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Conditions

We treat a range of conditions outlined below at our Kardinya clinic.

Conditions

AC Joint Injuries

Pain or a deformity at the top of the shoulder may be a result of injury to your acromioclavicular joint (AC joint). Acute injuries can benefit a lot from some supportive taping to help reduce your pain. An AC joint injury leads to instability and it is important to rehabilitate your shoulder to ensure you don’t have any ongoing pain or problems and can return to sport ASAP.

Achilles Tendon

Do you get pain in the back of your heel while or after running or feel yourself hobbling, particularly first thing in the morning. You could be suffering from Achilles tendinopathy which may linger for months if left untreated.

Have you snapped your Achilles tendon and want to return to normal life and sport as soon as possible? It is very important that Achilles tendons are properly rehabilitated post rupture especially if you are looking at returning to sports.

Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing Spondylitis is an inflammatory disease that causes inflammation and pain of the spine and other joints. Over time these joints can fuse together and have significant impacts of flexibility of the spine. Our therapists can help you to retain your flexibility as well as reduce pain by keeping strong and active.

Arthritis

Given that 80% of people suffer from back pain throughout their lifetime, this is a very common condition treated by our physiotherapists. Anything from wear and tear to sporting or work injuries, to over doing it in the garden or gym or just waking up with pain for no reason. Our skilled therapist will be able to employ a variety of techniques to ensure pain reduction, return to normal function and exercise prescription to help avoid a re-injury and repeat of your pain.

Back Pain

Given that 80% of people suffer from back pain throughout their lifetime, this is a very common condition treated by our physiotherapists. Anything from wear and tear to sporting or work injuries, to over doing it in the garden or gym or just waking up with pain for no reason. Our skilled therapist will be able to employ a variety of techniques to ensure pain reduction, return to normal function and exercise prescription to help avoid a re-injury and repeat of your pain.

Musculoskeletal Injury Treatment

Whether it be from a sporting injury, workplace injury, accident or for no apparent reason, our therapists can help with all varieties of musculoskeletal injuries. From minor sprains and strains to more serious conditions such as fractures, dislocations or post-surgery we are able to treat all conditions.

Our therapist will give you a diagnosis, help reduce pain, improve movement and function, provide advice, give you a specific tailored exercise program and provide hands on therapy or other suitable treatment options. This will enable you to return to normal function or your chosen sport or activities as soon as possible. We will also endeavour to provide you with optimal advice and recommendations to avoid any re-injury or long term issues.

Postural Retraining

In this day and age poor posture is a huge issue affecting thousands of people young and old leading to pain, headaches, lost concentration and attendance at school and work and is only getting worse. Our bodies are designed so that our head should sit on top of our spine and our shoulders should be in line with the ears. The introduction of computers and recently smart phones and other devices has led to a population that is suffering more and more with pain and dysfunction related to poor posture.

Poor posture comes about gradually with increasing weakness and poor endurance in key postural muscles as well as over activity of other muscles in order to compensate. This leads to imbalances that worsen with time and continued adaption of poor postures. These imbalances cause pain and dysfunction that can impact greatly on day to day life.

At Kardinya Physiotherapy we can provide relief through manual therapy, dry needling, taping, bracing as well as a specific exercise program to provide better muscle balance as well as strength and endurance to key muscle groups for a long term solution. We can also give ergonomic advice to help improve your posture in the work place as well as at home.