We've outlined some of the most common injuries we see regularly in physiotherapy.
Please note, this is not an extensive list - we regularly treat many other conditions as well. If your condition or injury isn't on this list, don't think you shouldn't come to physiotherapy - contact us and we can give you a better idea on the optimal treatment for you.
The shoulder is one of the most mobile joints in the body. This is a great feature to have, however with such mobility it can be predisposed to instability.
You might have heard of rotator cuff injuries, shoulder bursitis and shoulder impingement. These are some of the most common injuries that occur at the shoulder joint.
Here at Trilogy Physiotherapy, our physiotherapists can help diagnose an injury in your shoulder and give you a solution to your issue. We don't only look at the shoulder joint, as this might not be the root cause of your problem. It may be stemming from your neck, mid-back, hips or even the way you walk!
We will run you through a full body assessment to get you back up and moving, and to reduce the risks of re-injury.
Be prepared for hands-on treatment and exercise-based therapy to help you get your shoulder moving, functioning and performing to the best of its ability.
Arthritis can effect 1 in 6 people. Very simply, arthritis is inflammation in joints that can cause pain and stiffness.
There are many different types of arthritis, and contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to be elderly to have it! People of any age can be diagnosed with Arthritis.
The most common types of Arthritis are Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoarthritis. There are many reasons as to why people get Arthritis. Some causes can be injuries sustained, infections and other underlying diseases.
Physiotherapy can help Arthritis sufferers reduce their pain and stiffness on a day to day basis. Unfortunately, there is no cure yet, but exercises have shown to help successfully manage Arthritis.
At Trilogy Physiotherapy we can assess which muscles and joints need to be worked and will create a program for you that addresses these areas.
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) lower back pain is estimated to affect approximately 60 to 70 percent of people in developed countries. Recent research has identified many factors that can lead to back pain, including diabetes, obesity, stress and poor movement patterns.
At Trilogy Physiotherapy we are able to diagnose and treat your back pain. We believe in long term lasting results. Our physiotherapists will help get you moving and will provide you with education and exercises to help minimise the likelihood of the back pain returning.
If you have been diagnosed with a Tendinopathy or what is commonly known as Tendinitis we can help!
These conditions are an inflammatory condition in the tendons. Common areas include: elbows, hips, knees, thumbs, and ankles.
This condition can affect any age. Whether you are a plumber, athlete or office worker anyone can develop tendinitis. You may have heard of tennis or golfer's elbow - these are very common even you don't play these sports.
At Trilogy Physiotherapy we can help manage these conditions and reduce your symptoms. Our physiotherapists will provide advice and education, exercise and hands on therapy to help you feel better.
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) causes pain around the kneecap and can also lead to clicking or grinding.
The pain can be anywhere around the kneecap or can even feel like its deep inside the knee.
This condition occurs when there is too much friction on the knee which causes repetitive rubbing of the kneecap on the surrounding structures. It is very common across all age groups.
The excessive friction can arise from tightness or weakness in the leg and hip muscles which respond well to proper treatment.
Our physiotherapists are very skilled at treating PFJ Syndrome as it is one of the most common conditions they see.
One of the most common sports injuries is a sprained ankle or “rolled ankle.” Ankle sprains happen when the ligaments around the ankle joint stretch or tear in response to a force such as the foot forcefully rolling underneath you.
Ankle sprains vary in severity but usually cause pain, swelling and reduced movement of the ankle and surrounding tissues such as the calf. If you have recently sprained your ankle you should begin the RICE method straight away (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation).
Remember to never put ice directly on your skin to avoid ice burns as this will prolong the recovery. If you need pain relief beyond what ice can provide please speak to your GP about what medications might be appropriate.
Early treatment is very important to ensure your ankle recovers fully so be sure to book an appointment as soon as possible to restore normal function and prevent ongoing issues.
Plantar fasciitis is a condition where the fascia (the tissue that covers your muscles) on the bottom of your foot becomes irritated and swells up creating pain.
The pain and tightness can be in the arch of your foot, the ball of your foot or in your heel. This makes it painful to walk and is often quite bad first thing in the morning leading to limping when you first get out of bed.
One contributing factor can be sudden change in type of footwear. If you normally wear trainers and then suddenly swap them out for holiday stilettos, this can put stress on your tissues resulting in fasciitis.
Other causes of plantar fasciitis include change in type of exercise, prolonged walking (especially on uneven ground), and weakness in the supporting structures of the foot and ankle.
Have you woken up in the morning with a sore neck and feel you can’t move around properly? Do you feel during the day that your neck is fatiguing? Is your neck just constantly sore?
There could be multiple underlying causes as to why your neck is sore. Sometimes having a sore neck can lead to headaches and other muscular pains.
Our physios will diagnose and treat the root cause of your neck problem. Book in for an appointment today and let us help you get back to having a pain-free neck.