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.

Wry Neck/Torticolis - 11th Jun 2015

Wry Neck/Torticolis Acquired Torticollis or 'wry neck' is a condition that is self-limiting and is commonly felt as a stiff neck. It normally resolves within 1-4 weeks, and is commonly felt upon waking in the morning. Unusual postures, colds, stress, and sleeping in different beds are sometimes implicated. Often, the stiffness in motion is towards one side, and there is a feeling of muscle spasm throughout one side of the neck. Common muscles involved include the sternocleidomastoid and trapezius muscles.

Physiotherapy can help immensely with this condition, by applying joint mobilisation, massage, and exercise therapy techniques. The application of heat is also very commonly used in treating this condition.

Recurrent episodes of a wry neck, may suggest an underlying instability. Quite often large muscles that move the neck become overactive, and small stabilising muscles do not fire when they are supposed to. This can result in unwanted motion at certain joints of the cervical spine and a resultant joint strain. Biomechanical assessment by a physiotherapist can help restore normal muscle balance to the cervical spine, and reduce the occurrence of this annoying condition.


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