22 Jan 2015

What’s The Difference Between A Physiotherapist, Chiropractor And An Osteopath?

As Physiotherapists, we are often asked why people should come and see us over a different health professional such as a Chiropractor or an Osteopath, and what type of injuries does each of us treat. To answer this, below is a summary of the theories which drive each profession. Physiotherapists treat a variety of different […]

9 Jan 2015

Exercise During Pregnancy

Whether you were a gym junkie or couch potato before you got pregnant, exercising during your pregnancy can be a challenge but it is definitely an important part of the process! If you think of giving birth like running a marathon (which it can be!) then you need to make sure your body is well […]

14 Aug 2012

Referred Leg pain – It’s my back’s fault!

  We have a lot of patients who come in to see us for pain in a part of their leg. They often feel sore in the hamstring, thigh and/or calf area and sometimes wonder why we ask questions about not only their leg, but their back too.

29 Jul 2011

Is Pain Relief Medication Good or Bad For You?

July 24-30 was National Pain Week, so rather than suffering through it, we thought we would discuss an aspect of pain that is prevalent in our day-to-day life: pain-relieving medications. Pain is a primary reason for a lot, if not most, visits to Physiotherapists.  Patients often ask about pain relief medication.  Is it just going […]

19 Jul 2011

Traditional Chinese Medicine Acupuncture vs. Dry Needling: What is the difference?

These days, many physiotherapists and other health practitioners are using dry needling as a form of treatment. So how does this differ from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) acupuncture, and what can you expect when your physiotherapist wants to use dry needling  as part of your treatment?

8 Jul 2011

Why Are My Calves So Tight?

If you have ever been to see a physio for ankle or foot problems you may have experienced the dreaded calf massage, or even some acupuncture needles in your calf. Calf massage can be uncomfortable and often painful. Patients often ask me….. why are my calves so tight??

30 Jun 2011

Dancing To Keep Fit

I’ve talked in previous posts about dance being a great way to keep fit, but I thought it might be useful to outline some different types of dance classes and what each has to offer in terms of health and fitness.

24 Jun 2011

It’s Contact Sport Season….and Haematoma Time!

The Winter sport season is upon us which means lots of collisions on the sporting field. Unfortunately that can result in more injuries and some nasty bruises. Some bruises are actually haematomas, or an accumulation of clotted blood within the tissue.

24 Jun 2011

DVT- Are You At Risk?

DVT or Deep Vein Thrombosis is the formation of a blood clot in a deep vein which usually affects the leg or pelvis. DVT has commonly been referred to as “economy class syndrome” due to the prevalence of people developing a thrombosis after long haul flights.

16 Jun 2011

Pain: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

Ever wondered why your physio insists on asking all those questions about your pain? Does it feel deep? Is it sharp or dull?  Pain is pain isn’t it! Not quite. Although we think of pain as a single sensation,