12 Jun 2018

Why We Don’t Scan Everyone’s Back Pain

Why don’t we scan everyone’s back to see what is causing your low back pain? A common question we encounter in the clinic with regards to sore backs is, “Do I need to get a scan?”. In the time of the MRI, CT and increasing ease of accessibility to diagnostic imaging clinics, some question wouldn’t […]

11 May 2018

When Should I Worry About My Lower Back Pain?

Lower back pain can be a really frustrating condition that can range from a mild niggle to 10/10 pain. There are many causes of lower back pain, and it can be hard to tell when it’s ‘serious’ and when it’s not. The simple answer to whether your back pain is serious is – if in […]

27 Sep 2017

Marathon Training By A Physio

I am mid way through my marathon training and well-aware getting to the start line is still a way off. It’s three weeks until the big run and things have not gone to plan. Typical injuries that affect marathon runners include foot and ankle, calf, knee, hip, core and back pain (to name just a […]

17 Mar 2017

Health and Fitness in Barangaroo 2017

Barangaroo still has a way to go before we see a complete product. However, Barangaroo and King Street Wharf still provide ample means when it comes to health and fitness or leisure activities. The stunning waterside location has gyms, studios, parks and reserves littered throughout the various restaurants and bars. Fitness First Barangaroo Titanium   […]

2 Sep 2016

Should We Brace Ourselves For This?

The challenge with treating low back pain, as with many other types of pain, is that there is not one-size-fits-all advice because everyone is different. There is no perfect exercise for everyone, and no wonder drug. Nor is there a cure-all mattress at your local furniture store. Bottom line: There is no magic cure. However, […]

3 Jul 2016

What Are NSAIDs?

Did you know that in 2013, Australians spent approximately 629 million dollars on over-the-counter painkillers? What are NSAIDs? Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs) are commonly used in the management of pain and inflammation associated with many musculoskeletal disorders and injuries. How do NSAIDs work? Prostaglandins are hormone-like chemicals in the body that contribute to inflammation, pain and […]

10 Mar 2016

Endometriosis – How Can A Women’s Health Physiotherapist Help?

  Endometriosis affects 10% of women worldwide. The most common symptoms can range from moderate to severe pelvic pain, low back pain, heavy periods as well as bladder symptoms such as frequency, pain passing bowel motions and painful intercourse. Infertility can be a problem in 30% of women with endometriosis though this can be for […]

4 Feb 2016

Overactive Pelvic Floor

Did you know that an overactive pelvic floor can be just as problematic as a weak pelvic floor? The pelvic floor is a group of muscles forming a diaphragm at the base (floor) of the pelvis, spanning and linking the sacrum, coccyx, ischium, ilium and pubic bones. The Pelvic floor is just like any other […]

10 Jul 2015

Scheuermann’s Disease…”That Hunch In Your Back”

Scheuermann’s Disease is a developmental disorder of the spine, characterised by abnormal wedge shaped vertebrae in the upper back (thoracic spine). This sometimes leads to postural abnormality and excessive curvature, i.e. increased thoracic kyphosis or ‘hunch back’, of the thoracic spine. Less commonly, it can also be found in lower back (lumbar spine). These changes occur during […]

3 Jul 2015

POP! (Pelvic Organ Prolapse)

Do you ever think…”I’ve had a baby and things just don’t feel normal ‘down there’ since?!?” As a generation, we as women are getting better about talking about issues around sex, continence, miscarriages, the not so fabulous parts of child bearing. However, there are a few things that we still need to work on. Pelvic […]