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Why does my Hip get stuck

Why does my hip get stuck?  By Eleni Tsagaris – Physiotherapist Femoral Acetabular Impingement – what is it? The hip joint is composed of the femoral head (rounded top of the thigh bone) and acetabulum of the pelvis (hip socket). Lining the acetabulum, is a thin layer of smooth cartilage that enables the femoral head […]

Pain in the Neck. A Sydney Physiotherapists Approach.

Neck pain, headaches and stiffness are all very common complaints that many clients present with here in the clinic. Mechanical neck pain occurs as a result of sustaining positions of poor posture, most commonly with forward head posture, leading to strain on the muscles, tendons, joints and discs of the spine. This is caused by […]

Anatomy of the Radius

The radius is one of the two bones in your forearm that allows four different movements; flexion, extension, supination and pronation. It has a unique round articular surface, which meets with the humerus (of the upper arm) and ulna of the forearm at the elbow. This unique surface is what turns to enable your elbow […]

Hip flexor Tendinopathy

The Psoas major muscle – a major hip flexor – attaches deep inside the front of the hip joint to the lesser trochanter (a bony prominence on the front of the femur). Psoas tendinopathy is the inflammation and partial tearing of the muscle’s tendinous attachment, which occurs when the tendon becomes irritated.  Hip flexor tendinopathy […]

Shoulder injuries and rehabilitation

The shoulder complex is a ball and socket joint formed where the head of the humerus  meets the glenoid of the scapula. Also involved in the shoulder complex is the acromioclavicular joint (where the acromion meets the clavicle) the acromion and the coracoid process. There are several other important structures involved, these include: The labrum […]

What Are Impingements?

Shoulder impingement is caused by the intermittent trapping and compression of rotator cuff tendons in the small space under the top of the shoulder – the subacromial space. Shoulder impingement is a syndrome, occurring due to repeated shoulder movement and therefore frequent compression of the rotator cuff tendons. This leads to inflammation, swelling, and thus, […]

But, I don’t have time to stretch!

How many of you jump straight out of a workout – whether it be a spin class, weights session or run on the treadmill – without taking the time to adequately cool down or stretch? As a Physiotherapist at Health Space, I see many clients presenting with acute sport or exercise related injuries, resulting in […]

Scoli-what?

Scoliosis is the term used to describe an abnormal sidewards curvature in the spine. When viewed from the back, the spine should appear straight from the top of the neck to the bottom of the tail bone. However, when a scoliosis occurs, the spine can appear in one of three ways: –       ‘S’ shaped – […]

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