Wellness Embodied Blog

Do you know what patellofemoral pain (PFP) is? It is a common condition, and studies have suggested that 25% of people suffer from PFP at some point in their lives, and 2.5 million runners experience PFP in a year. PFP is usually caused by malalignment of the knee-cap and the distal end of the thigh bone, which the knee cap glides on to when we move our legs. It is similar to a train on its track. The knee-cap is the train and the femur (thigh bone) is the track. If they are not aligned properly, the soft tissue underneath

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We’re excited to announce the commencement of Telehealth/ Remote Physiotherapy Consults for our existing and new clients who are unable to make a physiotherapy appointment in Cairns. For more information, please read on or visit our Cairns physiotherapy video consults page. At Wellness Embodied, we are a team of passionate physiotherapists who pride ourselves in thinking outside the box and getting to the root cause of acute and chronic pain and dysfunction. We see clients throughout the life cycle. Our specialist areas of interest and expertise include: Post Concussion Syndrome, Vestibular Rehab (vertigo/ Motion sickness/ Vestibular hypofunction), Neck Pain/whiplash, Headaches/

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Liam came in to see us with clicking and pain on the outside of his knee. He had been doing a lot of rowing at the gym and the knee seemed to be getting worse every time. On testing his knee was stable, had full range of movement and other than being tender to touch it was difficult to reproduce his symptoms. The ligaments and cartilage of the knee was fine with specific tests and he had good muscular strength in the quadriceps and hamstrings.  We decided to look further upstream and assessed his hip, where we found an obvious

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Have you had imaging of your spine? Remember a lot of findings, although sounding scary are actually normal! The natural ageing process causes changes of EVERY structure of the human body. Just like wrinkles are normal of ageing skin, changes to the intervertebral discs, facet joints and vertebral bodies are normal of an ageing spine. The important thing to remember is, do the MRI findings specifically relate to your pain. The vast majority of people, even if they do not have back pain will still have evidence of changes on MRI. In fact, a recent study on the prevalence of

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Recently, I have noticed that there has been an increase in the number of knee injuries coming through the doors here at Wellness Embodied. So today I am going to take the opportunity to provide you with some information on the common knee injuries and how physiotherapy can help to manage these. Patellofemoral joint syndrome – commonly referred to as PFJ syndrome or PFJ pain This is a very common knee complaint, which may present in both sedentary and active population groups throughout the lifespan. Patients experiencing PFJ pain will often complain of pain when ascending or descending stairs and squatting.  PFJ pain often occurs

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