25 Sep 2018

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)

Thoracic outlet syndrome (TOS) is a very broad term for a group of conditions that involves the compression of nerves and/or blood vessels as they pass through the thoracic outlet between the neck and the armpit. While the most common site of compression is between the collarbone (clavicle) and the first rib, these structures can […]

2 Aug 2018

Posterolateral Corner Of The Knee Injury

An often unheard of yet complex condition we encounter as Physiotherapists is an injury to the back corner of the knee. Painful and destabilising, it is an injury that is often overlooked and, due to its complex nature, is often mistreated. However, we are growing in our understanding of both what it is and how […]

21 Jun 2018

Morton’s Neuroma

Feel like you have a stone in your shoe? It could be Morton’s Neuroma. What is Morton’s Neuroma? Are you experiencing pain under your foot? Does it feel like you are walking on a stone? If so this is what Morton’s neuroma can feel like. A neuroma is typically a benign tumour of a nerve. […]

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 […]

31 Mar 2017

Is Adverse Neural Tension Causing Your Hamstring Pain?

A common complaint among runners and other athletes is that niggling pain in their calves or hamstrings that doesn’t seem to go away after an injury. Most people are under the impression that “nerve” related pain has to be in the form of pins/needles, tingling or numbness. Nerve related pain or neural tension can actually mimic […]

12 Jul 2016

What Is A Shoulder Stinger?

What stings but isn’t caused by a Bee? Unfortunately it’s not any other insect bite either! In heavy contact sports a shoulder “stinger”, as they’re frequently referred too, are pretty common injuries… What’s a shoulder stinger you ask yourself? A “stinger” (aka a burner) is defined by the stinging or burning pain that radiates down from the […]

27 May 2015

‘Meralgia Paraesthetica’ – That Weird Feeling In Your Thigh

Meralgia Paraesthetica (MP) is a nerve entrapment of the lateral femoral cutaneous nerve, also known as the lateral cutaneous nerve of the thigh (LCNT). You may feel pain, burning, tingling, numbness, and/or coldness at the side of the thigh. MP most commonly presents in 30 to 40 year old individuals and is more prevalent in those […]

13 Oct 2014

Nerve Pain 

Nerve pain, or neuropathic pain is a different type of pain which can be a challenge to treat, and can sometimes take longer to settle when compared to pain arising from muscles and joints (nociceptive). Nerve pain is characterised as any injury that directly effects the central and peripheral nervous system (brain, spinal cord and […]

22 Sep 2014

Mobile Phone Elbow

Walk down the street and what do you see? Phones, phones, phones everywhere. We live in a world of mobile communication and along with that comes problems related to using our mobile phones so often. Besides the obvious issues such as using your phone at the dinner table, or listening to the loud mobile phone talkers on the […]

21 Jun 2012

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Pregnancy

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a disorder of the hand where the main nerve that runs through the wrist (the median nerve) becomes compressed. The ‘tunnel’ refers to the space at the front of the wrist where the median nerve passes through along with the tendons that flex the fingers and thumb.