Our physiotherapists are eager to help you get out of pain so you can get back to doing the things you love. Not only are our practitioners trained in physiotherapy, but they also have extensive training in structural treatment of the feet, knees and hips using MME techniques (Mobilisation, Manipulation and Exercises). With manual therapies our physios mobilise and manipulate the joints getting them back into their natural alignment. They also use a combination of stretching and/or massage to treat the issue you are experiencing.
At Hip to Toe we love to help people get out of orthotics, out of pain and back to doing the things they love. Our physiotherapists will create a treatment plan designed just for you so you can get the best results possible.
Neck pain is a problem we see nearly every day at Hip to Toe. Around 65% of the population suffers from neck pain at some point in their lives. Hip to Toe’s Physiotherapists are able to treat the root cause of neck pain with a combination of massage, mobilisation, manipulation and exercises. Our goal is to treat the root cause of the problem.
The neck is a very complex structure and has to support the weight of our heads (which is like holding up a heavy bowling ball). In addition to that, our necks need to take on everyday stresses that we make them endure, such as bad posture, car accidents, cracking our necks etc etc. With all of these added stresses, it is very easy for things to go wrong.
Some of the neck symptoms we frequently treat are:
A dull ache around the back of the head usually coming from the base of the skull. The most common headaches are felt around the back of the head and the base of the spine. This type of headache can also radiate to the side of the skull and some time to the front of the head also.
The neck muscles might be tender and tight with hard knots (trigger points). Pain can sometimes be experienced up the middle of the neck or an ache on both or one side of the neck may occur.
If the joints or muscles in the neck are tight it can lead to a reduction in the ability to move the neck in a full range of motion.
Issues with the neck can lead to nerve pain in the spine. This can also result in pain in the neck that can radiate down the arms. Some people may also experience pins and needle or tingling in the arms, numbness, burning and weakness. This pain is more common at night.
This is where the muscles in the neck involuntary contract. Sometimes you can’t move your neck or will have extremely limited or painful movement. This condition is referred to as ‘wry neck’.
Shoulder pain and shoulder injuries are common due to the shoulder being such a mobile joint. The shoulder joint is quite an unstable joint so it is prone to injury. The shoulder muscles are very important in keeping the shoulder stable and functioning properly. At Hip to Toe, shoulder pain is a common problem our physiotherapists treat.
Common shoulder conditions treated at our Gold Coast clinic include:
– Shoulder Bursitis
– Tendon or Rotator Cuff Tear
– Shoulder Dislocation
– AC Joint Injuries
– Osteoarthritic conditions
At Hip to Toe on The Gold Coast, our Physiotherapists want to help you fix the root cause of your shoulder pain instead of just treating the symptoms. Our physiotherapists move and manipulate the joints in and around the shoulder. They can also use soft tissue massage, and in some cases dry needling (similar to acupuncture) to get you back to doing the things you love.