Nearly everyone suffers from occasional headaches. Headaches are commonly caused by restrictions within the spine often due to poor posture or work stresses.
Your head is heavy and balanced on a narrow support made up of the seven bones of your neck. The bones are separated from each other by discs, stabilized by joints and ligaments and moved by muscles.
Acute low back pain refers to pain in the lower back that normally has a sudden onset. Symptoms can sometimes ease on their own but recovery can be significantly accelerated with physiotherapy.
Problems in the shoulder occur with everyday wear and tear, overuse, or injury. The shoulder is a very complex area of the body and its movement actually depends on the combined movement of four different joints.
Injuries to this part of the body are normally due to trauma such as dislocation and fracture or repetitive/ overloading work activities e.g.
Hip-related pain is not always felt directly over the hip. Instead, you may feel it in the middle of your thigh or in your groin.
Knee pain is a common symptom arising either through a direct injury, such as twisting playing football, or presenting more gradually over time as in degenerative conditions. Physiotherapists have experience in diagnosing and treating both acute knee injuries and those that have been long standing.
Stability of the ankle joint is provided by ligaments, which guide the movement of the joints while at the same time preventing the joint from moving too much. Injuries to the ankle joint often occur spontaneously e.g. during sporting activities, often leading to instability and pain.