Pilates can be a safe and effective way to manage chronic lower back pain. But don’t just take my word for it – give Pilates a try for yourself! With regular practice, you can strengthen your core muscles, improve flexibility, and reduce pain, all while having fun and getting in a good workout. Read more to find out!
Breathing is a natural and essential part of life. But, did you know that the way you breathe can impact the health of your pelvic floor? Want more info? Make sure you check out this blog.
Deadlifting is a great way to build strength and muscle mass in the lower body, but it can also be risky if proper form is not used. Unfortunately, lower back injuries are not uncommon when performing deadlifts. If you’ve recently injured your lower back during a deadlift at the gym, don’t worry. With the right approach, you can return to deadlifting and enjoy its benefits once again.
Sitting exerts significant pressure on your spine compared to standing or moving. When you sit, your spine bears the weight of your body, burdening the discs and surrounding structures. Read me to find out more!
So, you’ve been hit with an ankle sprain and you’re itching to get back to running. We all know how frustrating it can be to sit on the sidelines while others are out there crushing their goals. But don’t worry, with the right approach and a bit of patience, you’ll be back on track in no time. Read more to get some top tips on your return to running
Squatting is a great way to build lower body strength and improve your overall fitness. But did you know that using a resistance band during a squat could potentially be detrimental to the internal rotation of your hip or even lead to femoral acetabular impingement (FAI)? Keep reading to find out more
It’s no secret that rehabilitation exercises can be a real pain in the…well, you know. But fear not, because there are techniques that can help reduce our pain sensitivity and make it easier to perform these exercises.
Turmeric contains a powerful compound called curcumin, which is responsible for its many health benefits. Curcumin has been extensively researched and has been found to have potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. These properties make it an effective remedy for a variety of health conditions, including joint pain and arthritis. Keep reading to find out more
Shin splints may be a pain in the shins (literally), but with proper prevention and treatment, you can get back to your regular activities in no time.
Sciatica is a symptom of an underlying condition that affects the sciatic nerve. When something compresses or irritates the nerve, it can cause pain, tingling, and numbness that radiates down your leg. It’s kind of like a lightning bolt of pain that shoots through your butt and down your leg, and it’s not pleasant.
Now, here’s the thing about sciatica – it’s not actually a diagnosis of a condition. Rather, it’s a symptom of something else going on in your body. We hear it all too often when a patient says they have “sciatica” but really that isn’t the root of the problem.
Facet mediated pain through the cervical spine is a common condition that can cause significant pain and discomfort. Early diagnosis and treatment are essential to managing the condition and preventing further complications. If you are experiencing neck pain or discomfort, it is important to consult with a healthcare professional to determine the cause and develop an appropriate treatment plan.
Out with the old and in with the new! Did you know the PEACE & LOVE method of dealing with acute injuries has been shown to lead to a faster recovery times and a quicker return to activity compared to RICER. Keep reading to find out more.
Strength and cardio training are both essential forms of exercise that offer a wide range of health and fitness benefits. Regular participation in both types of training can improve muscle strength, endurance, and size, improve bone density and strength, improve cardiovascular fitness, and have a positive impact on mental health.
That’s right, we’re talking about the big toe – the often forgotten and neglected digit of our feet. But trust me, this tiny little guy plays a big role in our overall body mechanics and can have serious implications if neglected.
Subacromial bursitis is a common injury that can be caused by repetitive overhead motions, age, obesity, and certain medical conditions. But with proper treatment, rehabilitation and activity, you will be back to your normal routine in no time.
The mobility of the thoracic spine is crucial for maintaining good posture, reducing pain and stiffness, and preventing injuries. By incorporating exercises and activities that focus on improving thoracic spine mobility, you can experience significant benefits that will improve your quality of life.
It’s one of the most common injuries out there, and if you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you or someone you know has experienced the pain and frustration that comes with it. But don’t worry, I’m here to give you the lowdown on everything you need to know about ATFL ankle sprains.
Patella tendinopathy is a knee condition caused by overuse or repetitive stress. It can be treated through a three-phase rehabilitation process and has a generally positive prognosis. Make sure you keep reading to find out how.
Leaking while lifting? What about running, jumping or skipping? Although it may be common incontinence is certainly not normal and things can be done to help!
Shin splints are one of the most common running injuries, reported to make up to 12-18 per cent of all running injuries. Make sure you read this article to get some crucial information on how to relieve your pain.
