To our valued costumers,


Please be assured that our Physiotherapy Practice is OPEN FOR BUSINESS and providing face to face consultations when required in addition to TELEHEALH OPTIONS including VIDECONFERENCE or TELEPHONE CONSULTATIONS.

We are following Department of Health Guidelines and protocols in regards to distancing and hygiene.

Please feel free to contact the clinic to arrange an appointment of your choice.

Stay Healthy and Well

The Team at Lower Mountains Physiotherapy

pain explained

Jany has recently attended an updated Explain Pain course run by Neuro Orthopaedic Institute Australasia. Following is a summary of the latest research findings worldwide.

Pain is a complicated subjective experience . It is know known that pain perception and the response to pain are different. That is to say that there are no pain endings, pathways or drivers. Instead the response to pain is now thought of as danger signalling. It is then up to the brain to decide whether pain is or is not worth constructing.

There are 10 key concepts to consider when discussing pain.

1.Pain is normal,personal and real

2.There are danger signals not pain sensors in the tissues

3.Pain and the extent or presence of tissue damage rarely relate

4.Pain depends on the balance of danger and safety

5.pain involves distributed brain activity

6.Pain relies on context

7.Pain is only one of many protective outputs

8.We are bioplastic

9.Learning about pain can help the individual

10.Active treatment strategies promote recovery


So once you understand pain, this becomes a therapy in itself. You can begin to make plans, explore different ways to move, improve your fitness and eat and sleep better. You can go on a pathway of understanding why you hurt and how to gradually move forward and do more of the things that you enjoy.

Physiotherapists are well placed to assist you on this journey

Information sourced from Explain Pain D.Butler & L.Moseley



Anterior Knee Pain

Pain at the front of the knee is a very common symptom. Two common causes of pain at the front of the knee are patellofemoral pain and patellar tendonopathy.Pain may occur with no specific injury or secondary to an acute incident such as falling onto the knee or a ligamentous or meniscal injury or after surgery.

Pain is usually worse with loaded activities such as running or stair use or squatting. Sometimes pain is also aggrevated by prolonged sitting (movie - goers knees).

Sometimes the knee may make a painful grinding noise and the knee cap may feel like it is not tracking in a straight line.

Pain may be felt at the start of an activity,settling after warm up and then returning after activity finishes.

If you are experiencing any of these syptoms please book an appointment with one of our experienced physiotherapists so that they can assess and identify the source of your pain.



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