patellofemoral knee pain

What is Patellofemoral Joint Pain?

Patellofemoral Joint Pain Are you currently experiencing pain at the front of your knee? You may be experiencing patellofemoral joint pain. This is pain originating from where the kneecap meets the thigh bone.   Signs and Symptoms  This pain is typically experienced with:  Squatting  Lunges  Going up/down Stairs  Kneeling,   Running  Prolonged Sitting  Increased activity […]

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Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis)

What is Frozen Shoulder? Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is a condition that limits the movement of the shoulder and can be painful. Frozen shoulder happens when the shoulder joint capsule comprised of connective tissues gets thickened and tightened. It is quite unclear why frozen shoulder happens to some people. However, there seems […]

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Sciatica

 What is Sciatica? Sciatica is a condition that involves compression or irritation of the sciatic nerve, hence its name. This leads to sharp, aching or burning pains in the lower back that can travel down the back of the thigh and even past the knee following the path of the sciatic nerve. You may also […]

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Knee and Hip Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis currently affects approximately 3.6 million Australians. Equally, approximately 2 million people live with some form of knee and/or hip osteoarthritis. Furthermore, It is more common in females, people who are overweight and people suffering from a previous injury. It is a condition that leads to painful joints and surrounding tissues, difficulty moving and has […]

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Achilles Tendinosis

The Achilles tendon is the main tendon around the back of the ankle that is involved in propulsion. Giving us the power to walk, jump and run. With different training loads, the tendon can be exposed to unusual forces resulting in a condition called Achilles tendinosis. Michael Tricarico, our Senior Partner / APA Titled Musculoskeletal […]

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Lumbar Disc Pathology

The lumbar disc acts as a shock absorber in our lower back and as a result, is subject to trauma. 80% of us at some point in our life will suffer from low back pain. When the lumbar disc is implicated, it often bulges and pushes on nerves which elicits pain and disability. Disc injury […]

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Osgood-Schlatter disease and knee pain hoppers physio

What is Osgood-Schlatter disease?

Osgood-Schlatter disease is probably a condition you heard about growing up, whether you had it or your friends had it. Osgood-Schlatter disease is essentially an overuse injury of the knee that is common in growing children and adolescents. Repetitive activity, particularly jumping activity can cause swelling and irritation over the growth plate at the top of the shin.   […]

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What is Cervicogenic Headache?

Cervicogenic Headache is a secondary headache that occurs due to musculoskeletal or neurological dysfunction in the neck. Michael Tricarico our Senior Partner / APA Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist explains a little more about Cervicogenic Headaches in this short video Its main source of referred headache is thought to be an irritation in the upper neck structures […]

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The Optimal Ergonomic Workstation

With an increase in the amount of time we are now spending in front of the screens, there is also an increase in the number of aches and pains that are surfacing on a day-to-day basis. Workstations are becoming a large part of where we are spending time each week, so it is important to […]

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