Does posture REALLY cause lower back pain? A Highett physio explains

Despite common belief, there is no such thing as correct posture - in fact, it varies (quite literally!) If you ask our Highett physios, correcting posture is somewhat overrated when it comes to muscular aches and pains. What we aim to do at Physio AUS is to educate you and encourage more frequent movement. So, what is good posture? Your next posture is your best posture, SIMPLE. Well not quite! [...]

By |2020-07-28T13:04:38+00:00February 5th, 2020|Back, Physio|0 Comments

Pregnancy-related pain? You need a physio in Highett!

Congratulations on your pregnancy! When you’re expecting, you can expect all manner of appointments to make: GPs, midwives, ultrasound appointments… the list goes on. One appointment that many women overlook however is their appointment with their physiotherapist. While injuries and chronic pain may make up the majority of our caseload, they aren’t the only things our physios in Highett treat. Physiotherapy as a profession is about treating and relieving pain [...]

By |2020-07-28T07:44:00+00:00January 29th, 2020|Back, Legs, Physio|0 Comments

Our Highett 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 |2020-07-28T03:12:31+00:00August 21st, 2019|Back, 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 |2020-07-28T04:50:48+00:00April 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 |2020-07-28T05:42:58+00:00April 1st, 2019|Back, Physio|0 Comments

A physiotherapist in Highett explains mistakes you make while sitting

At Physio AUS, many of the cases we treat are athletes, tradies and people recovering from injury - in other words, people who either spend a lot of time either using their bodies or who need physical therapy. So you’d think office workers would be safe, right? Wrong! While office workers aren’t so much subject to problems such as injury or overuse (generally speaking), they do face plenty of their [...]

By |2020-07-28T02:23:54+00:00February 21st, 2019|Back, Physio|0 Comments

A physiotherapist in Highett explains how poor ergonomics can cause pain

Do you experience dull throbbing? Sharp pains? Or recurring aches? For many, the first thought is “how did I get that?” You think back to the evening jog, or the last time you went to the gym. You must have done something wrong - it’s the only theory that makes sense. But what if we told you it wasn’t? You might be surprised to hear that an injury event isn’t [...]

By |2020-07-28T23:15:39+00:00November 26th, 2018|Back, Physio, Shoulder|0 Comments

Get back into it! Our Highett physiotherapist explains 5 ways to relieve your pain

Did you know? Around half of all Australians work jobs where they spend most of their time sitting. Unfortunately, this sedentary lifestyle isn’t helping with those who suffer severe back pain. The problem arises when people don’t take active measures to balance out their largely desk-bound jobs. Think about all the hours you spend sitting (or lying down) in a day: 8 hours sleeping 30 mins commute to work in [...]

By |2020-07-28T13:38:53+00:00November 12th, 2018|Back|0 Comments

A physio in Highett explains the dangers of sitting too much

According to the Heart Foundation, around 65.3% of Aussies over 15 either were sedentary or had low levels of exercise. That’s close to 12 million people - a little under half the entire population. And with less active living comes a whole host of potential health problems. While inactivity isn’t great for the body in general, much of this idle time is spent sitting down. In our experience, this is [...]

By |2020-07-28T03:27:08+00:00November 7th, 2018|Back, Physio, Shoulder|1 Comment

Learn about back muscle spasms from a Highett physiotherapist

Back pain doesn’t just make lifting things or reaching for the top shelf difficult - since your back supports your entire body, any problem with it can make even simple tasks like walking a literal pain. Strains, “slipped discs”, fractures - we’re all familiar with the usual sources of back pain. But these three aren’t the only types of back pain. The spinal column is a complex amalgamation of different [...]

By |2020-07-28T02:33:57+00:00October 10th, 2018|Back, Physio|0 Comments