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Welcome to Dominic Russell

We are pleased to introduce our newest team member Dom Russell. For all of you who have said to us over time, it can be hard to get appointments because you get busy; help is at hand. Dom has spent the last month with us in the practice observing and training. He has now started taking on a full case load. Continue reading

Back Pain and diagnosis

Back pain is a common complaint. It is often said that 90% of people will experience back pain in their life. For some people this will be mild and short lived, for others their back pain can be more significant.

Back pain can have significant effect on people’s lives in the severity of pain and also in fear of movement, concern about the future with regards to work and play as well as pre concieved ideas about back pain.  Continue reading

Christmas Holidays

With the Christmas season fast approaching, life can get stressful with multiple deadlines to be met. We often see an increase in people’s pain at this time of year as the combination of stress and pains that have remained unresolved during the year, take their toll. Continue reading

Understanding Muscle Strength

Strong muscles give many protective benefits to our bodies. Muscles move us, keep us upright and stable, plus help strengthen our bones. For this reason, many people go to the gym and do weights, Pilates, yoga etc. They often expect because they are strengthening their muscles that they will be protected from injury or that it will solve their pain issues. Unfortunately this is an over simplified message which has become the conventional wisdom of the age. If it was true, athletes and strong people would never have a pain or injury.

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Acute and Chronic Pain

Both acute pain (less than two month’s duration) and chronic pain (greater than two month’s duration) are very real. Both can be mild, moderate or severe in nature. All pains are processed in the brain, but that does not mean you are weak or wimpish in the brain because you have pain. Unfortunately the saying “your pain is all in your brain” can be easily misconceived this way. Continue reading

Sporting Injuries

This time of year is when more people are involved with club level sports. As a result, there is a higher incidence of sporting injuries. These injuries can range from mild, requiring no time off, to moderate, requiring treatment and some time out of the game, to season ending injuries such as fractures and severe knee injuries.

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The foot bone’s connected to…..

We all remember the classic song “The foot bone’s connected to the thigh bone, the thigh bone’s connected to the shoulder bone…”

In many ways, this song is relevant to the way we actually function in all our movements. For example, in order to move our arm, we begin by stabilising our lower legs and the trunk muscles before moving our arm. This process involves coordination between muscles on both sides of our body and involves intricate timing between our stabilising muscles and our moving muscles.

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Welcome Kirsty

We welcome Kirsty Tradell to Burns Bay Physiotherapy. Kirsty replaces Peter Caine who had been with us for over 10 years. Kirsty comes with a wealth of experience, firstly in Queensland and then Melbourne. Kirsty has moved to Sydney due to her husband’s work with Rugby Union. She comes with high recommendations from her previous employers. Her experience includes sports injuries and sports coverage, strong manual therapy skills, post surgery rehabilitation, exercise prescription to assist with total patient care and return to work for injured workers.

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Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow is pain over the outside of the elbow, caused by overuse or repetitive activity of the muscles in the area that extend or straighten the wrist and hand. As with all conditions, the pain can be short lived and mild or can be longstanding or severe in nature. Pain can be as a result of tennis, computer work, manual work or trauma to the area.  Continue reading

Muscles

Muscles are found throughout our body attached to our bones. As the muscles contract, they work to either stabilize or move our body. Most of us take movement for grated and expect our muscles to just  keep on working. Continue reading

Location

161 Burns Bay Rd
Lane Cove
NSW 2066

02 9427 8333