What we treat

The physiotherapists at Sportscare in Warana, Kawana and Caloundra treat a variety of physical concerns, from neck and back pain through to elbow, knee, calf and wrist pain, to name but a few! We treat common complaints such as a stiff neck through to sports injuries and post-surgery rehabilitation. If your concern is not listed on the website, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will advise whether we can help you.

Calf & Ankle

Sprained ankle One of the most common day-to-day injuries, an ankle sprain is stretching and tearing of ligaments often due to the foot suddenly slipping inwards. Shin splints Damage and inflammation of the connective tissue joining muscles to the inner shin bone (tibia) which results in pain known as medial tibial tenoperiostitis or shin splints. Common in...
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Foot

Bunion Bony growth or swelling on the outside base of the big toe, resulting in mild discomfort to extensive pain, potentially caused by ill-fitting shoes. Metatarsal pain Also known as Metatarsalgia, this affects one or more of the metatarsal heads in the ball of the foot. The delicate balance between bones is disrupted, the result can be...
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Hand

Dislocated thumb Occurs after the bones of the thumb joint have been placed under unusual stress. A common injury in sports such as football and netball. Carpal tunnel syndrome Characterised by a tingling sensation and weakness in the hand, this condition comes about when the median nerve in the wrist is compressed. Exact causes are unkown but...
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Hip & Thigh

Arthritis There are around 200 forms of arthritis which can affect people of all ages. Hip arthritis is characterised by a degenerative process with gradual eroding of the surfaces of the hip joint with subsequent inflammation. Hip resurfacing When metal implants are used to replace diseased or damaged surfaces in the hip joint. Dead leg Dead leg occurs...
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Neck Pain

Neck Spasm Involuntary contraction of neck muscles. Whiplash A strain which leads to neck pain and stiffness commonly caused by a car accident but can occasionally occur as a result of contact sports or diving. Neck is suddenly and forcibly extended by force, symptoms may include neck, upper back or shoulder blade, pins and needles or numbness, headache, a heavy head, arm...
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Shoulder

Shoulder dislocation or instability Of all the joints in the body, the shoulder is most prone to dislocation. It is often caused by contact sports such as  football, rugby and martial arts and presents itself as severe shoulder pain and loss of shoulder movement. Rotator cuff injury Rotator cuff is a group of muscles that work together...
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Wrist

Broken wrist Also known as a radius fracture and most commonly caused by a fall onto an outstretched hand. De Quervain’s Synovitis Can cause swelling and pain on the thumb side of the wrist, particularly when gripping. Often occurs when hands are being used in an awkward position for a period of time – i.e....
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Back

Upper-back pain Muscle spasm Muscle spasms stem from damage to the muscles and tendons of the upper back. This injury is common in athletes as a result of excessive exercise and overuse of muscles. Back pain Upper back pain is less common than lower-back pain, but can still be very painful. Potential causes include joint dysfunction...
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Elbow

Tennis elbow This is a painful injury which affects the outside part of the elbow. It is often caused by repetitive twisting and lifting of the wrist and is not restricted to tennis players. Golfers elbow Golfers elbow affects the inside of the elbow with pain sometimes extending to the forearm. This injury is a frequent...
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Knee

Ligament injuries and tears – ACL and MCL These are common injuries which often lead to pain, swelling and instability of the knee. Possible causes include blunt force hit to the knee and sports such as football which combine running, jumping and stopping. Cartilage tears A tear of cartilage between the two bones of the...
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Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD)

Your temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is a joint in the jaw that is involved with eating, talking, yawning, breathing, expressing feelings and emotions and is in fact the most frequently used joint in your body. When this joint doesn’t work as it should, it is known as temporomandibular disorder (TMD). You may or may not experience...
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