New Taping Videos - Shoulder and Thumb - 12th Nov 2015

New Taping Videos

We are compiling a selection of taping videos that demonstrate simple taping techniques. This week Steve Griffin demonstrates a shoulder taping and a thumb taping.

Shoulder Taping

This video demonstrates an easy and effective way of providing some support to an unstable shoulder. The technique incorporates a simple shoulder taping along with further taping support for the overhead athlete. Remember that all taping supplies are available at Roslyn Physio.

Thumb Taping

This video demonstrates a simple taping for the thumb. Thumb sprains are a very common hand injury and can be very debilitating. This taping technique is effective in stabilising the thumb to allow a return to activity or sport while reducing the chances of re-injury or aggravation. Remember that all taping supplies are available at Roslyn Physio.

Otago Community Hospice Golf Tournament 2015 - 2nd Nov 2015

The Otago Community Hospice golf tournament was played at St Clair golf club last Friday. Roslyn Physio always entered as a team into this competition as it is such a fantastic cause. This year the weather held out for most of the day but the wind was a little bracing to say the best. Although the Roslyn Physio team did not pull through with any startling results, there was a significant amount of money raised for the Otago Community Hospice. Auction items included a 2015 Rugby World Cup jersey signed by the entire 31 man squad, this went for $6300. At the end of the night there was well over $20,000 raised which is an outstanding effort.

We look forward to next year's event.

Shoulder injuries - 21st Oct 2015

Shoulder injuries Shoulder Injuries are one of the most debilitating injuries your can sustain. Over the next month we will be putting some articles up on our website regarding the shoulder and some of the more common shoulder injuries. You will be able to to find out basic facts regarding shoulder injuries, along with some strapping techniques and common exercises used in treating these injuries. 

At Roslyn Physio we regard shoulder problems as an interesting challenge and believe we are very good at resolving shoulder pain. We will first help you by diagnosing the problem, and will then provide a prognosis so you have clear time frame for probable recovery.

We will then treat utilising hands on physiotherapy, including joint mobilisation and exercise therapy to resolve any stiffness, weakness or movement pattern problems that may be causing your pain. Should you require further investigations such as an x-ray or an ultrasound scan to ascertain the severity of your injury, we are able to refer you for these.

Sprains and Strains - 20th Sep 2015

Sprains and Strains Check out our new page on Sprains and Strains. Here you will find some useful information when determining how severe your injury may be and how long you can expect it to take to full recovery.

Dunedin Lion Foundation Champs Netball Team - 27th Aug 2015

Dunedin Lion Foundation Champs Netball Team Dunedin Netball Team Announced. Congratulations to the players who have been selected for the Dunedin Lion Foundation Netball Champs team. The event is being held in Wellington from Sept 28th to Oct 2nd. 

The Dunedin team is:

Tessa Bekkers - Southern
Abby Erwood - Physed
Sophie Erwood - Southern
Danielle Gray - Markhams College
Lucy Heenan - Physed
Rachel Horrocks - Uni Albion
Jamie Hume - Markhams College
Celina Ledgard - Southern
Sophie Napper - Markhams College
Jennifer O'Connell - Southern
Hapai Selby-Law - Southern
Bridget Thayer - Uni Albion
Coach: Deb Tasi-Cordtz; Assistant Coach: Nicki Paterson; Apprentice Coach: Karen Meatherall;
Manager: Beth Downie; Physio: Brett Woodley

Good luck to the team. Follow their progress at Netball New Zealand.

Basic Ankle Taping Video - 18th Aug 2015

Basic Ankle Taping Video Basic Ankle Taping. Check out our new video on Basic Ankle Taping. Brett Woodley, one of our physiotherapist's demonstrates how to apply a basic ankle taping to help prevent ankle injury. Brett has taped thousands of ankles due to his involvement with Dunedin Netball and the Southern Steel netball franchise.

Also remember that Roslyn physio stocks all the necessary tapes and braces you will need to help support your sporting endeavours. You can find a full list of products here.

Ice drama on Highgate this morning. - 10th Aug 2015

With a little bit of snow/ice around this morning, driving proved to be a nightmare on Highgate. There were a lot of cars and trucks trying to get up Highgate without any luck. Thankfully not one car got damaged throughout the chaos.

Finally the grit truck arrived and some sense of normality returned to Roslyn. The staff at Roslyn Physio were all able to get to work but many clients cancelled due to the traffic and ice issues.

Whiplash - 23rd Jun 2015

Whiplash Whiplash is a very common injury, but due to its nature it is often wrongly diagnosed or mistreated. Whiplash is usually the result of a sudden acceleration or deceleration force being applied to the cervical spine. The most common example of this is a car accident. The bones of the neck are forced into a position of extreme extension or flexion resulting in damage to the soft tissues that hold the cervical spine together including ligaments, joint capsules and muscles.

Common symptoms of whiplash may include neck pain and stiffness, headache, dizziness, shoulder pain, arm pain, visual disturbances, ringing in the ears, or even jaw and back pain. Because of the complexity of whiplash injuries other symptoms can also include depression, stress, and sleep disturbance.

Examination from the physiotherapist will be able to determine whether whiplash is a cause of neck pain. Most patients require treatment to restore normal range of movement and strength to the neck. This treatment may include:

  • gentle mobilisation
  • postural exercises
  • stretching
  • massage
  • dry needling
  • electrotherapy
  • advice
In the early stages of whiplash that may also be necessary to reduce pain with medication.
In some cases whiplash may require further investigation if appropriate physiotherapy management fails to resolve symptoms. Investigations may include an x-ray, CT scan, or MRI. Your physiotherapist is able to refer you to the appropriate medical professional to obtain these investigations.


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