Pro Medical SA is a group of Medical Practices in Adelaide that offers state of the art facilities with the aim of delivering the highest level of patient care. Our Adelaide General Practitioners have a focus on Family Medicine encompassing all age groups.

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Pro Dental SA is an Adelaide Family Dental Surgery that places an emphasis on preventative care and maintenance. Our Adelaide Dentists are focused on delivering high quality treatments and services in a relaxed and family friendly environment.

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Kidman Park

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 Psychology SA is an Adelaide Psychology Practice, that prides itself on a commitment to professional quality care to achieve the best possible outcomes and goals for individuals, couples and families.

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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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Kidman Park

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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Kidman Park

Text Neck

Gone are the days when mobile phones were just used to make a phone call or send the occasional text. These days our phones are used for everything. There is no longer an excuse to get away from work as we can check emails anywhere in the world as long as we have our phones on us. Advancement in technology is great however it can bring with it many musculoskeletal issues, one of which is the epidemic ‘Text Neck’.

Text neck is a repetitive stress injury or overuse syndrome which is caused by the posture we adopt while looking down at our phones. Our heads are down, causing our necks to slant forward so that our heads are in front of our shoulders. This sustained position creates excessive amounts of tension in the deep muscles of the neck and across the shoulders.

The average weight of the head is similar to that of a small bowling ball – 4.5-5kg. However this is when the head is in an upright position thus the ears are aligned with the centre of the shoulders. If you lean 15 degrees forward, the head weight is more like 12kg. At a 30 degree tilt it is 18kg and when you hit 45 degrees the weight of the head is approximately 27kg plus! On average, we spend about 2-3 hours on our smartphones each day and young people may spend even more time than that. That is a lot of time for our necks to support all of that extra weight. If left untreated, a text neck can lead to inflammation of neck ligaments, nerve irritation and an increased curvature in the spine.

Signs and Symptoms of a Text Neck:

  • Neck or upper back pain when using a hand held device or shortly after
  • Headaches that are made worse when looking down
  • Sharp pain in the neck or shoulders at the end of the day
  • Feeling of tightness in the neck and across the shoulders
  • Pain radiating down the arm with tingling or numbness in the fingers

The good news is Text Neck can be conservatively managed by one of our Physiotherapists and you do not have to give up your smartphone. We will assess your posture and hand held device use, your spine and surrounding musculature to make our diagnosis. Our treatment goals are to reduce the tension within the neck muscles, reduce your neck pain/headaches and address your posture to prevent symptoms returning.

Our Physiotherapists can use a variety of different treatment techniques, such as dry needling, joint mobilisation, deep tissue massage, posture correction, strengthening exercises for the neck and upper back along with education on your posture and device use.

If you feel you or your child may already have a case of Text Neck or want to prevent it, get in contact with one of our Physiotherapists now.

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