Physiotherapy

2019 ‘Pilates’ Legislation Changes and Information

  We write to draw your attention to some changes in the industry.   First off, there will be no change to your ability to claim rebates for our classes at Bluff and North Road Physio. Recent Government legislation has removed the requirement for Private Health Insurers to pay for services considered ‘Natural Therapies’. As […]

The Sprained Ankle: A Common Basketball Injury

By Rhys Enticott       A common injury for basketballers (and many other athletes) is the sprained ankle. Whilst it may seem like a mild injury, often they can leave players with long lasting changes in flexibility, strength and balance which make them prone to re-do the injury or sustain a different injury in […]

Basketball Injuries and Physiotherapy – An Introduction

By Rhys Enticott     Basketball is a very popular sport in Australia with nearly 1 million players suggested to be taking part around the country.(1) Like with most sports, injuries for basketballers are relatively common with most occurring to the ankle/foot and knee. Within these injuries, studies have shown that ligament sprains have the […]

Neck Pain and Physiotherapy – how can we help?

  Neck pain is a significant problem for Australian adults, especially amongst people who perform office based work (Hoy, Protani, De, & Buchbinder, 2010). There are a wide range of causes for neck pain, however most neck pain is mechanical in nature (Bier, et al., 2018). Posture, particularly for office workers, or people who spend […]

Common Musculoskeletal Conditions Post Pregnancy

I’m no longer pregnant, why am I so sore?   As we spoke about in the last blog – pain during pregnancy is a big issue for some women; but it goes away post pregnancy, right? For some, yes – once baby is born the pelvic load is reduced and so pain subsides.  For others […]

Musculoskeletal Pain During Pregnancy

I’m getting stiff and sore in my muscles and joints during my pregnancy, but I was fine before. What does this mean?   Pregnancy is an exciting time for most women – unfortunately pelvic and postural pain can distract from enjoying it.  Pelvic Girdle Pain or PGP is extremely common during pregnancy.  PGP is an […]

The Pelvic Floor and Physiotherapy

What is the pelvic floor? The pelvic floor is the collection of muscles and connective tissue that make up the floor of the pelvis. The muscular component stretches like a sling from the pubic bone at the front to the tailbone at the back, and consists of a deep layer and a superficial layer.   […]

Mastitis: What is it? And How Can Physiotherapy Help?

Mastitis – What is it? Mastitis is a common condition during breastfeeding that involves inflammation of the breast milk ducts. This inflammation usually occurs as a result of milk ducts not being completely emptied, and can be infectious or non-infectious. Blocked ducts present as a tender lump in the breast with or without local redness.   […]

Ask the Physio

This week we’re launching our Ask the Physio initiative for you to get knowledge, information or advice directly from a physiotherapist. Instead of sifting through the questionable information on the Internet, send us an email at askthephysio@bluffroadphysio.com.au. One of our professional physiotherapists will give you a thorough and detailed answer to your question. Please note […]