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Physiotherapy

What is MS? Multiple sclerosis is a condition that affect the central nervous system. It is a condition that damages the myelin sheath which insulates the nerve fibres. This means nerve conduction through the fibres moves much more slowly. This means that someone having multiple sclerosis can have unpredictable symptoms. Are there different types of MS? There are four types of MS:  Relapsing-remitting MS - is the most common type and has short attacks to

Falls prevention Why is there so much attention for falls prevention? Around a third of all people aged over 65 years fall each year.Having previous falls is an important indicator for falls risk. Specific groups have higher falls rate for example Parkinson’s disease or people aged over 85+.Falls can happen doing daily tasks, like vacuuming the house, or when shopping.47% of non-injured fallers are unable to get themselves up by themselves from

What is Parkinson’s disease? Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder. It affects neurons producing dopamine in a specific area of the brain called substantia nigra. Popular celebrities like Muhammad Ali and Michael J. Fox have had Parkinson related conditions What are the key features of Parkinson’s disease? There are 4 key features you may notice in early stages of Parkinson’s disease: Tremor, described as pill rolling tremor in hands. Other forms of tremor

Here is your chance to improve your tennis elbow? Tired of that nagging pain in your elbow? Unable to pick up the kettle or the groceries? Typing at your computer becoming a painful drag? Craig Paulsen Physio gives you the top tips to reduce your pain. How does it start? Tennis elbow is a tendinopathy condition. Tendinopathy occurs when the stress and strain placed on your tendon exceeds its ability

Do you suffer from heel pain? Struggle getting out bed due to pain? Does pain stop you from your daily run or gym routine? Heel pain, is commonly known as plantar fasciitis. Central Coast Physio Craig Paulsen provides you with five proven treatments that will give you startling result. Breakthrough Pain. Your Physio will provide remarkable pain relief from soft tissue massage to your lower leg. Taping techniques are quick and

Do you suffer from osteoarthritis of the knee? Does your knee give you pain? Frustrated about missing time with the grand kids, walking, holidays and gardening? Central Coast Physio, Craig Paulsen provides proven results backed by research to reduce your knee pain.  At a Structural level osteoarthritis of knee is the softening of the knee cartilage. The soft bone under the cartilage develops bruising and produces pain. When in pain we

One of the most common injuries presenting to physiotherapy clinics is ankle injuries. This frequently occurs from the ankle rolling in while playing sports that requires a sudden change of direction. It also occurs due to slips and trips on uneven ground and stairs. The anterior talofibular ligament (ATFL) and Calneocuboid ligament (CFL) can be sprained. Your physio will grade the severity of your sprain from 1, small number of fibres torn up to a grade

A tendon is a long elastic collagen material which attaches muscles in the body to the bones.  They are lever points which transfer energy to allow us to move. Tendon overuse injuries can occur anywhere in the body. The most common regions that tendon issues occur are the Achilles tendon, the patella tendon, the rotator cuff tendons and tendons of the elbow.  Historically many names have been used for tendon pain including tendonitis, tendinitis, tendinosis