PSM Group Fact Sheets

PSM Group Fact Sheets
Oct 24

DO I HAVE A STRESS FRACTURE?

WHAT IS A STRESS FRACTURE? A stress fracture is a fracture of the bone that is so small that it often cannot be picked up on X-ray. If left untreated, a stress fracture can cause significant disability and develop into a full fracture, possibly even requiring surgery. The majority of stress fractures occur in the... [MORE]
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Oct 10

SORE CALF MUSCLE?

Sharp stabbing, tearing sensation in your calf whilst accelerating, jumping or running? You may have sustained a calf strain. WHAT IS A CALF STRAIN/TEAR? A calf strain is usually an acute injury where the muscle fibers in your calf are overstretched or torn resulting in a degree of damage to the muscle. This ... [MORE]
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Sep 26

DOES “REMEDIAL” MEAN “PAIN” WHEN IT COMES TO MASSAGE?

David Vernon, new Remedial Massage therapist at our Langwarrin clinic, explains the benefits of Remedial Massage and also breaks down some misconceptions about this type of treatment. WHAT IS REMEDIAL MASSAGE? Medibank defines Remedial Massage as the systematic assessment and treatment of the muscles, tendons, l... [MORE]
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Sep 12

WHAT IS MYOTHERAPY? AND COULD IT HELP YOU?

What is Myotherapy? Myotherapy involves the assessment and treatment of ‘myofascial’ pain, injury and dysfunction of the human body and is aimed at restoring soft tissue structures (fascia, muscles, ligaments & tendons) back to their normal integrity. How is Myotherapy different from Massage? Remedial ... [MORE]
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Aug 29

R.I.C.E EXPLAINED

Have you ever been told to “R.I.C.E it” after you’ve been injured? R.I.C.E is a handy acronym used to assist in initial management of musculoskeletal injuries – but what does it really involve? Abbie Cagliarini, Physiotherapist, from our Langwarrin Clinic explains what R.I.C.E is and how to maximise it’s b... [MORE]
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Aug 15

WHEN WILL MY INJURY HEAL?

When injury strikes, the first thing that most of us want to know is ‘how long will this take to heal?’ Unfortunately, the answer to this can be complicated and requires at least a little understanding of how the different tissues of the body heal. Each of the tissues of the body, including muscles, tendons, lig... [MORE]
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Aug 01

UNDERSTANDING JOINT STIFFNESS

While pain and stiffness often go together, joint stiffness can occur on it’s own. Joint stiffness can limit your ability to perform usual tasks, for example turning your neck to check behind you while driving. Stiffness can also be a warning sign that part of the body is vulnerable to future injury. There are man... [MORE]
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Jul 18

TOP 5 TIPS TO STAY FIT AND HEALTHY THIS WINTER

Kate Save, Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Accredited Exercise Physiologist from PPN, shares her top 5 tips to stay fit and healthy during the colder months 1. Stay active It’s cold, but you need to get out there and get some fresh air and move. Not only does exercise improve your fitness level and assist w... [MORE]
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Jul 04

SWOLLEN AND PAINFUL JOINTS? IS IT ARTHRITIS?

Many patients we see suffer from swollen and painful joints as a result of Rheumatoid Arthritis. So what is this painful condition and how can Physiotherapy help? WHAT IS IT? Rheumatoid arthritis is a type of arthritis classified as an autoimmune disease. Autoimmune disorders are conditions where the immune syste... [MORE]
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Jun 06

PHYSIOTHERAPY TIPS FOR A MORE COMFORTABLE SLEEP

For most of us, the hours we spend sleeping are simply a time for rest and recovery. However, you might be surprised to learn that your sleeping position can have a significant impact on your body, particularly if you already have an injury. When you consider that we spend approximately 40% of our lives in bed, it beco... [MORE]