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CONDITIONS

At Body Rhythm Physiotherapy we have treatment options available for a wide range of conditions

If you would like more information regrading the conditions we treat please click on the headings below to expand their details, for more info on our Services click here, or contact our Beechboro Physio Clinic or Wattle Grove Physio clinic directly.

Arthritis is a common condition that can affect different joints in the body. It results in inflammation which causes pain, stiffness and over time de-conditioning of muscles.

Research indicates that physiotherapy techniques are effective in reducing the symptoms associated with arthritis and preventing future problems that can result in the need for surgery. This often involves techniques such as mobilisation and massage in conjunction with a specific exercise program.

See here for more information on arthritis and the physio treatments we can assist you with.

If you or a family member are complaining of issues associated with Arthritis book a consultation at Body Rhythm Physiotherapy today. We provide Beechboro physio services for arthritis as well as Midland physiotherapy and Malaga arthritis physiotherapy including across the Swan Valley. We also have another physiotherapy practice in Yokine that provides physiotherapy services to Beechboro, Joondanna, Balcatta and Tuart Hill.

Are you experiencing any of the following?

  • Pain in your foot or ankle
  • Pain in your heel
  • Difficulty walking, putting weight on affected foot
  • Difficulty standing for prolonged periods
  • Instability in your ankle
  • “Clicky” ankle
  • Frequent and ongoing ankle sprains
  • Swelling of your ankle

We can help! From sporting injuries to foot biomechanics, physiotherapists are experts in the human body and movement.

See here for further information on physiotherapy for ankle and foot injuries.

Back pain is one of the most common conditions that physiotherapists treat and can result from an acute injury or can be a long standing problem for the sufferer. The human spine consists of 24 bones (vertebrae) stacked on top of each other. In between the vertebrae are discs which allow us to bend and move. There are also facet joints on each vertebra, as well as ligamentous structures, overlying muscles and nerves that exit from the spinal column.

The two most common causes of injury occur to the discs and facet joints

Disc Pain

Disc pain is the most common injury occurring to the spine. The injury typically results in central back pain that increasingly worsens with coughing, sneezing and bending forward. The pain can be very sharp and intense causing difficulty getting up and out of a chair.

Facet joint pain

Facet joint sprains result in localised back pain that eases when you are up and about and becomes stiff and sore once you have begun to rest. A locked facet joint can occur suddenly or can occur gradually over time due to incorrect loading.

We provide Beechboro physio services, Midland physio and Malaga physiotherapy as well as all adjacent suburbs. We also have a physiotherapy practice in Yokine that services Beechboro, Joondanna, Balcatta and Tuart Hill.

See here for more info on physiotherapy treatments for back pain.

Are you experiencing any of the following?

  • Pain in your calf or leg
  • Soreness in your calf or leg
  • Stiffness in your calf or leg
  • Swelling around your calf or leg
  • Difficulty weight bearing, standing, walking, running, jumping

We can help! Physiotherapists are experts in human body and movement. If you are experiencing pain in your legs and foot, be sure to seek treatment straight away.

See here for further information on calf and leg injuries as well as physio treatments.

Vertigo or Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is a condition that affects the inner ear causing dizziness. It can come on spontaneously and is associated with a change in head position like rolling over in bed. Other symptoms may include imbalance, light-headedness, nausea, vomiting and / or blurred vision.

The most common cause of vertigo is debris within the inner ear, that becomes dislodged and is now moving in the fluid of a semi-circular canal.

At Body Rhythm Physiotherapy, staff are able to perform the specific assessment for the condition, subsequent treatment and provide you with appropriate instructions to assist in getting you back to normal. Contact us at our Beechboro physio location providing Midland physio and Malaga physiotherapy as well as all adjacent suburbs. We also have a physiotherapy practice in Yokine that services Beechboro, Joondanna, Balcatta and Tuart Hill.

See HERE for a new page with more detailed information on dizziness, vertigo and it’s physio treatment.

Elbow pain

Are you experiencing pain any of the following?

  • Pain in your elbow
  • Stiff elbow or inability to straighten your elbow
  • Difficulty gripping things
  • Difficulty lifting objects
  • Difficulty turning door handles

We can help! Elbow injuries can affect anyone but are more common in tennis players, golfers, baseball pitchers, boxers and manual labourers.y time.

At Body Rhythm Physiotherapy in Beechboro and Yokine we can assess and treat your condition which may involve techniques such as:

  • Stretching
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Massage
  • Dry Needling
  • Brace prescription
  • Neural techniques if required

See HERE for a page with more detailed information on elbow pain and its physio treatment.

Are you experiencing any of the following?

  • Pain in your hip
  • Stiff hip
  • “Clicky” hip
  • Swelling around your hip
  • Pain with twisting, running, kicking
  • Pain when sleeping on affected hip
  • Difficulty putting weight on one leg
  • Difficulty walking, going up and down steps
  • Difficulty getting in and out of the car

We can help! The hip is prone to several types of injuries and affects people of all ages. There are a variety of reasons for hip pain and each require a different treatment approach. It is important seek help for your hip pain as soon as you can to prevent it from becoming worse.

 

See HERE for a new page with more detailed information on physio treatment of hip & groin pain

Are you experiencing any of the following?

