The acromoiclavicular (AC) joint is located at the top of your shoulder between the collarbone and your shoulder blade. This joint plays an important role in allowing overhead arm movements and arm movements across the body. The AC joint helps transmit forces from the arm to the body when doing lifting, pushing and pulling type activities. When the […]
2012 is an Olympic year and yet again you’ll see clinically obese, scarlet-faced men in lycra lifting enormous weights. While there are few things more useful (or entertaining) in life than being able to lift a small car, is it all due to the use of the back belts these people wear?
Pain is most commonly associated with tissue damage or an injury. Given adequate time and assistance from therapists, doctors etc., those tissues in question inflame, repair and remodel (i.e. heal), and the pain goes away. Occasionally however, despite the tissues healing, pain is still experienced weeks, months and maybe years later. It is at this […]
Just seeing someone for your pain can make you better before they even lay their hands on you. If you have two identical pills and one is priced higher the higher priced pill will have a bigger effect. The placebo effect is the phenomenon whereby the ritual of an intervention, rather than the intervention itself, […]