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Mechanisms of Dry Needling

Dry needling is a technique that is fast gaining appreciation within the physiotherapy world, with many practitioners throughout Australia now trained in the use of acupuncture needles to assist with their client’s pain and rehabilitation. Dry needling is a unique procedure intended to specifically target and restore muscle function, with an emphasis on improving tissue healing and restoring normal tissue function. This is important as continued activity with poor muscle function may lead to furtherread more

Do You Have Patellofemoral Pain?

Pain at the front of the knee and under the kneecap is a frequent complaint we see at Total Physio Isa – this discomfort can be due to conditions such as fat pad impingement, patellar tendinopathy or more commonly – Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome. In this article we will tell you more about knee pain and how to get rid of it. The typical Patellofemoral Pain patient presents with a history of a generalised ache atread more

What is Sciatica?

While sciatica is most commonly a result of a lumbar disc herniation directly pressing on the sciatic nerve, any cause of irritation or inflammation of the sciatic nerve can reproduce the symptoms of sciatica. Aside from a pinched nerve from a disc, other causes of sciatica include piriformis syndrome, spinal stenosis, irritation of the nerve from adjacent bone, tumors, muscle, internal bleeding, infections and injury to the nerve. What are the symptoms? Sciatica pain canread more