30 Apr 2018

What Is A Bruise?

You’ve been experiencing these colourful splotches since you were that over-excited kid in the sand pit all those years ago, but what actually is a bruise? A bruise results from trauma to small blood vessels in your body called capillaries. The impact causes these capillaries to break and the blood they carry to be leaked […]

27 Dec 2017

New Year Resolutions – How To Reach Yours Without Reaching For The Ice Pack!

Many people set New Years Resolutions and hope to accomplish something new or important in the coming year. A large percentage of people have a health and fitness goal, whether this is to lose weight, improve their fitness or just be generally more active. This is a fantastic goal and congratulations on making the first […]

20 Jul 2016

How To Manage A “Corked” Thigh

One extremely common injury in the sporting world is the “corked” thigh. Cork is the colloquial term given to a muscle contusion. A cork usually results from a high impact force such as a rugby tackle or a hard cricket/hockey ball making contact with a player’s limb. The high impact of contact causes damage to the […]

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?  […]