Entries by Gary

Physiotherapy for Posture Correction

What is the first thing people notice about you? Your Posture! Besides making you look good, your posture also affects you health. If you or your family are not feeling the best, posture could be the reason behind it. Get your posture checked at FIT Physiotherapy. The Daily Posture Problems Our daily lives present a […]

Physiotherapy for Osgood-Schlatter Disease

Description Osgood-Schlatter disease is an inflammatory injury of the growth plate on the tibia (shin bone) just belowthe level of the knee at the tibial tubercle This disease may also be referred to as osteochondrosis or apophysitis of the tibialtubercle The tibial tubercle is the bony attachment for the quadriceps (front thigh muscle). Contraction of the […]

How Can Physiotherapy Help Osteoarthritis

Arthritis is the inflammation of a person’s joints and Osteoarthritis is actually the most common type of arthritis and is known to be caused when a joint deteriorates. Generally, joints such as the hips and knees are often affected since they’re weight-bearing joints. However, you can suffer from it in other joints too including the […]

Physiotherapy for Liotibial Band Syndrome

Iliotibial band friction syndrome (ITBFS) can cause knee pain as it results in the abnormal friction or rubbing at the side of your knee where the band  crosses. When the IT band is rubbed it can cause both inflammation and knee pain. In some cases, you may also feel the pain around the thigh and/or […]

Physiotherapy for Concussions

A concussion is a traumatic brain injury which is commonly suffered by athletes who participate in physical-contact sports. However, they can also occur as a result of motor vehicle accidents, falls and explosions etc as well as in conjunction with another injury. A concussion is generally caused  by a direct blow to the head, face, […]

Physiotherapy for Vertigo 

Some people confuse vertigo with dizziness since they are quite similar in many ways. However, they’re not exactly the same ailment. When somebody suffers from giddiness, unsteadiness, disorientation and light headedness they usually say they’re dizzy. With vertigo, it often feels as if the environment or the room is spinning around. The cause of this […]

Physiotherapy for De Quervain’s

De Quervain’s is a form of tendinitis which causes tenderness and pain in the wrist on the side of the thumb as well as in the forearm and base of the thumb. The pain typically increases when the thumb is extended and when you grasp something. The affliction is often caused when the tendons become […]

Physiotherapy for Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative disc disease is commonly known as DDD and it’s an affliction that can affect your spine as you age or through injury. If suffering from DDD pain and inflammation it can often be treated by strengthening your core muscles, neck and back through physiotherapy. The goal is to strengthen your body, particularly the spine, […]

Physiotherapy Before & After Knee Replacement

In total knee replacement surgery, the ends of the damaged thigh and lower leg (shin) bones and sometimes the kneecap are capped with artificial surfaces. These surfaces are made of metal and plastic. The plastic acts like hard cartilage, helping your joint to move freely. The metal and plastic parts of the artificial joint allow […]