Tennis elbow

Exercise Physiology / Physiotherapy for Tennis Elbow

What is tennis elbow?:

Tennis elbow, otherwise known as lateral epicondyle tendinopathy, is the most common overuse syndrome in the elbow. Tennis elbow occurs when the tendons that join the forearm muscles on the outside of the elbow become inflamed and damaged. This leads to pain and tenderness on the bony prominence on the outside of the elbow (the lateral epicondyle). 


Do I need an Exercise Physiologist or Physiotherapist?

At Body Smart Health we pride ourselves on offering a number of allied health services including exercise physiology, physiotherapy, occupational therapy and dietetics. But when it comes to choosing between exercise physiology and physiotherapy many of us get confused. Whilst both allied health professionals offer similar services there are some differences between the two that are helpful to know when deciding who to see.

The Role of Hydrotherapy in Managing Multiple Sclerosis Symptoms

What is Multiple Sclerosis?

Current statistics indicate that over 33,000+ people live with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in Australia alone, with most people being diagnosed between the ages of 20 and 40 (MS Australia, 2021). Numerous risk factors can increase the risk of the disease developing, this includes genetic predisposition, immunological factors, environmental factors, virus and bacteria exposure (Nourbakhsh et al., 2019).

Vestibular Rehabilitation

What is Vestibular Rehabilitation?

Vestibular rehabilitation is a physiotherapy lead treatment program for those presenting with vestibular dysfunction which most commonly presents as dizziness or vertigo, motion sensitivity and balance difficulties as a result of inner ear pathology. Vestibular dysfunction can also present with a multitude of other symptoms including headaches, nausea, blurry vision or light headedness. There are many different causes of vertigo but symptoms are often as a result of your balance systems and inner ear reporting different information to your brain, causing symptoms to arise.
The goal of vestibular rehabilitation is to reduce dizziness symptoms and improve your balance and stability while walking to improve your quality of life.

Knee treatment

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

What is it?

It’s invisible but it’s certainly not inexistent, and it may be starting to disturb many aspects of your life. The good news is there are steps you can take to help. Did you know movement and exercise is essential in helping manage and treat chronic pain?