Category: Blog

Volleyball Injuries

Post by Will Thwaite (BPhty(Hons), BSc, Physiotherapist APAM)   Recently I went away as the head physiotherapist for the Queensland Volleyball teams at Australian Junior Volleyball Championships. In total there were 13 Queensland teams (130 athletes) the under 15/17/19 age groups consisting of both mens and womens teams. After a tough week, Queensland finished as overwhelming champions Read More …

Mechanotherapy

Post by Sam Donaldson (M.PhtySt, BAppSci(HMS), Physiotherapist APAM SMAM)   Justifying the physical approach to therapy in rehabilitation and performance.   Every fortnight at RHP Physiotherapy, we are fortunate to have implemented an in-service program, through which our therapists are afforded the opportunity to learn as a team and collaborate in the care of our patients.   Read More …

Sit – Stand Workplace Tips

Sit – Stand Workplace Tips Workstations that allow computer workers to vary their position between sitting and standing are becoming more common, and the costs involved in setting up a sit – stand workstation are becoming more affordable for all. Our guidelines for how best to incorporate sit-stand technology into your day include Prepare your Read More …

Why would I see a Physiotherapist?

Why would I see a Physiotherapist? Post by Kerry Staples (MPhysio (Sports) BPhysio (Hons) B HMS (Ex Sci) Sports Physiotherapist APAM) Physiotherapists are highly qualified health professionals who work in partnership with their patients to help people get better and stay well.   Physiotherapists also work closely with GPs and other health professionals to plan Read More …

Walking Pattern

We walk who we are! The way we walk often reflects who we are as an individual personality. Laid back and free? Hustle and bustle? Stomping and full of purpose? Slouched and succumbed?   We are how we walk! In turn, the way we walk determines which muscles in the body are being engaged on Read More …

Spondyloarthropathy Awareness

Post by Sam Donaldson (M.PhtySt, BAppSci(HMS), Physiotherapist APAM SMAM) Recently, a patient presented with a lengthy (>3 month) history of lower back pain. This individual’s pain wouldn’t behave as typical lower back pain. There was also a complaint of some discomfort in other body regions that didn’t fit a typical spinal pain presentation. Upon being Read More …

Neurological Examination

Post By Elyse Nayler (BPhty APAM, Physiotherapist) A neurological examination is part of your physiotherapist’s assessment and helps determine the correct diagnosis of your symptoms and the integrity of the nervous system. This should be tested if you are experiencing pins and needles, numbness, weakness, co-ordination issues or pain that radiates into your limbs that Read More …

What is wrong with my hand?

Post by Sam Donaldson (M.PhtySt, BAppSci(HMS), Physiotherapist APAM SMAM) Do you get some odd tingling in your hand, or have you had some clumsiness with fine motor skills like holding a pen or opening a door? Do you have a reason why? These symptoms suggest that there might be an issue relating to a nerve Read More …