Port Adelaide Physiotherapy Paincare Pilates

Port Adelaide Physiotherapy Paincare Pilates

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Saturday appointments are still available

Hello everyone

Yes! Saturday appointments are available.  Get your physiotherapy or massage fix on Saturday by calling 0434 708 488.

Happiness in health.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Our Preseason Tip for Calf Pain

  • Hi Everyone, 
  • It is definitely season for pre season injuries here at Port Adelaide Physiotherapy.  Today its been calf pain, and more calf pain, and well..lots of people with variations of CALF pain.  So here's a bit of information about preseason leg injuries.  
  •  Muscle cramps are caused by fatigue or muscle tightness, or an imbalance of fluid, salt or potassium from heavy sweating. To prevent muscle cramps, make sure to stretch before and after training.
  • Muscle Strain
    A muscle strain causes tenderness of the muscle and possibly swelling. Muscle strains are caused by sudden contraction of a muscle and poor flexibility. Dancers, runners, jumpers are particularly prone to muscle strains in the lower back.
  • Shin Splints
    Shin splints cause pain on the front portions of the lower legs. Shin splints are caused by jumping on hard surfaces, improper landing, and poor flexibility. Be especially cautious to land properly after attempting a jump to avoid shin splints.
  • Plantar Fasciitis
    This condition causes chronic pain and inflammation to the foot, especially to the heel. Pain may also be felt in the arch. Plantar faciitis is particularly common in ballet dancers who wear pointe shoes.
  • Stress Fracture
    Stress fractures cause pain and swelling, and usually occur in the shins or balls of the feet. They are usually caused by repeated jumping and landing. Female athletes and dancers seem to be at high risk for developing stress fractures in the lower legs and feet.
    For ongoing calf or leg pain, call us for individual advice and treatment.  We are open 6 days a week. Happiness in health!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Preseason Training

After the indulgence over Christmas, New Year, Australia Day, Chinese New Year and lack of training, its been a busy week here at Port Adelaide Physiotherapy Paincare Pilates in terms of calf, quadricep, hamstring and foot pain syndromes.

To get back to sport and reduce your injury recurrence, a simple drill to limber up the body can include fast sprints.

Step 1: Set up two cones (or any two objects eg shoes, bags etc which won't fly with the wind)
Step 2: Sprint between these cones.  Run around them, or stop and start between each.

The Aim:  To get the body loose and agile by varying directions and speed.  This will recondition fitness and agility fast.

If you need any further advice, we are always available on 0434 708 488 or 8447 8408.

Happiness in health!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Whats New in 2014

Last year was a year of hard work.  We worked hard to offer the best and most effective physiotherapy and massage sessions.  It was a year of replanning and restructuring; and last year  found us buying new furniture and equipment and updating our computer systems.  Each month we contributed to various charities and community events eg the MS mud run, the Blind Welfare of SA, Medecins Sans Frontieres, the Haiyan Phillipine Appeal, the Redcross, the Salvation Army Winter appeal and many others.

This year, in 2014, we are looking to include new services to our repetoire.

Pilates Classes:
On Jan 2, we found space to add a new Pilates machine to our gym area; allowing Pilates classes to be conducted every Tuesday at 6pm and Saturday at 11am.

Executive Sessions:
Last years most popular feedback was on our Executive Sessions.  We started including longer one hourly sessions for those who needed extra time an attention to relieve pain and after a team meeting, we decided that this service should continue.  Our Executive Session allows a full one hour session with a physiotherapist to enable a higher level of recovery.

So, for committed therapists, and a professional approach to pain relief and wellbeing, make an appointment with us.  We can be contacted on 8447 8408.

We open 6 days and evenings.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Nawww...a very humbled girl indeed

I just received this feedback letter from my client Matt in my in tray; and I'm feeling a bit spesh!

"I was treated by Ann Fong.  Ann’s approach to my condition was very professional and effective.  I have seen a number of physiotherapists over many years and Ann Fong is in my view the most effective treatment I have had.  Thank you so much."

This totally made my day after 15+ appointments today! And yes, its clients like Matt who make the commitment to be a physio worthwhile.  Early mornings, late evenings. no lunch breaks...and now its home time! 

In good health!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Our recent feedback from clients we've seen says it all!

  • I came to physio having trouble with lower back and sciatic nerve pain. After having physio it has eased the pain and has helped me to work and walk better. It has also taken some of the fluid away from the area easing the pain. The service was extremely good, they are very happy people and the service was very friendly.

  • I had bad back, hip and knee pain, stretching has helped to reduce the pain significantly. Thankyou, when I walked in I was in a lot of pain and I walked out with the pain significantly reduced.

  • I have achieved relief from acute back pain. In subsequent visits the condition of my back has improved. I appreciate the availability in order to enable appointments at times which suit me and I am very satisfied with their service.

  • I had constant headache at the base of my skull. I received treatment from Ann and after 3 sessions of physio I have now not got a headache as bad and my neck feels a lot easier to move. Ann was very helpful with letting me know the problem and also gave me exercises to do at home. It is a very friendly environment and I would recommend my family and friends.

  • I am getting elderly with signs of old football injuries. Several months ago my crook knee was fixed and as I have a milk around and I need to be fixed quickly. This time you fixed my ankle which other people could not. They were magnificent. 

  • Good treatment for sore shoulders, I feel much better after having treatment done. All is well and I do not think they need any improvements. I fully recommend this practice.

  • I have been better and am now able to manage my back pain and reduce the frequency of severe pain. I have been shown how to stretch effectively to be able to reduce tension myself. I think the clinic needs to be open more hours. However overall I started out having back pain daily to the point it affected my work and life. With the help of Ann I rarely get as sore and have a more pleasant life.

  • Problem is so painful in shoulder, back and neck and cant fix the wrist. You helped my back feel better for a couple of days. At least a day or so other wise always pain too much pain. Keep making me have less pain. You are a good physio you know everything where the pain is and others don’t know and don’t care thankyou.

  • I am satisfied with the service. I have less pain in my back and shoulders after physio treatment and the massage was very good. 

Boost Physiotherapy
80 Sturt Street, Adelaide  SA  5000
122 Commercial Road, Port Adelaide  SA  5015

ph:  0434 708 488

Sunday, December 1, 2013

The busy lead up to Christmas see's us often treating overuse syndromes.  Symptoms like pain, pins and needles, numbness and a general loss of power can be associated with muscle overuse or even relate to nerve overuse syndromes. If you think you are suffering from an overuse syndrome call us and we will help you recover from it fast.  The photo above shows how one of our physiotherapists can stretch the Median Nerve in the arm to reduce pain as well as pins and needles.

Call us to make an appointment:  0434 708 488
or book online at:  www.boostphysiotherapy.com.au

In good health
Boost Physiotherapy