2 May 2018

Four Ways To Manage Knee Osteoarthritis

About 2.1 million Australians are estimated to have Osteoarthritis with a higher prevalence in females. Osteoarthritis can affect any joint but the most common are the knees, hips, fingers and the big toe. Knee osteoarthritis affects the hinge joint where our thigh bone (femur) and shin bone (tibia) meet to form our knee. This seemingly […]

30 Nov 2015

What Is Bursitis?

Bursa are fluid filled sacs, which cushion pressure and lubricate points between the bones, tendons, and muscles that sit near the joints. This cushioning and lubrication allows our joints to move easily. There are approximately 160 bursa in the body. They vary in size depending on the individual and the location in the body. Bursitis […]

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?  […]