Physiotherapist

Nikita Mistry

Nikita Mistry is a physiotherapist working in private practice in the Sydney CBD. She has a dual degree in Bachelor of Health Science and Masters in Physiotherapy, which she gained in 2018 from Western Sydney University.

Upon graduation, Nikita began working as a physiotherapist in private practice, focusing on Women's Health and rehabilitation, with Nikita having completed Claire Norgate's pre and post Pregnancy & Exercise course. Nikita has a passion for netball and dance and has developed an interest in preventing and treating sporting injuries, especially in kids.

Nikita strives to remain insightful, astute and thorough in her assessment and treatment of her patients, willing to go the extra mile to ensure the best results possible.

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Common Causes of Joint Pain

Joint pain is a broad term that refers to soreness, discomfort, or aching in a joint, ranging from mild to severe. There are several contributing factors to joint pain, such as age, weight, personal history, and general health.

Causes of Lower Back Spasms

Lower back spasms can make it difficult to bend or move. They can be caused by different factors, including overuse or heavy lifting, sitting for prolonged periods, or sleeping awkwardly.

Jaw Pain on One Side: 8 Possible Causes

60-70% of Australians experience jaw pain on at least one side.[1] There may be several reasons why people experience jaw pain. A wide range of conditions, including joint problems, dental issues and in rarer instances, heart attacks.

Causes of Deltoid Pain

Deltoid pain is caused by injury to the deltoid muscle or surrounding area. In most cases, the deltoid pain is caused by muscle overuse, from inadequate recovery after an activity or lack of a warm-up before exercise.

Causes of Sternocleidomastoid Pain & Treatment Options

The sternocleidomastoid (SCM) is a large muscle that extends from the collarbone to behind the ears on both sides of the neck. SCM pain is caused by a variety of factors, including poor posture, which often results in headaches and neck tenderness.

Causes of Lower Back Pain When Standing

Lower back pain when standing can often be a symptom of muscle fatigue or poor posture and doing it for many years will affect the anatomy of your spine. If you are standing a lot at a high-demand job, your back muscles may tense, thus increasing pain.

Upper Back Pain on the Right Side: 12 Possible Causes

Upper right back pain is often related to a muscle, ligament, or tendon injury in the neck or shoulder region. It can also be related to more serious conditions such as cancer or a spinal infection

Sudden Knee Pain: 10 Possible Causes

Knee pain is a common ailment that affects people of all ages. It can result from a traumatic injury, such as torn cartilage or ligament damage, degenerative conditions, such as osteoarthritis and gout, or an overuse injury.

Hip Pain in Runners: 7 Possible Causes

Hip pain is a common condition that plagues many runners. Running places a major strain on the structure of the hips, resulting in muscle tightness or pain. If the pain goes untreated, hip injury may follow.

Shin Pain When Running: 3 Possible Causes

Shin pain is a broad term that describes pain or discomfort in or around the shin bone. Shin pain can be caused by a sudden injury, called acute pain. However, in most cases shin pain develops over a period of time.

Right Shoulder and Arm Pain: 13 Possible Causes

The most mobile joint in the body, the shoulder joint is prone to injury and pain. This pain may radiate down from the right shoulder into the arm, and at other times, upper arm pain may refer to the shoulder or originate in the neck.

Lower Back Pain on the Side: 7 Possible Causes

Left lower back pain is experienced on the left side of the body. The symptoms can vary, from a severe sharp pain to a dull aching pain. Low back pain is common, and many people experience it at some point in their lifetime.

Left Side Lower Back Pain above the Buttocks: 8 Possible Causes

Most people will experience some form of low back pain in their lifetime. The location of the pain varies between person to person, but can be commonly experienced on the left side above the buttocks.

Causes of Knee Pain When Squatting

Knee pain when squatting can occur both in an acute setting, with improper form or technique, or perhaps more chronically with overuse and repetitive injury.

What is a Pulled Chest Muscle? The Symptoms & Treatment Options

A pulled chest muscle (intercostal muscle strain) happens when the muscles are stretched beyond their capacity, leading to a strain, and sometimes even a tear. It will result in sharp pain in the chest, especially with breathing or upper body movement.

What is Runner's Knee? The Symptoms & Treatment Options

Runner's knee is a condition that causes pain around the kneecap (patella) due to structural defects or repeated stress on the knee from playing sports. People with this condition may also experience clicking sounds or grinding of the kneecap.

Lower Back Pain (Lumbago)

Lower back pain (lumbago) describes pain and stiffness around the lumbar spine. This term describes conditions such as sciatica, muscle spasms, sprains & disc injuries.

What are Heel Spurs? The Symptoms & Treatment Options

What you need to know about heel spurs. This guide covers the causes, symptoms, risk factors, treatments & prognosis.

Knee Pain

Knee pain is a term used to describe conditions or issues that lead to discomfort around the knee joint. Numerous injuries to structures can lead to knee pain, including the joint, muscle, cartilage and ligaments.

What is a Calf Tear? The Symptoms & Treatment Options

What you need to know about calf tears. This guide covers the causes, symptoms, risk factors, treatments & prognosis.

What is Pes Planus? The Symptoms & Treatment Options

What you need to know about pes planus. This guide covers the causes, symptoms, risk factors, treatments & prognosis.

What is Shoulder Bursitis? The Symptoms & Treatment Options

What you need to know about shoulder bursitis. This guide covers the causes, symptoms, risk factors, treatments & prognosis.

Scoliosis: Causes, Signs & Treatment Options

What you need to know about scoliosis. This guide covers the causes, signs, treatments & prognosis.

What is Whiplash? The Symptoms & Treatment Options

What you need to know about whiplash. This guide covers the causes, symptoms, risk factors, treatments & prognosis.

What is Plantar Fasciitis? The Symptoms & Treatment Options

What you need to know about plantar fasciitis. This guide covers the causes, symptoms, risk factors, treatments & prognosis.

What is a Hamstring Strain? The Symptoms & Treatment Options

What you need to know about hamstring strains. This guide covers the causes, symptoms, risk factors, treatments & prognosis.

Hip Pain

Hip pain is a term used for describing conditions or issues that lead to discomfort around the femoroacetabular joint (hip). Injuries to structures, such as the labrum, muscles, ligaments and bone can lead to hip pain.

Vertigo - A Balanced Guide

What you need to know about vertigo. This guide covers the causes, signs, treatments & prognosis.

Wrist Pain

Wrist pain is a term used for describing conditions or issues leading to discomfort around the radiocarpal joint (wrist joint). Injuries to the nerve, ligaments, tendons and joints can lead to wrist pain.

What is a Bulging Disc? The Symptoms & Treatment Options

What you need to know about a bulging disc. This guide covers the causes, symptoms, risk factors, treatments & prognosis.

Osteoarthritis: Causes, Signs & Treatment Options

What you need to know about Osteoarthritis. This guide covers the causes, signs, treatments & prognosis.

What is Achilles Tendinopathy? The Symptoms & Treatment Options

What you need to know about Achilles tendinopathy. This guide covers the causes, symptoms, risk factors, treatments & prognosis.

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