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Pro Physio SA is an Adelaide Physio and Pilates Practice that is focused on providing the very best physiotherapy treatment, intervention and rehabilitation.


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Pro Podiatry SA is an Adelaide based Podiatry and Orthotic Practice. With an emphasis on communication and education, our Adelaide Podiatrists can help devise a management plan to help treat and resolve a range of complex foot and ankle conditions.

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Pro Nutrition SA is an Adelaide based Dietetic Practice. We aim to provide optimal patient care with an emphasis on dietary advice & education by providing tailored recommendations that are specific to each patient's needs.

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Pro Remedial SA is an Adelaide Remedial Massage Practice that is focused on assisting patients in all aspects of Remedial Massage, Sports Massage and Therapeutic Massage, including Sports Injury Management, Positional Release, Cupping Therapy, Acupressure and Lymphatic Drainage.

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Pro Studio SA is an Adelaide based Pilates Studio, Gym and Rehabilitation Facility. Pro Studio SA offers a safe environment for individuals looking to implement a program of muscular strengthening, conditioning and/or specialised rehabilitation under the careful instruction of our team of Physiotherapists, Exercise Physiologists and Personal Trainers.

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Pro Exercise SA is an Adelaide based Exercise Physiology Practice that focuses on prevention and treatment of injury and chronic illness through structured exercise participation.




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Treatment for Osteitis Pubis

osteitis-pubis

Pathology

Osteitis Pubis is a common cause of chronic groin pain in sport. It is an overuse injury in which characteristic symptoms include: a localized ache or weakness feeling in the pubic symphysis/ lower abdominal and/or adductor region. Patients tend to report a lack of power with their run or kick, lack of acceleration, difficulty changing direction during running and loss of ability to fully sprint. It is common in running sports such as AFL, soccer and hockey.

The main cause of Osteitis Pubis is instability of the pelvic bones and in particular the pubic symphysis which leads to tissue damage and inflammation at the site. The instability is aggravated when asymmetrical loads are placed through the pelvis such as when running or kicking. Poor lumbo-pelvic strength, control and endurance places additional load on the structures during repetitive or prolonged activity and will eventually cause injury.

Classification/Assessment

It is important to seek assessment and advice from a Musculoskeletal or Sports Physiotherapist as early as possible to implement the appropriate rehabilitation program and also to prevent the injury from becoming chronic. Those who do not seek treatment early may develop longstanding groin pain which may keep them out of competition or activity for longer than expected.

Your Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapist will assess and correct any abnormal lumbo-pelvic  and lower limb biomechanics.

Treatment

Osteitis Pubis can be often a difficult injury to rehabilitate. Firstly, rest is essential to unload the injured region. This will almost certainly entail a cessation of running and kicking. The next stage of rehabilitation is to retrain stabilization exercises of the pelvic girdle via specific exercises which will be prescribed by your Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapist. This progressive management along with treating the soft tissue structures are key elements to your rehabilitation.

At ProPhysio SA, after a thorough assessment, our musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapists will help you implement an appropriate rehabilitation program along with evidence based treatment to help you return you to your normal activities. Treatment may include: massage, dry needling/acupuncture, stretches, activity modification, advice and specific exercise prescription.

Appointments with one of our Physiotherapists can be requested by clicking here.

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