What are the differences between plaster, cast or plastic splints for broken bones?
The Allsports Physiotherapy Group is one of the leading providers of allied healthcare in Australia.
We use a multidisciplinary approach to design individualised treatment and rehabilitation programs for a wide range of injuries for patients from all walks of life.
Our growing number of purpose-built physiotherapy and sports medicine clinics provide expert physiotherapy treatment and easy access to a comprehensive range of allied health services aimed at caring for the whole person.
By Chen Li - BAppSc(Phty), Hand Therapy Group Physiotherapist, Accredited Hand Therapist (AHTA), Certified Hand Therapist (USA)
Gone are the days where bulky and heavy white plaster is the only way to treat broken bones.
With clever technology, there are now waterproof casts and thermoplastic splints as treatment options. Let's take a look at different ways of healing fractures with a plaster of Paris backslab, fibreglass cast and thermoplastic splint, as well as how to best look after each of them.
By Kai Morris - BSocSc Psych Hons and MPsych (Sport & Exercise). Psychologist, Mental Notes Sport and Performance Psychology, Consultant at Allsports Physiotherapy Parkwood
Another American holiday is making beginning to make waves in Australia. This time, instead of wearing ghoulish masks or dressing up as your favourite movie character on Halloween, we are being asked to slip, slop, slap, and head for the trails. Perhaps a scary thought for some still?
Lift the lid on shoulder pain and 5 helpful tips to understand why your shoulder hurts!
Whether you’re an office worker or a swimmer you can experience shoulder pain at any point in your life.
Shoulder pain can be extremely debilitating for some people and you may find your shoulder pain keeps reoccurring! There are many factors that can contribute to shoulder pain including repetitive tasks, certain movement and/or muscle patterns, or incorrect training or playing techniques.