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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update April 2021

As a valued patient or carer, we would like to personally update you on COVID information as it relates to Philip Wood Physiotherapy. Firstly, we are continuing to closely monitor all available information provided by the NSW Health Department. In addition to this...

Common Kids’ Injuries

Let’s face it, they’re into everything, all the time, and you will never have enough eyes in your head to keep them out of mischief. Since your child getting injured is an inevitability, we’ve put together a list of the most common ways they might manage it, and what...

What is Sever’s Disease?

Growing pains aren’t quite the myth you’ve been led to believe. The rapid growth of your child’s bones, combined with the fact that children are often extremely physically active, can lead to a painful heel injury known as Sever’s disease. Despite the name, it isn’t...

The Vascular System

The vascular system, also known as your circulatory system, delivers oxygen and nutrients to all the cells in the body. If it is not functioning properly, a wide range of problems can develop, so it is vital to take care of it as best you can. What is the vascular...

Focus On Knee Pain

The main problem with Knee Pain is that it very quickly interferes with the correct function of the surrounding, supporting muscles. It's a cycle - pain in the knee (from whatever source) -> muscles surrounding the knee become inhibited and not activated as they...

Physiotherapy Myths

There are a lot of myths out there about physiotherapy. Whilst some of them might give us a chuckle, others might be putting people off from getting vital treatment that will enable them to live fuller lives. So, we wanted to set the record straight and let you know...

5 Physiotherapy Treatments You Can Do At Home

Want to look after your body like a physio? Whether you’re currently having treatment and want to complement that work, or you just want to keep yourself in the best possible condition, here are five ways that you can proactively take care of yourself from the comfort...

Metatarsal Stress Fractures

If your new year’s resolution was to take up running, or to step up your existing exercise routine, you might have found yourself developing pain in your foot. It’s tempting to dismiss it as just a normal side effect of your new regime, but it could actually be a...

Scoliosis: what it is and how we treat it

Have you ever been told that carrying a heavy backpack on one shoulder or sleeping on one side can warp your spine? This isn’t necessarily the case (although carrying heavy backpacks certainly doesn’t do your back any good). There is, however, a condition called...