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  • ItsmeJPaulC's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:33 PM
    Hi In August 2019 I injured my left knee playing a Gaelic Football game here in Ireland. I received an MRI on the week of injury. The main findings were: Osteochondral damage Complex tear of lateral meniscus The following month I had an arthroscopic meniscectomy carried out to which the lateral meniscus was repaired. Upon my one month check-up with the surgeon he noted that there was a complex tear of my articular cartilage present- approximately 2cm in diameter. He was quite...
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  • totalwreck's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:28 PM
    I went to visit a private physio recently, and he completely negated a lot of what i'd been told in the past by previous therapists. He said that for somebody who has complex muscle imbalances, in the body if you train the BIG muscles such as glutes, hamstrings, quads etc, then the smaller postural muscles will follow. From you experiences as practitioners, how true is this? Is there a place for all the wishy washy movements that clients are often told to do like pelvic floor exercises or...
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  • physiobob's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:20 AM
    Australia, Queensland (Regional) - Long running well established clinic originally setup in 2001 by the current ownerFantastic location in town centre situated in a highly visible corner location. The practice is accessible by... See More Information...
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  • droopypec's Avatar
    17-02-2020, 05:10 PM
    I wanted to post another follow up. It's been over two years since the onset of my initial symptoms. I was diagnosed with a syrinx in my neck, and a smaller one in my lower back. The good: My body has adapted the best it can to the new circumstances. The soft flabby pectoral and tricep on my right side are better, and flexing them no longer results in immediate cramping. I look and feel more symmetrical and when flexing my right pec it now behaves almost the same as the left. I'm able...
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  • AgnesBird's Avatar
    16-02-2020, 10:00 PM
    I am undergoing prolotherapy now. In 2 weeks time I will have fourth injection. I do feel improvement, it skips much less but is still painfull. My SC joint is a bit lower than the healthy one and I am thinking about mobilisation or manual manipulation to enncourage it into correct position. Something skips in my arm as well and it certainly is connected with the problem in SC joint (started together) but MRI shows nothing abnormal in my shoulder. I whish it had never happened but well.....If...
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  • Jojo37's Avatar
    16-02-2020, 08:50 PM
    Hi Agnes, Unfortunately I didn't try any further therapy to fix the problem. I simply keep working out while paying attention. I often feel some light inflammation in the area coming from the instability and the bone-against-bone rubbing. This might provoke arthritis in the long term and I should probably be careful. Good luck with your search ! I'm interested if you find something effective
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  • AgnesBird's Avatar
    16-02-2020, 08:12 PM
    Hi Jojo37, It has been a long time since you last posted here. Could you give me an update of your situation? Did you manage to sort the problems with your SC joint? Let' s say I have simmilar situation and looking for some solution. Thank you Agnes
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  • Carsten T's Avatar
    14-02-2020, 08:18 AM
    Hello all dear colleagues I want to move from Germany to South Africa because of love. I am German with a German physiotherapy qualification and a lot of other courses (IMTA, ect). Can someone help me or provide information on whether my degree is recognized in SA? Many many thanks And: What's hapend with HPCSA? For what i need them? I am just in contact with SAQA for my recognation of professional qualification
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  • Carsten T's Avatar
    13-02-2020, 08:07 PM
    No def not es student anymore :-D I am just in contact with SAQA Should i contact HPCSA?( for what exactly I need them?) Thanks for your help. OK- What kind of group would be the best for my posting? Best regards Carsten
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  • Fyzzio's Avatar
    13-02-2020, 07:54 PM
    Hi Carsten, since you are neither a student, nor have a study-related question, may I suggest for you to post this question in another group, please? That might give you a better chance of having it answered. E.g. there is a group for international accreditation questions. :) Have already been checking the HPCSA website? Cheers, Fyzzio.
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  • Carsten T's Avatar
    13-02-2020, 04:14 PM
    Hello all dear colleagues I want to move from Germany to South Africa because of love. I am German with a German physiotherapy qualification and other courses (IMTA, ect). Can someone help me or provide information on whether my degree is recognized in SA? Many many thanks Carsten from germany
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  • physiobob's Avatar
    12-02-2020, 11:40 PM
    Australia, Queensland (Brisbane) - The clinic has had continuous physiotherapy presence (until recently) in the practice for 15 years.Large patient database with excellent patient retention & cross referrals.Excellent... Read More Information..
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  • kscorder's Avatar
    12-02-2020, 04:42 PM
    Thank you for your reply to my post. To answer your questions: No, the shoulder movement/crunching does not correlate with the pain I feel around the shoulder blade. I find myself rolling my shoulder throughout the day out of habit and it's as though I can feel my scapula being pushed through layers of tight muscle and that's where the popping comes from, although I'm not sure. It hurts whether I move my shoulder or not.
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  • Groganer's Avatar
    11-02-2020, 07:54 PM
    I've been having this problem for over five years now. I am a very active individual and have a very active career, as a result these problems have become an unwanted part of my life with no obvious source. I apologise if I miss any details out as this is a very complex problem that has not been improved by several different physiotherapists. I'll begin with my current dramas before going into my previous ones that have been improved/changed. Currently, I'm still feeling a lack of...
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  • philip.vervaeke's Avatar
    11-02-2020, 11:35 AM
    If concern neurological/developmental I would suggest The Bobath Centre in Watford. www.bobath.org.uk - - - Updated - - - If concern neurological/developmental, I would suggest The Bobath Centre in Watford: www.bobath.org.uk
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  • physiobob's Avatar
    11-02-2020, 12:20 AM
    Australia, Queensland (Regional) - Practice originally setup 40+ years ago as the original Physiotherapy Practice in the area, purchased by current owner in 2011.The practice services its primary suburb as well as several other... See More Information...
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  • dkphysica's Avatar
    10-02-2020, 11:34 AM
    Hi Busy bee - while i can only tell from what i am seeing, i wouldnt worry about this too much. Normal is a spectrum and everyones spine has varying degrees of normal. It is unlikely that your vertebrae is out of alignment (this is a term that is dying out as modern medicine sees that verterbrae tend not to be out of alignment) but more a case of the natural growth and orientation of your spinous processes (the tips you see on your back). With any thoracic aches and pains related to posture...
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  • dkphysica's Avatar
    10-02-2020, 11:15 AM
    Hi Kscorder Sorry to hear you have such lingering pain in your shoulder. A couple of questions - does the shoulder movement/crunchin correlate with the pain you feel around your shoulder blade? Does one noticeably bring on the other? There is a good chance it may be postural as you say but another area worth looking into is referral from you neck. This is pretty difficult to figure out online so it would be worth booking in with a physical therapist or equivalent profession over there to...
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  • physiobob's Avatar
    09-02-2020, 11:30 PM
    Australia, Victoria (Melbourne) - Long Running, Well-Established clinics, fully equipped for new owner to just walk into & start.Both clinics located on main roads close to local cafes, shops, schools & public... See More Information...
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  • kscorder's Avatar
    09-02-2020, 12:58 AM
    Three years ago I messed up a muscle in between my left shoulder blade and my spine. I believe this injury is from sitting in a slumped posture for too long. It was as though the muscle was stuck in a tight, contracted position and was very painful. I thought it would heal on its own but it never did. Within a year it had spread to other muscles around/under my scapula. In two years it spread to my other shoulder. Any movement of my left shoulder now produces loud crunching sounds. I am...
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