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Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo and Vertigo
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Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo and Vertigo

What is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)? First of all lets break down the name:  Benign meaning that it is not life-threatening Paroxysmal referring to the symptoms coming and going  Positional as symptoms are brought about in specific positions  Vertigo referring to the feeling of the room spinning  BPPV is a mechanical issue of the...

A Common Hand Injury – Mallet Finger
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A Common Hand Injury – Mallet Finger

Nearly all of us have had a finger injury whether it be from sport or performing our daily tasks around the home. A common hand injury we see in the clinic is a mallet finger. This injury is a direct result of when a ball or object strikes the end of the finger causing it...

Should you ice after an injury?
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Should you ice after an injury?

Over the past 5 years, there has been a topical debate over whether we should ice after an injury or not. In 1978 we used the acronym RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation,) to treat any soft tissue injury. This acronym has evolved over the years to PRICE (protection, rest, ice, compression, elevation) and then POLICE...

What To Do Next After You Roll Your Ankle?
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What To Do Next After You Roll Your Ankle?

It was a gorgeous sunny day, and while you were talking to your friend you unexpectedly missed the bottom step and ‘rolled’ your ankle. This is the common story we hear all the time.  What is a fractured ankle?  The two bones in your lower leg are called the tibia and fibula. A fracture may...

ACL Injuries and Where We Are Going Wrong
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ACL Injuries and Where We Are Going Wrong

From a patient who has suffered two ACL reconstruction’s consecutively over a 2-year period, I understand how traumatic they truly can be. In Sydney we have one of the highest re-injury rates of ACL reconstructions. Up to 40% of patients have been reported to suffer a subsequent tear in the United States (Webster & Feller,...

What is actually happening when we talk about a ‘pinched nerve’
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What is actually happening when we talk about a ‘pinched nerve’

Cervical or lumbar radiculopathy or also referred to as a ‘pinched nerve’ refers to when a nerve is irritated or compressed as it passes through the tunnel of the spine in either the neck or back. This tunnel is very small in nature and gets smaller as we age and therefore much more common in...

What are the benefits of taking supplements in the treatment of knee and hip osteoarthritis?
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What are the benefits of taking supplements in the treatment of knee and hip osteoarthritis?

Reece, Set in Motion Physiotherapy Director & Physiotherapist has provided us with the benefits of taking supplements in the treatment of knee and hip osteoarthritis. Set in Motion Physiotherapy takes rooms at the Walk-in Specialist Emergency Clinic. Reece works closely alongside WiSE Emergency Doctors and Orthopaedic Surgeons.  Outpatient physiotherapy services No referral required HICAPS on-site available For bookings, please call...

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