Common Conditions

These are some of the more common conditions we treat at the clinic. Of course the conditions we treat are not limited to these. Please contact the clinic if you have any queries in relation to whether or not physiotherapy may be appropriate.

Back pain:

Back pain comes in many forms and can begin for a variety of reasons. 80% of Australians will suffer from back pain at some stage in their lives. Approximately 25% of Australians have back pain at present. Back pain can begin as a result of tissue trauma (eg. To discs, muscles and joints etc). It can be a result of postural problems or degeneration amongst other causes. The physiotherapist is likely to use a range of treatment techniques to achieve the optimal result.

Types of back pain include muscle strain, disc bulge, sciatica, disc herniation or prolapse, facet joint injury, postural pain, stenosis, spondylitis, scoliosis, spondylosis, spondylolisthesis, spondylolysis, sacro �iliac joint pain, osteoarthritis, thoracic stiffness and pain, lumbar instability and ankylosing spondylitis.

Neck and shoulder pain:

Pain in this region, like lower back pain, can begin for a variety of reasons. Common reasons include trauma, degeneration, poor posture, and sports injuries. As with back pain a range of methods are often used to treat neck and shoulder pain. These may include exercise programs, massage, joint mobilisation and dry needling among others.

Common conditions associated with neck and shoulder pain include whiplash, arthritis, poor posture, impingement syndrome, rotator cuff tear or disorder, frozen shoulder, tendonitis, bursitis, muscle spasm, wry neck and shoulder instability.

Chronic Pain:

Chronic (also known as persistent) pain, is pain which has been present daily for more than 3 months. It is often less about the tissue damage by this time, and hence an approach which does not focus solely on fixing the �damaged tissue� is best taken by the physiotherapist. Scott has a keen interest in working with people with chronic pain conditions. Some examples of conditions which may be associated with chronic pain are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, cervicogenic headaches, lower back pain, and CRPS.

Headaches:

In recent years it has become evident that far more headaches than we once thought are caused by tightness or dysfunction in the neck. These are known as �cervicogenic headaches�. Physiotherapy is very effective in treating these types of headaches as they are often the result of tight muscles, stiff joints, or poor posture. Treatment options may include dry needling, cervical joint mobilisation, massage, and exercise prescription among others.

Sciatica:

This is a condition whereby the sciatic nerve, which runs down the back of the leg, becomes pinched or irritated. It can be extremely painful, however in many cases physiotherapy is a treatment option which can provide highly effective pain relief. Treatment will depend on the patient�s presentation, but may include work on the lower back, or even the buttock muscles to help �free up� the nerve.

Sporting injuries:

A range of sporting injuries can be obtained whilst having fun playing sport. Most are best managed by seeing a physiotherapist as early as possible for assessment and treatment. A wide range of treatment options are available depending on the injury, but generally the physiotherapist is interested in quickly getting inflammation to settle, restoring the damaged tissue, and then getting the patient ready for participation in the sporting activity again.

Common sports injuries include muscle strains, joint sprains, whiplash, shoulder dislocation, AC joint sprain, rotator cuff tears or tendonitis, bursitis, tennis elbow, golfer�s elbow, lower back pain, sacro-iliac joint pain, hamstring tears, ITB tightness, patella-femoral joint pain, patella dislocation, fat pad irritation, patella tendonitis, knee ligament sprains (eg ACL, PCL, MCL, LCL), meniscal injuries, shin splints, calf pain, compartment syndrome, ankle sprains, foot pain, plantar fasciitis, achilles tendonitis, stress fractures, haematoma & osteitis pubis.

General musculoskeletal strains, sprains and injuries:

Scott has had over 15 years of experience in assessing and treating a large variety of musculoskeletal conditions. Many are listed in the sections above, but other conditions commonly treated may include Baker�s cyst, Bankart lesions, bursitis, heel spurs, carpal tunnel syndrome, RSI, coccydynia, Piriformis syndrome, de Quervain�s tenosynovitis, Osgood-Schlatter disease, hypermobility syndrome, mastitis, certain respiratory conditions, BPPV (vertigo), balance and mobility problems, rib pain, pain in elbows, wrists and hands, pain in hips, knees, feet and ankles.

For more information on the conditions we treat and services we offer, or to book an appointment please call 9429 8850 or email us at info@scottmurray.physio

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Areas covered:

We are based in West Perth, however we also provide physiotherapy in the following locations; Hollywood, Crawley, Shenton Park, Subiaco, West Perth, Dalkeith, Claremont, Cottesloe, Swanbourne, Graylands, Daglish, Jolimont, Mount Claremont, West Leederville, Peppermint Grove, Leederville, Northbridge, Wembley, Highgate, Perth, East Perth, South Perth.