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The problem ankle: do you really recover from that sprain?...
The geek in me happened to be reading the recent issue of...
The geek in me happened to be reading the recent issue of the Journal of Physiotherapy on a lunch break when I came across a study about re-spraining ankles. As a practicing physiotherapist, I tend to a fair few people with similar complaints; “I rolled my...
06/07/2016
STONE MAN SYNDROME (Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva)...
Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP) is an extremely rare progressive disease of connective...
Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva (FOP) is an extremely rare progressive disease of connective tissue that occurs due to a genetic mutation in the body. While little is known about the pathophysiology of the condition, it is known that the mutation occurs in the ACVR1/ALK2 gene.Occurring in...
02/07/2016
Myotomes and Dermatomes...
PAIN THAT MOVES A blog about 'referred pain' and how it works We often...
PAIN THAT MOVES A blog about 'referred pain' and how it works We often have patients complaining of neck and back pains that refer into different areas. Once in a blue moon, we physios forget to use "laymen-lingo" and instead resort to "nerd-lingo"; like the time Joe...
01/07/2016
Exercise class at Pivotal Motion Physiotherapy...
Here at Pivotal Motion Physiotherapy, we are concerned with maximizing your quality...
Here at Pivotal Motion Physiotherapy, we are concerned with maximizing your quality of life and movement potential.This is achieved through a combination of methods including health promotion, injury prevention, treatment and intervention, and rehabilitation.The physiotherapists at Pivotal Motion Physiotherapy are highly qualified and skilled, with...
29/06/2016
Pivotal Motion Physiotherapy – Move better than before...
Move better than beforeWe pride ourselves on our client focus here at...
Move better than beforeWe pride ourselves on our client focus here at Pivotal Motion Physiotherapy. Welcoming new and returning patients equally, and giving 100% of our attention to establishing diagnosis, treatments and positive outcomes.Conveniently located in Newmarket Village, Newmarket, Pivotal Motion Physiotherapy which is easily...
19/06/2016
Sports Injuries: Advice from a Brisbane Physio...
A sporting injury is frustrating. I empathise with many of you when...
A sporting injury is frustrating. I empathise with many of you when you come into the clinic limping after a game of footy, understandably cranky that the injury occurred at the worst possible time. It is unfortunate, but it happens which is why I felt...
18/06/2016
Why Physiotherapy?...
Why physiotherapy?  A physiotherapist is trained to improve function, provide support, education...
Why physiotherapy?  A physiotherapist is trained to improve function, provide support, education and exercise prescription.If you are reading this, you have probably been to a physiotherapist. However, there is a lot that you may not have known about physiotherapists in general!Physiotherapists are first contact practitioners. First...
17/06/2016
Lower Back Pain...
Acute low back pain can be a very debilitating condition. It is...
Acute low back pain can be a very debilitating condition. It is estimated that approximately 80% of Australians will experience low back pain (LBP) at some point in their lives.If you have had it once you are likely to experience a recurrence. That is the...
16/06/2016
Happy chemicals when we exercise....
Maintenance is my new favourite word. With the holidays coming up, it...
Maintenance is my new favourite word. With the holidays coming up, it appears that we are all forgetting to look after ourselves. I too (and bear in mind I am a physiotherapist in Brisbane!) have been guilty of not maintaining my fitness routine this week....
14/06/2016