Back Pain

Chronic Back Pain

Chronic lower back pain (CLBP) is defined as pain in the lower back which has persisted for at least 3 months. CLBP is typically constant but the level of pain can vary from an annoyance to a severe debilitating pain. Back pain tends to be consuming as most movement and daily activity require the use of the lower… Continue Reading»

Rsi

Repetitive Strain Injury

Repetitive strain injury, or RSI as it’s more commonly known, is the term used to describe damage and pain caused by repetitive movement and overuse. RSI impacts the muscles, nerves, ligaments and tendons used in the frequently completed motion. RSI most commonly impacts the fingers, hands, wrists and elbows. CausesAny task that is manually completed and requires fast… Continue Reading»

Knee Oa

Knee Osteoarthritis

Knee Osteoarthritis (OA) is a condition in which the cartilage, the natural cushioning between the joint wears away. The main causes of knee OA are increasing age, high BMI, repetitive stress, previous trauma, playing certain sports and genetics.  Common symptoms include: Pain with activity Tenderness Stiffness and inflammation  Treatment options can vary from conservative management, such as… Continue Reading»

Neck Pain

Wry Neck

Have you ever woken up in the morning from a deep sleep and suddenly realised that you cannot move your neck? There is a very good chance you may have been suffering from an acute wry neck! The phenomenon occurs when a group of muscles in the neck tighten and spjoasm in a sudden onset… Continue Reading»

Massage

What is Remedial Massage?

One question we get asked a lot is “What exactly is Remedial Massage?”. Remedial massage is a combination of soft and deep tissue release that is used for a range of different conditions and muscular issues. At Ormond Physiotherapy we believe that Remedial Massage can be very beneficial in the rehabilitation of an acute injury, as well… Continue Reading»

Heat Pack

The Great Benefits of Heat Therapy

The weather is cooling off, and this can mean stiff and sore joints and injuries! Applying heat to injuries, after the acute phase, can be very beneficial in the recovery and in getting you better quicker. The benefits may include: Increased blood flow to the affected area Increased flexibility to the area Pain relief Warming up… Continue Reading»

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

The thoracic outlet is the ring formed by the top ribs, just below the collarbone. Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) occurs when blood vessels or nerves are compressed by the rib, collar bone or neck muscles a the top of the outlet. This can cause shoulder and neck pain as well as numbness in the fingers.  CausesThere… Continue Reading»

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Syndesmosis Injury

The AFL season is well and truly underway, with an interesting season unfolding before us in 2022. With the return of AFL we sadly see the return of the dreaded Syndesmosis injury (aka high ankle sprain), sidelining our favourite players for extended periods of time. In the 2022 season alone, there has already been 4 reported… Continue Reading»

Hanstring

AFL is back! But so are potential injuries!

The days are starting to get a shorter and nights a bit cooler. Cricket is winding up and it’s sadly time to put away the beach gear for another year!All this must mean that the AFL is back!! Yet another season of AFL has rolled around and is upon us. This does however mean we start… Continue Reading»

Balance

Balance – It’s for EVERYONE!

Balance is defined as an even distribution of weight, enabling someone or something to remain upright or steady. Balance is achieved through the coordination of numerous body systems working together. These systems include the vestibular system (inner ear), the visual system (eyes), and somatosensory input (proprioception). All systems must work together to achieve optimal balance. The importance of… Continue Reading»