Arthritic hand problems most commonly arise from osteoarthritis (OA) or rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Although, both can cause pain and swelling in the joints, RA is an autoimmune disease which can lead to deformity if it isn’t well managed from an early stage. OA is usually caused by previous injury, overuse or general deterioration of the joints with age. Although OA of other joints in the body can be caused by being overweight or due to previous injury, OA of the hands usually runs in families. This blog will focus on OA of the hand and how you can manage it.... read more
The benefits of strength training have been known for some time with research now confirming why it’s important to include strength training in any type of exercise program. Resistance, or strength training improves sport performance, prevents injury, improves bone density and helps recovery from muscle and joint injury. However, what is the right load to use, how many repetitions are best and how often should the exercises be performed in a week? In this blog, we will answer these questions and help you understand the reasoning behind the load and dosage we give you.... read more
We sometimes hear from patients that they have put off seeking treatment following an injury because they have previously tried physiotherapy and found that it didn’t work. Understandably, this can lead to a reluctance to invest time and money into future treatments.... read more
Having the right pillow for your neck determines whether you’re going to get a good night’s sleep or not wake up with a stiff and painful neck. We discuss what to consider when buying a pillow so that you have the best chance of finding the one that’s best for you.... read more
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common lifestyle disease in people aged 65 years and over, but it can also affect people as young as 30. In Australia, treatment usually focuses on surgery but a new program, GLA:D Australia, offers a safe alternative that may avoid the need for surgery.... read more
Research shows that if you have one episode of back pain, you are more likely to have another episode. However, this doesn't mean that you are going to keep getting worse. We give you advice on how you can manage recurring back pain, prevent the frequency of recurrences and continue your normal lifestyle.... read more
Our 3-Dimensional Back Pain Reduction Program has been developed to help you.
Back pain affects 4 million people in Australia (ABS 2017-18 National Health Survey Results) and is one of the most common conditions we treat at PhysioSpot. Often people, and treating professionals, only look at short-term pain relief without treating the cause or working on prevention.... read more
From the 1 April 2019 Private Health insurance rebates will no longer be available for a range of natural therapies through your ‘Extras’ cover. This includes Clinical Pilates sessions. The Department of Health – not private health insurers – introduced the review of natural therapies in its campaign to remove rebates for low-value care.... read more
Heavy, poorly designed and poorly packed backpacks can all contribute to straining your child’s back. We have tips on backpack safety for parents to help you prevent this.... read more
With the warmer weather and approaching holidays, now is a great time to exercise, become more active and have a healthy lifestyle. We have four tips to do this without the pain from injury.... read more
Plantar fasciitis – it's not the easiest condition to pronounce, but you certainly know when you have it! Plantar fasciitis literally means inflammation of the plantar fascia, which is an anatomical structure that is found in the sole of the foot and connects the heel to the toes.... read more
Almost everyone has twisted their ankle at some time in their life; in fact, it is one of the most common reasons for people to visit an emergency department. However, whilst some sprains are only minor, some can continue to give problems for years. This depends on the severity of the sprain and/or lack of good rehab.... read more
We often get asked why we aren’t part of any preferred provider schemes, and so we have put some information together to help you understand how these schemes work, and why we do not participate in them.
It also outlines some options that may be of benefit for you to consider.... read more
If you happen to have an office job, it can’t have escaped your notice that sitting has been shown to be associated with a variety of chronic health conditions. Office jobs are one of the most common forms of employment in the developed world, so here are some tips to help you stay healthy when sitting all day.... read more
Stretching before sport, competition or exercise has been the golden rule for many years and as physios we have reminded people to stretch and incorporate it into their warm-up. It is believed to prevent injury and improve performance, but for several years now we have been questioning whether this is really true.... read more
Save $30 off your next consultation when you refer a friend in March. Your friend will benefit too by saving $30 off their Initial Physiotherapy consultation! Please read our Terms and Conditions.... read more
On the 1st February this year, medicines containing Codeine were banned from being purchased without a prescription. Common over the counter medicines to manage pain, such as Nurofen Plus, now require a visit to your doctor. However, there are other strategies that are just as effective and have better long term outcomes for many pain causing conditions such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, nerve damage or pain arising from injury or surgery.... read more
The use of computer tablets has drastically increased in recent years and they are now common in work places, schools and homes. They have many advantages over computers and laptops, however, we are also seeing a marked increase in the injury rate associated with these devices.... read more
There has been lots of information on the harmful effects of prolonged sitting and people are requesting standing desks in their workplace. We look at the benefits & disadvantages and what’s best for you.... read more
Foam rollers have become very popular over the last few years but what are they used for and do they really help? If you are thinking of buying a foam roller, don’t, until you read this.... read more
If you have pain on the outside of the elbow which is made worse by gripping & doing repetitive activities with your hand, you may have tennis elbow. The medical term is Lateral Epicondylitis or Lateral Epicondylalgia. Unfortunately, recovery can be slow taking anything from a few months to 2 years. However, physiotherapy can help speed up the recovery time and prevent recurrences.... read more
Do you have a painful lump at the back of your ankle or your shoulder hurts when you raise it? If so, you may have a tendinopathy...but complete rest is not the answer.... read more
Do you have a sore breast? Is your breast swollen? Does it feel firm to touch?
You could have mastitis! Or blocked breast ducts.... read more
There are many benefits of Aquatic Physiotherapy on pain, physical function and mental health. We discuss 7 reasons why it can help you manage your pain.
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Massage & Myotherapy Christmas Vouchers available now.
No limit on purchases. Valid until the 30th June, 2017.
A great offer at only $60 for a 1 hour massage!... read more
Physio Spot is celebrating 20 years in the Knox Community. Come and join in the celebrations on Saturday 30th July between 12:00 and 4:00pm.... read more
We are offering a Massage Special this school holidays for all teachers and staff. Book a 1hr massage with Jodie for ONLY $60.00... read more
One of the most common causes of knee pain is Patellofemoral pain. This is a common condition that causes pain around or under the kneecap. At physioSpot we see many patients with this pain, both males and females, and young and old. This debilitating condition can make it very difficult to walk up and down steps, squat, walk up and down hills and sit for long periods of time.... read more
About 70 per cent of Australian children suffer back pain from school bags. The beginning of the school year is a good time to look at what type of backpack your child has, if it is suitable and if it is being worn correctly.... read more
We welcome our new Remedial Therapist, Jodie Browne, to the team and to celebrate her arrival she is offering a 25% discount for the first 1 hour treatment. This reduces the consultation to $60 for 1 hour! However, this offer is for a limited time, so book early.... read more