Treating Pregnancy Pains

Typically we treat pregnant women for low back pain and groin pain. Around the start of the third trimester, your body produces a hormone called Relaxin which loosens all ligaments, most notably in the pelvis to allow increase in birth canal size. This also often… Read more »

Headaches from TMJ Dysfunction

If you suffer from constant headaches and neck pain, and don’t seem to be improving from treatment of your neck, it may be worth talking to your physiotherapist about TMJ Dysfunction. Your TMJ is the Temperomandibular joint, and is located where your jaw joins on… Read more »

Bursitis, what is it? Do I have it?

A Bursa is a little sac that has a small amount of slippery fluid in it, and it is found in the body where ever a tendon travels across a bone. It’s slippery quality stops the tendon from wearing or fraying. If a tendon becomes… Read more »

Exercise Myths

Exercising to lose weight or maintain healthy weight is something we should all do, but so much misinformation is spread by the fitness industry to sell products or market personal training sessions. Some common misconceptions: Running burns more calories than walking: It doesn’t. Moving the… Read more »

Bad Body Parts

We often hear from clients that they have “Bad Ankles”, “Bad Knees” or a “Bad Back”. While there are certainly some injuries that can leave a permanent structural change and cause chronic issues, often “Bad” signifies an injury that someone sustained a long time ago,… Read more »

The Flu

During flu season, and many who have neck or back conditions find that coughing and sneezing can really aggravate their symptoms. This is because of the repetitive muscle contractions in the neck and abdominal muscles causing compression of inflamed joints or spinal nerve roots. Preventative… Read more »

Aquatic Therapy

After major surgery or severe injury, home or gym exercise programs can be too painful and so Aquatic Physiotherapy is often the best option. In combination with “in-rooms” treatment and gentle home exercise, this type of therapy can super-charge your recovery, allowing achievement of muscular… Read more »

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a complex and debilitating chronic pain disorder. It involves global muscle pain and stiffness, with painful areas often “moving around”. Commonly it is coupled with Chronic Fatigue type symptoms. It is also commonly misdiagnosed when people have multiple painful areas and Physio’s/Doctors label… Read more »

Footy Shoes

During footy season we start to see the stress fractures caused by increasing loads of pre-season training (for Football, Soccer etc) on hard, rain starved grounds. Most coaches allow training in runners, but as we start to go into practice match time, some players opt back… Read more »

Dealing with Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a disease that affects many of us in the community. Often thought of as an “old womans” problem, it can also affect older men, and even younger people with conditions requiring corticosteroid use (cortisone etc) or Vitamin D deficiencies. Given a diagnosis, some… Read more »