Inner North Osteopathy Rehabilitation Services in Brunswick
Anything a patient does by themselves is referred to as active management – for example, home or gym-based strength exercise. Whilst any treatment done ‘to’ a patient is referred to as passive treatment – like manual therapy.
We believe a combination of the two approaches works best. Whilst some patients will only require passive treatment, many people will be empowered and respond quicker with active management as an adjunct.
We pride ourselves on taking a holistic approach to pain management and treatment, and often this means giving muscle strengthening or joint mobility work as part of their active management.
Sports injuries and tendon pain will typically require rehab work. In particular, tendons are challenging to work with. They respond best to strengthening by way of a progressive loading program. It is important to seek professional advice regarding how to proceed with a rehab program in Brunswick as it is easy to overload tendinopathy and aggravate it.
What is Tendinopathy?
Tendons are tough, rope-like tissues made up of collagen protein that connect your bones to your muscles. Tendinopathy refers to persistent tendon pain that is related to mechanical loading.
It can be seen on imaging but is most often diagnosed clinically (through the history of pain and physical examination).
Tendinopathy is caused by unexpected stress or overuse of a tendon. Aging and a lack of muscle strength can also contribute to the development of tendinopathy. Typically, the tendon will be thicker, tender, possibly weaker, and painful on loading or use. Tendon pain is often local, worse at rest, and better throughout the exercise – this can be described as a warm-up pattern.
Common sites for Tendinopathy to occur include,
- Gluteal Tendon (Outside of the Hip)
- Elbow (Often called Tennis Elbow)
- Hamstring Tendon (Buttocks)
- Achilles Tendon/Plantar Fasciitis (Heel)
- Rotator Cuff Tendons (Shoulder)
- Biceps Tendon (Upper Arm)
Experiencing tendon pain? Our osteopaths at Inner North Osteopathy can help you with tendon pain treatment in Melbourne.
To learn more on rehabilitation or post injury care, we suggest getting in touch with our practice. Our practitioners can help you with a tailored rehab program in Brunswick to you help you get your best outcome.
All our practitioners Inner North Osteopathy are trained in providing customised and prescriptive exercise programs.
We keep exercise programs minimal to increase compliance and attempt to limit the rehab to 1-3 exercises at a time. Exercise prescription is often accompanied by a YouTube video describing the technique in detail.