Have you been suffering with shoulder stiffness? Severe shoulder pain associated with lack of motion? Has this pain been present for months/years? If you’ve nodded your way through these questions, you could be suffering from a condition called Frozen shoulder. Since it’s such a complex diagnosis, I’m going to split this into a series of […]
There are a couple of the headache questions that a Chiropractor has to deal with on the daily. So today I’m gonna give you guys an insight into what an adjustment is doing for your body, and talk about when it should/shouldn’t be used.
Almost twice as many employed Australians worked from home one or more times for per week in April 2022 when compared to March 2020. Unfortunately, what we see in clinic isn’t quite so positive. Here is our quick checklist to make sure you are looking after yourself at home.
Let’s debunk some of these so we can get you in the treatment room and get you back to do doing what you love.
Have you been experiencing pain in your shoulder? Well, you might be assuming that it is because of an issue with your shoulder. Makes sense right?
But did you know that in many cases, the real problem can be coming from your neck?
The spine relies on constant movement to keep itself free and pliable. What happens when we immobilise it in sitting for to long?
We all know drinking water is vital for our general wellbeing, but did you know it is important for our spinal health?
Struggling with your snatch? When was the last time you overhead squatted? Read more to find out how important an overhead squatting technique is to smashing your next snatch PB.
Many people find their plantar fasciitis hard to shake off. Read here to find out the 4 most common reasons why your plantar fasciitis is not getting better.
Discs don’t slip. In fact, it’s impossible for your disc to slip. Why, then, do people say it so often? Find out here!
The front rack position is used frequently in weightlifting but MANY people struggle with it. Here’s 6 exercise to help improve your form.
For all those rugby or basketball players out there you may have heard of mallet finger…or had your fair share of it! Read on to find out what we do about it.
A question I often get asked in the clinic is “should I get a scan for my back”? The simple answer – maybe.
To kick things off, let’s get one thing straight – flexibility and mobility are NOT the same thing…. Keep reading to find out more
Why do our Physiotherapists run Pilates at our clinic? In short, to get you better! Keep reading to find out more!
Have you had shoulder pain or limited range that started a few days post-vaccination?
For years it has been advised that your knees should not travel past your toes when performing a squat… but should they?
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, otherwise known as BPPV- you might be thinking “woah, what on earth is that?!” Keep reading to find out more
It is understood that the foods you eat (and those you don’t) impact how well your body fights pain and inflammation. Keep reading to find out more about its role in pain
Cervical radiculopathy… well, what a mouthful. Read more to learn more about that neck and arm pain
Sciatica. Most of you have probably heard of it, but what really is it? Find out here.
ACL reconstruction recently? This is a must read!
Rehabilitation for ACL repair is crucial post-surgery to improve the recovery process, prevent the risk of re-rupture and to increase range and strength of the affected knee.
Tennis players, golfers, gardeners, heavy lifters and even recent mothers are just a few that can develop De Quervain’s Tenosynovitis. Thumb pain? Keep reading
In today’s blog William talks you through everything tennis elbow. Pain , education and recovery. This is a must read if you have elbow pain.
Patellar tendinopathy also knows as jumpers’ knee is an overuse injury that presents as pain at the front of the patella.
Tendinopathies can be a real pain! They generally have a long and slow recovery, but we have some top tips we wanted to share with you surrounding this condition.
Loading that barbell back to the pre-Covid weight may not be your best idea. To avoid injury, burnout and reduce the anxiety here is our guide to getting back into the gym post lockdown.
Plantar fasciitis is a painful condition of the heel of the foot. In plantar fasciitis, the plantar facia becomes irritated and ultimately thickens.
Syndesmosis injuries, account for approximately 11% of all ankle injuries, with a higher occurrence in sporting activities
A common misconception of this condition is that the two sides of the six-pack pull apart and actually separate. This however, is a myth.
Urinary incontinence affects up to 10% of Australian men and up to 38% of Australian Women.
Tendon rupture occurs when sudden forces are exerted upon the Achilles tendon during strenuous physical activities
Muscle injuries occur when the amount of forced being applied exceeds its ability to withstand the force.
2.2 million Australians currently live with OA, with numbers expected to skyrocket to 3.1 million by 2030.
We just wanted to bust some common myths surrounding Osteoarthritis!
Pain on the outside of your leg or lying on your side? You might have something called bursitis
Treatment of hip and lower back pain is not black and white. Instead, it can vary drastically.
Avoid these four mistakes and you can more effectively manage your hip osteoarthritis.
Repetitive activity or sitting down for too long leads to prolonged contraction of the hip flexors…
Lumbar disc pathologies can usually be treated conservatively using physiotherapy modalities….
It may be surprising to some to learn that sitting actually places more stress on your spinal discs than standing.