Boost Physiotherapy

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Treatment for back pain, leg pain, numbness and power loss.

Sciatica is nerve pain arising from the sciatic nerve. It can be produced by pressure on the nerve, where it passes through the buttock. Sciatica can be brought on by sitting on a hard seat. When your leg goes to sleep, that is also a form of sciatica.

The sciatic nerve is a large nerve, formed from nerve roots that originate from the spinal cord. These nerve roots pass out between the disc spaces and join up to form the sciatic nerve. It passes from the spine into the buttock, then into the back of the thigh and leg. The sciatic nerve controls sensation and function to the leg and foot. In sciatica, prolapsed or 'slipped' discs tend to bulge and press on the intervertebral nerve(s). This pressure irritates the nerve, causing referred pain.

Most cases of sciatica resolve by themselves within six weeks to three months. Sciatica can also be caused by narrowing of the nerve tunnel between discs due to osteoarthritis. Elderly people who suffer from disk degeneration as a consequence of ageing tend to be troubled the most by sciatica. 

Symptoms of sciatica

The symptoms of sciatica include:

  • Hot pain in the buttock
  • Aching in the buttock, back of the thigh (hamstring) and calf
  • Pain in the ankle and foot
  • Pins and needles or numbness
  • Increased pain when lifting, straining or coughing
  • Loss of power to the muscles of the leg and foot.

Physiotherapy Treatment main objectives are
  • reduce pain
  • restore movement
  • strengthen weakened muscles
  • reduce tension
Physiotherapy for sciatica
As sciatica is due to pressure on the sciatic nerve, it stands to reason that treatment involves removing this pressure. Your Physiotherapy treatment aims to achieve this by reducing nerve pressure caused by poorly moving spinal joints as well as easing muscular tension in the lower spine, buttock and leg.
This is achieved by using a combination of the following techniques:
  • Spinal mobilisations
  • Massage therapy and trigger point therapy
  • Stretching tight muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments
  • Ultrasound and other electrical stimulation devices
  • Advice in relation to how to minimise pressure and irritation of the sciatic nerve
In addition to this, you will be given a series of home stretching exercises and asked to apply ice and heat to help aid your recovery.
If you are suffering with sciatica at the moment please do not delay – you can achieve the best results when you address the symptoms early, simply make an appointment and begin your care today!
Two locations:  Prospect and Port Adelaide
Phone: 0434708488 or 8447 8408 

Happiness in health!
Boost Physiohtherapy
209 Churchill Road PROSPECT 
122 Commercial Road PORT  ADELAIDE

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Start the new year a new YOU. Try (and hopefully love!) Pilates! Join at our introductory rate of $15 per class.

We would love to invite all new people to pilates to try an introductory class at just $15. Normally $25 a class, mention code word "Blog special" and get a discount. Get rid of the stubborn tummy rolls. Get leaner looking legs. Flatten your abs. Learn about your core. What do you have to lose? You know the answer to that wink emoticon expires 17/2/2015. Limited numbers. Ph 0434708488 for more information.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

We are open through out the Christmas holiday break

Yes!  Boost Physiotherapy (Prospect and Port Adelaide locations) is open throughout the December break.  For bookings call 8447 8408.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Grand opening special for our new location in Prospect

Fantastic News!  

Boost Physiotherapy is now open in Prospect! 

Come and help us celebrate    

Just 10 minutes from the city, plenty of parking on site, and set within a brand new purpose built medical clinic. Appointments can be made for physiotherapy and massage by calling 0434 708 488.
We are located at 209 Churchill Road, Prospect.

Mention 'facebook' for half price sessions. Save 50%. ExpiRes 24/12/2014.

Limited appointments. Call, SMS or fb to book in.

We offer professional treatment that works for sports injuries, back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, leg pain, neurological conditions, sports physiotherapy..more details at

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Our 8th Anniversary Special

Its a fantastic week this week.  Boost Physiotherapy are offering "MATES RATES" on our physiotherapy, massage and Pilates services just because its our 8th anniversary celebrations.  What are our "mates rates"? To find out what our special price is for this week, call us on 0434 708 488.  Two locations.  Prospect and Port Adelaide.  We Relieve Your Pain. Fast.  Guaranteed same day appointments just call before 11am. This amazing offer expires Monday 01/11/2014

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Pilates - morning, evening and Saturday classes

Pilates classes are offered every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 10.30am and 6.15pm.  

Come for a class or two during the week. Saturday classes also available at 11.30am.  
Only 15 minutes from Adelaide CBD, and free parking outside the clinic.  There is free undercover parking behind the clinic. 

Come join the friendly groups.  

Enquiries and bookings please call 0434 708 488.  

122 Commercial Road PORT ADELAIDE  SA  5015

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Neck Pain Update

Knowing more about your pains can help your pain management and help you recover sooner without delay. Commonly we find that neck joints and protective muscle spasm of some neck and shoulder muscles and weakness of others are the main causes of neck pain. The longer this abnormal scenario exists, the harder it is to reverse the habit.Your neck posture can also contribute to your pain. Abnormal posture strains adjacent joints and muscles.
The interesting thing about necks is that one stiff neck joint or one weak or tight muscle can have a dramatic effect if not fixed quickly. We often see patients who have unsuccessfully tried various neck treatment techniques. What we normally find is that it is a combination of neck joint, muscle stretching, muscle treatment, acupuncture (dry needling) neural tissue, strength exercise and postural techniques that are required to reverse some well established poor habits.
If you are having trouble managing your neck pain, or any other pain, and would like one of our highly experienced physiotherapists help treat your pain, we are open weekdays in the evenings to 8pm and Saturdays by appointment.
Same day appointments are guaranteed, just ring before 11am, or your appointment the next day is FREE.
Phone: 0434 708 488 or 8447 8408