What is it? Tennis elbow is also referred to as lateral epicondylalgia and is typically an overuse injury of the muscles of the forearm, specifically the extensors responsible for bending your wrist backwards. It is most prevalent amongst individuals performing repetitive movements frequently within a work environment and with some leisure activities e.g. tennis, hence […]
Back pain relief that works
Lower back pain is one of the most common medical complaints GP’s deal with. If not treated properly, it can result in chronic health issues with life-changing consequences. Every day Pro Health Care’s five clinics across Adelaide assess and treat back pain using the latest technologies and techniques. One of the therapies at Pro Health […]
What is it? Patella Tendinopathy is an overuse injury involving the knee. It is often referred to as Patella Tendinitis, or more commonly Jumpers Knee, and is most prevalent in athletes involved in sports or activities which require excessive jumping. Anatomy and Biomechanics The Patella Tendon is located below the patella (knee cap) and is […]
Running and Strength Training
Overuse injuries are common for runners due to high volume or high intensity running with poor posture and poor running mechanics. Weaknesses or poor muscle activation in the trunk, hips and lower legs can cause problems elsewhere. The body uses more energy to fuel poor running mechanics. Runners can often feel they cannot go faster […]
What is it? There are 160 bursae in the body. They are a fluid filled sac which helps to reduce the friction between tissues of the body. The major bursae are located adjacent to the tendons near the large joints such as the shoulders, knees, hips and elbows. The most common bursa to get inflamed […]
A lot of people may be forgiven for thinking that acupuncture and dry needling are the same, particularly given that the majority of the time they use the same type of needles. However, there is in fact more differences between the two treatment techniques than there are similarities. Acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese […]
Mastitis – What is it and how can Physiotherapy help?
Spring has sprung! What better time to talk about new life. For a woman, having a baby is one of the great joys in life. A woman’s body uses so much time and energy over 40 weeks to grow a baby and it doesn’t stop once she has given birth. For some women who breastfeed, […]
Shoulder Impingement – Have you got a bursa?
Shoulder pain is quite common throughout society with up to two thirds of the population suffering from it at some point during their life. It usually presents as pain on the outside of the arm, but may also extend down the upper arm or commonly around the front of the shoulder towards the chest. It […]
Adelaide United Grand Final Ticket Raffle
Congratulations to the Adelaide United players and coaching staff for qualifying for this year’s A-League Grand Final!! Pro Health Care and our group of Physiotherapists and Massage Therapists are proud to be the treating practitioners for the Adelaide United Football Club. We wish the Adelaide United players and coaching staff all the very best for […]
Women’s Health Incontinence Seminar
Our Women’s Health Physiotherapist Kathryn Meade is holding a FREE Incontinence Seminar on Thursday 12th May at our Kidman Park location. The topics that will be discussed are Causes of Incontinence, Function of the Pelvic floor and Non-surgical Treatment of Incontinence. There will be a Seminar held at 10:00am and another one at 6:30pm. You must book in […]