Back to School Spine Safety

Brighton Beach Physio - Friday, February 03, 2017

As everyone is getting ready to head back to school, we here at Brighton Beach Physiotherapy Centre decided that it might be a good idea to give a few hints and tips on how to help your kids take care of their backs. The Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) recommends that children should never wear back packs that are more than 10% of their body weight. Unfortunately, research has shown us that as many as 61% of children (aged 12-17years) carries back packs that are heavier  - Read More

Wry Neck (Acute Torticollis)

Brighton Beach Physio - Tuesday, August 02, 2016

Acute wry neck is a very common neck condition causing pain and stiffness in the neck. A common presentation is waking up with slight stiffness in the neck, then on turning your head later in the day you get a sudden onset of pain with restricted neck movements. Following this it is very difficult to move the neck due to severe pain. Cause Acute wry neck is usually caused by the facet joints in the spine locking. Facet joints are located in the in the back of the vertebrae and are respo - Read More

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (Runners Knee)

Brighton Beach Physio - Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome is a common of the knee condition causing pain and discomfort in the front of the knee, often on the inner side of the kneecap. This condition can often be transient initially however without the appropriate management may become increasingly regular. Cause – The cause of this condition is due to malalignment of the kneecap as it glides over the knee joint below. This can be caused by numerous factors including weakness of specific muscles at the knee - Read More

Sub Acromial Impingement Syndrome

Brighton Beach Physio - Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Sub Acromial Impingement Syndrome Sub acromial impingement syndrome (SAIS) is a common shoulder disorder and can occur in anyone from the elite level swimmer or tennis player right through to someone who is a little over zealous with their spring cleaning. Pain is caused by a reduction in the available amount of space between the humeral head (top of the arm bone) and acromion (top of the shoulder blade). Many pathologies can be classed under the banner of SAIS including but not limi - Read More

Office Ergonomics

Brighton Beach Physio - Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The terms “good ergonomics” or “ergonomically designed” are often thrown around when talking about many implements or objects we use in our day to day lives, especially when referring to office setup. The oxford dictionary defines ergonomics as the “The study of people’s efficiency in their working environment”. Every day new ideas crop up about how to improve efficiency and reduce fatigue and pain via good ergonomic design. Here at Brighton Be - Read More