  • Pain in your knee
  • Sore knee
  • Stiff knee
  • Swelling around the knee
  • Unstable knee
  • Difficulty walking, running, twisting
  • Pain when going up stairs, squatting, lunging

We can help! Knee pain can arise from soft tissue injuries, bone injuries or conditions, and sub-optimal biomechanics. Physiotherapy has been shown to be extremely beneficial for knee injuries and post-surgical rehabilitation.

See HERE for a page with more detailed information on knee pain and its physio treatment.

One in seven people will have at least one headache in their life. Twenty percent of these headaches are what we term Cervicogenic headaches. Cervicogenic headaches originate in the neck and can be uncomfortable, often hanging around for several days. These types of headaches are often overlooked and misdiagnosed.

Symptoms of these types of headaches are pain and discomfort felt at the base of the skull and neck. The headaches can also refer pain to the forehead, eyebrow and behind the eye if nerve irritation occurs. Other symptoms may include nausea, dizziness, sensitivity to light and/ or blurred vision. People who work in stationary jobs are more likely to get Cervicogenic headaches due to the position of the neck when sitting at a computer.

See HERE for more details on how our physios can assist with your headaches or neck pain.

Body Rhythm Physiotherapy can provide you with the correct advice, education and hands on treatment to assist you in your treatment of your headache. Other techniques such as Dry Needling and postural correction are effective alongside more traditional treatments such as joint mobilisations and soft tissue massage.

True sciatica is compression of the Sciatic nerve as it exits the lumbar spine causing pain down the back of the leg. It typically occurs to one leg and may also include symptoms of muscle weakness, pins and needles, numbness and shooting pain. A common cause of this is a disc prolapse in the lumbar spine that compresses the nerve roots.

Body Rhythm Physiotherapy can help you if you to manage this condition with the correct advice, exercises and treatment for pain relief.

Piriformis syndrome is another condition that may cause similar symptoms. In some cases, the Sciatic Nerve runs down through the Piriformis or buttock muscle instead of underneath it. When the muscle becomes tight and shortens it compresses the nerve causing similar symptoms to true Sciatica.

Physiotherapy treatment is important for muscle release and nerve desensitisation to get you moving again.

See HERE for more detailed information on Sciatica and it’s treatment.

Are you experiencing any of the following?

  • Pain in the shoulder
  • Sore shoulder
  • Stiff shoulder
  • Instability in the shoulder
  • Difficulty raising arm
  • Difficulty performing overhead activities
  • Difficulty lifting objects due to shoulder pain
  • Pain when lying on affected shoulder
  • Pain in the shoulder when swimming, throwing, painting
  • Swelling around shoulder or arm

The shoulder is the most mobile joint in the human body, however it lacks structural stability. Hence shoulder injuries are commonly seen. Fortunately, shoulder injuries have good outcomes with physiotherapy treatment and rehabilitation. If you are experiencing problems with your shoulder problem, seek treatment and rehabilitation early as the longer you take to begin rehabilitation, the longer it will take to get better.

Click HERE for a more detailed page with further information on shoulder pain and it’s physio treatment.

Causes

TMJ disorders are caused by a number of factors which can be grouped into two types:

1) Problems with the muscles:

  • If you find yourself clenching your jaw during sleep or during the day when you are feeling tense or anxious, this could lead to increased tension in your muscles.
  • Consistent chewing gum, or biting nails could result in overuse of the jaw muscles due to –

2) Problems in the joint:

  • Arthritis of the joint. This tends to affect the older rather than the younger population.
  • Trauma or direct injury to the joint or to its cartilage disc can result in TMJ pain.

Your physiotherapist at Body Rhythm Physiotherapy will carry out a thorough assessment to establish an accurate diagnosis for the cause of your jaw pain.

See HERE for a new page with more detailed information on TMJ pain and physio treatment.

Continence and Women’s Health

Are you experiencing any of the following problems?

  • Accidental leakage of urine
  • A sudden or constant urge to go to the toilet
  • Waking up more than twice to go to the toilet at night
  • Difficulty or straining to empty your bowel or bladder
  • Involuntary loss of bowel or passing wind
  • Staining your underwear
  • A bulge, heaviness, discomfort, dropping in the vagina
  • Pain or spasms in/near the vagina
  • Back pain or sciatica during pregnancy
  • Pelvic pain during pregnancy
  • Painful intercourse

We can help you! You don’t have to live with the pain, rely on pads, liners or suffer in silence. Physiotherapists are experts in the assessment and rehabilitation of the pelvic floor muscles. The pelvic floor muscles are important for bladder and bowel function, pelvic organ support and sexual function.

See here for further information on Women’s Health & Continence.

 

Wrist and Hand Pain

 Are you experiencing any of the following?

  • Pain in your wrist or hand
  • Pain in your thumb
  • Difficulty grasping objects
  • Difficulty putting weight through your wrist
  • Burning or tingling pain into your hand
  • Instability in your wrist
  • “Clicky” wrist
  • Ongoing wrist sprains
  • Swelling of your wrist or hand

We can help! From sporting injuries to overuse conditions, physiotherapists are experts in the human body and movement.

See here for further information on Wrist & Hand Pain