Mandurah Physio – Chronic Disease

Chronic Disease

Dry Needling (commonly known as Acupuncture)

What is dry needling?
Dry needling involves inserting very fine needles into specific areas in the body without injecting any substance, with the purpose of pain relief. Dry needling is very effective for relaxing overactive muscles and stimulating the healing process.
What is dry needling used for?
Dry needling can be used for many musculoskeletal problems, including back […]

Arthritis

Mandurah Physiotherapy deals in the treatment and maintenance of Arthritis. Physiotherapists are highly trained to assess these conditions and provide advice, treatment and exercise regimes to minimise its effects and maintain optimal function in daily activities and sports.There are over 100 different types of arthritis, so the chance of having some sort of arthritis throughout […]

Arthritis Fact Sheet

 Arthritis Fact Sheet
Arthritis is a major cause of disability and handicap in Australia affecting people of all ages and walks of life. Arthritis is not a single condition. There are over 150 kinds of arthritis, all of which affect one or more joints in the body. The most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis (OA), […]

Osteoporosis Fact Sheet

What is osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is a disease in which the bones become fragile and brittle. They fracture more easily than normal bone. Even a minor bump or fall can cause a serious fracture. Half of all women and one-third of men over 60 in Australia will have a fracture due to osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis and fractures are major […]

Retirement and Depression

As we get older, our activity levels often decrease and may lead to poor mental health. Exercise is one method that can assist in providing both physical and mental changes.   
There are quite a few exercise programs on the go that are using strength and weight training programs in order to treat mental health and […]

Osteoporosis Strength Training

Osteoporosis is thinning of the bones which cause bones to become brittle and increase the risk of fracture.  It is very common as we get older and occurs in both males and females.
The original theory was that weight bearing activity was vital in order to prevent weakness and thinning of the bones (which is what […]

Arthritis-Can Physiotherapy help?

Mandurah Physiotherapy deals in the treatment and maintenance of Arthritis.  Physiotherapists are highly trained to assess these conditions and provide advice, treatment and exercise regimes to minimise it’s effects and maintain optimal function in daily activities and sports.
There are over 100 different types of arthritis, so the chance of having some sort of arthritis throughout […]

Anorexia Nevosa

Anorexia nervosa is closely associated with social pressures or a personal desire to be slim.  Athletes who participate in sport in which “leanness” is prized, Eg. Gymnasts, Aerobic competitors etc.  are most at risk of developing these types of eating disorders.  Teenagers, where body image is important, are also at risk.  Anorexia nervosa is also […]