05 November 2018 Physiotherapy
20 Questions with Leonie Harkness

Get to know physiotherapist Leonie Harkness a little bit better through "20 Questions" 

02 November 2018 Physiotherapy
Wanneroo Physio News- October 2018

Keen to catch up on what's new at Wanneroo Physiotherapy in October, including the size of Renee's catch on a recent fishing trip? (just quietly... it was HUGE!) Read on...

01 November 2018 Physiotherapy
Avoiding The Modern Medical Trap, P2: Management of Persistent Pain

There is an increasing wave of scientific evidence to suggest that surgical and medical management of persistent pain is no more effective than weight loss and physical activity in managing a range of conditions that include shoulder impingement, osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee and hip, and lower back pain.

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) recently released new guidelines that recommended non-pharmaceutical, non-surgical approaches in the management of hip and knee OA. Furthermore, they strongly recommended against the use of opioid medications, acknowledging the low quality of evidence that supports their use. They were also critical of an over-reliance on costly and unnecessary medical imaging, stating that it was often misinterpreted and lead to risky and harmful interventions. Similar approaches have also been recommended following studies into the most effective management of shoulder impingement and lower back pain.

01 November 2018 Physiotherapy
Avoiding The Modern Medical Trap, P1: Understanding Persistent Pain

The human body is a machine, and like any other machine- using our cars as a prime example, the more “kilometres put on the engine” the more wear and tear we are going to see on its individual parts. We refer to this degenerative process as age-related change, a normal part of the ageing process that you could consider akin to developing wrinkles on the inside. Much like our cars, this is a natural process that occurs from putting “kilometres on the engine”, and much like our cars, our bodies can continue to function normally despite age-related changes, often without our knowledge that they even exist. There is a common misconception that persistent pain equals damage, and this thought may lead to referral for medical imaging such as X-ray or MRI scans to investigate further. Medical imaging techniques are used to detect anatomical abnormalities, which will inevitably be seen in most scans due to normal age-related changes. These abnormalities may then be incorrectly considered as the source of an individuals’ pain. This is the MODERN MEDICAL TRAP.

05 November 2018 Physiotherapy
20 Questions with Brendan Aitkins

Get to know physiotherapist Brendan Aitkins a little bit better through "20 Questions" 

29 October 2018 Physiotherapy
Accessing Physio through Medicare- GP CDM Plan Info

The Chronic Disease Management (CDM) plan, is an arrangement that allows GP’s to co-ordinate the health care of patients with chronic medical conditions, taking a collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach with other allied health care providers- including physiotherapy. Patients with chronic medical conditions who are being managed by a GP under a CDM plan, are eligible for Medicare rebates for physiotherapy and other allied health services on referral from their GP.

02 November 2018 Physiotherapy
Why Choose Wanneroo Physio?

Did you know that the number of private practice clinics operating throughout Australia has increased from approx. 4200 in 2012 to upwards of 6600 in 2018- a massive 50%+ in growth! This often leads us to joke that physiotherapists are much like McDonalds or Starbucks these days, there’s one on every corner!! So with the increasing number of clinics, how do you choose who to see? Here’s some of the reasons we believe you should choose Wanneroo Physiotherapy.

05 November 2018 Physiotherapy
20 Questions with Leonie Harkness

Get to know physiotherapist Leonie Harkness a little bit better through "20 Questions" 

02 November 2018 Physiotherapy
Wanneroo Physio News- October 2018

Keen to catch up on what's new at Wanneroo Physiotherapy in October, including the size of Renee's catch on a recent fishing trip? (just quietly... it was HUGE!) Read on...

01 November 2018 Physiotherapy
Avoiding The Modern Medical Trap, P2: Management of Persistent Pain

There is an increasing wave of scientific evidence to suggest that surgical and medical management of persistent pain is no more effective than weight loss and physical activity in managing a range of conditions that include shoulder impingement, osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee and hip, and lower back pain.

The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP) recently released new guidelines that recommended non-pharmaceutical, non-surgical approaches in the management of hip and knee OA. Furthermore, they strongly recommended against the use of opioid medications, acknowledging the low quality of evidence that supports their use. They were also critical of an over-reliance on costly and unnecessary medical imaging, stating that it was often misinterpreted and lead to risky and harmful interventions. Similar approaches have also been recommended following studies into the most effective management of shoulder impingement and lower back pain.

01 November 2018 Physiotherapy
Avoiding The Modern Medical Trap, P1: Understanding Persistent Pain

The human body is a machine, and like any other machine- using our cars as a prime example, the more “kilometres put on the engine” the more wear and tear we are going to see on its individual parts. We refer to this degenerative process as age-related change, a normal part of the ageing process that you could consider akin to developing wrinkles on the inside. Much like our cars, this is a natural process that occurs from putting “kilometres on the engine”, and much like our cars, our bodies can continue to function normally despite age-related changes, often without our knowledge that they even exist. There is a common misconception that persistent pain equals damage, and this thought may lead to referral for medical imaging such as X-ray or MRI scans to investigate further. Medical imaging techniques are used to detect anatomical abnormalities, which will inevitably be seen in most scans due to normal age-related changes. These abnormalities may then be incorrectly considered as the source of an individuals’ pain. This is the MODERN MEDICAL TRAP.

05 November 2018 Physiotherapy
20 Questions with Brendan Aitkins

Get to know physiotherapist Brendan Aitkins a little bit better through "20 Questions" 

29 October 2018 Physiotherapy
Accessing Physio through Medicare- GP CDM Plan Info

The Chronic Disease Management (CDM) plan, is an arrangement that allows GP’s to co-ordinate the health care of patients with chronic medical conditions, taking a collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach with other allied health care providers- including physiotherapy. Patients with chronic medical conditions who are being managed by a GP under a CDM plan, are eligible for Medicare rebates for physiotherapy and other allied health services on referral from their GP.

02 November 2018 Physiotherapy
Why Choose Wanneroo Physio?

Did you know that the number of private practice clinics operating throughout Australia has increased from approx. 4200 in 2012 to upwards of 6600 in 2018- a massive 50%+ in growth! This often leads us to joke that physiotherapists are much like McDonalds or Starbucks these days, there’s one on every corner!! So with the increasing number of clinics, how do you choose who to see? Here’s some of the reasons we believe you should choose Wanneroo Physiotherapy.