23 Aug 2018

Standing Ergonomics

With most city-based offices moving towards agile work stations, employees are required to change desks daily and adjust their chair/desks accordingly. Unfortunately, when I ask my patients who have a sit to stand desk “Do you use it?” they often respond “No, I don’t know how to use it” or “I just forget”. The average […]

22 Aug 2018

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Your Biceps

Summer is fast approaching and, as the adage goes…Sun’s out, guns out. Your biceps are an important feature in any body-building physique and men especially have been fascinated with their biceps for thousands of years (see all ancient Greek statues ever built). But what exactly is this all important muscle and what is it’s functional […]

19 Dec 2017

Tennis Elbow – Do I Have it?

Tennis Elbow or Lateral Epicondylagia is a particularly common elbow overuse injury which about forty percent of us will experience at some point in our lives. Surprisingly despite its name, only approximately five percent of all cases are attributed to playing tennis. In saying that fifty percent of all tennis players will experience some kind […]

28 Feb 2017

Chicken Winging In The Golf Swing

What is “Chicken Winging in the Golf Swing”? Chicken Winging is the inability to keep the lead elbow extended through the impact area. This swing characteristic makes it difficult to develop speed or power and tends to put excessive force on the outside of the elbow joint. It is quite common for golfers with chicken […]

1 Jun 2016

Don’t Let These Five Injuries Surprise You

Sometimes when a patient comes in with a painful such-and-such, we both know why it started; they’d done something a bit risky (as we all do sometimes) and this time they’re paying a price. C’est la vie. At other times, we’re both a little surprised because there’s no clear trigger for why this pain sparked […]

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 […]

19 Nov 2015

What are PRP Injections?…Will They Fix My Injury?

What are PRP Injections? They was first developed in 1970s PRP is for ‘Platelet-Rich Plasma’ Therapy Blood usually contains 6% platelets, whereas PRP has a significantly increased platelet concentration. The platelet rich plasma contains several growth factors and healing factors, which are believed to help accelerate the healing process. Who is it used for? PRP […]

21 Aug 2015

THREE SIMPLE WAYS to Keep Your Spine Healthy at Work

How long are you sitting for before your brain triggers that you need a coffee kick or are late for a meeting, forcing you to stand up and move? Whether prolonged sitting causes you spinal pain, or even for those of you without work-related pain, the following exercises may help to reduce your level of […]

27 Apr 2015

Strengthening Your Shoulder Stabilisers – Part 2

As discussed in Part 1, strengthening your shoulder stabilisers may be key to restoring pain free function if you have neck, mid-back, shoulder and/or arm pain. You’re probably wondering which of these muscles is most important? The most important scapular (shoulder blade) stabilising muscles that tend to weaken include: • Trapezius: There are three portions to […]

17 Apr 2015

Strengthening Your Shoulder Stabilisers

You’ve probably heard it before – you need to strengthen your shoulder stabilising muscles. Why is this so important and how might you effectively perform these exercises? The upper quadrant is composed of your neck, scapula (shoulder blade), and arm. The arm’s only attachment to your skeleton is via the scapula, and the scapula attaches […]