How our Highett physio freed Bobbie from lifelong injury

All too often, our Highett physiotherapists hear from patients think they’ve gotten an injury for life. Whether it’s on-again, off-again back pain for the last 10 years, or constant nagging pain in their shoulder that they have been living with for the last 6 months, too many resigned themselves to a life with chronic pain. Bobbie is one of them… or rather, he WAS one, until he started seeing our [...]

By |2020-07-28T06:28:40+00:00March 13th, 2020|Physio, Shoulder|0 Comments

What To Do With A Rotator Cuff Tear

Let's assume you've had some shoulder pain that won't seem to go away. It's a pain that might be in the front or back of your shoulder and possibly radiates down the side of your arm towards the middle of your upper limb. Overhead activities such as lifting or reaching may aggravate it. You might feel pain and discomfort when you try to sleep on that particular side. By now [...]

By |2020-07-28T06:34:56+00:00October 8th, 2019|Shoulder|0 Comments

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 Highett 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 |2020-07-28T04:52:27+00:00August 27th, 2019|Neck, Shoulder|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

Read this before you hit the pool! A physio in Highett 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 |2020-07-28T07:48:32+00:00April 11th, 2019|Physio, Shoulder|0 Comments

An Highett physio explains frozen shoulder (and what you can do about it!)

Let’s get one thing out of the way: frozen shoulder has nothing to do with the cold! Also known by its proper name, adhesive capsulitis, frozen shoulder describes situations where your shoulder becomes stiff and immobile. In this case, “frozen” refers to how you’ll have trouble moving and rotating your arm. In most cases, frozen shoulder also comes with a healthy dose of shoulder pain too. Symptoms of frozen shoulder [...]

By |2020-07-28T02:47:11+00:00December 7th, 2018|Shoulder|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

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

A Highett physio explains the causes & treatment of rotator cuff injury

While most people treat the shoulder as a single entity, your Highett physio knows that it’s actually a complicated network of bones, tendons and muscles that work together to give you a full range of motion. There’s a lot of stuff going on in your shoulder. That also means there are many points of failure where things can go wrong. Shoulder pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal issues [...]

By |2020-07-28T06:36:26+00:00June 29th, 2018|Shoulder|2 Comments