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Welcome to the February edition of the Burnside Physiotherapy Newsletter.

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Happy New Year from the team at Burnside Physiotherapy. We hope you all had a wonderful break.

New Massage Therapist

It is an absolute pleasure having Bindi with us at Burnside Physio. She is available for 30 and 60 minute remedial massages on Friday afternoons from 1-6pm. Her massages are claimable with your health fund and use a different pool of funds to the Physio Consults. You might find our Physios discussing the option of massage with you if it would be beneficial. Doris and Amy are still doing massages throughout the remainder of the week if Friday pm does not suit. 

 

 

Doris – Pilates Course Level 2

In December Doris attended her second Clinical Pilates course in Melbourne. She learnt a different way of prescribing Pilates exercises and caught up on the latest core stability evidence. It has been a great opportunity for us all to keep learning as she has since passed her new knowledge onto us. We are always eager to keep learning and improving our skills so we can help you with the most effective management.

Pilates Socks

As you would hopefully have seen and heard, we are now using Pilates socks with grip on the soles in our classes. We want to thank you all for getting on board with the change like you have. If you do not already have the socks you are welcome to bring your own or purchase a pair from the front desk for $4. If you forget your socks during the week we will have spares that you can borrow and put in our washing after the class. Please talk to our staff if you have any queries.

 

 

NDIS Rollout

TThe NDIS is still rolling out across the state. By July 2018 it is expected that all age groups across the whole of SA will be covered by the scheme. It currently covers children up until the age of 17. Adults aged between 18 and 64 will have access from July 2017 based on where they live, beginning with northern metropolitan areas. For more information talk to your doctor or go to the NDIS SA website.

 

Plantar Fasciitis

 

Many people suffer from pain in the heel that is worse with prolonged weight bearing and in the initial steps after rest. In most it starts due to a period of greater than usual activity, a change in shoes or change in walking/running surface. Plantar fasciitis is a condition where the tendon or fascia that inserts into the heel becomes weakened and inflamed in some cases.
 
The evidence is always developing and shows that Physiotherapy treatment is very effective for plantar fasciitis. It is certainly the first option before more invasive techniques. Our first aim is to reduce the pain by releasing all the tight muscles and joints of the foot that put the heel insertion under greater stress. Taping the foot is also very effective in the first week(s) to let the foot rest while doing life as usual. Braces and supports can be helpful for some. We teach you how to help manage the pain yourself with stretches and massage.

Many people with plantar fasciitis try resting the foot, using braces, avoiding walking/running and using anti-inflammatory creams or medication. This usually eases the pain until they start their usual activity again. Rest will reduce the pain but it will not strengthen the fascia. The fascia needs to be very gradually strengthened, too quick and there will be another flare-up. This can take some time (months) and requires a lot of patience. Our Physios look for any contributing factors such as poor foot posture and calf weakness and set up a management plan to correct these in combination with the gradual strengthening. If you or anyone you know is struggling with heel pain feel free to talk to us or book an appointment with our Physios. It is known that earlier treatment gives quicker recovery. Unfortunately waiting for it to get better doesn’t typically work for heel pain.

 

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