Joint pain and Arthritis

Joint pain can be very debilitating and painful at times, if not treated symtoms can worsen and can lead to an ongoing condition 

At ECMP we treat many different joint conditions, our vast experience ensures our clients receive expert managment and we pay particular attention to providing an accurate diagnosis. We feel this is critical as it enables for appropriate treatment and faster rehabilitation time. Often joint injuries are misdiagnosed which leads to poor results and increased rehab time.

Common joint injuries and joint related conditions we treat:

Wrist and Hand

  • Sprains, Fractures, Arthritis, Tendonitis/Tendonopathy
  • DeQuervain’s Syndrome, Carpal tunnel


  • Disclocations and Fracture, RC injury, Tendonitis/Tendonopathy
  • Bursitis, AC jt sprain, Labral tears, Frozen shoulder, Osteoarthritis


  • Neck and back facet sprain, Disc lesion, Facet dysfunction, Hypomobility
  • Osteoarthritis, Ankylosing spondylitis, Scheurmans Disease, SIJ dysfunction


  • Fracture (NOF), Osteoarthritis, Tendonitis/Tendonopathy, Bursitis
  • Hip replacement, Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome (FAI)
  • Slipped capital femoral epiphysis


  • Sprains, Meniscus tears, Patelofemoral pain syndrome, Knee cap dislocations
  • Patella tendon & Illiotibial band tendonitis, Osteoarthritis, Total knee replacement


  • Fractures, Sprains, Os Trigonum Syndrome, Anterior impingement syndrome (AIS)


  • Fracture, Sprains, Achilles tendonopathy, Tibilais posterior syndrome
  • Gout & Osteoarthritis, Sesamoiditis


Arthritis is a ver common condition in Australia nearly one in five people have it, the most common form is Osteoarthritis (OA). At ECMP we treat and provide comprehensive management for Osteoarthritis. OA is an inflammatory joint disorder, people develop a build of swelling and pain at the joint surface and it’s primarily due to degenerative changes.

How we can help?

At ECMP our physiotherapists have years of experience in a clinical setting of managing Osteoarthritis. We have learnt that each individual can respond differently to generalised OA treatment. We have found ensuring a thorough assessment and continued monitoring is the most effective way to help and improve the condition.

Management options we use for OA:

Exercise and Education

  • Therapeutic exercise specifically designed for you
  • keep active is the key:
    • 2-3 hrs p/week of moderate-intensity aerobic activity (walking gardening etc) or approx. 1hr of higher intensity activity (dancing, jogging etc)
  • Manual hands on therapy
  • Strengthening and stretching
  • Learn ways to manage pain:
    • when to use ice or heat, electrotherapy
  • Avoidance of aggravating activity
  • Protecting joints:
    • medical aids and supports
  • Watching our diet and weight
  • Posture:
    • good posture will keep are healthy spine
  • Self management; educating you on what can do at home to help