22 Aug 2014

The Grumbling Groin

If you’ve ever presented to your Physio with groin pain you may have noticed – just for a split second- the look of dread in their eyes…no this is not because we are worried about touching your groin, but because by the time you present to us, it is often more because the ‘groin strain’ […]

7 Nov 2011

Lying Down And Back Pain

Arrgh!  So you bent over, and while trying to put on your shoes, you felt a twinge in your back.  Over the next twenty minutes it just gets worse, to the point where you know you’ve really hurt yourself. What should you do?  Try and ignore it, and suffer through work? Or ring in sick […]

1 Nov 2011

Heat Packs and Ice Cubes – Part 2

I started a discussion last week about the use of heat versus ice/cold, and presented the effects of ice (cryotherapy) and examples of when and when not to use it: (Heat Packs and Ice Cubes – Part 1).  Today I want to continue that discussion in regard to the application of heat – how it works, […]

25 Oct 2011

Heat Packs And Ice Cubes – Part 1

What is better: Shaken or Stirred?  PC or Mac?  Hot packs or Ice for an injury?  Funnily enough the answer to all these questions is the same, but I’ll come back to that later. A lot of patients come into our clinic, particularly with spinal pain, and ask me what is better: hot or cold?  […]