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Read about treatment and exercise advice from the team at City Physiotherapy in Adelaide.

The aim at our Adelaide Physio clinic is to get you better as quickly as possible with hands-on Physio treatment, remedial massage, dry needling & Pilates classes – work injuries, sports physio, back pain, neck pain, shoulder pain, headache, pregnancy, posture pains, postoperative physio,  post-surgical rehab and more. Our blog aims to educate and inform you about physiotherapy and news about all of the areas we treat and have an interest in.

This Adelaide Physio blog aims to provide you with some interesting information about an extensive variety of physio topics.  Learn more about conditions treated, anatomy, exercises, physio treatments and more.

At City Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic we treat muscle/joints/tendon/ligament/nerve/disc/soft tissues/spine/bursa/bones – stiffness, aches, pains, strains, tears, bulges, fractures & inflammation.

Our highly qualified and experienced Physiotherapists all hold university degrees from major Australian Universities.  Our remedial massage therapist holds a diploma of remedial massage.

We treat athletes to everyday men and women and children at City Physiotherapy –   Teenagers, office workers, weekend warriors, couch sitters, gym goers, walkers, runners, sports people & seniors.


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    5 December 2018

    Knee Pain Adelaide | Knee Pain Physio | Knee Pain Adelaide Treatment Knee pain is a common and often debilitating condition. Knee pain can either arise through a direct injury, such as twisting of your knee during sport or physical activity, or more gradually over time due to muscle imbalances creating dysfunctional movement patterns or […] Tags: ITB syndrome, knee, knee arthritis, knee cap, knee pain, knee pain adelaide, patella, runners knee

  • Thumb Arthritis

    20 November 2018

    Thumb Pain | Osteoarthritis of the Thumb You use your thumbs for many activities throughout the course of a day – You use your thumb for things such as gripping utensils, holding onto a hairbrush or razor, using your phone or your computer mouse or carrying items like shopping bags simply holding your coffee mug. […] Tags: arthritis, Arthritis of Thumb, CMC Joint, osteoarthritis, thumb, Thumb joint, Thumb pain

  • How to get a good nights sleep

    14 November 2018

    Sleep issues? Not Sleeping? Physiotherapy can help you We all know how good we feel after a really good night’s sleep.  Conversely, the feeling you have after a poor night’s rest is awful – waking up tired, stiff and full of aches and pains in your body. Approximately 50% of people who suffer from chronic […] Tags: sleep, sleeping pain, sleeping positions


    4 November 2018

    Sciatica is a pain that comes from your sciatic nerve that can cause lower back pain. Sciatica is often described as a burning pain that travels from your buttocks down the back of your leg. The degree of irritation of your sciatic nerve will affect how far down your leg you feel sciatic nerve pain. […] Tags: Low Back Pain, Lower Back Pain, Nerve Pain, physiotherapy for sciatica, sciatic nerve, sciatic nerve pain, sciatica


    24 October 2018

    ROTATOR CUFF TEARS – CAN PHYSIOTHERAPY TREATMENT PREVENT SURGERY? A recent study (Journal of Bone and Joint Health ) looked at patients with atraumatic full-thickness tears of their rotator cuff for a period of two tears. The patients in the study underwent physiotherapy rehab strengthening exercises, local and surrounding soft tissue and joint mobilisations. At the […] Tags:

  • Things to avoid if you have a bad back 

    22 October 2018

    Do you have a bad back? Here are 3 simple things to avoid if you have a bad back or back pain  Don’t: 1. Sit bolt upright 2. Bend your back to perform household chores 3. Roll like a log to get out of your bed   SITTING Many back pain sufferers feel they should […] Tags: back, Back Pain, bad back, bending, pain, spine

  • Thoracic Spine Stiffness

    15 October 2018

    THORACIC SPINE OR MID BACK STIFFNESS The thoracic spine or your mid-back is the middle section of your spinal column.  Your thoracic spine connects your neck to your low back. It contains 12 separate bony segments that act as connections points for your ribs.   WHY IS THORACIC MOBILITY IMPORTANT? It is essential that you […] Tags: midback, midback pain, Spinal stiffness, spine pain, Thoracic Pain, Thoracic Spine


    8 October 2018

    The short answer is Yes. City Physiotherapy & Sports injury clinic explains why we need to cool down and what to do. A short cool down routine after running is just as important to your recovery and performance as your warmup. Your warmup prepares you for your run, the cooldown allows your body to unwind […] Tags:

  • What is causing my neck pain?

    25 September 2018

    Causes of neck pain Tight muscles, stiff joints, pinched nerves, weak muscles, poor posture – these are just a few things that may spring to mind when we experience neck pain. It can be confusing, and you may find yourself asking “what is causing my neck pain?”   Research tells us that we can really make […] Tags: cervial spine, middle back, neck pain, neck treatment, Thoracic Spine, trapezius

  • Sway Back | Treatment

    4 September 2018

    Physiotherapy  for Sway Back  If you adopt a sway back posture the likelihood of having pain with prolonged standing is high. At City Physio, we can treat your sway back by correcting any underlying structural or postural issues with your pelvis and lower back.   Patients who have a sway back will most commonly have weak and […] Tags: Back Pain, Low Back Pain, lumbar lordosis, sway back, swayback

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