The shoulder is an excellent joint allowing a huge range of movement. Conditions such as frozen shoulder, rotator cuff tendon problems, impingement and instability may affect this. Shoulder pain can be very frustrating as we never stop using our arms for even simple day to day tasks. Common sports injury complaints for the shoulder are due to contact or racquet sports.
Knee pain can be due to many different structures; the meniscus (cartilage discs), ligaments, tendons or muscles. Conditions include anterior cruciate ligament injury, medial/lateral ligament problems, meniscal problems, patella tendonitis (jumpers knee) and ITB friction syndrome. Even a painful osteoarthritic knee can be helped. Knee pain is the most common sports injury of all sports.
Hip & Pelvic Pain
Hip pain is commonly due to the local hip joint structures and surrounding muscles. Problems may include osteoarthritis, groin / adductor muscle strains, lateral hip pain (often termed trochanteric bursitis) and sacroiliac joints (where the pelvis meets the spine) which is most common in ladies with or without children. Hip/pelvic pain can be an ongoing sports injury problem for anyone needing to run and change direction.
Thoracic / Upper Back Pain
Thoracic spine/upper back problems can be very painful and effect even simple day to day activities like sitting, lifting and twisting. Manual treatment can accelerate your recovery, combined with simple changes in habits and lifestyle. A sports injury involving over twisting or bending can cause thoracic pain.
Foot and Ankle Pain
Problems can include plantarfasciitis, Achilles tendinitis sprained ankles and shin splints. Pronation is the term for flattening of the arches on the inner part of the foot. Excessive pronation can lead to pain as your bodyweight is distributed differently. Feet problems often contribute to pains in other areas.
Jaw Pain / TMJ
Jaw or facial pain is usually due the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) and the muscles and nerves around it. Often an examination, accurate diagnosis of the problem and effective treatment will lead to a great improvement. Hands on treatment can help, along with rehabilitation and habit changes.
Vertigo/dizziness is a symptom of a problem in the balance system. Our brain ultimately controls our balance mostly with information from our eyes, our muscles/tendons and our inner ear / vestibular system. If there is a problem with the one of the systems dizziness can occur. One of the causes can be ‘vertigo’ (BPPV) which can be easily treated and ‘cured’ in a couple of sessions or sometimes even just one!
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