Bursitis – what you need to know Rosemary Marchese – Physiotherapist, Certified Schroth Physiotherapist for Scoliosis and Scheurmann’s Bursitis is an inflammation or irritation of bursae (plural for bursa). Bursae are sacs of fluid found around joints or tendons. Bursae reduce the friction caused by movement and they also provide a cushion between bones, tendons, skin […]
Should you see a Physio for back pain? Rosemary Marchese – Physiotherapist and Schroth Physio for Scoliosis Back pain will occur in about 80% of people at some stage in their lifetime. Back pain can be caused by numerous conditions and it is a common reason for people missing work, visiting their GP or physiotherapist. Back […]
Signs to look out for Scoliosis Rosemary Marchese – Physiotherapist 1. Family history of scoliosis Scoliosis tends to run in families, but not always. If there is a family history than it’s important to watch for signs of scoliosis in your child. 2. Changes in posture Sometimes scoliosis can be characterised by one or more […]
Kids’ backpacks causing pain: tips for prevention Rosemary Marchese – Physiotherapist Is your child’s backpack looking like the size of a minivan? Yes? Well, they’re not alone. It’s amazing what kids can fit into backpacks these days and I’m seeing more and more kids complaining of neck and back pain as a result. Injuries caused […]
If you love to run, it’s quite likely that you run a lot. With this comes the increased risk of injury. Some injuries will occur because of the mileage you clock up, the shoes you wear or from muscle imbalances and poor alignment. Trail runners face the added challenges of uneven surfaces and sometimes even slippery surfaces.
When dealing with any acute injury it’s a good idea to apply the RICE method – Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. If things don’t settle down quickly then you should get to a physiotherapist. If you think you need an Xray it’s best to visit your doctor too.