CONDITIONS & TREATMENTS
Ankle injuries are extremely common. The foot and ankle joints are very complex and intricate. There are many bones, ligaments, muscles and tendons in a compact area, making this area particularly vulnerable to injury. The foot and ankle may become injured via an overuse mechanism, such as long distance running and marathon training, which can lead to such pathologies as achilles tendonitis and plantar fasciitis. They are also susceptible to acute injuries such as ankle ligament strain, more commonly known as a ‘rolled ankle’.
At MoveWell Physiotherapy Joondalup Gate, we have the expert skills to treat and assess all foot and ankle injuries. We are also able to refer you on for further investigations (such as X-Ray and MRI) if we feel there may be a fracture or other structural injury occurring.
It can be a difficult area to assess and treat, as there are a lot of structures involved. An accurate and firm diagnosis is paramount when treating this area, as it is common for low back pain and/or pelvic pain to be referred into the hip and groin area, and this needs to be excluded when assessing. Correct imaging will sometimes need to be referred for to help diagnose and for correct exercise prescription.
Following thorough examination and questioning regarding you knee injury, we will implement a short and long term physiotherapy plan to help your knee recover. Usually, the short term plan involves symptom relief, such as taping, massage, dry needling, icing, strapping and sometimes crutches. Once the knee joint is ready to take the loading, we initiate the longer term plan which involves strengthening the joint to maintain and improve current function and to reduce the possibility of aggravation. Our therapists also excel at post-operative management of all your knee surgeries.
The shoulder consists of some clever engineering, as it needs to be strong, yet be very mobile at the same time. The shoulder is theoretically made up of three joints. The scapula-thoracic isn’t a true joint, as there is not a true bony linkage, but the shoulder blade swings on the rib cage, acting like a joint. Secondly, is the Acromio-Clavicular joint, or most commonly known as the AC joint. This is the bony articulation between the collarbone and the shoulder blade. This is the bony linkage between the arm and the spine. Finally, the most important joint is the gleno-humeral joint, or the ball and socket joint, as it is most commonly known. The ball and socket provides the movement and stability to the shoulder girdle. The rotator cuff tendons hold the ball into the socket.
MoveWell Physiotherapy Joondalup Gate has the capacity to assist you with all your shoulder screening for upper limb sports such as tennis, swimming, throwing sports, golf, baseball and gymnastics. Please contact the clinic for further information.
FURTHER CONDITIONS & TREATMENTS
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