Author Archives: Douglas Wilson
Lateral hip pain
Wed,Feb 21, 2018 at 10:23AM by Douglas Wilson
Lateral Hip Pain We often hear people come to us and say “I’m having trouble sleeping at night” or have trouble walking because of pain in the side (lateral ) of my hip. The general term for this lateral hip pain is Greater trochanteric pain syndrome (GTPS). There could be a variety of reasons why the…..
Lateral ankle sprain – treatment and exercises
Tue,Sep 19, 2017 at 06:47PM by Douglas Wilson
Lateral ankle sprain and why you should promptly seek treatment Lateral ankle sprain or LAS is the most prevalent musculoskeletal injury in Australia with 70% of the population involved in both recreational and competitive sports reporting a prior history. This frequent occurrence can lead many people to assume that “it will be right – things…..
Physiotherapy treatment for ACL injuries
Sat,Jun 03, 2017 at 01:22PM by Douglas Wilson
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are one of the most common knee injuries experienced by active Australians. News of a torn ACL is especially devastating for active individuals, especially if they are training for a big event. Professional physiotherapy treatment for ACL injuries can you achieve a faster, more effective and longer lasting recovery. How can physiotherapy assist…..
Trigger point causes and treatment options for relief of symptoms
Thu,Feb 02, 2017 at 02:55PM by Douglas Wilson
What is a trigger point? The term trigger point or myofascial trigger point is used to describe the common source of symptoms in many musculoskeletal pain presentations, but are often overlooked as the possible source of both acute and chronic pain. Trigger points are commonly defined as hyperirritable spots in muscles and surrounding fascia that present as…..
Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo
Thu,Feb 18, 2016 at 02:00AM by Douglas Wilson
What is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo? The sudden onset of severe dizziness due to no apparent cause is something that may affect many of us throughout our lifetime. Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is a disorder of the inner ear and is the most common cause of vertigo symptoms. Causes of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo Calcium…..
Osgood Schlatter Disease and Sever’s Disease
Tue,Feb 02, 2016 at 12:44PM by Douglas Wilson
What are Osgood Schlatter Disease and Sever’s Disease? Anterior knee pain and heel pain throughout the early teenage years can sometimes be considered the rite of passage labelled “growing pains”. Osgood Schlatter Disease (OSD) and Sever’s Disease (SD) however can cause pain severe enough to impede movement if symptoms are ignored and activity levels are increasing……
Handy techniques to prevent neck pain
Wed,Jan 20, 2016 at 04:10PM by Douglas Wilson
What can cause neck pain? Have you ever woken up with neck pain that seems to get stiffer as the day progresses? As the seasons change many of us can wake up feeling stiff and sore in the neck and upper back rather than well rested. Why is this? And what can we do? Due to Brisbane’s…..
Plantar fasciitis and foot pain
Tue,Oct 06, 2015 at 11:28AM by Douglas Wilson
Plantar fasciitis and foot pain “It feels like there is a knife under my foot”. Sounds uncomfortable, right? This is one of the symptoms those who suffer from an episode of plantar fasciitis complain of, and as it is the most common form of foot pain presenting to health professions, is likely to be experienced…..
5 steps for safe lifting to avoid back injury
Wed,Mar 18, 2015 at 08:20PM by Douglas Wilson
Can you lift safely and avoid back pain? Back pain following lifting a heavy object is a common presentation to a physiotherapist. But is there a safe way to lift without back pain? Our bodies are designed to move … and lift. The problem of lower back pain arises however when we lift in a position…..
Vestibular physiotherapy treatment for balance, dizziness and vertigo issues
Thu,Jan 22, 2015 at 05:36PM by Douglas Wilson
Is it me, or is the room moving? Chances are, it could be you. There are many causes for dizziness and balance complaints, and one of these you may be experiencing is some form of vestibular disorder. One study reports that as many as 35% of adults over 40 years have experienced some form of…..
Physiotherapy for shoulder impingements
Wed,Jan 14, 2015 at 02:44PM by Douglas Wilson
Shoulder impingement – causes and treatments Does your shoulder often feel weak, swollen and painful, particularly when you’re performing overhead activities such as tennis, swimming, cricket or even putting things on high shelves? The cause of your discomfort could be a shoulder impingement, so it’s important that you seek an appropriate treatment such as shoulder…..