The Problem with Ergonomics

  If you work on a computer at all, chances are you may have experienced some neck or back pain while toiling away at that keyboard. If you work in a large organisation or for the government, you’ve also probably had a workstation assessment done at some point. Occupational pain is a massive problem – studies show about 1/3 of …

Julian BowenThe Problem with Ergonomics

NEW Feldenkrais Classes! first session free…

FELDENKRAIS CLASSES STARTING WEDNESDAY APRIL 12! South Perth Physiotherapy welcomes experienced Feldenkrais instructor, Lynda Johnston! Some of you may know Lynda from our Mat Pilates classes. On top of her usual Mat Pilates classes, Lynda will now also be offering Feldenkrais classes at South Perth Physiotherapy. Awareness through Movement lessons starting at South Perth Physiotherapy on April 12.  Come and try a …

Julian BowenNEW Feldenkrais Classes! first session free…

The Curious Case of Hamstring Tightness

[Real life case study below]   I want to introduce you to Pete* (not his real name). Now Pete came in to see me complaining of tight hamstrings. He plays basketball several times per week, and has had a couple of ‘twinges’ in the hamstrings over the last 12 months. He was feeling very fragile in his hamstrings, worried they …

Julian BowenThe Curious Case of Hamstring Tightness

Where does the weight go when we lose weight?

  Weight loss is a billion dollar industry, and we all know that eating more healthily and being more active is the best way to weight loss (despite all those quick fixes, miracle cures and late night infomercials). But when you lose weight, where does the weight actually go??? It’s something that sounds like it should be a simple question …

Julian BowenWhere does the weight go when we lose weight?

How to choose your bed

Getting the right bed can be a stressful purchase. Waking at 3am with discomfort after spending sometimes thousands on a bed and mattress can be frustrating and annoying. Check the returns policy when buying a bed, though the hassle of getting it back to the store is not fun. So, how do you make the best purchase of something you …

Lauren MayHow to choose your bed

8 (and a half) Biggest Myths about Low Back Pain

Despite information being abundant and easy to find nowadays, we find there are still many myths (and downright lies) that still seem to persist when it comes to pain and injury. Unfortunately poor understanding or unhelpful beliefs about your injury tend to lead to prolonged recovery of failure to recover at all. Here are some of the biggest low back …

Julian Bowen8 (and a half) Biggest Myths about Low Back Pain

Vertigo – Can a physiotherapist help?

90% of people who present to a physiotherapist complain of pain as their primary symptom. Not many people think to present to physiotherapy for their dizziness and even then, is physiotherapy warranted for the dizziness they are experiencing? Dizziness accounts for an estimated five percent of primary care clinic visits and can be very difficult to diagnose. A final diagnosis …

Lauren MayVertigo – Can a physiotherapist help?

I-Phone Neck

Only in the last few years has “i-phone neck” or “text neck” been considered a diagnosis for neck and spinal pain originating from too much time spent in a prolonged, poor posture, staring into the luminous screen of a smart phone. I would probably say 80% of a typical day involves attending to postural spinal pain, usually from prolonged positions, …

Lauren MayI-Phone Neck

Load: The cause of, and solution to all our problems

The Cause Training load (or loading) is arguably the most important variable to consider when looking at the underlying causes of injury.  The term ‘load’ in simple terms describes how hard your body is working during activity. While this is very important in athletes, it certainly also applies to everyday people.  The total loading your body is under can be …

Julian BowenLoad: The cause of, and solution to all our problems

Is it actually shin splints?

If patients present to a physiotherapy clinic with pain or other unpleasant symptoms anywhere between the knee and the ankle, their self-diagnosis is more often than not, “shin splints”. We have all heard the term but how many of us actually understand what it is or in fact, if it’s what they actually have? This post discusses the differential diagnosis …

Lauren MayIs it actually shin splints?