• Runners Experiencing Pain
    Runners Beware! Possible causes of pain that runners may experience and that we can help with: Lower Back Pain can be symptomatic of disc or joint degeneration, soft tissue strains, or instability issues. Pelvic Pain may be due to referred pain from the back, sacro-iliac joint dysfunction or iliopsoas muscle dysfunction Hip Joint Pain can ...
  • Getting Married?
    A Good Walking Gait Is:  Being able to walk with your body and legs in alignment and with your pelvic girdle square. You can check this by:  Placing your fingertips on  the bony point at the front of your hips. These should remain level and in the same plane while you walk. Your knees should be centered ...
  • Important Issues on Posture
    Posture Ensure the lower back support of your chair is in the small of your back, in the lumbar, and not in the bony sacral area where it will push you forward on your seat. Either lean your chair back slightly and have your screen upright at about an arm’s length directly in front of ...
  • Are You Experiencing Jaw Pain?
    About Jaw Pain Jaw pain is a fairly common problem for many people and an occasional annoyance for others. It is sometimes the result of an injury or muscular weakness. ​ Talk to your Physio if you are experiencing any of these symptoms: Headaches around your ear Limited and/or painful jaw movements A sensation of “fullness” ...
  • Parents Beware
    Toddlers: A Pain In The Back If you’ve got toddlers at home and experience a bout of back pain you can expect to take longer to recover from your injury. One client recovering from a prolapsed disc learned the hard way that playing “aeroplanes” with his toddler son aggravated his symptoms and subsequently slowed down ...
  • Core Stability and Real Time Ultrasound
    Core Stability Core stability refers to the are of the body bound by the deep abdominal muscles, the pelvic floor muscles, the deep back muscles, and the diaphragm. When working together correctly, these muscles help to stabilise the spine. Core stability retraining corrects the timing and activation of these muscles. Realtime Ultrasound Realtime ultrasound allows you to ...
  • All About Trigger-Point Dry Needling
    Trigger-Point Dry Needling Trigger point dry needling is a treatment technique that uses acupuncture needles to release tight muscles with the goal of permanently reducing muscle pain and dysfunction. It bears no relation to the traditional Chinese Medicine technique of acupuncture. Acupuncture works on energy meridians and releases blockages in the energy channels whereas dry ...
  • Work: Pain and too Busy to Exercise?
    Is Work Affecting Your Physical Health? By the time you are getting neck pain at work, chances are that your neck and shoulder muscles and spine have been under considerable stress for months. Stressors can come from many sources such as relationships at home and work, faulty ergonomics, poor posture, deadlines and long hours spent ...
  • Faulty Gait Issues
    Open Up The Gait! Faulty gait can occur at any age and be due to neurological, structural or soft tissue problems or a combination of all three. At City Physio we specialise in issues arising from muscle imbalances and joint problems. It is often quite easy to pick faulty gait biomechanics. Next time you walk ...
  • Medicare EPC
    Medicare Enhanced Primary Care Enhanced Primary Care Program (EPC) is a government initiative which allows individuals with a chronic medical illness/condition to receive Medicare rebates for allied health services, such as physiotherapy (refer to below list for other allied health services). What Is A Chronic Medical Illness or Condition? A chronic medical condition is an ...
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