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Spondylolysis And Spondylolisthesis

Spondylolysis is defined as a defect of the vertebral arch. It can be a naturally occurring problem, where the defect develops due to the normal stresses of weight bearing, or it may develop due to excessive sporting activity. Initially the condition may present as stress fracture of the pars inter articularis.

Category: Lower back

Sprained Ankle

What you may have felt: · Immediate pain on the outside of your ankle.

Category: Foot and toes

Sprained Ankle

What you may have felt: · Immediate pain on the outside of your ankle. · Unable to walk on it due to pain. · Noises – crack/pop/snap.

Category: Ankle

Stress Fractures In The Lower Back

What is it? Often referred to as pars defect and is an incomplete fracture with in rear portion of the vertebral arch. If it occurs on both sides of the vertebrae and the vertebral body 'slips' forward it is called a spondylolisthesis (These are graded 1 to 4, depending on severity)

Category: Lower back

Studying, A Pain In The Neck

Yes it’s that time of year again when students throughout Western Australia are hitting the books hard and sitting through long stressful exams. It’s hardly surprising, that so many of them get headaches, back and neck pain.

Category: Neck

Swimmers Shoulder

Shoulder pain is an extremely common complaint among swimmers. The term ‘Swimmers Shoulder’ is a general term encompassing a spectrum of shoulder dysfunction; therefore it is important that an accurate diagnosis is given and the cause established.

Category: Shoulder and upper arm

Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ)

Many people suffer from Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) disorders without realising that this is the source of their pain. Varied symptoms such as earaches, headaches and face and neck pain may be a result of Temporomandibular dysfunction.

Category: Head

Tendon Injury And Repair

Tendons are strong connective tissue in the body that attach muscle to bone. They are made up of mainly collagen and help to generate power as well as provide stability.

Category: Other

Tennis Elbow

What is it? Tennis elbow is a painful condition occurring on the outside of the elbow around the bony structures. The muscles that extend the wrist backwards attach onto the arm bones at this point. With overuse of their tendons, muscle-tendon junctions or muscle bellies they can become inflamed.

Category: Elbow

The Benefits Of Exercise On Rotator Cuff Impingement

Does A Painful Shoulder Require Surgery? A systematic review by Kuhn (2009), found that exercise has statistically and clinically significant effects on pain reduction and improving function. When combined with manual therapy this improvement was further strengthened.

Category: Shoulder and upper arm

Thoracic Outlet Syndrom (TOS)

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) is a difficult condition to describe as the symptoms are variable. TOS is caused by compression of the nerves and/or blood vessels as they leave the neck to enter the upper limb.

Category: Neck

Trochanteric Bursitis

WHAT IS IT? Around your hip joint there are many muscles that help to provide the joint with stability. Imbalances between the gluteal muscles and another muscle called tensor fascia lata commonly leads to the inflammation of fluid filled sacs (bursa). When the bursa becomes inflamed it can be extremely painful.

Category: Hip and groin

What To Do If Injury Occurs

Have you ever been to a sporting ground and witnessed someone sprain their ankle? Or been told of a painful shoulder following a round of Golf, or set of Tennis?

Category: Other

Whiplash

Whiplash is the term used to describe injuries caused by the sudden change of direction of the movement of the head. This is most commonly seen in Car Accidents, but can also occur in other situations.

Category: Neck

Why Do Joints Click

Manipulation of joints has been used as a treatment for back and neck pain for hundreds of years. Yet, most people do not understand what actually happens with a manipulation and how this affects joints.

Category: Other

Why Should I Exercise As I Get Older?

Exercise is the single best thing you can do for your health!

Category: Other

Womens Health And Continence

Pelvic floor issues such as leakage of urine, known as incontinence, and pelvic organ prolapse, are very common problems affecting the female population, especially those who have had children.

Category: Other

Wry Neck

The term “wry neck” describes a condition whereby the neck suddenly becomes stiff and painful. Turning the head to the side (usually one side more than the other) and looking up can cause a severe “catching” pain.

Category: Neck

​Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is the most common disorder of the inner ear in the adult population. The age of onset of BPPV is often from between the ages of 40 – 60 years old, with between 11 and 64 people per 100,000 being affected each year. Females are more likely to get BPPV than males.

Category: Head