10 May 2017

Brain Changing Information

For centuries scientists believed that the brain was hardwired. They believed the brain developed during a critical period during childhood and then remains relatively unchanged for the rest of our lives. However, research has proven that the brain has the ability to change and adapt according to your experiences. Leading author, researcher and psychiatrist Dr. […]

8 Mar 2017

The Migraine Headache Continuum

The Numbers Existing data suggests that up to 3 million people suffer from migraines and up to 7 million suffer from headaches in Australia. A reduction in social activities and work capacity has been found in nearly all people who experience migraines and 60% of those with headaches. The Continuum There is a substantial amount […]

6 Feb 2017

Maybe Nadal Needed A Little More Sleep…

After staying up late to watch the Australian Open Mens Final last night, I decided to write a blog about sleep. I dedicate this one to the weekend warriors and the lunchtime legends that I typically see in the clinic post injury. Patients will often report a post run/match stretch, beer and if your lucky […]

12 Dec 2016

Cracking Joints: Lets Knuckle Down Before Christmas.

You might crack your knuckles by pulling the tip of each finger, make a fist or bending your fingers backwards. And if you do one of these things, its more than likely the person sitting next to you is wincing, or has said that cracking your hands will give you arthritis… So what makes that […]

1 Nov 2016

Muscle cramps – An Interesting New Theory For A Cure

Muscle Cramp Cure: An unexpected benefit of spicy food? As long as people have played sports, unexpected muscle cramps have been an Achilles’ heel for everyone from elite athletes to weekend warriors. For a long time it was thought that a cramp was the result of a muscle that was dehydrated, magnesium deficient, starved of […]

2 Sep 2016

Should We Brace Ourselves For This?

The challenge with treating low back pain, as with many other types of pain, is that there is not one-size-fits-all advice because everyone is different. There is no perfect exercise for everyone, and no wonder drug. Nor is there a cure-all mattress at your local furniture store. Bottom line: There is no magic cure. However, […]

11 Aug 2016

Abdominal Separation During Pregnancy (Diastasis Recti)

What is Pregnancy-Related Abdominal Separation? Diastasis Recti (DR) is the term used for the separation of the abdominal muscles via stretching of the connective tissues in the midline (linea alba) during pregnancy. What Causes it? Pregnancy is the most common cause of DR. Its a natural adaptation of the body in order to accommodate a […]

3 Jul 2016

What Are NSAIDs?

Did you know that in 2013, Australians spent approximately 629 million dollars on over-the-counter painkillers? What are NSAIDs? Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) are commonly used in the management of pain and inflammation associated with many musculoskeletal disorders and injuries. How do NSAIDs work? Prostaglandins are hormone-like chemicals in the body that contribute to inflammation, pain and […]

9 Jun 2016

What You Need To Know About DVTs

What do Andrew Gaze, Steve Waugh & Serena Williams all have in common (besides the fact that they are all alite athletes!)? Are you a frequent flyer? What you need to know about DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis): What is a DVT? A Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) occurs when a clot (thrombus) forms in one of the deep […]

5 May 2016

Is 10,000 Steps Enough?

There is nothing like the congratulatory buzz your fitness tracker give you when you hit the 10,000 step mark. But where did this number come from? And is it enough? This famous number first came about during the late 1960s in Japan, when some of the first pedometers were being developed. But this number was […]