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Osteoarthritis (OA) or degenerative joint disease affects a large number of the population and can be well managed by maintenance physiotherapy and a prescribed exercise program at GO RUN GO PHYSIO.

Research indicates that 90% of people will have some type of osteoarthritic changes occurring in their weight bearing joints by the time they are 40 years of age. While not all of these are symptomatic, osteoarthritic patients present regularly in large numbers to their doctors or health professionals with joint pain and inflammation. These damaged joints can be irritated at work, during sport or in a home related trauma. Different joints are affected depending on posture, injury, past history and a range of hereditary factors. The most commonly-affected joints are spinal and weight-bearing joints such as the hip and knee.

Physiotherapist Nirav’s treatment provides conservative but effective results with even severely damaged arthritic joints. A thorough assessment is vital for treatment prescription

It is also important to avoid prolonged sitting. If your job requires this you should make an effort to move around in you chair and definitely get up every half-hour or so even if only briefly. Your workstation may also be creating problems. Your physiotherapist will be able to PROVIDE A THOROUGH ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT for your back pain and give you some advice as well. There are some very simple exercises your physiotherapist can show you to help prevent problems and keep the spine mobile.

If you haven’t experienced severe back pain then you can’t possibly know how debilitating and frustrating it can be – let alone painful. A lot of these acute back problems can be avoided with just a little effort. The number one preventative measure is posture. Good posture means maintaining the three natural gentle curves of the spine. In your lower back this means it should curve gently inwards – even being flat is not ideal

We have all heard the figures – approximately 80 percent of the population will experience lower back pain at some stage in their life. Though most of the population suffering chronic back problems tend to be the over 50s with arthritic and overuse complaints, we do still see a disappointingly high number of young people with acute low back pain.

One simple reason for this is that our generation has become increasingly more sedentary in our work environment. The invention of the computer, and hence prolonged sitting, was probably the biggest single contributing factor to the increase in lower back problems. Add into the equation slouching at home on the couch in front of the TV, sitting in the car/train/bus to get to and from work, sitting down for meals/drinks/movies and heavy lifting. Then you can also mix in some house duties- vacuuming, hanging out the washing and probably the most notorious cause of back pain, gardening and you can see how much strain the back must endure day in and day out, year after year.

Shoulder pain can be linked to a range of injuries, and resolution may require treatment to your shoulder, back and neck. Some of the more frequent conditions that present in clinic are postural dysfunctions or problems, post-surgical rehabilitation, tendon impingement, shoulder bursitis, acute joint soft tissue injuries, rotator cuff dysfunction, rotator cuff tears, AC joint injuries, and post-fracture rehabilitation.

GO RUN GO Physio treats very common knee pains originating from the patello-femoral joint or knee cap (patella). They can result in diffuse or sharp pains surrounding the knee cap or even behind the knee. They tend to be aggravated by any bent knee activity such as running, kneeling, squatting, sitting for prolonged periods or stairs.

Patello-femoral pain may occur as a result of many factors. In the normal knee, the patella glides up and down through a groove in the bottom end of the femur. When the knee is bent the pressure between the patella and femur is increased. If the patella does not track smoothly through the groove, there is a subsequent increase in pressure and resultant pain and inflammation.

Physiotherapist Nirav will assess your knee and determine the cause of your pain and provide the necessary treatment.