Do I Ice My Injury Or Not?

15/11/2021

In the field of physiotherapy, best practice often changes based on findings of the latest industry research. One particularly controversial debate in physiotherapy is whether or not to apply ice to an injury after it…

5 Common Shoulder Injuries and How Physio can Help

13/07/2021

As the most mobile joint in the body, the shoulder joint provides you with a wide range of motion. It is an incredibly complex part of the body which makes use of surrounding ligaments, muscles…

Understanding Chronic Pain Management

12/06/2021

Chronic pain management is necessary to ensure patients can improve their quality of life and maintain regular levels of activity on a day-to-day basis. Some cases of chronic pain are easily resolved, but in many…

Physiotherapy Treatment for Arthritis

25/05/2021

Physiotherapy functions as a method of establishing the mobility and function of body parts affected by disease or injury. Physiotherapy treatment applies various techniques such as manual therapy, hydrotherapy and electrotherapy along with consulting, goal…

Disability Physiotherapy Exercises for People With Impairments

15/04/2021

For people with disabilities, regular exercise can be difficult and mobility issues can make life challenging at the best of times. Fortunately, there are a wide range of disability physiotherapy exercises available for people with…

The Role of Physiotherapists During COVID-19

12/03/2021

The recent global outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has put a lot of stress on front-line workers who may have been exposed to the disease while treating patients. Front-line workers have had to complete additional…

Core Exercises For Lower Back Pain

12/02/2021

Lower back pain is a pesky problem that we all experience at some point. Lower back pain can often be mitigated by strengthening the core muscles around the abs and back. The core group of…

Physiotherapy for Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis

30/01/2021

Physiotherapy for osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis is performed with two goals as areas of focus. These are improving mobility and re establishing the function of joints affected by arthritis.  Arthritis is a disease that affects…

Physiotherapy for Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis

30/01/2021

Arthritis is a disease that affects the joints connecting the bones. Arthritis affects 1.5 million Australians. The condition can cause both acute and chronic pain and swollen joints. People with arthritis experience pain, stiffness and…

ACL Injury Prevention: ACL Prevention Program

12/12/2020

One of the most common injuries suffered by athletes playing team sports is an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) sprain or tear.  With more people now playing sports, running or participating in some kind of physical…

Working From Home Stretches During COVID-19

12/11/2020

Working conditions have dramatically changed for the majority of Australains, It’s been estimated that up to half of the Australian workforce is now working from home due to the effects of COVID19. Home offices are…

Research Shows Acute & Overuse Injury Prevention Is Possible

12/10/2020

A recent study has demonstrated contrasting results regarding prevention of sports injuries with exercise interventions. The research analysed instances of strength training, stretching, proprioception and combinations of these. The study was designed to determine if…

Non Treatment Physical Activity Promotion In Physio Practice

15/09/2020

Staying active regularly is essential for good physical and mental health and wellbeing. This is true no matter how young or old you are. But the amount of activity varies, depending on your age. Unfortunately,…

Runner’s Knee: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

31/07/2020

Some injuries have funny names such as; Tennis Elbow, Golfers Elbow, and Runner’s Knee. What makes them funny is that people who present to our clinic with these pains won’t usually participate in those activities!…

Cycling Bike Assessments: How Do They Help Cycling Training?

15/07/2020

Cycling is a common way to get from point A to point B, especially in inner city areas. As the old saying goes: it’s just like riding a bike! Surely then we should all just…

The Emergence of Eco-Friendly Food Packaging

14/06/2020

Climate change is appearing increasingly frequently on the worldwide political agenda. New and innovative food packaging is being demanded more often by consumers around the globe. Plastic waste in landfill is a huge ecological problem…

Types of Headache and Physiotherapy Headache Treatments

14/06/2020

Headaches are one of the most debilitating pains for the patients we see. It’s near impossible to ignore a pain that feels like it’s coming from within your own head!  It’s quite normal to be…

The Best Stretching Routine To Do Before Running

13/05/2020

Stretching is one of those topics that is highly debated in the physiotherapy community. There’s been plenty of research done in trying to prove whether stretching before activity improves performance and injury risk, impairs it,…

Plantar Fasciitis – Your Path to Recovery

12/03/2020

Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. Have you ever stepped out of bed in the morning only to feel a stabbing pain in your heel with each step? That’s…

Neck Pain – Causes and Treatment

13/02/2020

Experiencing neck pain? You’re not alone. Neck pain is the second most common type of pain that people will go see a physiotherapist for (lower back pain being the most common). In any given year,…

Stress Fractures – What are they, and how are they treated?

19/01/2020

You’ve probably heard the word ‘stress fracture’ before, but few people understand what exactly this refers to. Typically this is experienced as  pain in the front of the shin bone.  Physiotherapists regularly treat individuals with…

Swimming Injuries – Common Conditions and Prevention Strategies

17/12/2019

Summer is here and that means many of our loyal patients will be looking to hit the beach and swimming pool. Swimming is a great sport which benefits the entire body – from building muscle…

Managing Low Back Pain

13/11/2019

Low back pain is one of the most common conditions treated by physiotherapists around the world. Whilst it is generally not serious in nature, the persistent pain and discomfort can limit employment and leisure opportunities…

Lower Back Pain – How Physio can Help

16/10/2019

Lower back pain doesn’t discriminate; it can affect people of all ages, sizes and backgrounds. With so many structures making up the spine, pelvis and hips, a thorough physical examination is required to figure out…

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries – Treatment at Erko Physio

16/09/2019

The anterior cruciate ligament (commonly known as the ACL) is the most famous and well known ligament in the human body. You might hear people talk about it on TV, you may read about it…

Dislocated Shoulder – Causes, Risks and Management

12/08/2019

Shoulder dislocations can be a very scary event. One second you’re throwing a ball to your dog or playing a friendly game of touch, next second you’re clutching onto your shoulder- feeling as though something…

Scoliosis – Typical Signs and Recommended Treatment

16/07/2019

One of the most common concerns people bring up during their appointment is their ‘Scoliosis’. Scoliosis is one of those conditions that might sound scary and worrisome, however is surprisingly common and very manageable with…

Sciatica – Symptoms and Simple Pain Relief Methods

13/06/2019

Sciatica pain can be debilitating. It can come on gradually as a  gnawing, numbing type of pain moving down the back of the leg that slowly drives you mad, or it can come on suddenly…

Are You Getting the Most Out of Your Exercise?

22/05/2019

The human body thrives on receiving regular doses of exercise. It keeps our cells nourished, our hearts in good shape, our bones dense and our muscles strong.  Any kind of physical activity is a lot…

How Physiotherapy Will Help Improve Your Play

22/04/2019

We all want to play and perform at our best. We might just be getting into a recreational sport for the first time, or we might be a seasoned athlete who’s dedicated years to their…