Village Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Shellharbour

Knee Pain Tips

The team at Village Physiotherapy Shellharbour have been seeing many current clients and also new clients presenting with knee pain. It appears that people are trying to get back into some activity with this beautiful weather, however with the year that 2020 has been most people are deconditioned...

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ACL Injury

Is it my ACL? At Village Physiotherapy Shellharbour, one of the most common questions we get asked is in regards to one of the most commonly injured ligaments in the knee. It seems like this is a sports persons most dreaded injury especially those participating in high risk activities such as...

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Painful Wonders

Painful wonders......I hear you thinking what is so wonderful about pain? It hurts, it is an inconvenience and nobody enjoys it! Pain is complex, for many of us it can be confronting, causing us to retreat from things that bring joy. What if you were about to learn that pain is not what you think it is. One of our senior Physios, Maddie has recently completed a short course on pain. Here is some of the learning she has had which she has so lovingly named PAINFUL WONDERS....

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Back In The Clinic

We are back. After an unexpected hiatus we have reopened the doors. After our first week we are overwhelmed with the support from everyone. It has be wonderful to see you in the clinic and to also hear from you over the phone....

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The Benefits of Pregnancy Massage

During pregnancy, a woman’s body experiences many physical and hormonal changes to accommodate for the gestation and delivery of a baby. Physical changes include an enlarging abdomen, breasts and weight gain. Strain is increased on the lower back, hips and lower extremities because of the increasing weight. A pregnancy massage may assist in relieving tension in these areas. Hormones also cause softening of ligaments and other connective tissues in preparation for delivery and can play a part in the emotional swings that some expectant mothers experience....

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Patellofemoral Knee pain

What is Patellofemoral Knee Pain? Patellofemoral (PFJ) knee pain is a common condition especially in the active population. It results in pain around the knee cap. It is often described as a strong ache/pulling sensation and can be difficult to localise. The condition is often aggravated by loaded activities with the knee bent. This includes stairs (particularly downstairs), running, squats and lunges. Sometimes, sitting with knees bent can be irritable too. There is usually no specific cause/injury/trauma. It is often sore during activity, but most noticeable when you have cooled down later that day or the day after....

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Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy

What is Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy? Proximal Hamstring Tendinopathy (PHT) is a common injury in runners. It mostly occurs in one leg (however it can occur in both!). Pain is often felt in the buttock just below the gluteal crease....

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Hydration

Over 50% of our body is made up of water. Water is used to make up bodily fluids, regulate our body temperature and in many other bodily processes required for daily functioning. Not drinking enough fluids can make us tired as well as decrease muscle activity and concentration....

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Snowy injuries

After last weeks chilly weekend, this weeks cold blast and plenty of snow being dumped all over the state it was only appropriate to write a blog on snow injuries.

We have lots of fun going to the snow, whether it is going tobogganing or building snowmen with the kids, to tackling the slopes on a snowboard or skis, it is important to make sure we do everything we can to reduce our risk of injury. Sometimes the mechanism of injury is unfortunate due to someone crashing into you, or a bump in the snow you didn’t see....

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Dry Needling

What is Dry Needling? Dry needling is a treatment technique which most commonly involves inserting a fine needle into a trigger point in the muscle. A trigger point is a taut band of muscle which is sensitive, often referred to as a knot.  ...

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