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Plantar Fasciitis

What is it? Plantar fasciitis is a common condition of the foot and heel affecting both athletes and members of the general public. The plantar fascia is a fibrous band of tissue that attaches to the base of the heel and supports the muscles and arch on the base of the foot. When the plantar fascia becomes chronically irritated, it is referred to as plantar fasciitis. What are the symptoms? Plantar fasciitis is characterised by pain at the base of...

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What Is Chronic Ankle Instability?

Chronic ankle instability, as the name implies, is a chronic condition of instability affecting the ankle and it’s surrounding structures. It usually develops after a severe ankle sprain. However, some people are born with less stable ankles; these individuals are generally extra flexible throughout their bodies. Approximately 20% of ankle sprains lead to chronic ankle instability due to the resulting changes in ligament support, strength, postural control, muscle reaction time and sensation. What are the symptoms? As well as being...

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Lumbar disc degeneration

The discs of the spine sit between the vertebral bodies and act as shock absorbers for the spine. In the lumbar spine the outer part of the disc is made up of thick fibrous rings called the annulus fibrosus and the inner part is a soft jelly-like substance called the nucleus pulposus. The discs in the spine also move to allow flexibility and movement of the spine, particularly in the lumbar spine where they are the largest. As we age,...

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World Physiotherapy Day 2019

The Day Sunday 8th September is 'World Physical Therapy Day'. This day takes place each year and is an opportunity for physical therapists worldwide to raise awareness about the contribution they make to keeping people well, mobile and independent. The World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) is a non-for profit organisation founded in 1951 who are committed to promoting the physical therapy profession and improving global health. World Physical Therapy Day was established by WCPT in 1996 and this day...

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Caboolture Physical Therapy Centre turns 30

Kaye Kerr, owner and principal physiotherapist at Caboolture Physical Therapy Centre has been practicing physiotherapy since 1983. She has prided herself on delivering a comprehensive physical therapy service and with an experienced team of therapists on staff, she has built a strong reputation in the local area for offering a high quality, collaborative and holistic, inter-disciplinary health care service. This month, the clinic is celebrating its 30th birthday, marking a huge personal milestone for Kaye. She has successfully developed a model...

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