event for e.g: a knock during a sporting contest or a motor vehicle accident. But it can also happen seemingly out of the blue. I've had many patients who wake up with an excruciatingly painful and 'locked' neck who [...]

By | 2019-08-27T00:02:45+00:00 August 27th, 2019|Neck, Shoulder|0 Comments

What Should You Do With A Rotator Cuff Tear? In this video the 2 Bens explain: What having a rotator cuff tear means Why they're commonly associated with shoulder pain When to go for surgery Vs continue with Physio It's imperative to address any shoulder pain you have immediately to avoid the possibility of developing a condition called ' frozen shoulder' To read about the effects of frozen shoulder you can read our blog on the topic [...]

By | 2019-08-26T01:49:21+00:00 August 26th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Our Elwood physio explains referred pain

Your leg hurts. There’s a sharp pain every time you turn your neck. You experience a dull throbbing in your lower back, hip and leg. Logically, you should be looking into getting physio for your leg, neck, or back, right? Unfortunately, when it comes to musculoskeletal pain, it isn’t always that straightforward! In many cases, the root cause of your musculoskeletal pain may be in a completely different part of [...]

By | 2019-08-21T03:04:58+00:00 August 21st, 2019|Back, Physio, Shoulder|0 Comments

Our Elwood physio explains the ACL and common ACL injuries

If you’re a big footy fan (it doesn’t matter which code), the phrase “ACL injury” is likely one that you’re very familiar with already. You’ll know that it’s one of the most common injuries our top footy players run afoul of. But do you know what the ACL is, and what its function is? Are you contemplating getting back into your favourite sport and worried about getting an ACL injury [...]

By | 2019-08-21T02:52:59+00:00 August 14th, 2019|Knee, Physio|0 Comments

Tennis Elbow – All Your Questions Answered

How can I have tennis elbow if I don’t play tennis? Is this an injury of the bone or muscle? Why do I feel pain in my forearm as well as my elbow? These are just a few frequently asked questions from those experiencing Tennis Elbow. In this blog, I will endeavour to answer these, as well as a few more really common questions I’ve seen in practice from those [...]

By | 2019-04-24T04:32:52+00:00 April 29th, 2019|Physio|0 Comments

An Elwood physio explains how to avoid injury when you hit the weights

Whether you’re gunning to become the next Arnold Schwartznegger or simply looking to add a bit of definition to your muscles, weight training routines are a staple of many people’s workouts. However, the weights room also carries with it a range of risks - in particular, a very high chance of injury if you go about your regimen the wrong way! Most experienced weightlifters are well aware of these pitfalls [...]

By | 2019-04-24T06:07:55+00:00 April 26th, 2019|Physio|0 Comments

Introducing massage therapy at out Elwood and Caulfield physio clinics

At Physio Australia we are known as the go-to guys and gals for when you feel pain and injury. In fact our mission statement is ‘ We resolve your pain and restore your body’s function’. But what if I told you that we aren’t just your go-to destination for when you feel pain, but in fact we also offer massage services that you can take advantage of anytime whatsoever in [...]

By | 2019-04-24T03:14:22+00:00 April 24th, 2019|Physio|0 Comments

Read this before you hit the pool! A physio in Elwood explains swimmer’s shoulder

Australia has a bit of a love affair with the water - we suppose it’s just a side-effect of being surrounded by the stuff! You don’t even have to look at how our competitive swimmers are treated for proof - only 5% of Aussie adults can’t swim, compared to 20% in the UK, or the shocking 4 billion people globally who can’t swim. Whether you swim in the fast lane, [...]

By | 2019-04-15T00:01:10+00:00 April 11th, 2019|Physio, Shoulder|0 Comments

The final chapter – Low back pain and sciatica

Do you have lower back pain? Do you find yourself unable to sit uninterrupted at your desk throughout your working day? Do you feel a deep ache in your lower back? Do you have a love for heat packs? If you have answered yes to the above questions, in simple terms (as I’m sure you already know!) you are likely to be suffering from lower back pain. Lower back pain [...]

By | 2019-04-10T08:11:48+00:00 April 9th, 2019|Back, Physio|0 Comments

Upper Back Pain Management – The Bible Part 2

So now that your neck pain has been addressed, what about your upper back? Are these two regions of pain interrelated? In simple, yes, they can be. Due to the close proximity of the neck to the shoulders and upper back, pain can often be experienced within these two regions at the same time. The phrase “upper back” refers to the thoracic spine. The thoracic spine is the second spinal [...]

By | 2019-04-02T02:42:46+00:00 April 1st, 2019|Back, Physio|0 Comments