As Sydney’s marathon and running events are quickly approaching (or here already!), there are many of us out pounding the pavement. Not surprisingly, there are also a lot more patients walking in our door with knee pain. Runner’s Knee is a general term for pain around the knee-cap or patella associated with running. Symptoms can […]
Morton’s toe is a common forefoot disorder where the first metatarsal bone (the bone behind the big toe) is shortened in relation to the second metatarsal (the bone behind the second toe). This usually results in the second toe extending farther than the first toe.
When do I know when I have good core stability? How is it measured? These are often question one ponders when they’ve been told that they have to work on their “Core” as part of an exercise or rehab regime. However, the answer is often not given nor assessed in any reasonable manner.
We have all felt pain at some time in our lives but have you ever really thought about why you have pain or where it is actually coming from? Pain is our body’s way of telling us that something is not quite right or that something in our body is being compromised. It is actually […]
In a previous post, we discussed one particular cause of clicking in the wrist. Many other joints in the body can click and creak. Although common, these noises can be unsettling and you may be wondering whether it is harmless or indicates something more serious.
Whenever a female patient walks through our doors wanting treatment on their neck and shoulders, I am always sure to scope out the size of their handbag! As women, there are so many things that we need to cram into our handbags to make our lives easier, but what are these heavy bags doing to […]
The wrist and hand is made up of 27 bones with, understandably, a LOT of joints between them and even more attaching them to the arm bones. It is this incredible number of bones and joints that allows us so much movement and dexterity in our hands and wrists and differentiates us from our primate […]
2012 is an Olympic year and yet again you’ll see clinically obese, scarlet-faced men in lycra lifting enormous weights. While there are few things more useful (or entertaining) in life than being able to lift a small car, is it all due to the use of the back belts these people wear?