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 […]

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 […]

11 May 2015

Avoid Wrist Pain When Performing Push-ups!

Performing a push-up exerts a considerable amount of pressure through your wrist joints and other structures of your upper limb; however, if you are someone who just puts up with wrist pain when you do push-ups, you shouldn’t! The most common position for a push-up is with the wrist dorsiflexed (as pictured). What seems like a […]

24 Nov 2014

Exercises to Improve Posture

Poor posture can cause considerable strain throughout the body and increase the likelihood of injuries. In our city clinic, we see many injuries which have been attributable to poor postures throughout the day. Before starting it is important to ensure your work-station (or computer desk at home) is set up correctly. It would be inefficient […]

20 Feb 2012

Clicky wrist?

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 […]

9 Jun 2011

Arthritis Answers

Arthritis is an umbrella term for more than 100 medical conditions that affect the joints. It is a major cause of disability and chronic pain in Australia with 3.85 million Australians affected. Arthritis can vary considerably from mild ‘wear and tear’ in the joints which may present as occasional stiffness, to severe degeneration and pain […]

1 Apr 2011

Finger Injuries in Climbers

Finger injuries are one of the most common injuries sustained by climbers, due to the huge forces required to pull the body weight up.  After spending much time in the climbing community and treating many climbers, I am all too aware of the impact a ‘minor’ finger injury can have on your training and climbing […]