Lane Cove Physiotherapy

World Physiotherapy Day

World Physiotherapy day takes place in September each year with the theme this year “ Add life to years”. This ties in with The World Health Organisation’s message of the cost effectiveness of physiotherapy in healthy ageing.

At Burns Bay Physiotherapy we aim to find solutions to pain and injury to get you back to being able to move in a pain free manner as soon as possible. Our goal is then to help keep you moving through the years. Continue reading

Knee Meniscus problems

Knee pain and swelling is relatively common in middle aged and older people. Many of these people are then sent for a MRI which shows degenerative changes in the knee meniscus (the shock absorbing cartilage). With the advent of scans, we can easily see degenerative changes in the body. People can assume these changes are responsible for the pain and then conclude surgically fixing the structure will fix the pain. Increasingly these assumptions are being questioned. Just because we see something on a scan doesn’t mean that it is the cause of pain. Continue reading

Sprained Ankles

Sprained ankles are common injuries either in sport or daily life. They can range from very minor causing a slight limp for a few minutes, to severe where you are unable to put your foot down and you may need crutches to get around. Most sprained ankles lie somewhere between the extremes and they can be painful for days to weeks. Continue reading


Stretching is something that we all think we should do. We are told to do it before playing sport. We often think that if we stretch, we will be more flexible and being flexible is desirable. People believe that being flexible will make them less prone to injury. They also believe if they stretch properly, they can overcome pain and tightness.

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Sit up Straight

We have all been told to sit up straight some time in our lives. When people have pain in and around their neck and shoulder regions, they typically think this is because they have poor posture. They sit up straighter to try and fix the pain. Sometimes this works and is all that is required.

Unfortunately for many people when they sit up straight, they do so by elevating their rib cage which results in flattening of the spine between the shoulder blades. Continue reading

Physiotherapy Cost Benefits

A recent Australian study, published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, set to examine the cost benefit of 10 treatments of individual physiotherapy sessions compared to 2 sessions of advice regarding back pain. The results of this study and previous studies showed superior results from individualised physiotherapy treatment. Continue reading

Happy 20th Birthday

It is 20 years since Burns Bay Physiotherapy began. This milestone has given us a chance to reflect on the last two decades.

Looking back allows us to realise how much research has taken place over this time in the two fields of Physiotherapy and pain. With our strong focus on continuing education , our many years of clinical experience and our ongoing search for excellence, we have been able to bring these changes into our approach to treatments. This means helping you, the customer to get better outcomes in a shorter period of time. Continue reading

Overheard Conversation

Sitting on the train recently I overheard a fairly typical mobile phone conversation. “Sorry mate, I can’t come tonight, my back has ‘gone’, just like yours. I have to go home; hope I can catch up tomorrow…. I am in too much pain, sorry.”

Too often I hear stories like this. People often assume there is nothing that can help, this is just life. They may have seen a G.P. , had some x-rays, a massage, taken some medications, had… 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

Back Pain and X-Rays

There has been much recent discussion about health funding in Australia.  Part of that is the cost of       x-rays for back pain. In the past, people would have a tendency to look at scans and x-rays. This would then form the basis for the diagnosis and treatment of the given condition. Medicine has moved on from those days  as we have improved our understanding of the mechanisms of pain. Continue reading


161 Burns Bay Rd
Lane Cove
NSW 2066

02 9427 8333