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Dizziness: How Physiotherapy Can Help

Dizziness: How Physiotherapy Can Help

Physiotherapists are trained to perform tests to determine the possible cause of dizziness. These tests include screening to rule out serious conditions that require urgent medical attention. Vestibular physiotherapists treat dizziness caused by vestibular system dysfunction. The vestibular system is made up of two vestibular apparatus (one in each inner ear). Each apparatus has three components: the utricle, the saccule,…

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Pelvic Floor Muscle Weakness

Pelvic Floor Muscle Weakness

Pelvic Floor Muscle Weakness Pelvic floor muscle weakness is a treatable problem that can be managed by a physiotherapist and is a distressing problem as it leads to urinary and faecal incontinence. Risk factors for weakness include pregnancy, menopause, obesity, constipation and urogynaecological surgery. Pelvic floor muscle exercises are best taught by a Continence and Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist. A thorough…

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Frozen Shoulder

Frozen Shoulder

Adhesive capsulitis is commonly known as “frozen shoulder”. Adhesive capsulitis develops as a gradual onset of decreased range of motion. Many people notice they have difficulty reaching overhead or behind their back. Who’s at risk? The most common risk factor is diabetes mellitus, especially type I. Adhesive capsulitis affects approximately 10% to 20% of all diabetics. Frozen shoulder affects more…

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The Surprising Truth About Osteoarthritis

The Surprising Truth About Osteoarthritis

Sufferers of knee pain know that nothing can kill your optimism for a recovery faster than a diagnosis of Osteoarthritis (OA). Osteoarthritis is often seen as a kind of death sentence for joints. Many people believe that if you have OA your pain will never improve and will only get worse until a joint replacement can be performed. In fact,…

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