Cervical Radiculopathy is a neck and arm condition that happens when the nerves coming out of the neck become irritated, often causing neck pain that can spread down into the shoulders, middle back, arm, hands, and fingers. Some people even get pins and needles, numbness, and weakness in their hands and can start dropping things! Managing this condition takes time, and if done well, can prevent the need for any surgery.
Feeling pain under your heel or arches when you first get up in the morning and take a few steps? You've probably got plantar fasciitis, one of the more common causes of foot pain on the pads of your feet. This condition can be tricky to manage, but with a mix of taping, stretches, heel cups, orthotics, shockwave therapy, and strengthening exercises for the feet, you can manage this condition and get get back to striding!
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is a common condition where crystals can form inside the vestibular apparatus inside the ear, which often results in dizziness and vertigo. Our Chiropractors and Physiotherapists at Westpoint Health in Blacktown can help diagnose BPPV and rule out any other causes, then perform repositioning manoeuvres that can dramatically help settle the symptoms.
Moon boots, also known as Controlled Ankle Motion (CAM) boots, are one of the supportive devices our Physiotherapists and Chiropractors use to help manage foot and ankle conditions like fractures, ligament sprains, and even tendon tears. These work by immobilising the foot, and have the advantage over traditional foot casts because you can take them off to shower, exercise, and even scratch those itches!
Dry Needling is a popular technique used by Chiropractors and Physiotherapists that can be useful for people with neck, shoulder, back, hip, knee, and foot pain. Find out how it works, and what conditions Dry Needling can be useful for in this blog post from our Chiropractor Ahmad Amiri.
At Westpoint Health, we are now offering Shockwave Therapy to help better manage people with painful tendon conditions. This treatment works by using high energy sound waves that can help break up calcifications in tendons, and encourage the the cells to heal inside. Learn more about what Shockwave Therapy is and the many conditions it can help with by reading our latest post.