Category: Blog

October 28, 2016 Julia

Post by Sam Donaldson (M.PhtySt, BAppSci(HMS), Physiotherapist APAM SMAM) Pain and pain science is an ever evolving and incredibly complex field of study with many, MANY contributing factors.  For some more information on what pain is, how the brain is involved and why that is important to be aware of, see a previous blog posting…

October 7, 2016 Julia

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…

September 27, 2016 Julia

Yes! But that is normal. The pain experience is something that occurs in the brain. When you damage a muscle, tendon or ligamentous tissue, chemicals are released into the surrounding tissues. These chemicals, like substance P, bind with nerve endings and generate an electrical impulse, which travels by special nerve pathways to the brain. Neither…

August 23, 2016 Julia

Post by Sam Donaldson (M.PhtySt, BAppSci(HMS), Physiotherapist APAM SMAM)   Now that the Rio Olympic Games has concluded (and the Paralympics can have its time!), it seemed like a good chance to post some information on recovery from competition. To maximise what you can achieve out of your body in whatever event takes your fancy,…

June 23, 2016 admin

A concussion may occur when the head hits an object, or a moving object strikes the head. A concussion is a minor or less severe type of brain injury, which may also be called a traumatic brain injury. A concussion can affect how the brain works for a period of time. Medical providers may describe…

June 6, 2016 admin

In our lower back we have a very important thick band of connective tissue called the thoracolumbar fascia (TLF). Fascia is like a strong spider web-like material that surrounds and connects most of our body parts including muscles and organs.   The TLF is very strong and multi-layered. Its function is to provide stability to…

April 5, 2016 admin

The pectoral muscles (or pecs) are familiar to most of us as chest muscles. They work very hard in exercises like push-ups, bench press in the gym and gradually get tighter with everyday activities like lifting, carrying and working on computer screens. Tight pecs can be a major contributing factor to many different aches and…

March 14, 2016 admin

Exercise Spotlight – Lower Trap Wall Slide   – Knees bent a little as per the drawing. – Lower back and head back onto the wall. – Arms against the wall as per the picture. – If you cannot get your forearms onto the wall, your chest is too tight or your upper spine too…

February 10, 2016 admin

Shoulder Dislocations Shoulder dislocations can be scary and occasionally debilitating for a short period of time. The aim of this blog post is to shed some light on what happens in a shoulder dislocation. A future post will explore what to expect when recovering after this relatively common injury. Behind bone fractures and soft tissue…

February 4, 2016 admin

Prophylactic Ankle Taping Definition of Prophylactic: Preventative or Protective This year RHP Physiotherapy is proud to be working with Netball QLD and are providing physiotherapy services for U17, U19, U21 State teams; as well as the Firebirds and Fusion teams. As always, we are committed to seeing our athletes and teams achieve the best result…