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Question: I twisted my Knee and now it is swollen. What should I do? Can Physiotherapy Help?

Hi, Twisting your knee with any force can put pressure on the outer ligaments of your knee, and it can also potentially cause a meniscal (cartilage) problem. These issues, among others(previous injuries/wear and tear etc), can cause your knee to swell. If this has just happened, then follow the RICE regime, rest as needed (if…

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Overuse Tendon Injuries in Sport (Tendonopathy) my Physio SA Adelaide

What you need to know about tendon injuries Current thinking has replaced the term tendonitis (“inflammation”) with a spectrum of tendonopathy (“cellular degradation”). The pain often occurs due to compression of internal and external tendon structures, leading to cellular damage and even death, not local inflammation. We also now understand that tendon tissue requires loading…

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What causes Headaches? Physiotherapist David Wilson explains how Physiotherapy can Treat Headaches

Headaches are a common condition that we deal with at myPhysioSA. There are many different causes of headaches which can broadly be broken up into 2 types, “musculo-skeletal” and “medical”. Tthe ‘musculo-skeletal’ type,  we regularly see patients with and the more ‘medical’ type usually require an assessment and intervention from your doctor. Physiotherapists are skilled at identifying when a visit…

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Knee Taping for support of Collateral Ligaments (medial and lateral) by my Physio SA Adelaide

How to tape a knee for sport Watch Rohan, our Partenr Physiotherapist and  a current Adelaide Crows Football Club Sports Physiotherapist, tape a knee for stability and support of the main knee ligaments, in particular the medial and lateral collateral ligaments. Learn tips and advice from Rohan as he clearly demonstrates the best taping technique…

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Pilates at my Physio SA Adelaide

Why is Pilates run by a physio better than those classes run by a non-physio instructor? To become a Pilates instructor, most courses only require a basic level of anatomy, followed by a basic understanding of Pilates positioning. But there is a lot more to Pilates than simply learning choreography, positions and movements. Previously named…

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Chinese Acupuncture vs Physiotherapy based Acupuncture (Dry Needling) by my Physio SA Adelaide

Acupuncture myPhysioSA Partner Physiotherapist, David Wilson, discusses acupuncture. He highlights the differences between traditional Chinese acupuncture and Physiotherapy acupuncture or dry needling. Traditional Chinese acupuncture is a separate 4 year Degree and utilises the Chinese medicine approach with reference to balancing someones Ying and Yang, or hot and cold energy. Whereas Physiotherapy acupuncture or dry…

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Correct Breathing for Pilates by my Physio SA Adelaide

Correct Breathing for Pilates myPhysioSA Pilates Physiotherapist Ellen discusses the correct breathing for Pilates and other types of exercise. Ellen covers diaphragm breathing, lateral chest breathing, and posterior chest breathing. This ensures full deep breathing occurs. Then Ellen demonstrates how you should breath to make moving easier when exercising. myPhysioSA has Pilates classes run by specially…

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